Overview

Get Opportunities API provides all the published opportunity details based on the request parameters. This API requires pagination, and the response will be provided to users synchronously.

This API only provides the latest active version of the opportunity. To view all version of the opportunity, please visit Data Services Section of SAM.gov. All active notices in SAM.gov are updated daily and all archived notices are updated on a weekly basis.

Active Opportunities

Archived Opportunities

Getting Started

Get Opportunities API can be accessed from Production or Alpha via the following environments:

Version Control - v2

  • Production:
    https://api.sam.gov/opportunities/v2/search
  • Alpha:
    https://api-alpha.sam.gov/opportunities/v2/search

Authentication and API Keys

User of this public API must provide an API key to use this Opportunities public API. Request per day are limited based on the federal or non-federal or general roles. Note: User can request a public API Key in the Account Details page on SAM.gov (if testing in production) Else on alpha.sam.gov (if testing in prodlike).

User Account API Key Creation

  • Registered user can request for a public API on ‘Account Details’ page. This page can be accessed on Account Details page on SAM.gov
  • User must enter account password on ‘Account Details’ page to view the API Key information. If an incorrect password is entered, an error will be returned.
  • After the API Key is generated on ‘Account Details’ page, the API Key can be viewed on the Account Details page immediately. The API Key is visible until user navigates to a different page.
  • If an error is encountered during the API Key generation/retrieval, then user will receive an error message and must try again.

Get Opportunities Request Parameters

Users can search by any of the below request parameters with Date field as mandatory.

Request Parameters that API accepts Description Required Data Type Applicable Versions
api_key Public Key of users Yes String v2
ptype Procurement Type. Below are the available Procurement Types:
u= Justification (J&A)
p = Pre solicitation
a = Award Notice
r = Sources Sought
s = Special Notice
o = Solicitation
g = Sale of Surplus Property
k = Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
i = Intent to Bundle Requirements (DoD-Funded)

Note: Below services are now retired:
f = Foreign Government Standard
l = Fair Opportunity / Limited Sources

Use Justification (u) instead of fair Opportunity
No String v2
solnum Solicitation Number No String v2
noticeid Notice ID No String v2
title Title No String v2
postedFrom Posted date From
Format must be MM/dd/yyyy
Note: Date range between Posted Date From and To is 1 year
Yes String v2
postedTo Posted date To Format must be MM/dd/yyyy
Note: Date range between Posted Date From and To is 1 year
Yes String v2
deptname Department Name (L1) No String v2 - Deprecated
subtier Agency Name (L2) No String v2 - Deprecated
state Place of Performance (State) No String v2
status (Coming Soon) Status of the opportunity
Accepts following: active, inactive, archived, cancelled, deleted
No String v2
zip Place of Performance (Zip code) No String v2
organizationCode Code of associated organization No string v2
organizationName Name of associated organization
Note: General Search can be performed
No String v2
typeOfSetAside Refer Set-Aside Value Section No String v2
typeOfSetAsideDescription Set Aside code Description. See above descriptions mentioned against each of the Set Aside Code No String v2
ncode NAICS Code. This code is maximum of 6 digits No String v2
ccode Classification Code No String v2
rdlfrom Response Deadline date. Format must be MM/dd/yyyy
Note: If response date From & To is provided, then the date range is 1 year
No String v2
rdlto Response Deadline date. Format must be MM/dd/yyyy
Note: If response date From & To is provided, then the date range is 1 year
No String v2
limit Total number of records to be retrieved per page. This field must be a number
Max Value = 1000
Yes Int v2
offset Indicates the page index. Default offset starts with 0 No Int v2

Get Opportunities Response Parameters

Based on the request parameters, API provides below response parameters.

Request Parameters that API accepts Description Data Type Applicable Versions
totalRecords Total number of records for the search Number v2
limit Limit entered by a user while making the request i.e. total number of records that user wished to retrieve per page Number v2
offset Page index specified by a user. Default offset starts with 0 if user does not provide any offset in the request Number v2
title Opportunity Title String v2
solicitationNumber Solicitation Number String v2
fullParentPathName Names of all organizations notice is associated with String v2
fullParentPathCode Codes of all organizations notice is associated with String v2
department Department (L1) String v2 - Deprecated
subtier Sub-Tier (L2) String v2 - Deprecated
office Office (L3) String v2 - Deprecated
postedDate Opportunity Posted Date
YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS
String v2
type Opportunity current type String v2
baseType Opportunity original type String v2
archiveType Archive Type String v2
archiveDate Archived Date String v2
setAside Set Aside Description String v2
setAsideCode Set Aside Code String v2
reponseDeadLine Response Deadline Date String v2
naicsCode NAICS Code. This code is maximum of 6 digits String v2
classificationCode Classification Code String v2
active If Active = Yes, then the opportunity is active, if No, then opportunity is Archived String v2
data.award Award Information (If Available):
Award amount
Awardee
Award date
Award Number
JSON Object v2
data.award.number Award Number String v2
data.award.amount Award Amount Number v2
data.award.date Award Date Date and Time v2
data.award.awardee Name
Location
ueiSAM
JSON Object v2
data.award.awardee.name Awardee Name String v2
data.award.awardee.ueiSAM Unique Entity Identifier SAM - Allow 12 digit value, alphanumeric
Example: ueiSAM=025114695AST
String v2
data.award.awardee.location.
streetAddress
Awardee Street Address 1 String v2
data.award.awardee.location.
streetAddress2
Awardee Street Address 2 String v2
data.award.awardee.location.
city
Awardee City JSON Object v2
data.award.awardee.location.
city.code
Awardee City Code String v2
data.award.awardee.location.
city.name
Awardee City Name String v2
data.award.awardee.location.
state
Awardee State JSON Object v2
data.award.awardee.location.
state.code
Awardee State Code String v2
data.award.awardee.location.
state.name
Awardee State Name String v2
data.award.awardee.location.
country
Awardee Country JSON Object v2
data.award.awardee.location.
country.code
Awardee Country Code String v2
data.award.awardee.location.
country.name
Awardee Country Name String v2
data.award.awardee.location.
zip
Awardee Zip String v2
pointofContact Point of Contact Information. It can have below fields if available:
Fax
Type
Email
Phone
Title
Full name
JSON Array  
data.pointOfContact.type Point of Contact Type String v2
data.pointOfContact.title Point of Contact Title String v2
data.pointOfContact.fullname Point of Contact Full Name String v2
data.pointOfContact.email Point of Contact Email String v2
data.pointOfContact.phone Point of Contact Phone String v2
data.pointOfContact.fax Point of Contact Fax String v2
description A link to an opportunity description.
Note: To download the description, user should append the public API Key. If no description is available then, user is shown an error message “ Description not found”
String v2
data.pointOfContact.additionalInfo Additional Information
Note: This field will only show if additional information is given
JSON Array v2
data.pointOfContact.additionalInfo.content Content of Additional Information
Note: This field will only show if a text is provided for additional information
String v2
organizationType Type of an organization – department/sub-tier/office String v2
officeAddress Office Address Information. It can have below fields if available:
City
State
Zip
String v2
data.officeAddress.city Office Address City String v2
data.officeAddress.state Office Address State String v2
data.officeAddress.zip Office Address Zip String v2
placeOfPerformance Place of performance information. It can have below fields if available: Street
City
State
Zip
JSON Object v2
data.placeOfPerformance.streetAddress Pop Address String v2
data.placeOfPerformance.streetAddress2 Pop Address2 String v2
data.placeOfPerformance.city JSON Object Pop City v2
data.placeOfPerformance.city.code Pop City code String v2
data.placeOfPerformance.city.name Pop City name String v2
data.placeOfPerformance.city.state JSON Object Pop City state v2
data.placeOfPerformance.state.code Pop city state code String v2
data.placeOfPerformance.state.name Pop city state name String v2
data.placeOfPerformance.country JSON Object Pop Country v2
data.placeOfPerformance.country.code Pop Country Code String v2
data.placeOfPerformance.country.name Pop Country name String v2
data.placeOfPerformance.zip Pop Country zip String v2
additionalInfoLink Any additional info link if available for the opportunity String v2
uiLink Direct UI link to the opportunity. To view the opportunity on UI, user must have either a contracting officer or a Contracting Specialist role. If user hits the link without logging in, user is directed to 404 not found page String v2
links Every record in a response has this links array consisting of:
rel: self
href: link to the specific opportunity itself. User should provide an API key to access the opportunity directly

Also, every response has a master links array consisting of:
rel: self
href: link to the actual request. User should provide an API key to access the request
Array v2
resourceLinks Direct URL to download attachments in the opportunity Array of Strings v2

Set-Aside Values

Several methods pertaining to submitting Contract Opportunities involve the Set-Aside Type field. Use the Set-Aside codes to submit notices.

Only one Set-Aside value is accepted in the field at this time

Refer below table for valid Set-Aside values:

Code SetAside Values
SBA Total Small Business Set-Aside (FAR 19.5)
SBP Partial Small Business Set-Aside (FAR 19.5)
8A 8(a) Set-Aside (FAR 19.8)
8AN 8(a) Sole Source (FAR 19.8)
HZC Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) Set-Aside (FAR 19.13)
HZS Historically Underutilized Business (HUBZone) Sole Source (FAR 19.13)
SDVOSBC Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Set-Aside (FAR 19.14)
SDVOSBS Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Sole Source (FAR 19.14)
WOSB Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program Set-Aside (FAR 19.15)
WOSBSS Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program Sole Source (FAR 19.15)
EDWOSB Economically Disadvantaged WOSB (EDWOSB) Program Set-Aside (FAR 19.15)
EDWOSBSS Economically Disadvantaged WOSB (EDWOSB) Program Sole Source (FAR 19.15)
LAS Local Area Set-Aside (FAR 26.2)
IEE Indian Economic Enterprise (IEE) Set-Aside (specific to Department of Interior)
ISBEE Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise (ISBEE) Set-Aside (specific to Department of Interior)
BICiv Buy Indian Set-Aside (specific to Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Services)
VSA Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (specific to Department of Veterans Affairs)
VSS Veteran-Owned Small Business Sole source (specific to Department of Veterans Affairs)

Examples

Example 1: Search by award type

Request URL Production URL: https://api.sam.gov/prod/opportunities/v2/search?limit=1&api_key={User’s Public API Key}&postedFrom=01/01/2018&postedTo=05/10/2018&ptype=a&deptname=general

Alpha URL: https://api-alpha.sam.gov/prodlike/opportunities/v2/search?limit=1&api_key={User’s Public API Key}&postedFrom=01/01/2018&postedTo=05/10/2018&ptype=a&deptname=general
Note: Request URL for alpha is used in this example
Response (JSON Output) v2 Note: Response for one record is provided as an example

{
    "totalRecords": 34,
    "limit": 1,
    "offset": 0,
    "opportunitiesData": [
        {
            "noticeId": "5b345bbb7127b91a3ad577b203fc6f68",
            "title": "Historic Office Renovation ",
            "solicitationNumber": " 47PF0018R0023 ",
            "department": "GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION",
            "subTier": "PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE",
            "office": "PBS R5",
            "postedDate": "2018-05-04",
            "type": "Award Notice",
            "baseType": "Combined Synopsis/Solicitation",
            "archiveType": "manual",
            "archiveDate": null,
            "typeOfSetAsideDescription": null,
            "typeOfSetAside": null,
            "responseDeadLine": null,
            "naicsCode": "236220",
            "classificationCode": "Z",
            "active": "Yes",
            "award": {
                "date": "2018-05-04",
                "number": "47PF0018C0066",
                "amount": "800620",
                "awardee": {
                    "name": "D.G. Beyer, Inc.",
                    "location": {
                        "streetAddress": "3080 S Calhoun Rd.",
                        "city": {
                            "code": "56375",
                            "name": "New Berlin"
                        },
                        "state": {
                            "code": "WI"
                        },
                        "zip": "53151",
                        "country": {
                            "code": "USA"
                        }
                    },
                    "ueiSAM": "025114695AST"

                }
            },
            "pointOfContact": [
                {
                    "fax": null,
                    "type": "primary",
                    "email": "jesse.jones@gsa.gov",
                    "phone": "2174941263",
                    "title": "Contracting Officer ",
                    "fullName": "Jesse L. Jones"
                }
            ],
            "description": "https://api.sam.gov/prod/opportunities/v1/noticedesc?noticeid=5b345bbb7127b91a3ad577b203fc6f68",
            "organizationType": "OFFICE",
            "officeAddress": {
                "zipcode": "60604",
                "city": "CHICAGO",
                "countryCode": "USA",
                "state": "IL"
            },
            "placeOfPerformance": {
                "streetAddress": "517 E Wisconsin Ave",
                "city": {
                    "code": "53000",
                    "name": "Milwaukee"
                },
                "state": {
                    "code": "WI"
                },
                "zip": "53202",
                "country": {
                    "code": "USA"
                }
            },
            "additionalInfoLink": null,
            "uiLink": "https://beta.sam.gov/opp/5b345bbb7127b91a3ad577b203fc6f68/view",
            "links": [
                {
                    "rel": "self",
                    "href": "https://api.sam.gov/prod/opportunities/v1/search?noticeid=5b345bbb7127b91a3ad577b203fc6f68&limit=1",
                    "hreflang": null,
                    "media": null,
                    "title": null,
                    "type": null,
                    "deprecation": null
                }
            ]
        }
    ],
    "links": [
        {
            "rel": "self",
            "href": "https://api.sam.gov/prod/opportunities/v1/search?limit=1&postedFrom=01/01/2018&postedTo=05/10/2018&ptype=a&deptname=general",
            "hreflang": null,
            "media": null,
            "title": null,
            "type": null,
            "deprecation": null
        }
    ]
}

Example 2: Updated v2 Endpoint with FH Information

Request URL Production URL: https://api.sam.gov/opportunities/v2/search?limit=10&api_key={User’s Public API Key}&postedFrom=01/01/2018&postedTo=05/10/2018&title=Driving

Alpha URL: https://api-alpha.sam.gov/opportunities/v2/search?limit=10&api_key={User’s Public API Key}&postedFrom=01/01/2020&postedTo=05/10/2020
Response (JSON Output) Note: Response for one record is provided as an example

{
            "noticeId": "ff826a59eac743c4a1a07ff5e0cf3e3a",
            "title": "Test-Award notice-V2 27",
            "solicitationNumber": "test-123456789",
            "fullParentPathName": "GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION.FEDERAL ACQUISITION SERVICE.GSA/FAS CENTER FOR IT SCHEDULE PROG",
            "fullParentPathCode": "047.4732.47QTCA",
            "postedDate": "2020-07-02",
            "type": "Award Notice",
            "baseType": "Award Notice",
            "archiveType": "autocustom",
            "archiveDate": "2021-01-02",
            "typeOfSetAsideDescription": null,
            "typeOfSetAside": null,
            "responseDeadLine": null,
            "naicsCode": null,
            "classificationCode": null,
            "active": "Yes",
            "award": {
                "date": "2020-12-01",
                "number": "4376487348950",
                "amount": "350567.00"
            },
            "pointOfContact": null,
            "description": "null",
            "organizationType": "OFFICE",
            "officeAddress": {
                "zipcode": "20405",
                "city": "WASHINGTON",
                "countryCode": "USA",
                "state": "DC"
            },
            "placeOfPerformance": null,
            "additionalInfoLink": null,
            "uiLink": "null",
            "links": [
                {
                    "rel": "self",
                    "href": "null"
                }
            ],
            "resourceLinks": null
        }

OpenAPI Specification File

You can view the full details of this API in the OpenAPI Specification file available here: OpenAPI File

Get Opportunities Public API v2

/v1/search:
    get:
      tags:
        - 'Public GET Opportunities API '
      summary: 'API to get opportunities based on filter'
      operationId: getOpportunitiesUsingGET
      consumes:
        - application/json
      produces:
        - application/json
        - text/plain
      parameters:
        -
          name: ptype
          in: query
          description: 'Enter Procurement type.'
          required: false
          type: array
          items:
            type: String
          collectionFormat: multi
        -
          name: noticeid
          in: query
          description: 'Enter Notice Id.'
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: solnum
          in: query
          description: 'Enter Solicitation number.'
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: title
          in: query
          description: 'Enter Title.'
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: state
          in: query
          description: 'Enter Place of performence State.'
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: zip
          in: query
          description: 'Enter Place of performence Zip.'
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: typeOfSetAsideDescription
          in: query
          description: 'Enter type Of SetAside Description.'
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: typeOfSetAside
          in: query
          description: 'Enter type Of SetAside Code.'
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: ncode
          in: query
          description: 'Enter Naics code.'
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: ccode
          in: query
          description: 'Enter Classification code.'
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: postedFrom
          in: query
          description: "Enter posted from date in mm/dd/yyyy format. Required when providing\nlimit."
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: postedTo
          in: query
          description: "Enter posted to date in mm/dd/yyyy format. Required when providing\nlimit."
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: rdlfrom
          in: query
          description: 'Enter response deadline in mm/dd/yyyy format'
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: rdlto
          in: query
          description: 'Enter response deadline to in mm/dd/yyyy format'
          required: false
          type: String
        -
          name: limit
          in: query
          description: 'Enter limit to fetch number of records'
          required: true
          type: String
        -
          name: offset
          in: query
          description: 'Enter offset value'
          required: true
          type: String
          default: '0'
        -
          name: api_key
          in: query
          description: 'Enter the Public API Key.'
          required: true
          type: String
      responses:
        '200':
          description: OK
          schema:
            type: object
        '401':
          description: Unauthorized
        '403':
          description: Forbidden
        '404':
          description: 'Not Found'

HTTP Response Codes

200 - Success

404 – No Data found

400 – Bad Request

500 – Internal Server Error

Error Messages

Scenario Error Messages
For limit, user provides range beyond 1000. Limit valid range is 0-1000. Please provide valid input.
For limit or offset, user inputs characters/special characters. limit/offset must be a positive number.
For postedFrom, postedTo, rdlfrom, rdlto user enters an invalid date format. Invalid Date Entered. Expected date format is MM/dd/yyyy
User does not provide postedFrom and postedTo values. PostedFrom and PostedTo are mandatory
User provides more than 1 year of date range for postedFrom and postedTo
OR
User provides more than 1 year of date range for rdlfrom and rdlto
Date range must be 1 year(s) apart
User provides invalid API Key An invalid api_key was supplied
User does not provide any API key No api_key was supplied
User clicks on the description link available in the response and description content is not available Description Not Found

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Change Log

Date Version Description
5/20/19 v0.1 Base Version
8/6/19 v0.2 Format Updated
10/17/19 v0.3 Added Set-Aside Code
10/23/19 v0.4 Set-Aside Values Updated
10/24/19 v0.5 Office Address Description Updated
11/1/19 v1.0 Initial Release Finalized
12/2/19 v1.1 Added OpenAPI Specification
12/18/19 v1.2 Opportunities Response parameters updated to include Award Details JSON Specification and provided the examples
1/20/2020 v1.3 Added Award Response and Versioning columns
1/31/2020 v1.4 Added field “ResourceLinks” with Coming Soon to prod
2/18/2020 v1.5 Added UEI information and versioning column and response example for awards
2/27/2020 v1.6 Added ResourceLinks to Response Section
6/20/2020 v1.7 Added additional information field to point of contact parameter in the response
7/3/2020 v1.8 Updated field parameters to include all FH information for given notices in both request and response
9/14/2020 v1.9 Updated OpenAPI Specification section to include v2 endpoints
10/25/2020 v1.91 Added new request field for status
05/12/2021 v1.92 Changed Beta.SAM to SAM and Changed Beta to Prodution based on JIRA IAEDEV-51713
05/17/2021 v1.93 Changed Beta to Prod and removed coming soon JIRA IAEDEV-51713
05/18/2021 v1.94 Changed SAM.Gov to SAM.gov based on JIRA IAEDEV-51713
05/18/2021 v1.95 Changed Prod to Production JIRA IAEDEV-51713
05/19/2021 v1.96 Changed SAM.Gov to SAM.gov based on JIRA IAEDEV-51713
06/11/2021 v1.97 Added inactive in status

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