Goal: Automate initial opportunity identification process.
Problem: The initial opportunity identification process is tedious and time consuming. We subscribe to a site (fbo.gov) that publishes solicitation notices and documents on the web. We’ve built search engines based on key words and other conditions, which run on a daily basis. Those emails contain core data (see below) that we use to filter the opportunities into a Potential Opportunity Report.
Title: Switchgear Maintenance
Sol. #: 2016-Q-66019
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Location: Procurement and Grants Office (Atlanta)
Posted On: Aug 25, 2016 4:44 pm
Base Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
That potential opportunity report is an excel spreadsheet that lists the title, opportunity type (solicitation, sources sought, etc.), document number, set-aside type, location, posting date, response date, and a link to the publication.
From here, our business development team will then do a Go/NoGo meeting. In that meeting they will filter those opportunities into a Go (pursue) or NoGo (do not pursue).
Needs: We need to minimize the time it takes to get to the Go/NoGo phase. I understand that it is possible to build a program that will (a) search the database (fbo.gov) for relevant opportunities, then (b) input the data of those opportunities into a spreadsheet similar to what I described above.
If possible, I would like a way to exclude those publications that are classed “NoGo” from re-appearing in the opportunity report.
Freelancers interested in this project should:
(1) Briefly describe how they would solve this problem
(2) Roughly estimate the time it will take to produce a solution
(3) Describe past project similar to this