FedBizOpps banner

Login to begin searching the FBO/CBD
Home Page
CBD/FBO Online
CBD/FBO Email
About Us
Contact Us
Privacy
Categories
No. Notes
Archives
Search
Help
Login
Register

Popular Searches

Popular Categories

1.4 Search Examples

Return to search help

The following are examples of typical searches:

  • Keyword Search Examples
    To view all notices with the word, engineer engineer
    To view all notices with the words beginning with engineer engineer*
    To view all notices with either, or both words, engineer and systems engineer systems
    Same as above, but contains all words that begin with engineer engineer* systems

  • Category Search Examples
    To view all notices in category A @a
    To view all notices in either categories A or 10 @a @10
    To view all notices in categories A, B, or 15 @a @b @15

  • Searching with both Keywords and Categories
    Notices with the word research, plus contracts in category A research @a
    Notices with 2 keywords but only within a specific category engineer architect & @c
    Notices in category Z or the keywords engineer or systems @z engineer systems
    Same as above using a wildcard @z engineer* systems

  • Examples of Searching with Phrases
    Notices with the phrase Army Corps of Engineers "army corps of engineers"
    Above phrase or notices with the keyword missile
    missile "corps of engineers"
    Same as above with a wildcard
    missile* "army corps of engineers"

  • Searching with Logical Operators
    All notices with the words engineer AND systems engineer & systems
    All notices with engineer but not computer (wild cards for both) engineer* AND NOT computer*
    Engineer* and systems in the same notice but not with the word computer*
    Engineer* & systems AND NOT computer*

  • Parenthesis () many be used for searches within searches.
    Industry or construction in a notice, but the word building must be in that notice also. (industry construction) and building
    Same as above industry construction & building
    Industry and construction, or building and construction, must be in either category Y or Z (industry & construction) (building & construction) and (@y @Z)

  • Examples of All Search capabilities
    A phrase but only in contracts with the keyword computer "army corps of engineers" & computer
    A phrase but not the word computer (wildcard)
    "army corps of engineers" AND NOT computer*
    A phrase or category Z but not the word computer (wildcard)
    "army corps of engineers" @z AND NOT computer*
    Engineer AND civil, AND, wells OR mines but with the word Yellowstone (engineer civil) & (wells mines) and NOT Yellowstone
    Contents