Contracts are the life's blood flowing through the veins of industry. The more you understand them, the better you understand the competitive environment in which you operate. DACIS Contracts helps eliminate the guesswork by providing detailed coverage on more than 50,000 U.S. and international defense and aerospace contract awards.
This information, dating back to the early 1990s, includes data on prime and subcontractors, competitors, teaming arrangements (including losing bidders), and customers. DACIS Contracts also gives you the companies that perform the work, specifically identifying divisions, subsidiaries, and joint ventures.
As an example, consider the announcement found in a leading government database of the Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) awards to BAE Systems, ITT, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon. The database describes the award in precisely three words: "Concept Demonstrator Design."
DACIS users saw something different in the Contracts module. View record example
The reason for that difference is that our Next Generation Jammer contract is constructed using five information sources fused into one contract announcement. DACIS Contracts pulls from multiple sources including government databases, press releases, financial announcements, industry press, websites, and other sources then links it to DACIS Companies, Contracts, Programs, the DoD Budget module, and DACIS FedBizOpps.
All of this information, including hard-to-find players like subcontractors and bidders, is fused into one in-depth, intuitive report that helps you understand the substance behind the announcement. DACIS Contracts is also beginning to source the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) which combines to deliver an impressive set of capabilities today:
The distinctive fusing of multiple sourcing and the start of FPDS integration allows you to better understand complex contracting instruments like GSA Schedules and IDIQs such as SeaPort-e (including their task orders) and helps you better understand opportunity.
DACIS Contracts is part of the DACIS Professional Edition and complements the DACIS DoD Budget, DM&A Service, and Advance|C4ISR modules.