Description: Create a better search functionality of govt contracts using the data available through SAM.gov. SAM.gov is the publicGSA website that hosts all open source govt contracting information.
The SIG team performed the following activities:
Data Collection and Feature Extraction
Data Loading, Cleaning, and Accessing Using API Calls
Natural Language Processing and Model Input Creation
API Development to Access the Most Up-to-Date Contracts/Opportunities
Machine Learning Application Development
Building and Testing Clusters with the KMeans algorithm
Recommender Creation and New Contract Cluster Classification Using K Nearest Neighbors
Cloud Hosting and Model Runs
GUI Creation to Wrap Models
Results: Team delivered a graphical user interface (GUI) for a new search engine that delivered a refined list of results using machine learning to identify contracts based on language as opposed to just keywords or codes. The enhancement significantly improved alignment to key contract/opportunity search criteria. The team was able to leverage cloud hosting for data and models significantly enhancing the ability to process and analyze the large data set.