Interagency Contract Directory

Help for Interagency Contract Directory




Interagency Contract Directory is a searchable database that can be used to identify government contracts that are used to place orders against. The information retrieved through this search is almost real-time data.  However the report information is accurate for the last update made to the index.  ICD is designed to be efficient by only taking the user seconds to bring up search results.


ICD provides the ability to search for contracts based on free text. All contracts searched are in Final status. Any DOD contract that is less than 90 days old will not be included in the search.

Free text refers to matching search criteria entered with any of the elements displayed on the ICD results screen.


  1. Access to ICD

          There are 2 ways to access ICD.


  1. Enter any text in the search box and click




  1.  Clears the search text entered in the text box.


  1. Thetab allows users to view all the active IDVs created on or after October 1, 2006.


5.   The Search criteria entered in the Search field is displayed in the ‘Search Criteria’ to the right of the search results.



6.   The Search criteria can be deleted from the Search criteria by using the  button.


7.   The Sort By allows the user to sort the existing results right of the search results in ascending and descending order.


8.   The Search criteria entered in the Search field is displayed in the ‘Recent Searches’ to the right of the search results.



9.   Clicking on the links inside the documents allows you to further refine your search and drill down to specific information. For example by clicking on a specific Contracting Agency you will only see contracts for that Contracting Agency.



10.   The options you have available with  exporting the results:

§          Provides the ability to save the data as a PDF.

§          Provides the ability to save the data as or a command delimited file (CSV).


      * Only the first 5000 results can be exported using the PDF and CSV features.


11.   The Quick Help feature is available to provide navigation instructions. It also provides a link to the Help file.


12.   Refine Search as desired by either using the advanced search options or using the drill down feature.

13.   Click the link ‘view’ beside the IDV ID to view the IDV in a new screen.

14.   Click the link ‘Awards’ to view all the associated awards in a new screen. The view will display all the awards that reference the selected IDV.

15.   Click the drop down to configure the number of results to be displayed per page.

Advanced Search


The Advanced Search feature allows you to do complex searches for an IDV by using different criteria.


1.       Click theon the top of the screen.  The Advanced Search screen will be displayed. The user will be able to search from within the search results or perform a new search.


2.       Click the button to add search criteria.  A dropdown field will be displayed.



3.       Multiple search criteria can be added on the Advanced Search screen using  button.



4.       In the remaining fields, you may enter other information to customize your search. 

§         For most fields, you may use a % as a wildcard.

§         You may use the  to see a pick list.

§         You may use the drop down to select values

§         You may enter values in the text boxes provided against some fields.


5.       Click.  A list of IDVs will display.


6.       The user will be able to perform searches using the following search criteria.

    • Contract ID
    • Contracting Agency
    • Contracting Agency ID
    • Contracting Office
    • Contracting Office ID
    • Department Code
    • Department Name
    • Fee for Use of Service
    • IDV Type
    • Initiative
    • Major Program
    • NAICS
    • NAICS Code
    • National Interest Action
    • PSC
    • PSC Code
    • Program Acronym
    • Requirement Description
    • Socio Economic Data
    • Type of Contract
    • Vendor DUNS
    • Vendor Name
    • Website URL
    • Who Can Use
    • Treasury Account Symbol
    • Treasury Account Symbol Agency Identifier
    • Treasury Account Symbol Main Account Code
    • Treasury Account Symbol Sub Account Code
    • Version



7.       The following Advanced Search options should have  drop downs to be able to select for specific values

    • Fee for use of Service
    • IDV Type
    • NIA Short Description
    • Socio Economic Data
    • Who Can Use. If the value chosen is ‘Only My Agency’, then a text box should be provided to enter the agency Name