FirstGov Requests Info from Search Vendors

The Government Computer Week article GSA releases RFI for new FirstGov search reports that the General Services Administration (the providers of FirstGov) has published a request for information from search vendors about how make FirstGov's search better.

By April 15, vendors should provide GSA with a description of how they would improve FirstGov?s:

* Web search content and features


* Web search technology


* Search support services.
The agency is using the RFI as a precursor to competing the FirstGov contract for search and hosting.


Presently, FirstGov is hosted by AT&T and uses search technology from Fast Search and Transfer.

If you would like to read the complete RFI, it's available here.