In order to receive and view Open Requests, you need to set up categories for the products and services your company sells.


To begin:

1. Click your name in the top right corner
2. Click Settings in the drop-down menu
3. Select the Categories tab


Here you can search for any categories available on GovQuote and select the ones that best fit your company's needs. To begin searching, first click the Products or Services checkbox (or both) to indicate what kinds of categories you are looking for (the default is set to Products). Then, enter keywords and results will populate automatically.



To select a category, click the blue arrow pointing right in the category's box. The category will move to the right side of the page, indicating that it has been selected. 

To remove a category, click the blue arrow pointing left in the category's box. The category will move back to the left side of the page, indicating that it has been removed.

To remove all categories, click the Clear All button on the right side of the page.

To view subcategory and commodity information, click the blue View Details text in the category's box. 

Once you are finished selecting categories, click the blue Save button.



Note: On our platform, we use categories based on United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC), so anyone who knows their product code will quickly identify their category. For example, the UNSPSC code for "Dip Card Drug Test" is 41116146. Entering the code will only bring the right category up.