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Blog | 11.11.22

‘Tis The Season to Start Bidding on Holiday Opportunities

How does your business prepare for the holiday season? With many federal, state, and local government agencies issuing thousands of bids for winter maintenance and holiday-related activities, you can grab a piece of the pie before the year ends. The holidays are a time of gift giving, spending time with friends and family, and participating in winter activities. The months of November, December, and January tend to be big spending months for many consumers as they prepare for their holiday celebrations. Many government agencies are also doing the same as they need to prepare for snow plowing and salting, along with holiday lighting and displays, decorations, and holiday events that get put on across various towns and cities.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to find bid opportunities that match with your business, try utilizing a bidding solution like Periscope S2G. Find bids at all levels of government nationwide, all on one platform, so you never miss out on an important opportunity.  

Holiday Spending

In the U.S., the winter holidays tend to be some of the most expensive holidays for consumers as they collectively spend billions of dollars. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, holiday sale projections for 2022 are expected to increase by 6-8% over 2021, with spending likely to reach between $924 billion to $960 billion, compared to $889 billion in 2021. If you’re wondering where the most popular place is to make holiday purchases, it’s online! Here are the top five shopping destinations expected for this year according to the National Retail Federation:

As online shopping becomes more popular, so is doing business online for many government agencies. Start viewing bid opportunities, downloading documents and specs, and submitting your proposals electronically, which you can easily do on Periscope S2G. Get in on these winter and holiday bid opportunities before it’s too late!

Find and Get Notified of Holiday Opportunities

On Periscope S2G there are thousands of bids published every year by various government agencies. To start finding the bid opportunities that matter to your business, you’ll first need to register with one of our four package options suited to fit any business’s needs. Once registered, head into your bidding profile and start customizing your account to make it more personalized to what your business sells. We suggest that you set up your NIGP category codes right away, so you’ll be matched with the right opportunities. If you don’t set up your codes correctly, then the opportunities we send you may not be relevant. Simply scroll through the list of NIGP codes and select all the ones that apply to your business or search for them by keywords to make it easier.

Next you should add keywords to your profile so when you hop on to do your bid search, you’ll only see the opportunities that match those keywords. You can add keywords such as ‘‘snow removal’’, ‘‘holiday’’, ‘‘decorations’’, and ‘‘lighting’’ to find winter and holiday-related bids. You can also add negative keywords to your profile which will ensure you don’t see any bids with those words. Whenever you come across an opportunity that interests you, add it to your favorites so you can come back to it at any time. Once you set everything up, you’ll receive daily bid notifications to your inbox.

Happy Bidding!

Don’t let the cold weather slow you down! Federal, state, and local government agencies spend billions of dollars a year on winter and holiday activities that your business can get involved in. There are still so many open bids on Periscope S2G to bid on before the year ends. And keep in mind, with the new year right around the corner, there will be even more opportunities for your business to explore. Remember to stay warm, enjoy the snowy weather, and start winning contracts when you register today!