The Business Information Database System (BIDS) is a portal built to help U.S. businesses learn about significant international commercial opportunities. BIDS website features an interactive map that displays descriptions and locations of projects that represent potential contract or tender opportunities for U.S. businesses. The site also connects U.S. business to detailed information about each project as well as information to contact U.S. embassies overseas.
BIDS is an open data platform; developers can use BIDS data to support other applications including the development of websites and apps. Over the long-term, BIDS is also designed to create an archive of projects that can be used to analyze development and procurement patterns.