Acquisitions and Assistance Management Office

The Interior Region 8 - Lower Colorado Basin, Acquisition and Assistance Management Office (AAMO) provides procurement, financial assistance, and Government charge card support for Reclamation offices in Arizona, southern Nevada, and southern California. Program areas and their contacts include:

Click on the links below or scroll down the page to learn more about these programs.

Chief of the Contracting Office
Aimee Amador
Phn: 702-293-8431
Fax: 702-293-8499

Interagency Acquisitions
Kerri Dolezal (ACTING)
Fax: 702-293-8499

Financial Assistance Branch
Diana Blake
Phn: 702-496-7961
Fax: 702-293-8499

Acquisitions Branch A
Nicholas Clements
Phn: 702-293-8156
Fax: 702-293-8499
Acquisitions Branch B
Luis Gallardo
Phn: 928-343-8129
Fax: 928-343-8568

Acquisitions Branch C
Veronica Rodriguez
Phn: (928) 343-8266
Fax: (928) 343-8568

Policy & Programs Branch
Kelli Greene
Phn: 702-293-8363
Fax: 702-293-8499

Charge Card (Purchase)
Michele Melton (Primary)
Phn: 702-293-8450
Fax: 702-293-8499 or

Acquisitions (Branches A, B, & C)

Reclamation advertises and issues all acquisitions greater than $25,000 (except those reserved for the Small Business Administration's 8(a) Program) through Contract Opportunities,the government-wide point of entry for obtaining and viewing solicitation and award information. By creating an account with entities can save searches, be added to an opportunity’s Interested Vendors List, and receive automatic updates. Companies interested in participating in Department of Interior opportunities, must be registered in the System for Award Management ( database to be considered for award and must maintain an active registration through the life of the contract.

Other acquisition and assistance programs are also available to help companies do business with Reclamation:

Through simplified acquisitions procedures, Reclamation procures supplies and services, including those related to construction and research and development, which do not exceed $250,000 in value. Commercial items valued up to $7 million are also procured through this process.

Formal acquisitions procedures - sealed bidding and contract by negotiation - are followed to procure supplies and services, including construction and research and development, with values exceeding $250,000.

Reclamation also strongly encourages the submission of unsolicited proposals for unique and innovative ideas that support the agency's mission.

More information can be found in the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

Interagency Acquisitions

For some situations, Reclamation finds that interagency acquisitions between government agencies provide cost and time-saving benefits.

More information can be found in the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

Financial Assistance Branch

Some types of financial assistance are available through the grants and cooperative agreements program. allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities and is the single access point for over 900 programs offered by 26 Federal grant-making agencies.

Policy & Programs Branch

Policy& Programs Branch (PPB) oversees all aspects of the Interior Region 8: Lower Colorado Basin’s acquisition- and financial assistance-related programs such as: charge card program, FAC-C and FAC-COR programs, COA program, GOTR program, and small business program. They also oversee the acquisition and financial assistance internal control program including internal control reviews, external public civil rights programs, workforce diversity and inclusion, and special emphasis programs.

Charge Card Program

The charge card program consists of two business lines - Purchase and Travel.

The purchase card can be used for acquiring supplies and/or services which does not exceed the micro-purchase threshold. The micro-purchase thresholds are the following:

    Supply purchases and professional services NOT subject to the Service Contract Labor Standards statute (formerly known as the Service Contract Act): $10,000
    Service purchases subject to the Service Contract Labor Standards statute:$2,500
    Construction purchases subject to the Construction Wage Rate Requirements statute (formerly known as the Davis-Bacon Act): $2,000.

The travel card provides cardholders with the ability to pay for business related travel expenses in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulation and the Department of the Interior Charge Card Program Policy. Use of the government-issued card is the mandatory payment method for authorized travel transaction when an individual is on official government travel. The travel card portion of the program is overseen by the Financial Management Office.

Additional Information

A forecast of contracting opportunities can be found on the Acquisition Gateway.

The forms required for solicitations, contracts, grants, and agreements vary based on circumstances. A complete collection of Standard and Optional Forms is available at the General Services Administration site. Use of these documents is required to do business with the Interior Region 8 - Lower Colorado Basin.

Additionally, regulations associated with federal agency acquisitions can be found on
the General Services Administration, Department of the Interior and Reclamation's acquisition and resources websites.

Last Updated: 11/14/23