Contractor Bidding

Many of Reclamation’s simplified acquisition requirements (valued between  $3500 and $150,000) are purchased electronically via Electronic Commerce (EC). Requests for Quotations (RFQ) are posted on an electronic bulletin board and awarded electronically.

In addition, delivery orders issued under General Services Administration’s Federal Supply Schedules are performed electronically. Vendors may access requirements for Reclamation’s contracting requirements at https://www.fbo.gov or http://www.FEDCONNECT.net

Only vendors registered in SAM are authorized to submit quotations on posted RFQ requirements. (Vendors that require a DUNS number may contact Dun & Bradstreet at 1-800-333-0505.)

Marketing Points of contact: https://www.usbr.gov/mp/mp3800/contacts.html

Below is a table listing the six socio-economic programs and program goals for each. These goals are established by the Department or the Interior with the Small Business Administration. Reclamation is committed to meeting these goals by using various tools to reach out to small businesses in order to achieve our goals. You can help us achieve these goals by communicating with us on a frequent basis and watching our Forecast, advising us of your interest in these opportunities.

Program FY 16 Goals - Prime Contractors FY 16 Goals - Subcontracting Plans
Small Business 53.5% 44.5%
Small Disadvantaged 5% 5%
   8a N/A N/A
Women-Owned Small Business
5% 5%
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business 3% 3%
HUBZone Small Business 3% 3%

How To Do Business with the Bureau of Reclamation

  • Market your Business
  • Capability Statement and/or Brochures
  • Meet with Small Business Specialist
  • Review Advance Acquisition Planning on DOI - https://www.doi.gov/osdbu/
  • Business Cards – Ensure proper information
  • Company Name
  • Type of Business
  • Small Business (SB)
  • Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB)
  • 8(a) Firms
  • Woman-Owned Businesses (WOB)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Register with the following government agencies
  • System for Award Management (SAM) - the official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. - https://www.sam.gov
  • Federal Business Opportunities - https://www.fbo.gov
  • Electronic Subcontracting Reporting System (eSRS) - https://www.esrs.gov/
Last Updated: 4/6/17