The U.S. Coast Guard uploads information about upcoming requirements over $150,000 early in the contracting process, before the solicitation documents are posted on FedBizOpps. This is a great opportunity to learn about future RFPs, including Points-of-Contact who can give you additional information.
The Coast Guard’s Contracting Office is made up of four branches, organized by function:
- Emergency Services – Oil Spill, Earthquake, Hurricane, HAZMAT Emergency Response contracting; COOP Planning; and Support for Incident Command System efforts
- Commercial Support Services – Base Operating Support Services, Security, Grounds Maintenance, Janitorial Services, Food Service, etc.
- Purchasing, Interagency Agreements, and Utilities -Utilities and Simplified Acquisitions under $150,000
- Supply and Base Support – supplies and services for requirements not associated with “routine base services” to include contracts for buoys, lanterns
The Coast Guards ‘Contractor Road Map’ has a great deal of helpful information about doing business with the agency.