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COVID Safety Protocols for Department of Education Contractors​ [PDF, 288KB]​​

Office of Acquisition and Grants Administration - An overview of the acquisition team at the U.S. Department of Education (ED), including a list of the various divisions that support the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Acquisition and Grants Administration.

Forecast of Upcoming Contract Activity - A list of possible upcoming ED acquisitions. The list is updated periodically as funding and Departmental plans change. The list provides special instructions for acquisitions that have been set-aside for 8(a)eligible contractors.

Contract Opportunities on System for Award Management (SAM.gov) - Contract opportunities are procurement notices from federal contracting offices. Organizations wishing to do business with ED are required to register in SAM.gov. Opportunities include pre-solicitation notices, solicitation notices, award notices, and sole source notices. In addition to serving as a streamlined and integrated system for conducting business, SAM.gov is used by government personnel as part of their market research efforts to identify potential providers of specific goods and services. If you are looking for grant opportunities, visit grants.gov.

Public Disclosure of Justifications - In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.305, Department of Education Contracting Officers post justifications at the Government Point of Entry, SAM.gov. Interested parties may search for and retrieve posted justifications according to specific criteria, such as statutory authority, posted date range, and contract award date (via advanced search).

Policy on Non-Retaliation Against Small Entities - The U.S. Department of Education is committed to maintaining an environment in which small entities are free to raise questions or concerns about Department actions or policies. No Department employee shall take any type of retaliatory action against a small entity solely for raising questions, concerns, or complaints about the Department’s actions or policies. The Department has an Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) that is responsible for all Department activities on behalf of small businesses. For further assistance, you may contact that office by calling (202) 245-6194 or emailing small.business@ed.gov. In addition, small entities may comment about the Department's enforcement and compliance process to the National Ombudsman's office. Information about the National Ombudsman is available online at www.sba.gov/ombudsman.

Active Contracts [MS Excel, 80KB] - A file of active U.S. Department of Education contracts over $100,000.00. The file contains lists of active contracts administered by the Contracts and Acquisitions Management (CAM) contracting activity and the Federal Student Aid (FSA) contracting activity. Each list identifies the Principal Office and, for each contract listed, provides the Contract Number, Vendor Name, Award and Current End Dates, Current Value, Responsible ED Principal Office, and Contract Description or Title.

Unsolicited Proposals - CAM encourages the submission of new and innovative ideas via unsolicited proposals. CAM will consider all unsolicited proposals as required by Subpart 15.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. In order to be considered, a proposal must be addressed to the Head of Contracting Activity and include the certification required by Subpart 3415.6 of the EDAR located here: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/fund/reg/clibrary/edar.html. In addition, the proposal must meet the criteria in FAR 15.603. For more information or to submit an unsolicited proposal, please email Desandre Woodard@ed.gov. The Department’s email servers cannot guarantee delivery of emails larger than 15MB. If attachments are too large for one individual email, offerors may submit more than one email as long as the email subject line clearly indicates that multiple emails will follow.

Acquisition.gov - An online resource for Federal acquisition regulations and policies.

Vendor Communication Plan - The Department of Education developed this Vendor Communication Plan to reduce barriers and increase engagement with industry.

The Department has also appointed an Industry Liaison to work with the Department’s Acquisition Innovation Advocate (AIA), the OSDBU, key acquisition personnel, and industry to promote strong vendor communication practices and counter misconceptions that drive today’s risk adverse culture. The Department’s Industry Liaison and AIA are located within the Office of Acquisition and Grants Administration, Strategic Acquisition Management Initiatives (SAMI) Division.

Industry Liaison:  Edindustryliaison@ed.gov
Acquisition Innovation Advocate:  Acq_Innovation@ed.gov

 



   
Last Modified: 09/21/2021