Each fiscal year, the AGO spends a significant portion of the NOAA budget on the products and services necessary for NOAA’s daily and long-term operations. NOAA acquires the majority of its goods and services using the above NAICS codes. More information can be found on the NAICS site. Use the following information to learn about business opportunities across NOAA.
Forecasting and Advanced Acquisition Planning System
NOAA’s forecast of planned acquisitions for requirements over $150,000 can be viewed using the search feature at https://faaps.commerce.gov/publicview.asp. If you have a question about a specific requirement, please contact the point-of-contact identified in the forecast for additional information.
beta.SAM.gov will become the official U.S. government website for people who make, receive, and manage federal awards. The General Services Administration (GSA) manages federal acquisition and awards processes in 10 online websites which are now being merged into this one site. FBO.gov has retired and its key functionalities have transitioned into beta.SAM.gov. All the things users used to do in FBO.gov can now be done in beta.SAM.gov under ‘Contract Opportunities.’ Users who go to FBO.gov will be redirected to beta.SAM.gov.
GSA decided to use the term beta when naming beta.SAM.gov to distinguish it from the current legacy SAM.gov site. While parts of the site are official, others are demonstration only and continue to be supported on one of our original websites. The original websites will be gradually migrated to the beta site. When the functionality from an original site has been migrated, the site will be a candidate for retirement. The original sites will co-exist with beta.SAM.gov until they are retired. Once the original SAM.gov site has retired, this site will be renamed “SAM.gov.” For more information please visit the site’s Learning Center offsite link or download the beta.SAM.gov information kit offsite link from GSA.gov/IAE.
Potential Subcontracting Opportunities
NOAA maintains a variety of strategically sourced contracts that may provide subcontracting opportunities for businesses. In FY2018, 26.3% of NOAA dollars were awarded via these strategic sourcing vehicles. Information about those contracts is below.
NOAALink is a portfolio of contracts offering a broad range of cost-effective, enterprise-wide IT solutions, while improving IT service delivery and meeting NOAA's technology, contracting, and financial goals with the principle purpose of improve IT acquisition practices across NOAA. A list of current NOAALink contractors and their contact information is available on the NOAALink website.
Professional and Technical Services (ProTech) is a suite of four multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity strategically sourced contract vehicles providing professional and technical services to NOAA across NOAA’s four domains: Satellite, Fisheries, Weather, and Oceans. General information can be found on the ProTech website.
Over 50% of NOAA acquisition is done through small businesses each year. The AGO Small Business Office advises AGO management and staff on matters relating to the development, evaluation and implementation of the Federal and Commerce small business procurement program, policies and regulations. The Small Business Office also ensures that NOAA works to attain small business goals established for all socioeconomic categories.
For additional Small Business Resources, please see the NOAA Small Business Page.
- Acquisition Gateway
- Responding to a Sources Sought or Request for Information
- Presentations to Industry
- Small Business Office News and Events
- Frequently Asked Questions by Businesses
- System for Award Management (SAM)
- NOAA workplace harassment & training for contractors and financial assistance recipients