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.
Commerce Business Opportunities Tool (C-BOT)
The Forecast of Commerce Business Opportunities Tool (C-BOT) has replaced the Forecasting and Advanced Acquisition Planning System (FAAPS) as the DOC-mandated system for development of acquisition plans and forecasts of business opportunities made available to the public starting October 1, 2020. Public listings can be found at on the C-BOT website.
SAM.gov is 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 have merged into this one site. Find information under “Contract Opportunities.”
Potential Subcontracting Opportunities
NOAA maintains a variety of strategically sourced contracts that may provide subcontracting opportunities for businesses. In FY2021, over $340M of new orders were awarded via these strategic sourcing vehicles. Information about those contracts can be found below.
The NMITS BPA vehicle, referred to simply as “NMITS”, provides information technology (IT) services, solutions, and support. NMITS is the acquisition framework for delivering the full scope of IT services and capabilities to support NOAA-wide IT solutions for Line Offices, Staff Offices, and Corporate Services Offices. NMITS will be utilized by all NOAA Offices.
NMITS allows NOAA missions the ability to procure IT tools and support in areas such as enterprise services, application administration, enterprise and cloud computing, data and voice network services, cybersecurity and information assurance. Furthermore, there are many customer benefits to utilizing NMITS as an acquisition vehicle. NMITS provides opportunities for technical consolidation which will result in increased economies of scale. Additionally, the selected vendors were authorized through a rigorous review process during the NMITS evaluation phase and have been validated as companies with extensive knowledge of NOAA and our critical missions.
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 Ocean. 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
- Presentations to Industry
- Small Business Office News and Events
- Frequently Asked Questions by Businesses
- Forecast of Commerce Business Opportunities Tool (C-BOT)
- System for Award Management (SAM)
- NOAA workplace harassment & training for contractors and financial assistance recipients