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Contract Opportunities

FY 2012 USDA Procurement Forecast
Provides a search form to access the FY2012 Procurement Forecast database

Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
Contractors currently doing business with USDA and potential vendors are encouraged to register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR). Effective October 1, 2003, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires that contractors be registered in the CCR database before they can be awarded contracts. Existing contracts which will be in effect beyond December 31, 2003 will be modified to include the requirement that contractors be registered in CCR by December 31, 2003.

Vendors Federal Business Opportunities

U.S. Small Business Administration Subcontracting Network

Subcontracting can provide small businesses with opportunities to participate in USDA contracting opportunities by participating in contracts that they cannot win on their own. The Department awards billions of dollars annually to prime contractors. Requirements over the simplified acquisition threshold must agree in the contract that small businesses (including veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, HUBZone, disadvantaged, and women-owned businesses) will have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in the contract consistent with its efficient performance. Furthermore, large prime contractors receiving a Federal contract exceeding $550,000 ($1 million in the case of construction), and which offers subcontracting opportunities, must establish subcontracting plans with goals that provide maximum opportunities to these small businesses.