The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Small and Disadvantaged Businesses Utilization’s mission is to ensure that small businesses, including small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, service disabled veteran owned small businesses and HUBZone certified businesses have the maximum practicable opportunity to participate in our work as prime contractors and subcontractors. DOJ’s major buying activities spent approximately $6 billion through contracts with the private sector in FY 2010. Small businesses received approximately $1.73 billion.
Dept of Justice has 9 Bureaus in which there are buying activities (http://www.justice.gov/business/business-opportunities.htm):
- Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives: Acquisition and Business Opportunities
- Drug Enforcement Administration: Office of Acquisition Management
- Federal Bureau of Investigation: Business Opportunities
- Federal Bureau of Prisons: Doing Business
- Federal Prison Industries/UNICOR: Procurement
- Justice Management Division, Procurement Services Staff
- Office of the Federal Detention Trustee: Procurement
- Office of the Inspector General: Contracting Opportunities
- United States Marshals Service: Doing Business
Additionally, the Department offers grants to conduct research, to support law enforcement activities in state and local jurisdictions, to provide training and technical assistance, and to implement programs that improve the criminal justice system.
Looking to find ways to access federal contracts? Join us as we discuss two topics: Dept of Justice Update and current opportunities, and, leveraging the DBE Designation to Access Contracts.
Presenter: Robert Connolly, Director OSDBU, U.S. Department of Justice