Welcome to the Acquisition Web site for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Notice to All Department of Justice Contractors Restoration of Funding - October 17, 2013
The President has signed legislation providing current funding for the Department of Justice (Department). The purpose of this Notice is to notify ATF contractors affected by the lapse of appropriations that funding has been restored through January 15, 2014.
Contractors may return to work as of October 17, 2013 and should contact their contracting officer for further guidance or Demetress (Dee) Smith, Bureau Chief Procurement Officer.
To become a center of excellence by providing customers with quality business solutions while embracing acquisition reform.
To support the Bureau’s mission of reducing violent crimes and protecting the public by procuring quality goods and services in a timely manner and at the best value.
- Provide customers with quality business solutions.
- Plan acquisitions in advance.
- Build partnerships with customers.
- Use creative contracting methods to streamline acquisition.
- Offer a wide range of Small Business Opportunities.
- Exceeded majority of socio-economic goals last five years.
- Exceeded Performance-Based Service Contracting goals.
- Conduct various proof-of-concept pilots and initiatives to try.
What Does ATF Buy?
- IT Managed Services
- IT Equipment and other Services
- Electronic Communications Equipment
- Investigative Equipment
- Firearms and Ammunition
- Antennae Sites
- Auditing Services
- Facility Operation and Maintenance
- Other complex equipment and services
ATF Contracting Opportunities
Information on ATF solicitations with an estimated cost in excess of $25,000 may be found on the FedBizOpps web page at www.fedbizopps.gov. Information on soliciatations with an estimated cost less than $25,000 may be obtained by contacting the ATF Buyers directly or on FedBid.com.
ATF Past Performance Reports
Part 15 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires federal agencies to record and maintain current and past contractor performance reports for any requirements valued in excess of $100,000. The Department of the Justice and its Bureaus use the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Contractor Performance System (CPS) to meet this requirement.
Past performance information is used by many federal agencies for making contract award determinations for new contracts. Contractors can register with NIH via the Internet for access to CPS, which will allow a vendor to see its own performance evaluation and correspond directly with the contracting officer providing the evaluation.
ATF Small Business Program
Thank you for your interest in doing business with ATF. Please review the following information prior to sending us an electronic copy of your firm’s capability statement. Once we have received your statement, we will profile your company to the contracting staff for their review and possible business opportunities.
ATF’s Small Business Program is the focal point of contact within the organization to provide advice and guidance on matters relating to the socio-economic programs. ATF maintains a positive role in participating in vendor outreach sessions.
Small Business Services
- Counseling available to small business concerns;
- Conduct capability briefings for customers seeking opportunities with small businesses;
- Link prime contractors to small businesses for subcontracting opportunities;
- Organize small business workshops and seminars; and
- Provide advice in small business issues.
For more information please contact us at (202) 648-7800.