In order to be eligible to do business with the Federal Government, a company must first be registered at System for Award Management (SAM). If you are a small business owner, you may also want to contact the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Government Contracting for other relevant information. Until or unless your company is registered, CPSC is not authorized to contract with your company for services.
CPSC and other agencies post competitive solicitations at www.sam.gov/content/opportunities. Through this one portal, commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor, and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community. The majority CPSC’s purchases is in information technology supplies and services, scientific equipment, laboratory testing, technical and support services.
Although the electronic bidder's mailing lists have been officially retired by government agencies, CPSC does retain company information in the event of internal inquiries about various sources of supplies and services. Please feel free to forward information on company capabilities, current government contracts, information on your business size, 8(a) status, and a copy of your Federal Supply Schedule contract (if any), to:
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
4330 East West Highway, Room 523
Bethesda, MD 20814
Types of Small Businesses and Eligibility Criteria
A small business concern, as defined in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 2.101, means a concern that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding, and qualified as a small business under certain criteria and size standards in 13 CFR part 121.
The following table lists the types of small businesses and their eligibility criteria:
Type of Small Business
Firm’s Eligibility Criteria
More information on the definitions and criteria are found at 13 CFR parts 101 to 147.
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For more information, please contact the Small Business Ombudsman (SBO) team: