Acquisition Branch Procurement Opportunities

The Federal Trade Commission's Acquisition Branch is located in Room 184 at 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.; Washington, D.C. 20580. The Acquisition Branch buys goods and services for headquarters and seven regional offices located throughout the United States. Some of the typical goods and services procured are information technology supplies and services, expert witness services (econometrics), and management and administrative support services.

The FTC also encourages the use of the credit card for micro purchases.

Request for Information Request for information on previously awarded contracts by the Acquisition Branch are processed under the Freedom of Information Act. Request can be made online.

How To Do Business With the FTC

The Acquisitions Branch does not retain information on vendors interested in doing business with the FTC.  All acquisitions are solicited via FedBizOpps, GSA ebuy, NASA Sewp, or other government approved site for official solicitation for Government Contracting.  Vendors interested in doing business with the FTC should visit these sites regularly for current and upcoming acquisitions.

Service-disabled veteran owned small businesses, firms qualified under the S.B.A. 8(a) program, and Native American-owned small businesses are encouraged to submit company information to the "Vendor File" at least once each year.

Additional information regarding procurement activities and payment information is available from:

  • SAM
    The System for Award Management (SAM) site shall be used by all Government agencies beginning on July 24, 2012. This site allows vendors seeking government business to register their specific business information and electronic funds transfer information at one place. Most government agencies will be required to use this site for current vendor information. Vendors who are not currently registered in SAM are encouraged to do so. click on
  • FedBizOpps
    FedBizOpps is the required source for making contracting opportunities accessible through a Government-wide Point of Entry (GPE). On January 1, 2002 the Commerce Business Daily ceased publication. To learn more about FedBizOpps and all Government-wide contracting opportunities please go to the following web site
  • Finding Contracting Opportunities
    The FY 2016 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Advanced Procurement Plan lists planned procurements for FY 2016 by FTC's major buying activities.  The plan includes projections of anticipated contract actions generally above the simplified acquisition threshold that small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses may be able to perform through direct contracts with FTC, or through subcontracting opportunities.  Final decisions regarding the extent of competition; potential 8(a), HUBZone, service-disabled veteran-owned, woman-owned small business, economically disadvantaged woman owned small business, or small business set-asides; estimated value; or any aspect of the procurement action will not be made until each procurement is initiated.

    The information provided in the FY 2016 Advanced Procurement Plan is for planning purposes only; it does not represent a presolicitation synopsis, an invitation for bid or a request for proposal. Further, it is not a commitment by the Federal Trade Commission to purchase the described supplies and services.

    It is available in two file formats, Microsoft Excel, and portable document format. The Microsoft Excel spreadsheet may be downloaded and sorted as appropriate.