How to do business with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT)?
At the beginning of each fiscal year (October 1) the USDOT publishes its annual Procurement Forecast. The USDOT Procurement Forecast provides information on anticipated procurement opportunities over the simplified acquisition threshold of $150,000. Maintained as a dynamic database, the Procurement Forecast can be searched by quarter, industry category, Operating Administration, and keywords. This is an essential tool for any small business interested in contracting with the USDOT. The USDOT Procurement Forecast is for informational and marketing purposes only and does not constitute a specific offer or commitment by the USDOT to fund, in whole or in part, any of its procurements.
USDOT Subcontracting Opportunities
Subcontracting can present small businesses with opportunities that might otherwise be unobtainable because of limited resources, staffing, capital, or experience. OSDBU works closely with the Small Business Administration and its Procurement Center Representatives (PCRs) to coordinate policy direction and develop new initiatives on subcontracting issues:
- OSDBU and the SBA PCRs evaluate, review, and make recommendations on subcontracting plans; and
- OSDBU also helps large prime contractors in identifying potential small businesses to assist them in attaining their subcontracting goals.
If you are seeking to speak with someone regarding a procurement opportunity or would like to review the USDOT’s Procurement Forecasts for fiscal year 2017 and 2018, please visit the links below: