Points of Interest
The Pittsburgh District attempts to solicit all requirements for commodities, services, and construction between the $2,500 and $100,000 range by computer through Army Single Face to Industry (ASFI) and FedBizOpps.
All competitive requirements over $25,000 that are not deemed suitable for an ASFI solicitation are published by the FedBizOpps (Federal Business Opportunities) . Each notice of a proposed procurement is published only once, so it is important to check the FedBizOpps regularly.
Contract and Bid Information is also available at the Pittsburgh District Contracting Branch Office located on the 22d floor of the William S. Moorhead Federal Building, Room 2203, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
EFT and CCR Requirements
All contractors/vendors doing business with Department of Defense (DoD) agencies must be registered with Central Contractor Registration (CCR). After May 30, 1998, firms not registered in CCR will be unable to receive DoD awards. To obtain registration forms, call the Central Contractor Registration Assistance Center at (888) 227-2423. Firms may also register on-line via the internet on the CCR Website. It is mandatory that all contracts contain provisions for Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) with few exceptions.
To streamline the procurement process, the Pittsburgh District utilizes the Government Credit Card for micro-purchases (purchases of $2,500 and less). The card is an internationally accepted VISA credit card issued by US Bank System, and bears the legend "For Official Government Use."
American Recovery And Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Recipients that received contracts with ARRA funds are subject to recipient reporting. All recipients will report via www.FederalReporting.gov. Training is available at this website on the information required and how to file the reports.
The Department of Defense has mandated that paperless contracting be in place for all acquisition types. Therefore, vendors are encouraged to be capable of accepting Government Credit Cards and subscribe to ASFI / FedBizOpps to maximize business opportunities.