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Tips for Conducting Business with NRC

The following points are important to keep in mind when marketing to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC):

  • Applicable Regulations: The NRC contracts for products and services in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) and the NRC Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 20).

  • Micro-purchases: Purchases below $3,000 (also known as micro-purchases) are made using agency’s Government Purchase Card. These purchases are not required to be set-aside for small business (although awards to small business are encouraged in an effort to reflect the national policy on small business participation on Federal procurements as set forth in sections 2(a) and 15(g) of the Small Business Act, and in section 1332 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010), and competition is not required. See our list of credit card holders.

  • Simplified Acquisitions: Purchases between $3,000 and $150,000 are reserved for award to the portfolio of Federal small business programs and are subject to streamlined contracting procedures. Purchases between $10,000 and $25,000 are posted on the agency’s Notice of Competitive Purchases webpage.

  • Annual Forecast: The NRC's planned contracts with an anticipated value exceeding $25,000 are published in an annual NRC Forecast of Contract Opportunities. Review this document to identify NRC program offices and planned product and/or service opportunities.

  • Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) Web Portal: The NRC publicizes proposed business opportunities exceeding $25,000 on the FBO Web site . Firms can register on this site for automatic notification of business opportunities by product or service classification codes.

  • Central Contractor Registration (CCR): As the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government, CCR collects, validates, stores, and disseminates contractor data. For additional information, see the CCR Registration Policy.

  • GSA Federal Supply Service: The NRC uses the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Service (FSS) contracts and schedules, GSA Advantage, GSA GWACS, and other agency multiple award contracts to meet product/service needs. We encourage you to have your business listed here.

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, March 07, 2014