What We Do
The mission of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is to work with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. In support of the mission, the FWS procures goods and services that include: land rehabilitation; information technology resources; construction projects; professional and nonprofessional services; supplies; and environmental studies.
The Joint Administrative Operations (JAO) is responsible for the acquisition needs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). Small business specialists within FWS support the small and socio-economically disadvantaged business program goals of Department of the Interior (DOI), and also provide outreach and technical assistance for companies seeking business opportunities with FWS.
Contact information for FWS Small Business Specialists - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At FWS, some procurement requirements are set-aside to meet small business socio-economic goals. Other requirements are excluded from competition in accordance with the exceptions for Full and Open Competition requirements in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 6, and are not synopsized. Federal Government procurement requirements exceeding $25,000 are synopsized at the sam.gov website.
Links to Department of Interior and FWS Opportunities:
Construction Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC):
The FWS is utilizing MATOCs to support work on infrastructure projects across the U.S. and its territories. MATOCs have been awarded for alteration and repair, geotechnical engineering, and architecture and engineering work, and are coming soon for design-build work. MATOCs have many benefits, including streamlining the acquisition process, limiting contract duplication, and reducing the administrative workload, which enable faster and more efficient service delivery on projects. MATOCs also provide contractors the opportunity to provide work on a steady stream of jobs over time, with fewer administrative hurdles and a reduced solicitation timeline.
For more information about MATOCs and opportunities to get involved:
In accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation, (FAR), Part 15.602, it is the policy of the Government to encourage the submission of new and innovative ideas in response to Broad Agency Announcements, Small Business Innovation Research topics, Small Business Technology Transfer Research topics, Program Research and Development Announcements, or any other Government-initiated solicitation or program. When the new and innovative ideas do not fall under topic areas publicized under those programs or techniques, the ideas may be submitted as unsolicited proposals.
Contact information for Unsolicited Proposals - Email: email@example.com
Department of Interior (DOI) Resources:
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) website provides resources for small businesses, Departmental and Bureau goals, prime contractor directory and small business specialist directory.