Doing business with the U.S. Embassy
Welcome to the Procurement Section of the General Services Office. On this page you will be able to find solicitations issued by the Embassy of the United States of America in Oslo for the acquisition of commodities and/or services.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) at FAR 4.11 requires all contractors to be registered in SAM (System for Award Management) database prior to award of a contract for those actions at or above $30,000, which are awarded to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States.
How to register in SAM:
- SAM Registration Getting Started (PDF – 36 KB)
- Video: SAM Registering New Entities in SAM for Government Contracts
- SAM Quick Guide for Contract Registration (PDF – 77 KB)
More Government Business Opportunities:
More Federal government business opportunities may also be found at the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Business Opportunities (fbo.gov) website.
Current Contract Solicitations:
November 23, 2018: Blanket Purchase Agreements
The U.S. Embassy Oslo invites you to submit a proposal for a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for a local company to provide one of the below:
1. Purchase of electrical hardware and supplies
2. Purchase of wood, related hardware and tools
3. Purchase of paint, painting supplies and tools
4. Purchase of gas, all types and supplies
5. Purchase of plumbing hardware and supplies
BPA allows us to process minor dollar value purchases (limit of $3,500.00, for each purchase) in a feasible and prompt manner where the funds have already been set aside for said purpose. Payment Terms are Net-30 via electronic funds transfer using your bank details, for multiple purchases in one month after each month (e.g.: all separate purchases made in January, will be consolidated and billed to Financial Management Unit in February) .
A BPA is a simplified method of filling anticipated repetitive needs for supplies or services by establishing “charge accounts” with qualified sources. It is used when a need exists for a wide variety of items, but exact quantities and delivery dates have not been established.
• BPAs specify items/services, but not exact quantities or deliveries.
• BPAs may have established price lists or terms on how pricing will be done under corporate relationship.
• There is no minimum order quantity.
• The agreement has an estimate allotting of yearly budget, with a period of performance (~12 or 24 months) after which a new agreement is formed, if need be.
• Business will be executed in local currency.
Companies interested in submitting a proposal should contact Oslo Procurement at OsloProcurement@state.gov no later than December 13th, 2018 at 16:00
November 19, 2018: PR 7880290 REQUEST FOR QUOTATION FOR “ANNUAL POTABLE WATER RESERVOIR CLEANING with possible two option years to renew”
The Embassy of the United States of America invites companies that specialize in “Potable water reservoir cleaning” to submit a proposal for complete disinfection of two water reservoirs in the U.S. Embassy located at Morgedalsvegen 36, 0378 Oslo.
Those interested in offering a bid please contact OsloProcurement@state.gov no later than Friday, 23 November at 10:00.
November 19, 2018: REQUEST FOR QUOTATION PR7559309 MOTOR VEHICLE
The U.S. Embassy Oslo intends to issue a Request for Quotations (RFQ) under full and open competition procedures for a qualified contractor to provide a motor vehicle to the U.S. Embassy Oslo.
Companies/persons interested in this requirement shall express their interest via written correspondence to Oslo Procurement at email@example.com no later than November 29, 2018 @ 16:30
November 07, 2018: PR7861195 DUTY EXEMPT FUEL FOR OFFICIAL VEHICLES
The U.S. Embassy Oslo invites you to submit a proposal for a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for a local company to provide duty exempt fuel for official vehicles. The company would be expected to provide purchase cards for each of our vehicles to buy fuel without VAT.
A Blanket Purchase Agreement, also known as “BPA”, are arrangements between the U.S. Government and responsible sources that allow us to order supplies or non-personal services. BPAs are useful for quick acquisition of items that cannot reasonably be anticipated in advance and are not available from a required source. BPAs are useful when we have repetitive, but unpredictable, needs in general class of supplies or services. A BPA is not a contract or purchase order. A BPA is like a charge account that sets forth terms and conditions prior to an actual purchase, significantly reducing paperwork and the administrative cost per order. Once the BPA is issued, the U.S. Government can place orders and the contractor can make delivery without a separate purchase order for each order. The exact items, quantities and delivery requirements are NOT known in advance and may vary considerably. BPA is not a binding contract. It is an account set up with a specific company.
Companies interested in submitting a proposal should contact
Oslo Procurement OsloProcurement@state.gov or telephone at +47 2130 8821
no later than November 30, 2018 at 16:00.