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:
October 18, 2019: DUTY EXEMPT FUEL FOR OFFICIAL VEHICLES – PR 8750916
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”, is an arrangement 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, but rather it 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. A BPA is not a binding contract, but rather it is an account set up with a specific company.
Please note that all companies must be registered in SAM (System for Award Management) prior to award of a contract for those actions at or above $30,000 in value. (see our webpage for more details on how to register).
Companies interested in submitting a proposal should contact Oslo Procurement OsloProcurement@state.gov or telephone at +47 2130 8821 no later than November 08, 2019 at 16:00 (local time).
October 18, 2019: Request for Quotation Notice: Installation of Ground-Source Heat Pump at the Deputy Chief of Mission Residence (DCR) for the U.S. Embassy, Oslo, Norway
The American Embassy Oslo invites quotations for companies that specialize in “Construction” to submit a proposal for installation of a Ground-Source Heat Pump at its Deputy Chief of Mission Residence on U.S.-Government-owned property at Hoffsjef Løvenskiolds vei 32, Oslo, Norway.
There will be a mandatory Site Visit on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 10:00 Local Time. Those interested in attending the Site visit must contact OsloProcurement@state.gov no later than Friday, October 25 at 12:00 noon. The closing date for submission of bids is Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 12:00 local Time.
Please be advised that all interested parties are required to be registered with Dun and Bradstreet and also register their business on the US Government’s Website “System for Award Management (SAM)” at www.sam.gov. This is a mandatory requirement; no awards may be made to unregistered companies.
U.S. Embassy Oslo plans to award a firm-fixed price contract in Fiscal Year 2019. The period of performance will be in November and December 2019. The estimated price for this contract is between 25,000 and 100,000 U.S. Dollars.
Potential Contractors shall be in possession of all required permits and licenses to work in Norway; and be registered in the Website: System for Acquisition Management (SAM). NOTE: Registration in the SAM database is mandatory to be considered for award. Offerors may obtain information on registration and annual confirmation requirements via the internet at the help tab of https://www.sam.gov.
Firms shall be able to conduct business in English and must possess all appropriate permits and licenses to perform construction work in Norway.
The solicitation documents will be supplied only upon request; the documents will not be posted on the Internet.
Companies / persons interested in this requirement shall express their interest via written correspondence to OsloProcurement@state.gov and to Chris Pierson at PiersonCF@state.gov not later than October 25, 2019. Do not telephone. Only companies submitting a written statement of interest shall receive a copy of the solicitation package/documents.
All requests for a copy of the solicitation must include the following information:
Name of Firm, Name of Contact, Telephone and Fax Numbers, Email Address of Point of Contact, and Complete Physical and Mailing Address of Firm.
Solicitation and award will be subject to the laws and regulations of the United States of America and is being competed utilizing full and open competition procedures.
There are no pre-solicitation notices at this moment.