names and biographical information on the offeror’s key personnel who would be involved, including alternates; and
type of support needed from the agency (e.g., facilities, equipment, materials, or personnel resources); and
supporting information, including:
proposed price or total estimated cost for the effort in sufficient detail for meaningful evaluation;
period of time for which the proposal is valid (6-month minimum suggested);
type of contract preferred;
proposed duration of effort;
brief description of the organization, previous experience, relevant past performance, and facilities to be used;
other statements, if applicable, about organizational conflicts of interest, security clearances, and environmental impacts; and
names and telephone numbers of agency technical or other agency points of contact already contacted regarding the proposal.
If you are considering submitting an unsolicited proposal, please review Subpart 15.6 for a more complete discussion of how your proposal will be reviewed and evaluated, and what language you can use to be sure any proprietary information in your proposal is protected.
Unsolicited proposals should be sent to:
U.S. Department of Education Contracts & Acquisitions Management Attention: Director's Support Group PCP, 7th Floor 550 12th Street, SW Washington, D.C. 20202-4200
Key steps to start doing business with ED are:
Review FedBizOpps daily for new ED postings. Promptly request specific solicitations for
goods and services your firm can supply.
Read the RFP carefully and follow all instructions.
Obtain a copy of the Forecast of ED Contract Opportunities.
Register in the Central Contractor Registration online.
Submit proposals by the due date.
Respond as required to guidance or inquiries from the contracting officer.
Review FedBizOpps award announcements for subcontracting opportunities.
Use the preferential programs listed in Chapter 3.
As does any undertaking, working with the government takes time, effort, patience, and persistence. We at the Department of Education are ready to help you do business with us.
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