Acquisition Management (AQM)
Procurements by the Forest Service are guided by the Federal Acquisition Regulation as modified by various Department of Agriculture and Forest Service policies. These rules and regulations may differ from Uniform Commercial Code. USDA Forest Service procurements are generally set aside for small business and may be subject to specific preference requirements. The Forest Service no longer maintains general 'bidders list'. All current and potential government contractors are currently required to enroll in Central Contractor Registration to be awarded contracts by any government agency. Potential bidders may contact the lead contracting officer at the Northern Province location in Redding, CA, phone: 530-226-2524.
The Klamath National Forest is a substantial contributor to the economies of local communities through the contracting with various businesses and citizens for the procurement and acquisition of goods and services. Services are provided through contracts, purchasing, and other various contract tools. Contract services include:
- Water, fuel, batteries, medical supplies, mechanic services, tires, etc.
- Lodging, portable toilets, and equipment rentals such as bulldozers, excavators, backhoes, water trucks, pack strings, etc.
Three sites provide information on contracting with the federal government.
The Federal Business Opportunities site known as FedBizOpps is where commercial vendors may search and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community, including the Forest Service.
The Department of Agriculture’s Office of Procurement and Property Management.
Forest Service Acquisitions