Contracting

Field Procurement Operations

Summer scenic overview looking across Mountainous Peaks

The Intermountain Region conducts a full range of acquisition activities to support the programs and goals of the Forest Service. The majority of our procurement is done through competitive means. We also actively support and participate in preferential programs such as small business set-asides, the 8(a) program and mandatory source programs. All procurements expected to exceed $25,000 are advertised on the SAM.gov webpage. This site provides a brief synopsis of the project, i.e., location, scope of the work, information of how to obtain the solicitation, and any special conditions.

There are three service centers set up to provide procurement services to the Intermountain Region:

Idaho Wyoming Acquisition Zone
Located on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest
1405 Hollipark Drive
Idaho Falls, ID  83401

  • Serves the Caribou-Targhee, Salmon-Challis, and Bridger-Teton National Forests.

Southwest Idaho and Nevada Acquisition Zone
Located on the Boise National Forest
1249 South Vinnell Way, Suite 200
Boise, ID  83709

  • Serves the Humboldt-Toiyabe, Payette, Sawtooth, and the Boise National Forests.

Utah Acquisition Zone
Located on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache, Redwood Road Engineering Work Center
1749 West 500 South Salt Lake City, UT  84104

  • Serves the Ashley, Dixie, Fishlake, Manti-La Sal, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests, R4 Intermountain Regional Office & the Geospatial Technology and Applications Center

Property

Two wood cabins sit above a creek of water with lush green grassReal property leases for facilities are awarded and administered by the Regional Office Acquisition Management staff located in Ogden Utah. 

More on the >>> National Property Management website

 

Grants & Agreements 

The Acquisition Management staff provides program guidance and technical support for grants and agreements. The majority of the federal financial assistance programs (grants and cooperative agreements) in the Intermountain Region are in support of State and Private Forestry programs that include cooperative forestry grants through the state foresters and rural community and economic development grants awarded through a competitive process. The Forest Service has other authorities in support of National Forest Systems management that allow us to enter into cost share agreements non-competitively with local governments, Indian tribes, non-profit organizations, individuals, and in some cases, for-profit entities when there is a mutual benefit and interest.

More on the >>> Intermountain Region G&A website

Links to Solicitations Locally & Nationally:

Locally: Contracting opportunities under $25,000.00

Nationally: Contracting opportunities over $25,000.00