Doing Business with FirstNet

Thank you for your interest in doing business with FirstNet. The mission of FirstNet is to ensure the building, deployment and operation of the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. This network will provide a single interoperable platform for emergency and daily public safety communications.

Public Safety Communications Technology Market Research

FirstNet frequently meets with vendors to facilitate market research into the latest technologies, products and trends related to first responder communications. If you are a company that would like to discuss your technical capabilities as they relate to devices, applications, or other technologies that could be leveraged to improve wireless broadband communications for public safety, fill out our meeting request form and submit it to publicsafetytechnologies@firstnet.gov. We will let you know in 3 business days if we are interested in scheduling a meeting. Please note, that this is for market research purposes only, and is not an avenue for submitting contract proposals to FirstNet. Please see the “Unsolicited Proposals” section for further information.

FirstNet Office of the Chief Procurement Officer

The FirstNet Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) manages all acquisitions and procurements for FirstNet business units. Our mission is to ensure the best value for the federal government and to establish and implement proper acquisition policies and procedures, ensuring all contractual commitments for equipment, supplies, and services are made within the framework of federal acquisition statutes, Executive Orders, Office of Management and Budget requirements, other applicable Code of Federal Regulations, internal acquisition policies, and sound business judgment.

If you are interested in marketing supplies, equipment, services to FirstNet business units, or for general questions, please contact: FirstNet.AskProcurement@firstnet.gov

About Federal Contracting

The federal government has recently created a business information “one-stop” platform called BusinessUSA. The aim is to make it easier than ever for businesses to access valuable information and services to help them grow. If you are interested in federal contracting, you will find a portal of popular links for businesses at this new site.

If you are seeking to do business with the federal government, there are procedures you must follow to qualify and ensure your eligibility. It starts with obtaining a Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number and selecting a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for administrative, contracting and tax purposes.

FirstNet’s Acquisitions Forecast

The Forecasting and Advance Acquisition Planning System (FAAPS) is an online portal where vendors can view anticipated contract actions above $150,000 for Federal entities, including those at FirstNet and other U.S. Department of Commerce bureaus.

FirstNet’s Open Solicitations [“BID BOARD”]

FirstNet’s open procurements are posted in FedBizOpps

Unsolicited Proposals

An unsolicited proposal is an innovative or unique idea developed by a vendor or entity on its own, which supports a government mission, and is submitted in a prescribed format in the hopes of obtaining a government contract. If you have a unique proposal that you believe supports the mission of FirstNet, it should be prepared and submitted as an unsolicited proposal. Refer to FirstNet’s Guide for Preparing and Submitting Unsolicited Proposals.

Current FirstNet Contract Awards

USAspending.gov is a user friendly system to access contract award data posted to the Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG).

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