Doing Business with the U.S. Marshals Service
Notice to Vendors Regarding Sequestration
1st, as required by law, the President issued a sequestration order
canceling approximately $85 billion in budgetary resources across the
Federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2013. Within the
Department of Justice, sequestration will result in a reduction of over
$1.6 billion from the Fiscal Year 2013 funding level. Vendors should be
aware that the budget cuts imposed by sequestration may impact existing
contracts/orders and will likely affect the award of new
The Department is taking every step to mitigate the
effects of these cuts; however, based on our initial analysis,
reductions to expenditures under certain contracts/orders may be
necessary. New awards will not be made or options exercised unless they
are absolutely necessary to protect our mission-critical operations.
Vendors with existing contracts with the Department will be notified by
their contracting officer as soon as we determine the specific
contracts/orders subject to reduction as well as the extent of the
reduction. Please note that reductions to expenditures could be
accomplished in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to: price
reduction, scope reduction, reduced level of effort, determination to
not exercise an option; delay or cancellation of new work, or partial or
complete termination for convenience.
Your patience and understanding
is appreciated as we work through these challenges.
The United States Marshals Service (USMS) welcomes all Small,
Women-Owned, Hub-Zone, Disadvantaged, Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned
businesses who are interested in doing business with our agency.
General information is provided at this web site on some of the
routine commodities and services which the U.S. Marshals purchase
regularly, including any cutting edge or innovative technological goods
and services. We continuously strive to encourage the participation of
all Small, Women-Owned, Disadvantaged, HUBZone, Service-Disabled and
Veteran-Owned businesses to become partners with us while we meet the
goals of our agency in the 21st century.
The USMS has implemented the Purchase Card credit card program
through a General Services Administration contract with J.P. Morgan
Chase. All of
our district offices and headquarters divisions are now using the credit
card for small buys not exceeding the micro-purchase threshold. We are committed to the
fullest use of the MasterCard credit card for routine small purchases
and payment of goods and services. We strongly urge businesses that
presently do not accept MasterCard buys and payments to consider the
benefits and simplicity of credit card transactions. If interested in
this opportunity, please contact J.P. Morgan Chase at 1-877/495-4849. They will provide you with the information
and documentation that you will need in order to maximize your
relationship with the USMS.
The USMS, in its ongoing search for qualified products and services,
extends an invitation to Small, Women-Owned, HUBZone, Disadvantaged,
Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Business Enterprises to inform us of
your supplies or services, and to participate in future requests for
proposals and quotations.
For further information, you may direct your inquiries to Ms.
Elizabeth L. Howard at 202/307-9349 or by facsimile at: 202/307-9695.
NOTE: For information on procurement actions greater than
$25,000, vendors can perform a Simple Search using "Marshals Service" as
your search criteria at
Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website.