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Notice to Vendors Regarding Sequestration

On March 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 contracts/orders.

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 the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website.


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