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US. Department of State Information Directory: Telephone listings, foreign service post information, references, regulations, and supplemental information.

Bureau of Diplomatic Security investigates passport and visa fraud, conducts personnel security investigations, and issues security clearances.

Office of the Procurement Executive (OPE) provides overall leadership of the procurement and grants functions for the Department.  OPE issues procurement and grants policy, provides quality assurance and statistical reporting, and appoints contracting officers and grant officers.

  • Competition in Contracting. It is the Department of State’s policy to maximize competition in contracting under applicable procurement regulations.  Questions regarding the competition in contracting practices of the Department, including unduly restrictive competition should be directed to:  Sharon James, Competition Advocate, 703-875-5429, cat@state.gov.
  • Unsolicited Proposals. The Department of State’s policy requires that proposals be received by the Head of Contracting Activity, or his/her designee.  Proposals may be sent to UnsolicitedProposals@state.gov. Note, if the proposal is being submitted by a US Small Business, you may send a courtesy copy (CC:) to OSDBU.

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Additional Information

Other Resources: External sites that provide additional information and resources for small businesses.

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