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Protecting business is our business. Our investigations make a difference to your bottom line and the overall economy—whether it’s keeping the competitive playing field level through our antitrust cases, protecting trade secrets and intellectual property, patrolling cyberspace, or preventing financially-crippling terrorist attacks. We work with business professionals across the country every day—not just to request support for our investigations, but to provide a range of services and to join together to protect vital infrastructure.

Learn about major partnerships with the private sector, how to do business with us, the threats we investigate, and more.

Key Information-Sharing Partnerships 

Learn more about these four partnerships, what they offer to the private sector, and how to join by visiting the links below. 

Learn About Key Threats to Businesses 

These are among the key threats and security risks facing businesses today. The pages and sections below include some information on protections and mitigations. More details can be found by joining one or several of the information-sharing partnerships listed above. 

Business E-Mail Compromise

Business e-mail compromise (BEC) is a growing financial fraud that is more sophisticated than any similar scam the…

Doing Business with the FBI 

Important CARES Act Notice

Following the provisions of the CARES Act, Section 3610, firms with FBI contracts may submit a package to request reimbursement for workers placed in a leave status due to the COVID-19 national health emergency and the inability to telework or access government office space. Please contact your contract officer or contract officer representative for more information and required forms.

To carry out its intelligence and law enforcement mission, the FBI must meet the needs of our personnel and manage the facilities we have located across the country and around the world. The FBI uses a competitive process to acquire the goods and services that support the work we do, in accordance with part six of the Federal Acquisition Regulations.

We follow a category management approach to procurement and make bulk purchases in the following key categories: 

  • Information technology and telecommunications 
  • Professional services/research and development/security and protection 
  • Construction and facilities

Some examples of products and services required by the FBI in these categories are: 

  • Computer systems design services 
  • Computer and computer peripheral equipment and software merchant wholesalers
  • Electronic computer manufacturing  
  • Custom computer programming services 
  • Computer and software stores 
  • Computer and office machine repair and maintenance 
  • Computer training 
  • Other computer peripheral equipment 
  • Other computer-related services 
  • Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite) 
  • Radio and television broadcasting and wireless communications equipment manufacturing 
  • Marketing consulting service
  • Office administrative service
  • Administrative management and general management consulting services 
  • Data processing, hosting, and related services 
  • Other management consulting services 
  • All other legal services 
  • Office of real estate agents and brokers 
  • Commercial and institutional building construction 
  • Facilities support services 
  • Engineering services 
  • All other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores) 
  • Office furniture (except wood manufacturing) 
  • All other leather goods manufacturing 
  • Analytical laboratory instrument manufacturing 

Information for Small Businesses

Our Small Business Program Office (SBPO)  is committed to ensuring that small businesses are given priority in the FBI’s procurement efforts and encourages small businesses to pursue FBI procurements. The SBPO  advocates for the following types of small business by issuing full and partial small business set-asides that meet federal goals and regulations: 

  • Disadvantaged 
  • Women-owned  
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone-certified  

The FBI’s procurement forecast can be found within the consolidated DOJ forecast.

Contact us at: 
Small Business Representative 
Small Business Competition Coordination Unit  
Room 6863 
935 Pennsylvania Ave., NW 
Washington, D.C. 20535 

FBI Small Business Goals for Fiscal Year 2020  

Small business30.75% prime contracting  
38% subcontracting          
Small disadvantaged business5%
Women-owned small business5%
Service-disabled veteran-owned small business3%
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program                3%

Outreach and Networking Events 

The FBI's Procurement Section organizes and attends many  industry outreach events, including vendor and industry trade shows, acquisition-specific industry days, and  professional contract and law enforcement events.   
The director of the Department of Justice’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization hosts vendor outreach sessions on the third Tuesday of each month (unless otherwise specified). The FBI’s SBPO staff attends these face-to-face  sessions, as do personnel from other Department of Justice components. Complete information and instructions on how to register for these sessions is available here.

Finding FBI Opportunities 

In accordance with guidelines from the Office of Management and Budget, the FBI is held to using best-in-class contract vehicles for many products and services.  The FBI primarily solicits bids and proposals on, GSA e-Buy,  NASA SEWP, and other government- wide acquisition contracts, as well as through interagency agreements. 


Checks on Bank Employees

For more information, visit Checks on Employees of Banks and Related Entities on the Fingerprints and Other Biometrics webpage.