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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 

The FBI’s Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) advocates for small, minority, service-disabled veteran, Historically Underutilized Business Zone, and women-owned small businesses. The SBPO promotes the use of small businesses throughout the Bureau, to include its 56 field offices. As the FBI is a Department of Justice (DOJ) agency, the SBPO receives policy direction and guidance from the director of DOJ’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

The Finance Division is responsible for the centralized procurement activities of the Bureau. The division is organized into six buying units and the Acquisition Strategy and Planning Unit (ASAPU). The SBPO is a part of the ASAPU, which is responsible for providing strategic planning support and guidance to internal FBI customers. The buying units are organized to purchase supplies and services to meet the requirements of specific customers. The SBPO interacts with each of the six buying units to promote the use of small businesses and provide assistance in locating appropriate small businesses—ensuring that the Bureau complies with congressionally mandated procurement goals, federal acquisition regulations, and Department of Justice regulations. 

The SBPO is committed to ensuring that small business consideration is given priority in each procurement and encourages small businesses to pursue FBI procurements. The FBI’s procurement forecast is a part of the consolidated DOJ forecast, which can be found at Those interested may also attend DOJ vendor outreach sessions.

Finance Division Personnel

Section Chief
Procurement Section
Finance Division
935 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20535

Small Business Representative

Small Business Competition Coordination Unit 
Room 6863
935 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20535

Outreach Events 

The director of the Department of Justice’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) hosts vendor outreach sessions each fiscal year. Each of the Department of Justice agencies is represented at the sessions, to include the FBI’s small business program staff. You can register to attend a session by calling the OSDBU staff at (202) 616-0521 or 1-800-345-3712. Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Scheduling begins at noon EST/EDT on the first work day of each month. Complete information about the sessions may be found at:

The sessions are held at:

Two Constitution Square
145 N Street NE, Room 1W.1001
Washington, D.C. 20530
9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.

Products and Services Purchased by the FBI

North American Industry Classification System/Description

541519: Other computer-related services
541512: Computer systems design services
541613: Marketing consulting services
541511: Custom computer programming services
453998: All other miscellaneous store retailers (except tobacco stores)
541611: Administrative management and general management consulting services
518210: Data processing, hosting, and related services
423430: Computer and computer peripheral equipment and software merchant wholesalers
334111: Electronic computer manufacturing
531210: Office of real estate agents and brokers
236220: Commercial and institutional building construction
334119: Other computer peripheral equipment
51720: Wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite)
443120: Computer and software stores

541618: Engineering services
541690: Other management consulting services
561110: Office administrative services
334516: Analytical laboratory instrument manufacturing
811212: Computer and office machine repair and maintenance
334220: Radio and television broadcasting and wireless communications equipment manufacturing
337214: Office furniture (except wood manufacturing)
316999: All other leather goods manufacturing
511210: Software publishers
541199: All other legal services
561210: Facilities support services
611420: Computer training

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q. How do I become an FBI vendor?

A. Potential vendors are encouraged to visit Federal Business Opportunities ( for FBI announcements of contract opportunities, events (industry days), and requests for information to industry.

Small business vendors are invited to attend the Department of Justice’s vendor outreach sessions, which are held approximately 10 times per year in Washington DC. Appointments can be made by contacting DOJ staff at (202) 616-0521. Please visit the DOJ webpage to view the upcoming schedule and further information:

Small business vendors are also encouraged to contact the FBI’s Small Business Program at:

Q. Does the FBI buy information technology services and supplies?

A. Yes, the FBI procures information technology services and supplies.

Q. What other goods and services does the FBI buy? 

A. For a comprehensive list of services and supplies that the FBI procures, visit the Products and Services Purchased by the FBI section above.

Q. Does the FBI buy from General Services Administration (GSA) schedules?

A. Yes, the FBI takes advantage of GSA schedules as well as other government-wide acquisition contracts.

Q. What procurement preferences are available to small business?

A. The federal government utilizes several procurement preference programs for small businesses including:

  • Small business set-asides;
  • Small disadvantaged business (SDB) program, which
  • includes the 8(a) business development program;
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program;
  • Women-owned small business program;
  • Service-disabled veteran-owned small business program.

Q: What other contract methods are used?

Dollar ThresholdTypeAction
(Less than) $3,500Micro-purchaseNot advertised
$3,500 to $25,000Simplified acquisition procedures (SAP)    Not always advertised, oral, or request for quotation (normally reserved for small businesses)
More than $25,000 but less than $150,000     SAPAdvertised in FedBizOpps, oral, or request for quotation (normally reserved for small business)
More than $150,000Formal large contractAdvertised in FedBizOpps, invitation for bid, or request for proposal; set-aside if two
capable small firms will submit offers at fair market price.

Q. How can a small business learn about subcontracting opportunities at the FBI?

A. Large businesses file subcontracting plans for contracts valued at $700,000 ($1 million for construction). The plan must be approved before award of a contract. 

Q. Does the FBI have small business contracting goals?

A: Yes, the director of DOJ’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization negotiates small business goals on behalf of all DOJ agencies. Current goals are:

Small business30% prime contracting; 40% subcontracting          
Small disadvantaged business5%
Women-owned small business5%
Service-disabled veteran-owned small business3%
Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program                3%

Vendor Communication Plan

The FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are firmly committed to effective vendor engagement and recognize that it is critical to enhancing competition, identifying commercial item solutions, and realizing savings. Developed in accordance with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy guidance, the DOJ Vendor Communication Plan identifies DOJ’s efforts to promote effective engagement with industry.


1099 Help & Information

Why are you receiving a Form 1099-MISC from the FBI?

We are required to issue a Form 1099-MISC to each person to whom we have paid at least $600 in rents, services (including parts and materials used to perform the service), prizes, awards, and other income payments. As an executive agency, the FBI is also required to issue Form 1099-MISC for payments made to corporations for services.

What has changed from last year?

Payments made to you using the FBI purchase card have been included. Payments reportable on your Form 1099-MISC are determined by the Merchant Category Code (MCC) assigned to you as allowed by Internal Revenue Procedure 2004-43.

What should I do if I have questions?

Send an e-mail to The e-mail should contain your question, 1099-MISC data (i.e. name, Tax ID, account number, address), and your contact information. Please allow two business days for a response.


Checks on Bank Employees

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