Office of Procurement and Operational Support
The Office of Procurement and Operational Support procures and manages goods and services necessary for orderly and efficient agency operations. These include leasing and managing office space, managing agency records and forms, ordering office supplies, computer and printing equipment, and inventory management. The office also administers the Labor-Management Cooperative Grants program, and mail and distribution services. The director is responsible for advising agency managers on the best way to procure goods and services in accordance with government rules and regulations.
This office awards approximately 120 transactions each year totaling around $4.5 million. Of the total transactions, approximately 23% are GSA delivery/task orders, 26% are purchase orders, 1% are contracts, and 50% are modifications. As FMCS does not post requirements on the agency website, all proposed contract actions expected to exceed $15,000 are posted to either FedBizOpps (www.FBO.gov), GSA eBuy! (www.ebuy.gsa.gov), or the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) NITAAC website (https://nitaac.nih.gov/). NOTE: The only time a Request for Quotation (RFQ) would be sent via email directly to a vendor would be if the supply and/or service is expected to be less than $15,000. If you receive such a request and question its validity, please contact ProcurementSupport@fmcs.gov. For other questions pertaining to specific requirements, please contact the Contract Specialist listed on the RFQ.
Transnational Fraud Ring Targets U.S. Government Procurement Offices and Vendors
In July 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) discovered that members of a transnational fraud ring based in Atlanta, Georgia, had impersonated a DHS procurement official to obtain computer equipment from private vendors. Further investigation into the ongoing fraud scheme revealed that the subjects were also stealing electronic equipment intended for other Federal agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Labor, and Transportation; the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; the Securities and Exchange Commission; and the Railway Retirement Board. Some of the purchase orders identified were for hundreds of thousands of dollars each.