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Federal Contracting

The federal government should not produce goods and services for itself or others that can be produced at a lower price, with higher quality, and a faster delivery schedule by private businesses. The government saves billions of tax payer dollars and sustains the nation's competitive edge in industries such as defense, information technology, and management when it partners with and invests in private sector companies.

However, a complicated and inflexible federal contracting process with costly administrative burdens deters many businesses from bidding on contracts. The U.S. Chamber works to streamline the acquisition process, ensure a fair and open procurement system, and encourage the government to rely more on the private sector for the goods and services it needs.

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Timeline

The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

E.g., 07/28/2015
E.g., 07/28/2015
Letter

This letter regarding the FY16 Agriculture Appropriations bill was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

1 week 5 days ago
Letter

This letter regarding the Fiscal Year 2016 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations.

2 weeks 6 days ago
Letter

This letter was sent to all members of the Senate in support of an amendment that may be offered by Senator Inhofe to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (NDAA) which would limit the implementation of the "Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces" Executive Order with regard to defense contractors.

1 month 1 week ago
Letter

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives opposing the Speier Amendment which may be offered during consideration of H.R. 2685, the FY16 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which would prohibit contractors from competing for DOD contracts solely on the basis of the location of their corporate domicile.

1 month 2 weeks ago
Letter

This Key Vote Alert! letter opposing Amendment 1559 to the NDAA, which would blacklist Department of Defense contractors on the basis of the location of their corporate domicile, was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

1 month 3 weeks ago
Letter

This joint letter sent by the Chamber and the National Association of Manufacturers was sent to the Members of the United States Senate in opposition to proposals that would debar government contractors solely based on a change in corporate domicile.

2 months 1 week ago
Letter

This joint letter sent by the Chamber and the National Association of Manufacturers was sent to the members of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition to proposals that would debar government contractors solely based on a change in corporate domicile.

3 months 2 days ago
Comment

On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ("Chamber") we are pleased to submit comments at this early stage on the drafting of a definition for the term "recruitment fees" to supplement the new anti-trafficking regulations (FAR Case 2013-001) published on January 29, 2015, to implement E.O. 13627 and the End Trafficking In Government Act.

4 months 1 week ago
Letter

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS:

On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of
Manufacturers, we are writing to express our opposition to Congressional proposals, such as the
DeLauro-Doggett and Durbin-Levin "No Federal Contracts for Corporate Deserters Act," which
would blacklist government contractors solely on the basis of a change in the location of their
corporate domicile.

10 months 3 weeks ago