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., 12/11/2016
E.g., 12/11/2016
Letter

This letter in support of H.R. 5303, the “Water Resources Development Act of 2016” has been sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 12:00pm
Letter

This letter regarding the conference on S. 2943 and H.R. 4909, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017,” was sent to all Members appointed to the conference committee.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 12:15pm
Letter

This multi-association letter regarding the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 and the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act was sent to all Members of the Conference Committee on the NDAA, as well as the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 2:15pm
Letter

This letter regarding the FY17 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill was sent to all Members of the House Committee on Appropriations.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 8:30am
Letter

This letter regarding conference on S. 2943 and H.R. 4909, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017,” was sent to all Members of the Committees on Armed Services.

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 12:00pm
Letter

This letter regarding the FY17 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill was sent to all Members of the House Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 5:45pm
Letter

This letter regarding the FY17 Homeland Security Appropriations bill was sent to all Members of the House Committee on Appropriations.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Letter

This letter regarding the FY17 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 2:30pm
Letter

These letters regarding the FY17 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill was sent to all Members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, to all Members of the House Committee on Appropriations and to all Members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 5:30pm