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National Science Foundation
Office of Budget, Finance and Award Management (BFA)
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Contracts Branch
Cooperative Support Branch
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Office of Budget, Finance, & Award Management
Budget Division
Division of Acquisition and Cooperative Support
Division of Financial Management
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Division of Institution & Award Support

Contracts Branch

Branch Chief: Gregory Steigerwald
Deputy Branch Chief: Greg Smith


The Contracts Branch is responsible for planning, solicitation, negotiation, award, and administration of all contracts at the National Science Foundation. This page identifies the types of supplies and services we commonly procure and provides links to other acquisition-related information, such as our solicitation WebPage. If you have any questions or suggestions, please send them to our webmaster.

Contracts Branch commonly procures the major categories of supplies and services listed below:

  • Audit Services
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • IT Hardware, Software, Maintenance, Integration; Telecommunications; and other Technical Support
  • Logistics, Operations, and Maintenance Support for Operations in the Polar Regions and Ocean Drilling
  • Scientific Studies
  • Educational Research

Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) is the source to locate (1) NSF proposed contract actions over $25,000 (see FAR 5.101(a)) and (2) NSF Justification and Approvals in accordance with FAR 6.305. FBO can be accessed by going to https://www.fbo.gov/.

In accordance with the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA), small entities may direct comments about regulatory and/or enforcement actions to the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of the National Ombudsman via the Internet (http://www.sba.gov/ombudsman); email (ombudsman@sba.gov); telephone (1-888-REG-FAIR); or mail (SBA Office of the National Ombudsman, 409 Third St., SW, Washington, DC 20416). The National Ombudsman process has no effect on your rights or obligations under the procedures of the agency on which you are commenting. You must still comply with all of that agency's processes and procedures.


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