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Division of Acquisition and Cooperative Support (DACS)

Division Director: Jeffery M. Lupis

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide comprehensive acquisition and cooperative agreement award leadership.

DACS is responsible for solicitation, negotiation, award and administration of NSF contracts and of complex cooperative agreements for NSF's research facilities, and major centers' programs such as Science Technology Centers (STC's) and Engineering Research Centers (ERC's). DACS is also responsible for overseeing NSF procurement systems, contracts policy, processes and guidance.

CONTRACTS BRANCH

(703) 292-8242

Responsibilities
Planning, solicitation, negotiation, award and administration of research and research support contracts for NSF.

COOPERATIVE SUPPORT BRANCH

(703) 292-8242

Responsibilities
Award and administration of cooperative agreements for NSF's research facilities, major research tools, and selected science, technology, engineering, and education center programs.

bullet NSF Acquisition Ombudsman
bullet Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)