The General Services Office of the U.S. Embassy in Muscat seeks to contract with qualified and reliable firms to deliver and perform a variety of commodities and services.
Current opportunities are listed below. Qualified firms are advised to closely read and follow the instructions before replying to any opportunities.
Solicitation Announcements: Any request to submit proposal or quotations to the U.S. Government.
Invitation for Bids: Solicitation under sealed bid procedures.
Request for Proposals (RFP): Solicitation under negotiated procedures for a normal commercial or non-commercial item valued above $250,000
Request for Quotation or Request for an Offer (RFQ/RFO): Solicitation under simplified acquisition procedures for a normal commercial or non-commercial item valued below $250,000.
Access and Registration Form
Access and Registration Form is used by contractors to provide the details of their company and personnel to the Embassy in order to access a site to perform a survey or to provide a quote for a solicitation.
The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. Government. SAM registration is mandatory for all vendors who wish to engage in a procurement action valued over $30,0000 with the U.S. Government. There is no cost to use SAM. Therefore, prospective offerors are encouraged to register prior to the submittal of quotations/proposals. For the SAM website, please visit www.SAM.gov. For a vendor registration guide, please click on the following link.
For any questions or assistance with SAM registration, vendors are encouraged to contact MuscatProcurement@state.gov. The Embassy may not complete SAM registration on behalf of vendors, but is available to assist with any questions.
Combating Trafficking in Persons (TIPs):
TIPs stands for a variety of illegal and exploitative practices such as debt bondage, forced labor, involuntary servitude and sex trafficking.
TIPs prevention requirements are included in the pre-proposal and pre-performance conferences and applies to all acquisitions over $10,000.
The U.S. Government has a zero-tolerance policy towards engagement in TIPS by any recipient of federal funds. Prime contractors are responsible for fulfilling the terms of the written contract, including care for the worker and complying with combating TIPS requirements.
Defense Base Act (DBA) Insurance:
The DBA is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) which provides disability compensation and medical benefits to employees and death benefits to eligible survivors of employees of U.S. government contractors who perform work overseas.
The DBA covers the following employment activities: Work on public work contracts with any U.S. government agency, including construction and service contracts outside the United States; and any injury or death occurring to any such employee during transportation to or from the place of employment, where the employer or the U.S. provides the transportation or the cost thereof. If any one of the above criteria is met, all employees engaged in such employment, regardless of nationality, including U.S. citizens and residents, host country nationals and local hires as well as third country nationals (individuals hired from another country to work in the host country), are covered under the Act. The DBA does not apply to the injury or death of (1) an employee subject to the provisions of the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act; (2) an employee engaged in agriculture, domestic service, or any employment that is casual and not in the usual course of the trade, business, or profession of the employer; and (3) a master or member of a crew of any vessel.
DBA insurance requirements, if applicable, are included in the solicitation package.
All questions should be emailed to MuscatProcurement@state.gov