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.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldMar 06, 2017 - 6:30pm
U.S. Capitol before sunrise.

Senate Targets Obama Rule Blacklisting Federal Contractors

Businesses shouldn’t have to sacrifice their due process rights in order to do work for the federal government.

Above the FoldOct 12, 2016 - 9:00am
"Compliance" in a bear trap.

Are Massive Document Demands of Federal Contractors Necessary?

A GAO report finds that the vast majority of them play by the rules.

LetterSep 27, 2016 - 12:00pm

Hill Letter on H.R. 5303, the "Water Resources Development Act of 2016"

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.

LetterJul 14, 2016 - 12:15pm

Letter to Conference on S. 2943 and H.R. 4909, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017"

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.

LetterJul 13, 2016 - 2:15pm

Multi-Association Letter on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order 13673 and the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act

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.

LetterJul 13, 2016 - 8:30am

Letter on Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

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.

LetterJul 07, 2016 - 12:00pm

Letter on Conference on S. 2943 and H.R. 4909, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017"

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.

LetterJul 06, 2016 - 5:45pm

Letter to House Appropriations Subcommittee on Fiscal Year 2017 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

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.

LetterJun 21, 2016 - 5:00pm

Letter on Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill to all Members of the House Committee on Appropriations

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

LetterJun 16, 2016 - 2:30pm

Letter on H.R. 2578, the "Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017"

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