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

LetterJun 13, 2016 - 5:30pm

Letters to House and Senate Committees on Fiscal Year 2017 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

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.

LetterJun 07, 2016 - 5:15pm

Key Vote Alert! - S. 2943, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017"

This Key Vote Alert! letter supporting S. 2943, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017,” several provisions and amendments, and opposing several amendments, was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

LetterMay 25, 2016 - 2:00pm

Letter on S. 2943, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017"

This letter regarding S. 2943, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017,” was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

LetterMay 24, 2016 - 8:45am

Letter on markup of Fiscal Year 2017 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

This letter regarding the markup of the FY17 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill was sent to all Members of the House Appropriations Committee.

LetterMay 18, 2016 - 3:00pm

Letter to Senate on the "Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017"

This letter regarding the FY17 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act was sent to all Members of the United States Senate.

LetterMay 11, 2016 - 8:30am

Letter on Markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017

This letter regarding the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 and support for inclusion of a remedy to limit the impact of Executive Order 13673 was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services.

LetterApr 26, 2016 - 2:30pm

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

This letter regarding the markup of H.R. 4909, the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017,” was sent to all Members of the House Committee on Armed Services.

LetterApr 19, 2016 - 8:45am

Hill Letter on Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the members of the House Appropriations Committee regarding the Chamber’s funding priorities for the FY17 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.

Above the FoldApr 06, 2016 - 9:00am
U.S. Capitol

A Contracting Blacklist Would Undermine National Security and Economic Growth

The measures are the latest flawed attempt by lawmakers to push back against tax inversions. Here's what we should do instead.