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The Coast Guard Acquisition Directorate manages a multibillion-dollar recapitalization investment portfolio of acquisition programs across three major product lines: surface; aviation; and command, control, communications, computers, cyber and intelligence (C5I) systems.

These programs are supported by six procurement centers:

  • Office of Contract Operations
  • Aviation Logistics Center
  • Office of C5I Contracting and Procurement
  • Surface Forces Logistics Center
  • Operational Logistics Command Procurement and Contracting Division
  • Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center – Construction

Acquiring new assets and upgrading legacy platforms, mission systems and facilities are fundamental aspects of recapitalization, which helps achieve sustainable readiness by replacing obsolete and costly-to-maintain assets. These investments deliver cutters, boats, aircraft and C4ISR systems that meet specified cost, schedule and performance requirements.

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Coast Guard

Rules for Unsolicited Proposals: Criteria that must be satisfied prior to submitting unsolicited proposals.

Ombudsman Program for Agency Protests: Program intended to resolve contractor concerns informally within the Coast Guard.

Small Business Non-Retaliation Policy

Commandant Instruction: Major Systems Acquisition Management (MSAM)

Commandant Instruction: Non-Major Acquisition Program (NMAP)


Department of Homeland Security

Homeland Security Acquisition Manual

Homeland Security Acquisition Regulations (HSAR)

For more information, check out DHS Acquisition Policy and Regulations



Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)


Acquisition Research Tools

Unsolicited Proposals

If you feel that your company has a product or service which may be of interest to the Coast Guard, you should do the following:

  • Monitor System for Award Management, where the government publishes its notices of procurements. This site provides a wealth of information about current government requirements and offers specific guidance that will allow you to submit bids or proposals to the respective agency offices.

Before submitting an unsolicited proposal, you should:

  • Carefully and objectively assess your product/service to ensure that it is, in fact, innovative and unique, and that it is not already commercially available to the government.
  • Research Part 15.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) which provides specific criteria that must be met before an unsolicited proposal can be submitted.

Once you have reviewed these requirements and made the determination you have a valid unsolicited proposal, then you should submit your proposal to:


Other Opportunities


Doing Business: In the News


April 3, 2024 - Coast Guard salutes outstanding contracting and procurement professionals with annual Head of the Contracting Activity Awards 


Sept. 8, 2023 - Notice to Coast Guard contractors on invoice payment delays

Aug. 31, 2023 - Members of Coast Guard C&P community honored with Chief Procurement Officer Excellence Awards

Aug. 26, 2023 - FAQ addresses continued use of 8(a) Program during Ultima injunction

April 18, 2023 - Coast Guard seeks feedback on procurement process through industry survey

April 2, 2023 - Coast Guard honors outstanding contracting and procurement professionals


Nov. 2, 2022 - Virtual industry day to focus on National Architect and Engineering Services IDIQ

Oct. 25, 2022 - Coast Guard issues request for demonstrations of command center display systems

June 7, 2022 - Coast Guard provides update on invoice processing under new financial system

May 19, 2022 - Coast Guard recognizes outstanding achievement among contracting and procurement professionals

April 7, 2022 - Coast Guard issues notice regarding vendor payments


Dec. 21, 2021 - Coast Guard transitions to DHS financial management and procurement system

Dec. 8, 2021 - Coast Guard will use Invoice Processing Platform for most new FY22 awards

Aug. 12, 2021 - Coast Guard will experience invoice processing pause during financial system transition


Aug. 5, 2020 - Chief Procurement Officer Excellence Awards recognize Coast Guard acquisition achievements

May 26, 2020 - Coast Guard provides COVID-19 fraud awareness to vendor community

Feb. 11, 2020 - Coast Guard honors contracting and procurement professionals at annual recognition ceremony


Nov. 26, 2019 - CG-91 challenges workforce for ideas on innovation in contracting

Sept. 12, 2019 - Chief Procurement Officer Excellence Awards recognize Coast Guard acquisition community member

May 31, 2019 - Coast Guard honors contracting and procurement professionals at annual recognition ceremony

Feb. 1, 2019 - Coast Guard addresses industry partners’ questions about payments after lapse in appropriation


April 23, 2018 - U.S. Coast Guard to host May 2 Industry Day at TISCOM in Alexandria, Virginia

March 23, 2018 - Coast Guard recognizes outstanding contracting, procurement enterprise employees