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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 FedBizOpps.gov, 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.

  • Register with the System for Award Management, which combines federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system.

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 the point of contact listed below:

Sara Marcheggiani
Commandant (CG-9)
US Coast Guard
2703 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE Stop 7828
Washington DC, 20593-7828
Sara.H.Marcheggiani@uscg.mil
(202) 475-3746