The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) provides contracting support for the Research, Education and Economics (REE) Mission Area.
All Unsolicited Proposals must be submitted in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 15.6 and Agricultural Acquisition Regulation (AGAR) Subpart 415.6. Please note that this only governs contractual actions. Any unsolicited proposal that request a direct transfer of funds via a grant will be rejected back to the requestor.
Unsolicited Proposals for any of the REE Agencies (Agricultural Research Service, Economic Research Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service, or the National Institute of Food and Agriculture) are to be submitted to APOB@usda.gov. Unsolicited Proposals for other USDA Agencies or Mission Areas should be submitted to those offices directly.