The Office of Acquisitions oversees the federal contracting process that enables the SEC to purchase goods and services from third-party vendors to advance the agency’s mission at lower costs to taxpayers.  

The federal government encourages small businesses to seek agency contract awards, and the SEC's Office of Acquisitions maintains an Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) to promote and advocate small business opportunities within the agency's acquisition process. 

If you are interested in obtaining information pertaining to SEC contracts, you must submit a FOIA request. Please note that for privacy reasons, federal law prohibits some contract information from being released to the general public, and only information on awarded contracts is allowed to be released.

Visit the System for Award Managementif you are interested in searching, monitoring, or retrieving opportunities solicited by the SEC contracting community or information regarding justifications for SEC contracts awarded as other than full and open competition.

Vance Cathell

Director, Office of Acquisitions

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Doing Business With the SEC

Small businesses interested in doing business with the SEC should review this information sheet.

Unsolicited Contract Proposals

The SEC encourages submissions of unsolicited proposals from those with a unique product or service that they feel would help the SEC accomplish its mission.

Potential Contracting Opportunities Forecast

An estimate of potential contracting opportunities within a fiscal year based on information known at the time of the list's development.

Subcontracting Opportunities

Strategies to assist small businesses in identifying and understanding potential subcontracting opportunities.

Enterprise Vehicle List

General information on current contract vehicles for potential enterprise-wide use at the SEC.

Vendor Outreach Days

The SEC provides these forums for interested businesses to exchange information about their capabilities, ask questions about SEC’s procurement processes, and discuss the forecast of procurement opportunities.

  • Held monthly – date varies month to month
  • Offered to minority-owned, women-owned, and small businesses
  • Twenty (20) minute sessions to meet with SEC personnel, including the OMWI Supplier Diversity Advocate and the SEC Small Business Specialist
  • Participation via WebEx conference

The Supplier Diversity Business Management System (SDBMS) serves as the central repository of general business information and statements of capabilities for vendors interested in SEC procurement opportunities. SDBMS is used to source diverse vendors for market research purposes in developing agency requirements and used to share information with vendors about SEC supplier diversity initiatives.

Visit Supplier Diversity Business Management System (SDBMS) to create a vendor profile and upload your capability statement. Once your profile is processed, the VOD registration will be available within SDBMS to schedule an upcoming appointment.