This is the list of contracts identified by the SEC which are required to support excepted activities. This list is subject to change based on shifting circumstances. The Office of Acquisitions (OA) will contact each of these listed contractors and notify them they should continue working per their contract. If the vendor cannot reach their COR, they should contact the email. OA staff will take appropriate actions. All contracts NOT in this list should have performance suspended during the appropriation lapse as of noon 12/27/2018. Thank you for your support of the SEC and your professionalism during this time.

The Office of Acquisitions develops and executes programs for the SEC's acquisitions policy, procurement and contract administration, acquisitions workforce training and certification, and government purchase card.

Request for Information on SEC Contracts

If you are interested in obtaining information pertaining to SEC contracts, you must make a request through the SEC’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIA) Office. See FOIA link at the bottom of this webpage. 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.

Where to Find SEC Solicitations and Justifications for Other than Full and Open Competition

If 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, please visit Federal Business Opportunities at

Whistleblower Protection

The SEC includes the below paragraph in its applicable nondisclosure forms and agreements to comply with the requirements of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 and Section 715 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012:

These provisions and restrictions [of the nondisclosure agreement] are consistent with and do not supersede, conflict with, or otherwise alter the employee obligations, rights, or liabilities created by existing statute or Executive order relating to (1) classified information, (2) communications to Congress, (3) the reporting to an Inspector General of a violation of any law, rule, or regulation, or mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, or a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety, or (4) any other whistleblower protection [collectively, including but not limited to Executive Order No.13526 (75 Fed. Reg. 707), or any successor thereto; section 7211 of title 5, United States Code (governing disclosures to Congress); section 1034 of title 10, United States Code, as amended by the Military Whistleblower Protection Act (governing disclosure to Congress by members of the military); section 2302(b)(8) of title 5, United States Code, as amended by the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (governing disclosures of  illegality, waste, fraud, abuse or public health or safety threats); the Intelligence Identities Protection Act of 1982 (50 U.S.C. 421 et seq.) (governing disclosures that could expose confidential Government agents); sections 7(c) and 8H of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) (relating to disclosures to an inspector general, the inspectors general of the Intelligence Community, and Congress); section 103H(g)(3) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 403–3h(g)(3) (relating to disclosures to the inspector general of the Intelligence Community); sections 17(d)(5) and 17(e)(3) of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 (50 U.S.C. 403q(d)(5) and 403q(e)(3)) (relating to disclosures to the Inspector General of the Central Intelligence Agency and Congress); and the statutes which protect against disclosure that may compromise the national security, including sections 641, 793, 794, 798, and 952 of title 18, United States Code, and section 4(b) of the Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 783(b))]. The definitions, requirements, obligations, rights, sanctions, and liabilities created by controlling Executive orders and statutory provisions, including those listed above, are incorporated into this agreement and are controlling.

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