Doing Business with the First Responder Network Authority
Thank you for your interest in doing business with the First Responder Network Authority. We are the U.S. federal entity that ensures the building, deployment and operation of the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety, to advocate for public safety’s needs for the network, and to foster innovation that transforms the future of public safety communications. As part of our work, we do public safety communications technology market research and procurement on behalf of the agency – which are detailed below.
Please note: The First Responder Network Authority is the federal agency that oversees AT&T’s work and delivery on the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network Contract. If you’d like to do business with AT&T, please contact them independently. If you want to learn more about FirstNet network service or how to join FirstNet, please go to FirstNet.com.
Public Safety Communications Technology Market Research
The First Responder Network Authority frequently meets with vendors to facilitate market research into the latest technologies, products and trends related to first responder communications. If you are a company that would like to discuss your technical capabilities as they relate to devices, applications, or other technologies that could be leveraged to improve wireless broadband communications for public safety, fill out our meeting request form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will let you know in 3 business days if we are interested in scheduling a meeting. Please note, that this is for market research purposes only, and is not an avenue for submitting contract proposals to FirstNet. Please see the “Unsolicited Proposals” section for further information.
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, First Responder Network Authority
The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO) manages all acquisitions and procurements for First Responder Network Authority business units. Our mission is to ensure the best value for the federal government and to establish and implement proper acquisition policies and procedures, ensuring all contractual commitments for equipment, supplies, and services are made within the framework of federal acquisition statutes, Executive Orders, Office of Management and Budget requirements, other applicable Code of Federal Regulations, internal acquisition policies, and sound business judgment.
If you are interested in marketing supplies, equipment, services to FirstNet business units, or for general questions, please contact: FirstNet.AskProcurement@firstnet.gov
About Federal Contracting
The federal government has recently created a business information “one-stop” platform called BusinessUSA. The aim is to make it easier than ever for businesses to access valuable information and services to help them grow. If you are interested in federal contracting, you will find a portal of popular links for businesses at this new site.
If you are seeking to do business with the federal government, there are procedures you must follow to qualify and ensure your eligibility. It starts with obtaining a Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number and selecting a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for administrative, contracting and tax purposes.
- Obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number
Once you’ve received your DUNS number, you will need to register your company in the System for Award Management (SAM).
- Register in SAM
Additional resources for small business can be found on FirstNet's Small Business page
First Responder Network Authority Acquisitions Forecast
The Forecasting and Advance Acquisition Planning System (FAAPS) is an online portal where vendors can view anticipated contract actions above $150,000 for Federal entities, including those at FirstNet and other U.S. Department of Commerce bureaus.
First Responder Network Authority Open Solicitations [“BID BOARD”]
Open procurements are posted in FedBizOpps:
An unsolicited proposal is an innovative or unique idea developed by a vendor or entity on its own, which supports a government mission, and is submitted in a prescribed format in the hopes of obtaining a government contract. If you have a unique proposal that you believe supports the mission of FirstNet, it should be prepared and submitted as an unsolicited proposal. Refer to FirstNet’s Guide for Preparing and Submitting Unsolicited Proposals.
Current FirstNet Contract Awards
USAspending.gov is a user friendly system to access contract award data posted to the Federal Procurement Data System – Next Generation (FPDS-NG).