Acquisition Resources

Acquisition.gov
Acquisition.gov is the electronic source for the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

HHS Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR)
The HHS Acquisition Regulation sets forth the Department of Health and Human Services’ own regulations, which supplement the federal-wide acquisition regulations.

System for Award Management
An organization must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) to receive most types of federal awards.

NIH electronic Contract Proposal Submission System (eCPS)
NIH eCPS is the electronic portal used for submitting most proposal or quotes in response to solicitations posted by the NIH on FedBizOpps.

NIH Contracts vs. Grants
This NIH resource page explains some of the differences between a contract and a grant funding mechanism.

NIH General Clause Listing
The NIH Office of Acquisition Management Policy website provides lists of general contract clauses that are expected to go into every NIH contract, depending on contract type.

NIH Acquisition Offices
There are ten acquisition offices supporting the National Institutes of Health.

NIH Human Subjects Research
NIH requirements for work performed under NIH contracts or grants that involves Human Subjects.

NIH Animal Welfare
NIH requirements for work performed under NIH contracts or grants that involves vertebrate animals.

HHS Small Business Program
The HHS Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) helps small businesses in their pursuit of health and human services-related contracts.

Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration provides assistance to small businesses looking for federal contracting opportunities.