DOC – 30KB)Welcome to the General Services Office!
On this page you will be able to find solicitations issued by the Consulate General of the United States of America in Istanbul for the acquisition of commodities and/or services.
Federal Government Business Opportunities
More Federal government business opportunities may also be found at the General Service Administration’s Federal Business Opportunities website.
Vendor Registration with the U.S. Government
a) DUNS registration
The first step is to obtain a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, which is issued and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) and verifies the existence of a business entity globally. Local contractors may request the DUNS number from Bisnode/D&B Austria’s Office at http://www.bisnode.at/service/d-u-n-s-nummer/
b) NCAGE – NATO Commercial and Governmental Entity (NCAGE) Code.
To receive an NCAGE please submit a request online at https://eportal.nspa.nato.int/AC135Public/scage/CageList.aspx
c) SAM Registration
The System for Award Management (SAM) is a central database for use by U.S. Federal Government agencies. There is NO fee to register for this site. Each vendor is responsible for providing accurate and up-to-date information Detailed information about SAM is available online at http://www.sam.gov. User guides and webinars are available under the Help tab.
To register online, go to the SAM web portal above– select “Create User Account”. You will need your DUNS number and NCAGE code during registration (see more information above). We kindly ask for your patience during the registration process as it is not a simple task.
The U.S. Government does not make advance payments – payment is made by Electronic Funds Transfer (ETF) after receipt and acceptance of ordered goods/services and receipt of a proper invoice.
Prior to performing any services or delivering any products, please ensure that you have received an awarded procurement document (e.g. Purchase Order, Delivery/Task Order, etc.) duly signed by the U.S. Consulate General Istanbul, General Services Office (GSO) Contracting Officer.
The Consulate General cannot pay for goods and services unless you have proof that it was ordered. Once you have received this document, and only then, your company is authorized to perform the services or deliver your product.
Submittal of invoices
U.S. Consulate General
Üç Şehitler Sokak 2
Istinye 34460, Istanbul
Scam Alert to Suppliers and Service Providers of U.S. Consulate General Istanbul
U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul has received notices from vendors that are being contacted by fraudulent individuals who claim to be representatives of the U.S Government. The current scam requests quotes for electronic equipment. This message is intended to inform vendors how to identify scams and to ensure that they are dealing with an accredited member of the U.S. Consulate General’s procurement section when providing quotes and product.
Tips to detect fraudulent actors:
a) Emails from U.S. Consulate General’s procurement staff will always be from an email address ending in .gov (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org) The U.S. Government does not send emails from any other accounts.
b) Solicitation requests from U.S. Consulate General’s procurement staff will carbon copy (cc) Istanbul-Procurement@state.gov. This is the Consulate General’s official email for procurement related inquiries.
c) Procurement staff at the U.S. Consulate General will never request that you supply goods or services without a purchase order. They will also never request a fee or ask you to deposit money into an account.
The U.S. Government is not liable for fraudulent transactions by individuals posing as its representatives. Should you suspect that you are a victim of a scam, or to verify you are corresponding with legitimate representatives, please email: Istanbul-Procurement@state.gov