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USDA Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090Washington , D.C. 20090-6090
Acquisition Management (AQM)
USDA Sequestration Letter to Contractors
As you are likely aware, effective March 1, 2013, the Budget Control Act mandated budget reductions totaling $85 billion across the Federal government for the remainder of the Federal fiscal year.
As a contractor with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), we are writing to provide you with timely and clear information about how these budget cuts impact us, and in turn what it means for funds provided to you.
At this time, USDA is taking steps to mitigate the effects of these cuts, but based on our initial analysis, it is likely that your company’s workforce, revenue, and planning processes may be affected. For example, USDA may decide not to exercise an option on your contract or may need to negotiate lower prices or other terms via a bilateral modification to meet the constraints imposed by sequestration. USDA may also determine it necessary to stop or suspend work, reduce the scope of work, or partially or completely terminate your contract for convenience. Additionally, planned contract actions for new work may be rescoped, delayed, or canceled depending on the nature of the work and the degree to which it directly supports the agency’s missions.
To the extent that your contract is affected due to these budget cuts, you will be contacted by the appropriate Contracting Officer with additional details. Thank you for your continued work and cooperation as we manage these circumstances.
Welcome to our Washington Office Acquisition Management internet site. Our staff provides policy, oversight and operational support in the areas of Acquisition, Property Management, and Grants and Agreements. We provide centralized acquisition support for the Forest Service IT program and for Incident (Fire) resources such as Aircraft, contracted Fire Crews, Caterers and Showers.
Operational support also includes general Acquisition and Grants and Agreements support for Forest Service Headquarters staffs, property surveys and disposal, and Washington Office facilities management.
Last Modified: Aug 13, 2009 11:27:am EDT