U.S. Northern Command: Civilian Employment Information

All USNORTHCOM civilian positions are advertised through theOffice of Personnel Management (OPM) USAJOBS. You can check vacancy listings at http://www.usajobs.gov. You must submit your resume through the USAJOBS system and then self-nominate for a position.

Go to the USAJOBS site listed above and click on their Job Kit and post your resume through their system. Then, when you see an advertisement you would like to apply for, you may self-nominate immediately.

How to do business with U.S. Northern Command

The headquarters of NORAD and USNORTHCOM conducts business on a competitive basis with firms that can supply the products and services to enhance the commands' ability to meet mission needs. As a tenant of Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., NORAD and USNORTHCOM primarily use the 21st Contracting Squadron as their buying activity.

Getting Started

Step 1. Register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) http://www.ccr.gov

Vendors should register in the U.S. federal government’s Central Contractor Registration (CCR). A Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS®) number, provided by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), is necessary to complete the CCR process. Vendors who do not currently have a DUNS® number may obtain one by contacting the self-request line at 866-705-5711. The process time to request a free DUNS® number is about 5-10 minutes.

Step 2. Find Opportunities

Vendors should seek opportunities that match their services or products. The following resources are available to assist in searching for contracting opportunities.

Federal Business Opportunities http://www.eps.gov/

FedBizOpps is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for federal government procurement opportunities over the $25,000 threshold. Government buyers publicize business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps. Commercial vendors seeking federal markets for their products and services are able to search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire federal contracting community at this website.

Vendor Demonstrations, Discussions and Capabilities Briefings

Vendors seeking opportunities to present demonstrations, discussions or briefings should:

Vendors seeking opportunities to present information on the capabilities of their company should email: n-nc.peterson.n-ncj4.mbx.j44-omb@mail.mil

Step 3. Small Business Assistance

Small businesses or minority institutions that are new to the government contracting process may find it prudent to obtain assistance from the Small Business Administration. Resources available for guidance and help can be found at www.sba.gov.

Helpful Websites

The following websites provide detailed information:

U.S. Northern Command: Operational Contract Support

Operational contract support relates to planning and conducting contracting and contractor management functions in support of joint operations — often referred to as contingency contracting.

Policies and procedures outlined on these pages primarily relate to OCS and not steady state or in-garrison contracting support. However, certain areas may overlap based on location and circumstances.

No contracting authority (under Title 10) exists at NORTHCOM, contracts are solicited/negotiated/awarded through the Service Components.

For more information, go to Operational Contract Support.

Operational Contract Support (OCS)
Operational Contract Support (OCS)