U.S. Geological Survey
The mission of the U.S. Geological Survey is to provide biological, geologic, topographic, and hydrologic information that contributes to the wise management of the Nation's natural resources and promotes the health, safety, and well being of the people. This information consists of maps, data bases, and descriptions and analyses of the water, energy, and mineral resources, land surface, underlying geologic structure, and dynamic processes of the Earth.
To accomplish its mission, the Survey:
The USGS has a matrix organization, with programmatic leadership provided by scientific Discipline, but management and program execution carried out on Regional lines. The four program disciplines of the Survey are described below.
The functions of the Chief Information Officer are carried out in the Geospatial Information Office, which manages bureau information technology resources and investments, information services and the geospatial portfolio, including the Geospatial One-Stop project.
The bureau's administrative functions are carried out in the Office of Administrative Policy and Services and three Offices of Regional Services. The components support the various scientific programs of the Geological Survey through its financial, budgeting, personnel, procurement, property, and supply services.
The U.S. Geological Survey has its Headquarters in the National Center in Reston, Virginia. The Survey has three Regional Offices located in:
(see Points of Contact page)
USGS also has a number of field centers around the US with simplified acquisition authority.
Annual procurement for the Geological Survey totals approximately $255 million, including $65 million in charge card purchases. In Fiscal year 2006, the following Top 25 North American Industry Classification System code categories accounted for 67% of USGS acquisition obligations reported to FPDS.
|541511||Custom Computer Programming Services||242||$48,745,252|
|541519||Other Computer Related Services||333||$17,820,706|
|334111||Electronic Computer Mfg.||708||$11,538,742|
|541611||Admin. Mgt. and General Mgt. Consulting Services||329||$9,992,377|
|334513||Instruments & Related Products for Measuring, Displaying||290||$9,760,600|
|541990||All Other Professional, Scientific & Technical Services||699||$8,860,024|
|541710||R&D in the Physical Engineering & Life Sciences||419||$6,830,380|
|541513||Computer Facilities Management Services||308||$5,270,382|
|541512||Computer Systems Design Services||106||$5,081,691|
|334516||Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing||286||$4,995,104|
|541620||Environmental Consulting Services||334||$4,984,799
|443120||Computer And Software Stores||279||$4,869,180|
|811219||Other Electronic And Precision Equipment Repair And Maintenance||73||$3,781,473|
|334515||Instrument Manufacturing For Measuring And Testing Electricity And Electrical Signals||82||$3,747,626|
|334519||Other Measuring And Controlling Device Manufacturing||153||$3,677,510|
|561612||Security Guards And Patrol Services||32||$3,238,781|
|561210||Facilities Support Services||52||$3,089,171|
|561790||Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings||7||$2,869,580|
|541690||Other Scientific And Technical Consulting Services||163||$2,543,946|
|334220||Radio And Television Broadcasting And Wireless Communications Equipment Manufacturing||73||$2,105,233|
|541370||Surveying And Mapping (Except Geophysical) Services||69||$1,960,823|
The U.S. Geological Survey also issues assistance awards (grants and cooperative agreements) primarily to state and local governments, educational institutions and other nonprofit organizations. Descriptions of USGS Assistance activities can be found in the program listings in the Catalog Of Federal Domestic Assistance.
Please refer to our Federal
Assistance page for more information on these programs. See also
"Earth Science Research: A Guide for the Submission of Unsolicited Proposals."
Contact for more information: Melissa Gill
USGS Contracts Home Page