How to Begin

It is our goal to match your company's product, service, or capability with the right part of the Bureau and schedule further discussions or demonstrations if we think it might be a good fit.

Submit Your Idea

The process begins when your company submits information, a capability statement, or an unsolicited proposal to the FBI. Make sure you review our privacy policy and submission guidelines


Once you have completed the submission form, various subject matter experts responsible for research, development, acquisition, production, and sustainment of FBI material and technology platforms will conduct a thorough review. This review and evaluation process is usually completed within 60 days. Each idea is evaluated for its potential to meet the following criteria:

  1. To be rapidly transitioned based on an immediate or imminent validated and funded need,
  2. To be integrated with other technologies or programs of record, and/or
  3. To be transitioned in the future or serve as a feasible solution in the requirements analysis process.

Each submission is reviewed for completeness and relevance to the FBI mission. If additional information is required, you will be contacted to provide that information. The information provided through this venue may be collaborated to other technical experts and government personnel outside of the divisions to gather additional perspectives, evaluation, or input. All information provided through this format must be UNCLASSIFIED.

Next Steps

The subject matter experts may decide that a presentation, demonstration, or other event is necessary to better understand a submission. If so, you will be contacted by the Industry Outreach team to arrange the follow-on action. These will be sponsored by a technical expert, in accordance with FAR Part 10.001, for the purpose of market research.

The intent of these interactions is for the Bureau to become better aware of technologies in existence or those that are close to fielding. It does not guarantee a contract or any immediate or future work with the Bureau, but it does open the channels for idea sharing. 

All submissions will be maintained in a database/library that is available to FBI personnel for review and market research purposes for up to 18 months and archived to an inactive market research database for up to five years. As mission requirements change, interest may be renewed.

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