Procurement and Contracting Office
The Embassy's Procurement & Contracting Section is responsible for purchasing and contracting for goods and services needed for the operations of the United States Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon. On this page you will find links to information you will need to compete for contracts and do business with the Embassy.
If you accept the general conditions of working with the Embassy, please fill out a Vendor Registration Form (PDF 40 KB) and fax or email it to us for inclusion of your company in our supplier database.
Terms and Conditions
Companies wishing to do business with the U.S. Embassy should provide the Procurement & Contracting Section with a copy of their references, company profile, brochures and catalogs. The Embassy welcomes and appreciates this information. English is preferred but not required.
- The Procurement & Contracting Section of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut is the only entity authorized to place orders for goods and services on behalf of the U.S. Government for U.S. Embassy, Beirut needs. Orders from other persons are considered unauthorized and private, and the Embassy accepts no responsibility for paying those orders.
- The Embassy is required to provide vendors with a copy of a Purchase Order Form OF-347 (PDF 642 Kb) or contract signed by a Contracting Officer for all orders valued above the equivalent of USD 500.00. The Purchase Order/Contract is the official order, and vendors should not attempt to deliver goods/services prior to receiving one of these documents. The Embassy has no obligation to receive or pay for any goods/services without a valid contract.
The Embassy does not make advance payments – payment is made exclusively after receipt of the goods/services.
- In some cases, progress payments may be allowed for goods/services delivered over longer periods of time.
- Purchase Orders are issued in US Dollars, Lebanese Pounds or Euros. Payment is made in the same currency that a PO is issued for. Payments may be in cash, credit card or by bank transfer depending on the amount of the payment.
- Under U.S. law, the Embassy makes payments within 30 days upon receipt of goods ordered or services received and a receipt of a proper invoice.
- Only original invoices are accepted – no payment can be made against photocopies, faxed or PDF invoices.
The Embassy in Lebanon is eligible for VAT refund in accordance with Lebanese Ministry of Finance article 15599 dated October 29, 2005.
The Embassy does business only with duly registered companies. If a company wants to do business with the Embassy, it must be able to present a copy of the company’s registration with the Commercial Registry on demand.
Duns Number: Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) provides a D-U-N-S Number, a unique nine digit identification number, for each physical location of your business.
D-U-N-S Number assignment is free for all businesses required to register with the US Federal government for contracts or grants.
All vendors and contractors bidding on US Embassy purchases or contracts have to provide a D-U-N-S with their quotations for purchases above the $25,000 threshold.
To register and obtain this number via the web please click http://fedgov.dnb.com/webform