The Procurement Section of U.S. Embassy Belgrade seeks to enter into contracts with qualified, reliable firms with sufficient resources, financing, and work experience for variety of commodities and/or providing a variety of services. In order for a Company to be considered for embassy contracts, the company must be able to understand, satisfy, and comply with the requirements in the solicitation documents.
General Terms and Conditions
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 “Agencija za privredne registre” (APR) or other Serbian Government body as appropriate. Companies wishing to do business with the Embassy should send the Procurement Section a copy of their APR, references, company profile, brochures and catalogs by email to BLG-Procurement@state.gov. We prefer to receive the information in English but you may also submit it in Serbian. Companies seeking contracts valued over $3,500 must register in Dun & Bradstreet (DUNS). It is free of charge and can be done over the Internet. Companies seeking contracts valued over $30,000 must register for a NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE number) and register in the System for Award Management. Instructions for registering in the above said systems are available on the right hand side of this page. Government 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 (30 days or longer). Payment is made in local currency, i.e. Serbian dinars by bank transfer. By U.S. law, the Embassy will make payment within 30 days from receipt of a proper invoice. Only original paper invoices are accepted – no payment can be made against photocopies or electronic invoices.
Doing Business with the Embassy
Only the Procurement Section is authorized to place orders for goods and services on behalf of the Embassy. All 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 or contract signed by a Contracting Officer for all orders. The Purchase Order/Contract is the “contract” and official ordering document, and vendors should not attempt to deliver goods/services prior to receiving one of these documents. The Government has no obligation to receive or pay for any goods/services without a valid contract.
VAT (PDV) Exemptions
The Embassy is exempt from Value Added Taxes in accordance with article 24 paragraph 1 of the Law on Value Added Tax published in The Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia no. 84/04 and 86/04. In that respect, the procedure for the exemption from the VAT is implemented in accordance with the Instructions for the Implementation of the VAT Form published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia no. 124 dated November 11, 2004. The Embassy will provide the vendor with an SNPDV form for each invoice submitted for payment.
Guides and FAQs
- Quick Start Guide -Getting a Unique Entity ID (PDF 779KB)
- Defense Base Act DBA Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 138KB)
- Quick Guide for Updating or Renewing SAM Registrations (PDF 90KB)
- Transition from DUNS to Unique Entity Identifier – English (PDF 72 KB)
- Transition from DUNS to Unique Entity Identifier – Serbian (PDF 72 KB)
- NCAGE and SAM registration guide update (PDF 423KB)
|Deadline for quote submission
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|17:00 local time on February 23, 2024
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|17:00 local time on February 29, 2024
|Media monitoring services
|17:00 local time on January 25, 2024