OFDT’s Procurement Division is responsible for the negotiating and award of contracts issued in support of OFDT operational needs. The United States Department of Justice acquires detention bed space to house pretrial detainees through Intergovernmental Agreements with state and local governments and contracts with private vendors.
The Procurement Division is responsible for providing oversight of detention management and for improving and coordinating detention activities of Federal agencies involved in contracting for detention services to ensure consistent methods are used. It also handles contract actions required for a full range of detention services acquisitions including contracts for guard, medical, transportation services, and detention services, augmenting the efforts of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
On November 18, 2007, OFDT implemented a new web-based electronic Intergovernmental Agreement (eIGA) system. The USMS and OFDT now process all IGAs with state and local jail facilities through eIGA.