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Doing Business with the Fed

St. Louis Fed employees place a high priority on diversity.

The District Procurement department is responsible for acquiring quality goods and services on behalf of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and its branch offices in Memphis, Louisville and Little Rock. Our contract specialists locate responsible suppliers, manage the acquisition process, analyze proposals and negotiate contracts in compliance with Federal Reserve policies and guidelines.

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Procurement Management
Brian Gunter

Become a Bank Supplier

We encourage organizations interested in doing business with us to register through the Eighth District Supplier Self-Registration Tool. Registration is quick and easy.

Please note: In step five of the registration process, answer "St. Louis" in the FRB Districts Served field. This will ensure your organization's information is provided to the local procurement office.

Once registered, the supplier's information is made available to our contract specialists. Consistent with our privacy policy, information you provide will be used for this purpose only, and not shared with any third parties.

Our contract specialists employ various acquisition methods, including:

  • competitive bidding
  • requests for information 
  • requests for quote 
  • requests for proposal

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis engages in a wide variety of local and national procurements. We strive to identify suppliers that will provide value-added services and products to the Bank. Our goal is to create and foster positive relationships with our suppliers.

Competition and Fair Treatment

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis makes every effort in its policies, procedures and actions to encourage competition and provide fair and equal treatment for all bidders.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or genetic information in its contracting and procurement activities. 

The Bank has an outreach program designed to maintain a diverse pool of responsible suppliers. The Bank does not set aside any acquisitions, in whole or in part, for purposes of contracting with specific groups.

Learn more about our supplier diversity initiative.