BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection started the FY 2016 open period for applications under the Reimbursable Services Program on February 1.
Letters of application should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org until 5:00pm, February 29, 2016.
The Reimbursable Services Program enables partnerships between CBP and private sector or government entities, allowing CBP to provide additional inspection services at the request of stakeholders. Services can include customs, immigration, agricultural processing, border security and support at ports of entry, and may cover costs such as salaries, benefits, overtime, administration, and transportation expenses.
At land and sea ports of entry, there are no limitations on the number of agreements that can be signed per year. At airports, Section 550 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, expanded the statutory limit to 10 agreements per year.
Proposals will be evaluated based on their ability to satisfy the letter of application requirements, evaluation criteria, and program requirements posted on CBP.gov.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.