Tobacco Products

FDA Tobacco Retail Inspection Contracts

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act authorizes FDA to contract with states, U.S. territories, and Indian tribes to assist with compliance and enforcement activities to help limit the availability of tobacco products to youth.

FDA offers every U.S. State and Territory the opportunity to contract with the agency to conduct tobacco retail inspections.  To ensure complete inspection coverage, FDA has contracted with third- party entities to facilitate the performance of compliance check inspections of tobacco retailers by commissioned inspectors in the States and Territories that are not currently under contract. 

These contracts assist FDA with inspections of retail establishments to help enforce the Tobacco Control Act and its implementing regulations such as the, Regulations Restricting the Sale and Distribution of Cigarettes and Smokeless Tobacco to Children and Adolescents.

FDA has posted a Request for Proposal to award contracts to State Agencies to assist in inspecting retail establishments that sell cigarettes and/or smokeless tobacco products and in surveillance of other entities that fall under the scope of the provisions of the Tobacco Control Act.  The deadline for responses is April 10, 2015.

FDA has posted a Request for Proposal to award contracts to Indian Tribes for tobacco retail compliance check inspections.  The deadline for responses is May 26th, 2015

List of FDA Tobacco Product Retail Inspection Contracts

Find the list of the jurisdictions and third party entities that have received FDA Tobacco Retail Inspection Contracts, the Agency or Third Party that was awarded the contract, and the contract award amounts.

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Page Last Updated: 04/27/2015
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