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Use of BLM Logo, Seal and Symbol by Contractors, Grantees, and Vendors

General Information

"Seals and devices of the Federal Government, Departments, Bureaus, and Independent Agencies are not in the public domain, and cannot be used for other than official business without specific authorization of the agency involved." [Joint Committee on Printing, Congress of the United States; emphasis added]

The BLM Seal and Logo are for the official use of the BLM and not for the use of the private sector on its materials.  To the public, such use would send a message that the BLM favors or endorses an organization, its activities, its products, its services, and/or its personnel (either overtly or tacitly) which it does not and cannot do.

Whether the private sector grantee/vendor/contractor is non-profit or commercial is not a factor.  Regardless of how funded, grantee/vendor/contractor communication products are for the principle benefit and use of the grantee/vendor/contractor and not for the principle benefit or use of the Government. Grantee/vendor/contractor communication products are not construed to be Government communication products.

Use in Proposals

Contractors may not use the BLM logo, seal, or symbol on proposals. Its use will not impact the award of a contract.

Consulting Deliverables

Contractors may not use the BLM logo, seal or symbol on "consulting" deliverables.

Publications Developed by Contractors

If a contractor deliverable is camera-ready or other reproducible copy, for the express purpose of being an BLM publication for BLM distribution to the public; then, and only then, may the contractor affix the BLM logo, under the direction and guidance of the BLM project officer and as approved by the Chief, Division of Public Affairs.