Welcome to VOS

About Sessions .

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Vendor Outreach Session (VOS) Scheduling System

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), in conjunction with DHS operational Small Business Specialists (SBS), appointed in each organizational component, sponsors a series of small business Vendor Outreach Sessions featuring pre-arranged 15-minute appointments with the SBS and several large contractors that currently have prime contracts with DHS. These sessions provide the small business community an opportunity to discuss and learn about potential procurements.

Scheduled participants from DHS may include representatives from DHS Headquarters/Office of Procurement Operations (HQ OPO), the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), the U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), a representative from our Small Business Innovative Research Program (SBIR) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

In addition to sessions featuring meetings with DHS SBS, firms will also be able to schedule appointments with DHS large business prime contractors to discuss subcontracting opportunities, mentor-protégé relationships, teaming, and other potential topics of mutual interest.

The VOS sessions are very popular with the small business community and fill up very quickly. Your firm must create a profile prior to being able to schedule for a VOS session. This profile can be created at any time. Scheduling information for each VOS session is indicated for each of the session dates below.

Monthly Research

This section below provides information on the components and large business prime contractors that will be attending our upcoming DHS Vendor Outreach Session. It is important that prior to each DHS VOS scheduling that your firm researches the components’ mission and/or the large primes.

Next Session

DHS Cancellation Policy: If the Federal Government in the Washington, D.C. area is closed or on a delayed opening, Vendor Outreach Sessions are cancelled. If the message states open, the Vendor Outreach Session will be held. Before you visit, please check the operating status on www.opm.gov/status.

January 24, 2019

If you do not schedule any appointments you will not be allowed to attend the VOS session

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Check-in: 8:30 AM

Homeland Security Acquisition Institute

90 K St., NE
Washington, DC 20002

DHS Counselors

    • DHS Headquarters Office of Procurement Operations (HQ)
    • Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
    • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    • United States Coast Guard (USCG)
    • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
    • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
    • United States Secret Service (USSS)
  • The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR). The purpose of the SBIR program is to provide research or research and development (R/R&D) federal funding to small business companies to stimulate technological innovations to find solutions for DHS needs. The DHS SBIR Program is administered within the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. Requirements consist of R&D topics that are relevant to the Borders and Maritime Security, Chemical/Biological Defense, Cyber Security, Explosives Detection, Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences, Infrastructure Protection and Disaster Management, and Radiological/Nuclear Detection. An SBIR company must be for profit, U.S. owned and operated, and under 500 people; work must be done in the U.S; focus is on performing R&D not purchasing equipment, commercializing a technology that has already been developed, or one that has very low risk and only needs capital. Additional information on the DHS SBIR Program can be found at https://sbir2.st.dhs.gov/portal/SBIR/

Specific information on potential prime contracting opportunities can be found at www.fbo.gov or on the DHS Acquisition Planning Forecasting System www.apfs.dhs.gov

Large Business Prime Contractors

  • ALION SCIENCE & TECH. In search of: Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning; Human Machine Collaboration; Predictive Analytics / Big Data Analytics; Advanced Data and Signal Processing; C4ISR Technologies / PED Technologies; Remote Sensing Technologies ( Components, Systems); Autonomous System Technology; Electronic Warfare and CEMA Technologies. More information about ALION SCIENCE & TECH at www.alionscience.com
  • THE BOEING COMPANY. In Search of: Integrated Lighting Systems: Deck Status, Exterior, Formation, Exterior, Navigation/Formation; Fuel: Motor Operated Valves, Boost and Transfer Pumps. More information about THE BOEING COMPANY at http://www.boeingsuppliers.com/.
  • CDMSmith. In search of: Small architectural engineering and construction subs. More information about CDMSmith at www.cdmsmith.com
  • IBM. In Search of: Cloud Solutions, Cyber Security, Data Analytics, Healthcare IT. More information about IBM at www.ibm.com.
  • ICF. In Search of: Program Management & Acquisition Management; Training & Human Capital; Infrastructure Protection; Cybersecurity; Agile Development & Data Analytics. More information about ICF at www.icf.com.
  • RAYTHEON. In Search of: Enterprise IT, Cyber Security Support and Solutions, Border Security. More information about RAYTHEON at www.raytheon.com.

Next DHS VOS Scheduling

Due to the governemnt Shutdown this VOS session is postponed

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