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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

December 19, 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

    • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
    • DHS Headquarters Office of Procurement Operations (HQ 2) (OPO)
    • Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
    • United States Coast Guard (USCG)
    • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
    • United States Secret Service (USSS)
    • The purpose of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is to provide research or research and development (R/R&D) federal funding to small business companies to stimulate technological innovations that have the potential for commercialization. The DHS SBIR Program is administered within the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. One solicitation is envisioned for FY20. The Pre-Solicitation is anticipated for Nov 2019, and the full Solicitation is anticipated for Dec 2019. The solicitation may consist of R&D topics in the following topic areas:

       Opioid/Fentanyl Detection Program
       Opioid/Fentanyl Detection Program
       Counter-UAS Program
       Homemade Explosives ID, Detection & Mitigation Program
       Detection Canine Program
       Soft Target/Crowded Places Program
       Biometrics & Identity Management Program
       Cargo Security (Land/Air/Maritime) Program
       Baggage Scanning Program
       Person Screening Program
       Ground & Border Security Program
       Air Based Technologies Program
       Port & Coastal Security Program
       Artic/Remote Technologies Program
       Forensics and Criminal Investigations Program
       5G Mobility Program
       Cyber/Physical Systems Interface Program
       Personal Protective Equipment Program
       Responder Health & Safety Program
       Interoperable Communications and Data Program
       Hazardous Device Respond & Defeat Program
       Community and Infrastructure Resiliency Program
       Chem/Bio Detection, Preparation & Security Program

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

  • CADMUS. In search of: Training, Policy/Guidance, IT, Cyber and Health Security. More information about CADMUS at https://cadmusgroup.com/
  • Corecivic. In search of: Medical-Surgical supplies; Office Supplies (Fall, 2020) and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). More information about Corecivic at https://www.corecivic.com/.
  • Dewberry. In search of: Fire Protection Engineering; Cost Estimating; Military Master Planning; Environmental Engineering and GIS Data Acquisition and Processing. More information about Dewberry at https://www.dewberry.com/
  • Leidos. In search of: Cyber, Agile/DevOPS and Enterprise IT modernization. More information about Leidos at https://www.leidos.com/
  • Perspecta. In search of: Information Technology, Cyber Security and Cloud. More information about Perspecta at https://perspecta.com/.
  • Salesforce Federal. In search of: License Reselling; Contact Center Staffing; Requirements Gathering and Analysis; ISSO and IT Security Review Services; Salesforce, Tableau and MuleSoft configuration services. More information about Salesforce Federal at https://www.salesforce.com/.

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