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

October 17, 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 1) (OPO)
    • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
    • 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)
    • United States Secret Service (USSS)

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

  • CDM Smith. In search of: A&E Services; Survey and LiDAR Acquisition; Cultural Resources; NEPA. More information about CDM Smith at https://www.cdmsmith.com
  • Dewberry. In search of: GIS data acquisition and processing; Aerial survey operations; Construction inspection services; SCADA systems design/installation; Coastal engineering services. More information about Dewberry at http://www.dewberry.com/.
  • EMCOR. In search of: 238220 – HVAC Contractors; 238210 – Electrical Contractos; 541330 – Engineering Services; 541513 – Computer Systems Facilities Management and Operation Services; 562910 – Asbestos Abatement Services. More information about EMCOR at https://www.emcorgovservices.com
  • JACOBS. In search of: HUBZone Firms; Staffing Firms for professional services such as Project Managers, Engineers; Hot Fills: Environmental Historical Preservation, Coastal Engineer, Electrical Engineers, Architects , All Other Engineers, etc. More information about JACOBS at http://www.jacobs.com
  • Verizon. In search of: IT Professional Services, Cybersecurity, Cloud & Data Center, Unified Communications, Connected Machines. More information about Verizon at https://enterprise.verizon.com.

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