Welcome to VOS

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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) will conduct virtual Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS) on July 23, 2020 and August 27, 2020 using various virtual tools. Vendors who wish to participate must provide a valid email address in their profile that can be used with the various virtual tools (i.e. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.) Once your firm receives confirmation of an appointment, you will receive a follow-up email with the virtual meeting invitation. The scheduling dates for appointments are July 16, 2020 and August 20, 2020 at 12:00pm EST. If you have any questions regarding these virtual VOS events, send them to the VOS mailbox at OSDBU.VOS@hq.dhs.gov.

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.

Due to the on-set of COVID-19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), will conduct virtual Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS) until further notice. Vendors who wish to participate must provide a valid email address in their profile in MBM that can be used with the various virtual tools (i.e. Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.). The preferred virtual tool for DHS is MS teams. At a minimum, vendors should have access to MS Teams. The prime contractors use a wider selection of virtual tool options. Once your firm receives confirmation of an appointment from the scheduling site, you will receive a follow-up email with the virtual meeting invitation. See the following link for the FY 2021 VOS schedule https://www.dhs.gov/publication/small-business. Please be advised that if connectivity issues occur using the virtual tools, the session will be conducted telephonically. If you have any questions regarding these virtual VOS events, send them to the VOS mailbox at OSDBU.VOS@hq.dhs.gov.

Next Session

May 27, 2021

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

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Cancellation Policy
In the event the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issues the Federal Government a delayed opening of 2 hours (or more) or closed in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area, the virtual VOS existing appointments will be re-scheduled in accordance with the availability of the Small Business Specialist. In the case of in-house sessions, the VOS will be cancelled. On the morning of the event, please visit www.opm.gov for more information.
Attendance Policy
The VOS is a DHS best practice and a well sought-after industry event. To increase opportunities for more vendors to attend the sessions, DHS will limit vendor attendance to no more than 3 sessions per fiscal year. The scheduling site will automatically suspend a vendor’s ability to register for future sessions once the company has completed its third session.
No Show Policy
The DHS VOS has a wide-reaching interest to the vendor community. Vendors who do not attend their scheduled session take away from another company’s opportunity to attend the session. Therefore, DHS will suspend vendor access to scheduling appointments after two no shows. Based on a firms no-show status, the company will not be able to attend two consecutive vendor outreach sessions that they would previously be eligible to attend.
Vendors must provide the proper cancellation notice either via the My Business Matches (MBM) scheduling site or at OSDBU.VOS@hq.dhs.gov within 24hrs of the VOS, otherwise they are considered a no show. If the vendor cancels via MBM, an automatic email notification of the date and time of the cancellation is sent to the VOS program manager.

Component Small Business Specialists

$ 100
  • CBP
  • FEMA
  • FLETC
  • ICE
  • HQ (OPO)
  • TSA
  • USCIS
  • USCG
  • 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

Prime Contractors

$ 100
  • CACI www.caci.com In Search of IT Infrastructure modernization;  operations and sustainment; applications development and sustainment; and business process services.
  • CDM Smith www.cdmsmith.com In Search of Environmental Consulting, Engineering Services, Surveying, and Mapping.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton www.boozallen.com In Search of AI/Machine Learning model development and training; Data engineering and integration; and  Infrastructure work (non-cloud based).
  • Leo A Daly www.leoadaly.com In Search of Geotechnical Engineering/Soil Boring; Planning, Scheduling, Estimating, Commissioning (Architectural Services); General Contracting (Construction Services); Fire Protection/Life Safety (Architectural Services); MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Engineering; Civil & Structural Engineering, and Building Envelope (Construction/Architectural).
  • AECOM www.aecom.com In Search of Analytical Laboratory, AE Services, Environmental Consulting Services, Environmental Remediation Services, and Civil Engineering.
  • KBR Services, LLC www.kbr.com In Search of Labor, leased vehicles/trucks, and medical services

Next DHS VOS Scheduling

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