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Small Business Specialists

For general information on doing business with the Department of Homeland Security, please contact the OSDBU small business advocates.

The individuals listed below are available to provide advice to small business owners on individual procurement opportunities and how to do business with their individual component. Please visit www.dhs.gov for information on "non-procurement" issues. Capability statements and other marketing materials should be sent to the small business specialist(s) at the individual components.

Forecast of New Opportunities: www.dhs.gov/openforbusiness

Opportunities listed on the Web: Federal Business Opportunities

DHS Headquarters Office of Procurement Operations

Operating Element / AddressSmall Business Specialist / Phone / E-mail Address
DHS Headquarters
Office of Procurement Operations
Attn: OPO
245 Murray Drive, SW (Bldg. 410)
Room: 3523-28
Washington, DC 20528
Web site

Faye Jones, Small Business Specialist (HQ1)
202-447-5572
faye.jones@hq.dhs.gov

Areas of Support: Information Technology Acquisition Center (ITAC); Departmental Operations (USM); National Protection & Programs Directorate (NPPD); US-VISIT; and Federal Protective Service (FPS)

Willard Thomas, Small Business Specialist (HQ2)
(202) 447-5630
willard.thomas@hq.dhs.gov 
Areas of Support: Science & Technology (S&T); U.S. Citizens & Immigration Services(USCIS); Intelligence & Operations (I&O); Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO); Office of Health Affairs (OHA)

LeDina Nelson, Small Business Liaison (HQ2)
(202) 447-5501
ledina.nelson@hq.dhs.gov
Areas of Support: Advanced Procurement Forecast System (APFS); Federal Procurement Data system (FPDS-NG); Small Business Goals; eSRS Reporting; Vendor Outreach Sessions
Items procured: Computer equipment, computer facilities management, software, computer systems design, professional and management services, facility services, graphics services, studies, language translation services, telecommunication services.

U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Chief, Contracting/Customer Support Division
Office of Contracting
20 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Room 2010 (MS 2080)
Washington, DC  20529-2080
Web site

Dana Taylor, Customer Support Division Chief
202-272-1338
dana.taylor@uscis.dhs.gov
Items procured: Supplies, support services studies, application support, mail services, project management, translation services, and IT support.

Customs and Border Protection

Operating Element / AddressSmall Business Specialist / Phone / E-mail Address
Customs and Border Protection Procurement Directorate
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 1310
Washington, DC 20229

U. S. Customs & Border Protection
2411 Boswell Road
Chula Vista, CA
91914

Web site

Herman "Tony" Shivers, Lead Small Business Specialist
202-344-2895
herman.t.shivers@cbp.dhs.gov

Items procured: Search/detection equipment, data processing services, computer related services, computer programming, uniforms, construction, computer equipment, personal/household goods, repair/maintenance, administrative/general management consulting, investigative services, computer systems design, schools/instruction, security guards, facilities support services.

Ivette Jorge, Alternate Small Business Specialist
619-216-4106
FAX 619-216-4110
luz.jorge@cbp.dhs.gov

Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers

Operating Element / AddressSmall Business Specialist / Phone / E-mail Address
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers
Glynco Campus, Brunswick Georgia
1131 Chapel Crossing Road
Building #93
PRO DIV
Brunswick, GA 31524
Web site

Tim Strong, Small Business Specialist 
912-267-3176
timothy.strong@fletc.dhs.gov

Items procured: Janitorial Services, Facilities Support Services, Role-Players, Security Guards, Uniform issue, Ammunition, Information Technology, Video Production, construction, Remediation Services, Waste Removal, and Lawn Maintenance   

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Charleston, South Carolina Campus
2000 Bainbridge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405-2607
Web site
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Cheltenham, Maryland Campus
9000 Commo Road
Cheltenham, MD 20623-5000
Web site
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Artesia, New Mexico Campus
1300 West Richey Ave.
Building 4 Artesia, NM 88210
Web site

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Operating Element / AddressSmall Business Specialist / Phone / E-mail Address
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Office of Acquisition
801 I Street, NW, Suite 910,
Washington, D.C. 20536
Web site

Paulette Creighton, Small Business Specialist
202-732-7014
FAX 202-732-7368
paulette.creighton@ice.dhs.gov 
 

Items procured: Armed security guard services, law enforcement services and products, such as hand restraints, handcuffs, guns and ammunition; Detention and Removal Services, (a) detention services include temporary housing, food, clothing, guards, and transportation; (b) detainee removal transportation services including air charter flights; Fugitive Operational support that involves data analysis and analysis support services; Information Technology supplies and services, to include computers, security equipment, maintenance, software, and telecommunication; Law enforcement training development; procurement and clerical support services and interpreter services.

Transportation Security Administration

Operating Element / AddressSmall Business Specialist / Phone / E-mail Address
Transportation Security Administration
TSA HQ – West Bldg.
10th Floor, TSA-25
601 S. 12th Street
Arlington, VA 22202
Web site

Robert Boone, Small Business Specialist
571-227-1067
robert.boone@tsa.dhs.gov

 

Melissa Jenkins, Alternate Small Business Specialist
571-227-4340
melissa.jenkins@tsa.dhs.gov

Nikisha Goins, Alternate Small Business Specialist
571-227-1518
nikisha.goins@tsa.dhs.gov
 

Items procured: Simulators, training development, training courses, installation of checked baggage equipment, health and safety assessments on TSA screening operations, acquisition planning & program management support, safety equipment and supplies, investigative services.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Operating Element / AddressSmall Business Specialist / Phone / E-mail Address
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Acquisition Policy Oversight, Management
395 E. Street 2nd Floor
Patriot Center SW
Washington, DC 20472
Web site
Pamela McClam, Small Business Specialist
pamela.mcclam@fema.dhs.gov
202-212-1975

Items procured: Information Technology Services Directorate: Information systems support, Telecommunication equipment and services, computer maintenance and support, computer software and hardware, Wide Area Network Support, Local Area Network Support INTERNET services, systems development, engineering and integration, Information and communications security, Configuration management, and Disaster response support.

The Federal Insurance Administration: Federal crime insurance servicing agent operation, Federal flood insurance servicing agent operation, Federal flood insurance statistical agent operation, and Program & financial analyses and audits and publications.

The Mitigation Directorate: All-hazard public information materials Architect, engineer, technical assistance for mitigation of all natural hazard specific services, Cost and Benefit analyses, Hurricane surge annotation & evacuation route planning, Community/interest group meeting, Mitigation, response, recovery and loss, estimation studies for all natural hazards, Flood hazard and erosion, studies and survey, Flood map revision, distribution, storage, and print processing, and Federal Insurance Administration.

The Operations Support Directorate: Procurement of program services, supplies and equipment, Procurement of safety, health, and industrial hygiene services, supplies, and equipment, Procurement of laboratory analytical services, Fed Ex contract services, Graphic support Presentation, publication and exhibit design, Security services, Transportation and support services (all modes of transportation), Logistics support services (standby contracts, direct delivery, disaster products), Equipment leasing services (material handling and power generation), Equipment maintenance services (material handling and power generations), Testing and evaluation services, Office supplies and equipment, Packaging Operating Element / Address Small Business Specialist/ Phone/Email Address equipment, supplies and services, Motor vehicle equipment, maintenance and services.

The Preparedness, Training and Exercises Directorate: Course development, revision accreditation, evaluation, Home study programs, Course materials, Workshops, Editorial support, and Evaluation of exercises.

The Response and Recovery Directorate: Communications support Program and financial analysis, Publications Computer software, Habitability inspections of disaster damaged homes, and Technical Assistance

United States Fire Administration: Advanced hazardous materials studies, Architect and Engineer services, Arson investigations/technical assistance/database, Computer facilities management services, Cost benefit analyses, Course development, revision and evaluation, Developing/Testing firefighting equipment, Dormitory/Office furniture, Editorial support, Fire data analysis/investigations, Fire department communications manuals, Fire protection systems studies, General facilities maintenance, Graphic arts & audio visual supplies & services, Health and Safety studies, Instructional services, Infectious disease studies and databases, Local fire service planning, Sprinkler research Program manuals, Public education and awareness, and Videotape and slide reproduction.
Center for Domestic Preparedness Procurement Division
P.O. Box 5100
Anniston, AL 36205

Web site
Henry Perry, HME, Inc., Small Business Liaison
865-483-6563

HME, Inc. holds the contract for management of Aniston Facility

Items procured:
IT services, food services, equipment, general lab equipment, facility operations, training support and armed guard services.

United States Secret Service

Operating Element / AddressSmall Business Specialist / Phone / E-mail Address
U.S. Secret Service
Procurement Division
950 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20223
Web site

Kimberly Spangler, Small Business Specialist
202-406-9688
FAX 202-406-6801
SmallBusinessDesk@usss.dhs.gov

Items procured: computer equipment, computer facilities management, passenger car leasing, software, computer systems design, telecommunications, custom computer programming, hardware manufacturing, computer repair, janitorial services.

United States Coast Guard

Operating Element / AddressSmall Business Specialist / Phone / E-mail Address

U.S. Coast Guard
HQ Command 
Office of Contract Operations (CG-912)

2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE
Washington, DC 20593
Web site

Carla Thomas, Small Business Program Manager
202-475-3078
carla.thomas@uscg.mil

Items procured: Vendors should contact the Small Business Specialist in the command or logistics center with procurement questions regarding specific requirements and to market company capabilities.  The Small Business Program Manager has strategic oversight of the USCG Small Business Program.

U.S. Coast Guard
HQ Command
Office of Contract Operations (CG-912)
2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20593-

Web site

Sara H. Marcheggiani, Small Business Specialist
202-475-3746
sara.h.marcheggiani@uscg.mil
&
Helen F. Dawson, Small Business Specialist
(202) 475-3271
Helen.F.Dawson@uscg.mil

Item procured: Aircraft, vessels, (and associated equipment/supplies) and major electronics, with an emphasis on oceanography and other marine sciences, including pollution control and abatement, professional consultant, technical, engineering, and training services.

U. S. Coast Guard
Research & Development Center
Contracting Division (CG-9128)
1 Chelsea Street
New London, CT 06320-5506
Website

 Helen F. Dawson, Assistant Small Business Specialist
202-475-3271
Helen.F.Dawson@uscg.mil

 

Items procured: Aircraft, vessels, (and associated equipment/supplies) and major electronics, with an emphasis on oceanography and other marine sciences, including pollution control and abatement, professional consultant, technical, engineering, and training services.

U.S. Coast Guard
Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC)
2401 Hawkins Point Road, Bldg. 88 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21226

Units:
Baltimore, Md.
Norfolk, Va.
Oakland, Calif.
Web site

Sharon Jackson, Small Business Specialist
410-762-6463
sharon.j.jackson@uscg.mil

The Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) provides depot level maintenance, engineering, supply, logistics, and information services for all Coast Guard surface forces that includes over 200 cutters and over 1800 small boats.

Items procured: Service contracts to augment select industrial trades (painting, blasting, rigging, welding, shipfitting, tank cleaning, etc.), berthing for visiting cutters, paint, blast grit, steel plate, piping, electrical, etc.), drydock/dockside repairs for Coast Guard vessels, custodial, janitorial and facility maintenance services at Coast Guard Yard, overhaul, repair and purchase of turbines, medium and high speed diesel engines, reduction gears, winches, windlass & capstans, marine air conditioning & refrigeration systems, outboard motors, cranes and davits, propellers, pumps, valves, gasses (compressed and Liquefied), electrical motors, deck machinery, fuel, fuel oils, support services to augment program management, administrative, clerical, technical, engineering and technology support services, business, financial management and audit support services, and contract management support services.
U.S. Coast Guard
Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC)
Ronald V. Dellums
Federal Building
1301 Clay St.,
Oakland, Calif. 94612
Unit:
Oakland, Calif.
Web site

Aimee Stewart, Assistant Small Business Specialist
510-637-5983
aimee.stewart@uscg.mil 

The Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) provides depot level maintenance, engineering, supply, logistics, and information services for all Coast Guard surface forces that includes over 200 cutters and over 1800 small boats.

Items procured: Service contracts to augment select industrial trades (painting, blasting, rigging, welding, shipfitting, tank cleaning, etc.), berthing for visiting cutters, paint, blast grit, steel plate, piping, electrical, etc.), drydock/dockside repairs for Coast Guard vessels, custodial, janitorial and facility maintenance services at Coast Guard Yard, overhaul, repair and purchase of turbines, medium and high speed diesel engines, reduction gears, winches, windlass & capstans, marine air conditioning & refrigeration systems, outboard motors, cranes and davits, propellers, pumps, valves, gasses (compressed and Liquefied), electrical motors, deck machinery, fuel, fuel oils, support services to augment program management, administrative, clerical, technical, engineering and technology support services, business, financial management and audit support services, and contract management support services.

U.S. Coast Guard
Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC)
2401 Hawkins Point Road, Bld. 88
Baltimore, Md. 21226
 


Unit:
Baltimore, Md.
Web Site

Patricia Dobbins, Assistant Small Business Specialist
410-762-6462
patricia.l.dobbins@uscg.mil

The Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) provides depot level maintenance, engineering, supply, logistics, and information services for all Coast Guard surface forces that includes over 200 cutters and over 1800 small boats.

Items Procured: Service contracts to augment select industrial trades (painting, blasting, rigging, welding, shipfitting, tank cleaning, etc.), berthing for visiting cutters, paint, blast grit, steel plate, piping, electrical, etc.), drydock/dockside repairs for Coast Guard vessels, custodial, janitorial and facility maintenance services at Coast Guard Yard, overhaul, repair and purchase of turbines, medium and high speed diesel engines, reduction gears, winches, windlass & capstans, marine air conditioning & refrigeration systems, outboard motors, cranes and davits, propellers, pumps, valves, gasses (compressed and Liquefied), electrical motors, deck machinery, fuel, fuel oils, support services to augment program management, administrative, clerical, technical, engineering and technology support services, business, financial management and audit support services, and contract management support services.
U.S. Coast Guard
Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC)
300 E. Main Street, Suite 600
Norfolk, VA 23510

Unit:
Norfolk, VA
Web site
Mia Mayers, Assistant Small Business Specialist
757-628-4654
mia.r.mayers@uscg.mil

The Surface Forces Logistics Center (SFLC) provides depot level maintenance, engineering, supply, logistics, and information services for all Coast Guard surface forces that includes over 200 cutters and over 1800 small boats.

Items procured: Service contracts to augment select industrial trades (painting, blasting, rigging, welding, shipfitting, tank cleaning, etc.), berthing for visiting cutters, paint, blast grit, steel plate, piping, electrical, etc.), drydock/dockside repairs for Coast Guard vessels, custodial, janitorial and facility maintenance services at Coast Guard Yard, overhaul, repair and purchase of turbines, medium and high speed diesel engines, reduction gears, winches, windlass & capstans, marine air conditioning & refrigeration systems, outboard motors, cranes and davits, propellers, pumps, valves, gasses (compressed and Liquefied), electrical motors, deck machinery, fuel, fuel oils, support services to augment program management, administrative, clerical, technical, engineering and technology support services, business, financial management and audit support services, and contract management support services.
U.S. Coast Guard
Aviation Logistics Center (ALC)
Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909-5001
Web site
Judith Knotts, Small Business Specialist
252-335-6145
judith.a.knotts@uscg.mil

Items procured: Aircraft parts for HH-60, HU-25, HC-130, HH-65; ground service equipment, engines, turbines and components, engine accessories, maintenance and repair, aircraft maintenance/overhaul/repair, electronics, avionics, life support equipment, HAZMAT material, engineering tech support, ADP services

U.S. Coast Guard 
Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center(SILC)-Construction
Shore Maintenance Command (SMC)
Seattle, WA  98174


Web site:

Mark Snell, Assistant Small Business Specialist
206-220-7413
mark.w.snell@uscg.mil

Items procured: Major construction projects involving piers, wharfs, buildings, structures, houses, warehouses, schools, building alterations, and architecture and engineering services.

U.S. Coast Guard
Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC)
Base Operations
Alameda, Calif.
94501-5100
Web site

Jennifer Mitchell, Assistant Small Business Specialist
(510) 437-3727

FAX: (510) 437-3014
jennifer.a.mitchell@uscg.mil

Items procured: Base maintenance services for the east and west coasts, including, food services, janitorial, utilities, grounds and housing maintenance services; oil pollution and emergency response contracting; and medical services.

 

U.S. Coast Guard
Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) - Construction

Units:
Cleveland, Ohio
Honolulu, Hawaii
Juneau, Alaska
Miami, Fla.
Norfolk, Va. Oakland, Calif,
Providence, R.I.
Seattle, Wash.

Jean M. Bretz, Small Business Specialist
401 736-1765
FAX 401-736-1704
jean.m.bretz@uscg.mil

Items procured: Major construction projects: building, structures, houses, warehouses, schools, building alterations, A&E services. Non-major construction (repair/rehab), and lower dollar construction contracts involving, buildings, structures, houses, warehouses, alterations to existing structures.

U.S. Coast Guard
Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) - Construction Civil Engineering Unit, Cleveland, Ohio 44199-2060
Jim Dinda, Assistant Small Business Specialist
216-902-6223
james.e.dinda@uscg.mil

Items procured: Non-major construction, A&E services

U.S. Coast Guard
Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) - Construction Civil Engineering Unit,
Miami, FL 33172
Web site

Juan Burgos, Assistant Small Business Specialist
305-278-6720
michelle.h.nammur@uscg.mil

Items procured: Non-major construction (repair/rehab); A&E services and architecture and engineering services for the USCG 7th and 8th Districts.

U.S. Coast Guard
Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) - Construction Civil Engineering Unit,
Oakland, Calif. 94606-5000

Website:

Jeff Cross, Assistant Small Business Specialist
510-535-7236
jeffrey.a.cross@uscg.mil

Items procured: Lower dollar construction contracts in Oregon, Washington, California; buildings, structures, warehouses, alterations to existing structures; A&E services, hazardous waste disposal
U.S. Coast Guard
Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) - Construction Civil Engineering Unit,
Honolulu, Hawaii 96850-4982
Web site:
Tammy K. Kao, Assistant Small Business Specialist
808-535-3474
tammy.k.kao@uscg.mil 

Items procured: Lower dollar construction contracts in Hawaii; buildings, structures, houses, warehouses, alterations to existing structures; A&E services

U.S. Coast Guard
Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) -
Construction FD&CC - Atlantic
Norfolk, Va.

Website:

Pam Argilan, Assistant Small Business Specialist
757-852-3449
Pamela.j.argilan@uscg.mil

Items Procured: Major construction projects; building, structures, houses, warehouses, schools, building alterations, A&E services.

U.S. Coast Guard
C41T Service Center - TISCOM
7323 Telegraph Road
Stop 7340
Alexandria, VA  20598-7340

Websites:
www.uscg.mil/hq/c3cen
 

Wayne Brim, Small Business Specialist
703-313-5316
wayne.a.brim@uscg.mil

Items Procured:  The Telecommunications and Information Systems Command (TISCOM) is a part of the C41T Service Center and serves as the Coast Guard's Center of Excellence (COE) for enterprise information technology infrastructure.  As such TISCOM develops, deploys, secures and supports the Coast Guard's IT Infrastructure for both the SBU and SECRET enterprises. Solutions are divided into three areas:

1) Enterprise Networks:  including CGOne (Including R21), SIPRNET, Local Area Networks, Cutter connectivity.
2) Information Systems:  Enterprise Servers/Services (including: Domain Controllers, Exchange, DHCP, SMS/WSUS, Goodlink) End User devices (including: standard workstation, smart phones, and laptops)
3) Organizational Messaging
 

U.S. Coast Guard
C41T Service Center - C3CEN
4000 Coast Guard Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA  23703

Websites:

www.uscg.mil/hq/c3cen


 

Heather Hirshman, Small Business Specialist
757-295-2280
heather.r.hirshman@uscg.mil
 

The Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center (C3CEN) develops, builds, fields, trains, and supports advanced electronic command, control, and navigation systems.

Items Procured:  Information Technology support to include computers, radars, navigation receivers, satellite and radio based communication links installed throughout a Cost Guard Cutter.  Projects include:  Automatic Identification System (AIS), BridgeMaster-E Surface Search Radar, C2PC (CG), CAPN, Coast Guard Data Distributions System (CGDDS), Coast Guard Vessel Traffic System (CGVTS), Command Display and Control Integrated Navigation Segment (COMDAC INS), Command Center, Common Operational Picture (COP), Cutter Video Recording System (CVRS), Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS), Electronic Chart System, and other related systems.

U.S. Coast Guard
C41T Service Center - Operations Systems Center (OSC)
Kearneysville, WV  25430

Website:

www.uscg.mil/hq/osc/
 

Craig E. Anderson, Small Business Specialist

304-433-3930
craig.e.anderson@uscg.mil

Items Procured:  Information Techology support to include support for the Coast Guard enterprise information systems, application support desk services, hardware, network and infrastructure engineering, and software development and operations & maintenance services for IT business applications.
 

U.S. Coast Guard
Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center(SILC) - Construction
FD&CC - Seattle
Civil Engineering Unit, Juneau
Seattle, WA

Nicole Butts, Assistant Small Business Specialist
(206) 220-7420
rinalda.n.butts@uscg.mil

Items Procured: Major Construction projects involving piers, wharfs, buildings, structures, houses, warehouses, schools, building alterations, and architecture and engineering services.  Non major construction and architect and engineering services contracts for District 13.

Small Business Innovative Research Program

Operating Element / AddressSmall Business Specialist / Phone / E-mail Address
Small Business Innovative Research Program (SBIR)
DHS S&T
245 Murray Lane
Washington, DC 20528-0212
Web site
Lisa Sobolewski, Program Director
202-254-6768
Elissa.sobolewski@hq.dhs.gov

Items Procured: None. 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 that have the potential for commercialization. The DHS SBIR Program is administered within the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. Two solicitations are issued each year, generally in the November and May timeframes. The solicitations 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 Divisions. Learn more about the Department SBIR Program.

 

Last Published Date: September 25, 2014
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