Vendor Outreach Sessions are a series of pre-arranged 15-minute appointments with Small Business Specialists from various components of the Department of Homeland Security procurement offices, plus several prime contractors who currently have contracts with DHS. These sessions provide the small business community an opportunity to discuss their capabilities and learn of potential procurement opportunities.
The Next Vendor Outreach Session will be held on March 19, 2015. Registration will be on March 12, 2015, beginning at 12:00 noon (Eastern Time). Please read the instructions carefully as the sessions fill quickly. NOTE: This session is reserved for Women-Owned Small Businesses only.
Vendor Outreach Sessions are held at; 90 K. St. NE, Suite 1200, Washington, DC, 20002.
To enter the 90 K Street building, you must have a government issued photo ID card (driver’s license or state issued ID) if not employed by the federal government. The name(s) of all visitors will be submitted to building security 48 hours prior to visiting 90 K Street, therefore last-minute substitutes will not be permitted to enter the building.
Cancellation Policy: In the event OPM issues the Federal Government "Closed" or a "2-Hour Delayed Opening" due to inclement weather, VOS will be cancelled. On the morning of event, please visit www.opm.gov.
To learn more, see the Vendor Outreach Scheduling Instructions below.
Tips for a Successful Vendor Outreach Session
- Review the small business background information
- Review the Department's Forecast of Contracting Opportunities
- Visit FedBizOpps for a current list of requirements valued at $25,000 or more
- Come prepared to discuss how your company can help the Department or its component meet their specific mission
If the federal government is closed due to inclement weather, the scheduled Vendor Outreach Session will not be held. Information on the operating status of the federal government in the DC Metropolitan Area is provided by the Office of Personnel Management.