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 November 14, 2013, Registration will be on November 7, 2013, beginning at 12:00 noon (Eastern Time). Please read the instructions carefully as the sessions fill up quickly. NOTE: This session is reserved for Veteran-owned and Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small Businesses ONLY in honor of Veterans Day.
Vendor Outreach Sessions are held at; 90 K. St. NE, Suite 1200, Washington, DC, 20002. 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.