The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), is hosting a Small-to-Small Business Virtual Vendor Outreach Matchmaking Event (VOME) in support of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) National Small Business Week. For more than 50 years, the SBA has celebrated National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. DHS, a leader in federal small business contracting, continually provides opportunities for small businesses to support the many missions of the Department. The virtual VOME will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023 with meetings occurring between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. In addition, this VOME supports Executive Order 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government, by providing a business-to-business platform aimed at decreasing small business gaps in capabilities, encouraging new entrants, and strengthening the small business vendor base.
This virtual event is expected to raise awareness of subcontracting opportunities with other small businesses, facilitate with potential partnerships, discussions that may lead to small business joint ventures and teaming, and a virtual space where small businesses can present, to each other, their core capabilities. Each virtual session will be a 15-minute meeting established by the matching of core competencies, needs, and lines of businesses as identified by the firms North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) Code(s).
Registration for this VOME is now open at DHS National Small Business Week Vendor Outreach Matchmaking Event. More detailed Information about this event can be viewed on the eFlyer and is also posted on SAM.gov, DHS Small to Small VOME Supporting Small Business Week.
There is no fee to sign up for Vendor Outreach Sessions or Vendor Outreach Matchmaking Events. Please report any fee related inquiries or questions to OSDBU.VOS@hq.dhs.gov.