Small and Disadvantaged Business Office
Are you ready to do business with us?
Now that you know that your unique expertise and products can help us complete our work, you'll need to learn more about what resources are available to you.
Our small business policy serves as our guide for tapping the strength of our small business community. Be sure to read this important document.
We participate with the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), in a series of monthly small business vendor outreach sessions called Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS). These sessions feature pre-arranged 15-minute one-on-one appointments with a small business specialist. These sessions provide the small business community an opportunity to discuss their capabilities and to learn about potential procurement opportunities. - Visit our Forecast of Contracting Opportunities with DHS/TSA.
Our Small Business Goals
Small businesses are a vital part of our nation’s economic strength, and provide us with a tremendous resource with which to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. We want to fully realize the benefits small business offers, and so we set these goals for small business contracting.
Prime Small Business Goals
23% Small Disadvantaged Business 5% Women-Owned 5% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned 3% HUBZone 3%
Subcontracting Small Business Goals
Small Business 45% Small Disadvantaged Business 5% Women-Owned 5% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned 3% HUBZone 3%
Doing Business with TSA
Like our counterparts across the Federal Government, we utilize Federal Business Opportunities, commonly called FedBizOpps to offer opportunities. FedBizOpps is the single government point-of-entry for Federal Government procurement opportunities over $25,000. We are able to publicize business opportunities by posting information directly to the FedBizOpps Web site at www.fedbizopps.gov. FedBizOpps also provides a vendor notification service that will send to you via email solicitations of interest. To receive email notification of upcoming procurement opportunities, register at the Federal Business Opportunities Web site. You should register under the product classification codes that best match your company. Then select all agencies so you will receive notifications of acquisitions best meeting your company's profile from all government agencies. All of TSA's requirements over $25,000 (that are not small business directed buys) are listed in FedBizOpps.
Visit our Forecast of Contracting Opportunities with DHS/TSA at www.dhs.gov/openforbusiness. In addition we maintain a database on all small businesses that have expressed an interest in doing business with TSA. Our office reviews all contractual requirements over the simplified acquisition threshold and often will recommend potential vendors who have the capability to fulfill these contractual requirements. We are also frequently contacted by TSA Acquisition Offices, requesting our assistance to conduct market research for their upcoming requirements. I encourage you to review all of the information shown on our website under the hyperlink that states “Open for Business.” The items TSA procures are simulators, training development, training courses, installation of checked baggage equipment, passenger screening operations, health and safety assessments on TSA screening operations, acquisition planning & program management support, safety equipment, supplies, and investigative services. In addition, here in the Washington DC area, we host monthly Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS) which are a series of pre-arranged 15-minute appointments with Small Business Specialists from the various components of the Homeland Security procurement offices. These sessions provide the small business community an opportunity to discuss their capabilities and learn of potential procurement opportunities. For more information regarding VOS and how to prepare for this activity there is a hyperlink under the “open for business” website titled Vendor Outreach Sessions.
Doing Business with the Department of Homeland Security
In addition to seeking contracting opportunities with us, you should explore opportunities within DHS too. DHS is comprised of five major divisions, and each component is decentralized and autonomous in their buying. To explore small business contracting opportunities with DHS, access the small business portion of the DHS website.
DHS Small Business Specialists
DHS also has individuals who provide advice to small business owners on individual procurement opportunities. To reach one of the folks visit the small business portion of the DHS website.
TSA Small Business Contact Information - Visit the DHS list of Small Business Specialists
Please note: This office does not make purchases for the organization.
Transportation Security Administration
10th Floor, TSA-25, West Building
601 South 12th Street
Arlington, VA 20598-4220