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Doing Business with TSA

TSA encourages companies to do business in support of its mission. TSA uses 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. Business opportunities are publicized by posting information directly to FedBizOpps.

Unsolicited Proposals

Do you have a unique service to offer? TSA accepts unsolicited proposals. Read the Unsolicited Proposal Manual to learn how to submit a proposal. For more information, please call (571) 227-4636.

Small and Disadvantaged Business

Small businesses are a vital part of our national strength, and our job is to ensure these companies have a fair opportunity to compete and be selected for TSA contracts. Specifically, TSA works with the following:

  • Small businesses
  • Small disadvantaged businesses
  • Women-owned businesses
  • HUBZone businesses
  • Veteran-owned
  • Service disabled veteran owned small businesses

Are you a small business? Start by learning about us, who we are, and what we do. Knowing about us allows you to discern whether your firm possesses the competencies and capabilities to assist us in our challenging mission. Once you acquaint yourself with our initiatives, operations and business strategies, you will be better positioned to bid on upcoming solicitations. To ensure your marketing efforts are productive, tell us how you can help us achieve our mission. If you have to ask us (or any other agency) what we buy, you are not ready to do business.

Vendor Outreach

TSA participates with DHS in a series of monthly small business vendor outreach sessions. 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. You can also view the forecast of contracting opportunities with DHS/TSA.

System for Award Management

The System for Award Management is the primary vendor database for the U.S. government. Both current and potential government vendors are required to register with SAM in order to be eligible for contract awards and payments by federal agencies. Vendors are required to complete a one-time registration to provide basic information relevant to procurement and financial transactions. Vendors must update or renew their registration annually to maintain an active status.

The System for Award Management validates the vendor's information and facilitates electronic payments by sharing the secure and encrypted data with the federal agencies' finance offices to facilitate paperless payments through electronic funds transfer. Additionally SAM transmits and distributes necessary data with other required government procurement and electronic business systems.

For more information on doing business with TSA, please call (571) 227-1067.