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Title: U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Conducting Business with the Department of
    Homeland Security

Robert J. Boone Jr Director, Small
Business Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Department of Homeland Security(DHS)
  • Department came into existence on March 1, 2003
  • Mission The Department's mission is to ensure a
    homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient
    against terrorism and other hazards.

  • 22 ? 8
  • 8 Major Buying Activities
  • DHS Headquarters (DHS HQ)
  • Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)
  • U.S. Secret Service (USSS)

Office of Procurement Operations
  • Provides a full range of acquisition support to
    many program offices within Homeland Security
    such as
  • Science Technology
  • Citizenship Immigration Service
  • Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
  • Office of Health Affairs
  • Intelligence and Analysis
  • National Protection and Programs Directorate
  • U.S. Visit
  • Federal Protective Service
  • Office of the Secretary
  • Other Headquarter Level Offices

Faye Jones Small Business Specialist Faye.Jones_at_d
hs.gov Willard Thomas Small Business
Specialist Willard.Thomas_at_hq.dhs.gov
Customs and Border Protection
  • Priority mission of keeping terrorists and their
    weapons out of the U.S. CBP also has a
    responsibility for securing and facilitating
    trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of
    U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug

www.cbp.gov Tony ShiversSmall Business
Specialist Herman.T.Shivers_at_cbp.dhs.gov Luz
(Ivette) Jorge Small Business Specialist Luz.Jorge
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
  • FEMAs mission is to support our citizens and
    first responders to ensure that as a nation we
    work together to build, sustain, and improve our
    capability to prepare for, protect against,
    respond to, recover from, and mitigate all

www.fema.gov Pamela McClamSmall Business
Specialist Pamela.Mcclam_at_dhs.gov
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
  • We train those who protect our homeland.
  • Provides training that enables federal, state and
    local law enforcement partners to accomplish
    their missions (training is provided by in-house

www.fletc.gov Timothy Strong Small Business
Specialist Timothy.Strong_at_dhs.gov
Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • ICE's primary mission is to promote homeland
    security and public safety through the criminal
    and civil enforcement of federal laws governing
    border control, customs, trade, and immigration.
    The agency has an annual budget of more than 5.7
    billion dollars, primarily devoted to its two
    principal operating components - Homeland
    Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and
    Removal Operations (ERO).

www.ice.gov Kathleen GregorySmall Business
Specialist Kathleen.Gregory_at_ice.dhs.gov
Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
  • Protects the nations transportation systems to
    ensure freedom of movement for people and
  • Screens all airline passengers
  • Deploys Federal air marshals to detect, defeat,
    and deter hostile acts targeting all
    transportation modes
  • Screens 100 of 1 billion pieces of luggage
    checked annually
  • Detects and deters the use of explosive devices
    in transportation systems

www.tsa.gov Robert Boone Director Robert.Boone_at_dh
Coast Guard
  • By law, the Coast Guard has 11 missions
  • Ports, waterways, and coastal security
  • Drug interdiction
  • Aids to navigation
  • Search and rescue
  • Living marine resources
  • Marine safety
  • Defense readiness
  • Migrant interdiction
  • Marine environmental protection
  • Ice operations
  • Other law enforcement
  • USCG is military, multi-mission, and maritime.

www.uscg.mil Sara H. MarcheggianiSmall Business
Specialist Sara.h.marcheggiani_at_uscg.mil
U. S. Secret Service
  • The mission of the United States Secret Service
    is to safeguard the nation's financial
    infrastructure and payment systems to preserve
    the integrity of the economy, and to protect
    national leaders, visiting heads of state and
    government, designated sites and National Special
    Security Events.

www.secretservice.gov Stephen Ochs (acting)
FY 14 Goaling Accomplishments5th Straight A
Grade from SBA
Category Govt Wide Goal DHS Goal Award DHS Accomplish-ments
Total Procurement Dollars 13,258,778,150
SB Prime Contracts 23 31.75 4,649,043,561 35.06
SDB 8(a) 5 5 1,931,889,250 14.57
HubZone 3 3 512,848,734 3.87
SDVOSB 3 3 821,445,990 6.20
Woman Owned 5 5 977,530,559 7.37

Source FPDS

Three Major Types of Business Opportunities at
Homeland Security
  • Contracts and Subcontracts
  • Forecasts of Contracting Opportunities
  • Research and Development
  • Grants to State and Local Governments

  • Key premises
  • DHS supports ALL of the federal small business
  • DHS has small business prime contracting and
    subcontracting opportunities
  • DHS uses both pre-existing contract vehicles
    (such as the GSA schedule and DHS-wide IDIQs) and
    open market procedures (FedBizOpps, (FedBid
    Reverse Auctions) www.fedbid.com

Homeland Security Small Business Considerations
  • 8(a)
  • HUBZone
  • Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
  • Woman-Owned Small Business
  • Traditional Small Business Set-Asides
  • Various DWACS, FSS (GSA Federal Supply Schedule,
  • Small Business Teams or Joint Ventures
  • Full and Open Competition (Subcontracting,
    Mentor-Protégé Program, etc.)

Homeland Security Mentor-Protégé Program
  • Mentor-Protégé Program was established in 2003 as
    a tool to support DHSs small business program
  • Consider participating in the Homeland Security
  • Mentor-Protégé Program
  • Details and application format available on the
    DHS Open for Business Website (www.openforbusiness
    .gov )

Application and Agreement Process
  • The mentor-protégé team jointly submits an
    agreement to the Mentor-Protégé Program Manager
  • After e-mail receipt notification, the
    application is reviewed within 10 business days
  • If there are any comments on original submittal,
    we will respond within 30 days via e-mail
  • DHS POCs Sharon Davis, Sharon.Davis_at_dhs.gov

DHS Vendor Outreach Sessions
  • Held Monthly in Washington DC
  • 15 Minute Appointments/SB Specialists
  • Prime Contractors
  • Regional Vendor Outreach (twice a year)
  • www.dhs.gov/openforbusiness

TSA Broad Agency Announcements
  • Alarm, Signal Security Detection Equipment
  • HSTS04-14-R-BAA004
  • Air Cargo Screening Qualification Testing
  • HSTS04-12-SSN-CT5513

Strategic Positioning
  • Marketing tips from small businesses that have
    been successful in the Federal marketplace
  • Review all background information
  • Understand and know what the agency is buying
  • Favorable responses to Sources Sought Notices
    Rule of Two
  • Understand the difference between use of
    pre-existing contract vehicles and open market
    buying and position your firm accordingly
  • Utilize the FOIA process
  • Participate in small business outreach/networking
  • Consider prime contracts, subcontracts, and

Successful Strategy
  • Learn About the 8 Major Buying Activities at
  • Homeland Security
  • Learn what we buy and know when we are buying it
  • Avoid cold calling

Helpful Websites
  • FEDBIZOpps
  • www.fedbizopps.gov or www.fbo.gov
  • www.fedbid.com
  • web.sba.gov/subnet
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • www.arnet.gov/FAR
  • Ready.gov
  • www.ready.gov
  • Outreach Activities OSDBU Council
  • www.osdbu.gov
  • Forecast
  • www.dhs.gov/openforbusiness
  • Research Development
  • www.hsarpabaa.com
  • www.sbir.dhs.gov/index.aspx
  • Grants
  • www.dhs.gov/openforbusiness
  • Federal Procurement Data System
  • https//www.fpds.gov/
  • USAspending.gov
  • www.usaspending.gov
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