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Small Business Events

Small Business Procurement Assistance

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Small Business Points of Contact

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Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS) for Fiscal Year 2008 - Pre-arranged 15-minute appointments with representatives from Homeland Security Organizational Elements.

Small Business Conferences attended by Homeland Security, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) personnel.

Homeland Security's Small Business Pledge (PDF, 1 page - 405 KB) - Supports the President's Small Business Agenda

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Mentor-Protégé Program – Program designed to foster mentoring relationships between Homeland Security prime contractors and small businesses.

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Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB)

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Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone)

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8(a) Program

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Sources Sought Opportunities

Sources Sought Opportunities at various DHS components where the set-aside program has not yet been determined.

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SBA and other Resources

Small Business Administration "Size Standards" – An important reminder for small businesses to accurately reflect size and socio-economic business status in the critical databases Federal contracting personnel utilize such as CCR, Dynamic Small Business Search, and Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA).

Small Business Administration "Business Matchmaking Sessions" – Matches small companies with federal, state, and local government agencies and large corporations that have actual contract opportunities for products and services.

Small Business: Frequent Questions and Requests – Most frequently asked questions and requests, with answers for small business.

SBA's Office of Government Contracting for additional procurement assistance to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns.

OSDBU Interagency Council – The Federal Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Directors Interagency Council exchanges information on methods, initiatives, and processes that will permit respective agencies to more effectively utilize small businesses in prime contracts and subcontracts to the maximum extent practicable. The council also posts a listing of upcoming small business conferences.

Questions or comments about doing business with the Department of Homeland Security? Contact Homeland Security's Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

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This page was last reviewed/modified on June 19, 2008.