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Unsolicited Proposals

This Department is composed of several component agencies which handle different types of acquisitions. If you feel that your firm has a product or service which may be of interest to one or more of these component agencies, then you should do the following:

  • Monitor FedBizOpps.gov, where the government publishes its notices of procurements. This site provides a wealth of information about current government requirements and offers specific guidance that will allow you to submit bids or proposals to the respective agency offices.
  • Register on Central Contractor Registration, the primary vendor database for the federal government. In addition, USA.gov, a General Services Administration-based web site, provides user-friendly service and assistance to firms that have not previously done business with the U.S. Government.

In rare cases, firms have an innovative and unique product or service for which submission of an unsolicited proposal may be the right approach. Before beginning this process, however, you should:

  • Carefully and objectively assess your product/service to ensure that it is, in fact, innovative and unique, and that it is not already commercially available to the government.
  • Research Part 15.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) which provides specific criteria that must be met before an unsolicited proposal can be submitted.

Once you have reviewed these requirements and made the determination you have a valid unsolicited proposal, then you should submit your proposal to the points of contact listed below.

Headquarters Office of Procurement Operations (OPO)

  • Diane Osterhus
    Department of Homeland Security
    Office of Procurement Operations
    245 Murray Drive, Bldg 410
    Washington, DC 20528
    Phone: 202-447-5606

U.S. Coast Guard (USCG)

  • Barbara Greeley
    U.S. Coast Guard
    Jamal Riverside Building
    1900 Half Street, SW, Room JR11-0801
    Washington, DC  20593
    Phone: 202-475-3201

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Diane Furr
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    Procurement Directorate
    1331 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
    Suite NP1310
    Washington, DC 20229
    Phone: 202-344-2409

Strategic Border Initiative (SBI)

  • Rita A. Williams
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection
    SBI Acquisition Office
    1300 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
    Washington, DC 20229
    Phone: 202-344-1232

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)

  • Timothy J. Strong
    Procurement Analyst/Small Business Specialist
    Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
    1131 Chapel Crossing Rd
    Building 93, Room 140
    Glynco, GA 31524
    Phone: 912-267-2449

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

  • Gwendolyn (Gwen) Murphy
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement
    Office of Acquisition
    801 I Street, NW, Suite 910
    Washington, DC  20536
    Phone: 202-732-2584

U.S. Secret Service (USSS)

  • Stephan Ochs
    U.S. Secret Service
    950 H Street NW, Suite 6700
    Washington, DC 20223
    Phone: 202-406-6784

Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

  • Bruce Schulze
    TSA Headquarters – West Building
    10th Floor, TSA Routing Code TSA - 25
    601 South 12th Street
    Arlington, VA 22202-4220
    Phone: 571-227-2289

This page was last reviewed/modified on January 13, 2009.