Small Business Vendor Outreach Sessions
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To increase the U.S. Department of Labor's utilization of all types of small businesses, the Department's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) sponsors Small Business Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS). These sessions offer small businesses the opportunity to market their capabilities directly to OSDBU and agency program officials and learn about potential Department procurement opportunities. Conversely, Department procurement officials can learn more about the diverse small business resources available to meet their procurement needs.
Department of Labor agencies buy a wide variety of goods and services valued at approximately $2.2 billion each year. Each DOL agency has a responsibility for procuring its own goods and services in support of the agency's mission.
Vendor Outreach Sessions are held in the Department of Labor Great Hall on the second Wednesday of the designated month (unless otherwise noted) from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon. The sessions are open conference forums for vendors to meet directly with agency acquisition and program personnel (appointments are not necessary). Online registration will be available 30 days prior to each session. Follow-up meetings with agency representatives may be scheduled for a later date, if mutually agreed upon. The address is:
U.S. Department of Labor
Frances Perkins Building (Great Hall)
200 Constitution Avenue, NW (between 2nd and 3rd Streets, NW)
Washington, DC 20210
How Do I Register?
The next Vendor Outreach Session is scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2013. Vendors may sign up by registering online beginning on June 17, 2013. If you have technical difficulties with the registration system, please contact John Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-693-7299.
Registration for this session ends Friday, July 12, 2013. Registrations after this date will not be accommodated and will be directed to attend the next event.
Important Note: Due to a temporary configuration issue, our website will incorrectly report that the name on the security certificate for the registration site is invalid or does not match the name of our site. The security certificate is valid and if you choose to proceed by selecting "Yes" on the notification screen, any information you enter into the registration application will be securely processed.
- July 17, 2013 (featuring SDB)
(Registration Opens June 17, 2013)
- October 16th, 2013 (Featuring SDVOSB)
(Registration Opens September 16th, 2013)
- January 22th, 2014(featuring WOSB)
(Registration Opens December 27th, 2013)
- April 16th, 2014 (featuring HUBZone)
(Registration Opens March 14th, 2014)
Before you register for a Vendor Outreach Session, please visit other sites on the Small Business Procurement Power Page to learn about the mission of each DOL agency and what each agency buys. The Procurement Power Page includes: What the Department of Labor Buys, a booklet which describes different agency functions; Department of Labor Annual Acquisition Plan and Procurement Forecast; Department of Labor Grants and Various Department Contracting Information.
Parking near the Department of Labor Frances Perkins Building is very limited. We strongly encourage use of the Metro. The Metro Judiciary Square Red Line is accessible at 4th and D Streets, NW (a diagonal walk from the Frances Perkins Building entrance at 3rd & C Streets, NW).
Enter the Department at the 3rd & C Streets, NW entrance, obtain visitor's clearance, check in at the VOS registration table located in the 3rd & C Streets lobby to confirm your arrival, then proceed to the Great Hall on the First Floor.
If you enter the building at any other entrance, you must still check in at the VOS registration table in the 3rd & C Streets lobby.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
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