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Interested in Introducing Your Company to the U.S Department of Labor?

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.

General Procedures

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?

How Do I Register?

The next Vendor Outreach Session is scheduled for January 21, 2015. Vendors may sign up by registering online beginning on December 22, 2014. If you have technical difficulties with the registration system, please contact Isela Martin at or (202) 693-7299.

Registration for this session ends on January 16, 2015. 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.

Upcoming Vendor Outreach Sessions

  • January 21, 2015
    (Registration Opens December 22, 2014)

Making the Most of Your Visit

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.

Getting to the Frances Perkins Building

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).

Entrance & Check-in Information

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.

Other Events of Interest

National Contact Center Industry Day

Location: U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N 4437, Washington, DC 20210
Date: Thursday, January 8, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM — 3:00 PM

Department of Labor's Giving Small Business a Seat at the Table Workshop: "Marketing, Selling To, and Competing for DOL Procurements"

U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20210

  • Friday May 09, 2014 9:30 AM — 12:00 PM: Washington, DC (Reserved for HUBZone Small Businesses)
  • Friday June 06, 2014 9:30 AM — 12:00 PM: Washington, DC (Reserved for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses)
  • Friday July 11, 2014 9:30 AM — 12:00 PM: Washington, DC (Reserved for Women-Owned Small Businesses)

HUBZone Small Business Summit

  • Wednesday April 2, 2014 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM
  • Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Industry Day

  • Friday April 11, 2014 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM
    University of Arlington Research Institute, 7300 Jack Newell Blvd S, Fort Worth, TX 76118

24th Annual Government Procurement Conference

  • Wednesday April 16, 2014 8:00 AM — 4:00 PM
    Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001

Alliance Texas 2014 - MatchMaking Meetings 

  • Thursday April 24, 2014 8:00 AM — 3:00 PM
    Texas Rangers Stadium, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011

2014 Annual HPES USPS SB Collaborative Conference

  • Monday May 05, 2014 8:00 AM — 4:00 PM
    Hilton Dulles Washington Airport, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA 20171

The Northern Virginia B2G Matchmaking Conference

  • Tuesday May 06, 2014 8:00 AM -  12:00 PM
    Westin Washington Dulles Hotel,2520 Wasser Terrace, Herndon, VA 20190

GovConectx Summer Outreach Small Business Seminar and Matchmaker

  • Thursday June 05, 2014 9:00 AM — 4:00 PM
    The Best Western Motel, 6633 Arlington Blvd (Route 50), Falls Church, VA 22042

How Emerging Companies Can Begin Doing Business with the Government

  • Friday June 06, 2014 8:00 AM — 3:30 PM
    The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Event, 2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon, VA 20170

National HUBZone Conference - 2014 Match-Making Events for Federal Agencies & Prime Contractors to Meet HUBZone-Certified Small Business

  • Thursday September 18,2014 1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
    Westfields Marriott Conference Center, Chantilly, Virginia

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) National Small Business Week (NSBW) 2014 is underway.

This year's National Small Business Week will consist of a full week of events around the country:

  • Monday, May 12th: San Francisco, California
  • Tuesday, May 13th: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Wednesday, May 14th: Online events
  • Thursday, May 15th: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Thursday and Friday, May 15th-16th: Washington, DC

Monday, May 12th: San Francisco, California
Registration will open Mid April.

Tuesday, May 13th: Kansas City, Missouri
Burns and McDonnell Headquarters
9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114

Wednesday, May 14th: Boston, Massachusetts
Burns and McDonnell Headquarters
9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114

Thursday and Friday, May 15th -16th: Washington, DC
Thursday, May 15
US Chamber of Commerce
1615 H St NW
Washington, DC 20062

Friday, May 16
FHI360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW - 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009