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Small Business only

Thursday, July 22, 202
9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.



Sponsored by the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS's) are a series of pre-arranged 15-minuteappointments with Small Business Specialists from DHS components, plus several prime contractors who currently have contracts with DHS.
These sessions provide the small business community opportunities to discuss their capabilities and to learn more about doing business with DHS.
All requests for appointments are handled via an electronic appointment scheduling system at https://vos.mybusinessmatches.com (If this link does not take you to the scheduling site, copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar).You must first create a profile in the system.

The appointment scheduling opens at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the designated day and will remain open for a 24-hour period. Scheduling will close at 12:00 p.m. EST on the next work day. The system is timed to the clock at the Naval Observatory. Be advised that appointments fill very quickly (generally within minutes after the scheduling system opens). You will be competing with other vendors accessing the system simultaneously via the Internet.

In the scheduling system, you will be able to select appointment times with specific DHS components and/or large prime contractors. You may request up to three appointments. If you successfully make an appointment, the confirmation is set as soon as you click on the schedule button. You will receive a pop-up header that says Your Meeting is Confirmed. No additional e-mail is sent at this time. You can further confirm that you have successfully scheduled appointments by reviewing your user dashboard in the section entitled My Schedule with options to either See My Schedule or Print My Schedule. To expedite check-in when the in-house VOS resumes, recommend that you bring your printed schedule with you. If you do not receive a header that says Your Meeting is Confirmed, or if you are unable to see scheduled appointments when you click on My Schedule, you do not have an appointment.

To schedule appointments follow these steps:

  1. Create a profile in the electronic appointment scheduling system at https://vos.mybusinessmatches.com. The profile can be created any time prior to scheduling. It is recommended to create this profile prior to the day of scheduling.
  2. Once you have completed the profile, review the list of counselors (component Small Business Specialists and Large primes) at https://vos.mybusinessmatches.com/#monthlyresearch and determine which counselors you wish to meet with for further information.
  3. At the designated day and time for scheduling appointments, log into the DHS VOS Electronic Scheduling System at https://vos.mybusinessmatches.com with the email and password that you used at the time the profile was created; click on the red button titled Schedule Appointments; select appointment times with DHS Components and Large Primes for that specific VOS.

Registration Will Open Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:00 noon (Eastern Time)