DHS Agency Spending

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DHS Agency Spending Insights

At Blackfyre, we've had a front-row seat to watch the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) evolve significantly since its establishment in 2002. With a continuous focus on security and counter-terrorism, it's no surprise that contract awards have surged, reaching a whopping $13.8 billion as of FY 2016. As seasoned GSA federal schedule consultants, we understand the importance of grasping DHS's procurement strategies. With that in mind, we've compiled some important insights from fiscal year 2016 that businesses looking to engage with DHS might find valuable.

Expanding DHS Contract Awards

Gradually rising about 11% since FY 2012, DHS has illustrated a growing demand for diversified goods and services to fulfill its dynamic mission. The total contract awards in FY 2016, which rounded off to $13.8 billion, were predominantly secured by small businesses, reinforcing DHS's dedication to diversifying its supplier base. For businesses, especially small-scale and minority-owned, this presents an increasing opportunity to contribute to national security measures.

DHS and GSA Schedule Contract Awards

During FY 2016, DHS made substantial use of the GSA Schedule, allotting approximately $990 million in contracts. This feat propels it to one of the top agencies in the GSA Schedule Contract arena. Particularly, the IT Schedule 70 and Corporate Services Schedule were the most utilized, underlining the department's ceaseless demand for IT solutions and professional services. We at Blackfyre, being seasoned MAS consultants and GSA schedule consultants, perceive this as an opportunity for businesses to utilize GSA schedules for direct access to DHS contracts.

Deeper Insights: Contract Awards by Individual DHS Agencies

The U.S. Coast Guard, the Office of Procurement Operations, and U.S. Customs & Border Protection topped the list of contracting office agencies within DHS for FY 2016. Knowledge of the procurement methods and requirements of these specific agencies can be crucial for businesses aiming to align their offerings with DHS's demands.

Socio-Economic Status and Contract Awards at DHS

DHS's contract awards in FY 2016 illustrate a robust emphasis on inclusive procurement. Small businesses, veteran-owned establishments, and women-led entities received considerable portions of contract awards, indicating DHS's backing for socio-economic diversification. As a GSA contract consultant situated near Washington DC, Blackfyre motivates businesses of all scales and backgrounds to explore opportunities with DHS.

The Strategic Importance of GSA/VA Schedule Contracts

For businesses aiming to engage with DHS, GSA/VA Schedule Contracts provide a strategic pathway. These contracts simplify the procurement process, making it easier for agencies like DHS to obtain necessary goods and services. As skilled federal supply schedule consultants, Blackfyre can walk companies through the process of acquiring and leveraging a GSA Schedule Contract to enhance their chances of securing DHS contracts.

Concluding Thoughts

DHS's expanding contract awards and varied procurement requisites present substantial opportunities for businesses. As top-flight GSA schedule consultants, Blackfyre is committed to assisting businesses navigate through the complexities of government contracts, thereby unlocking opportunities not only within DHS but beyond too. Whether it concerns government proposal writing or comprehending government price proposals, Blackfyre is your reliable partner. Explore our MAS consulting services today, and let us assist you in clinching your share of DHS contract awards. With a team led by a former GSA Schedule Reviewer, we offer top-notch GSA Schedule Consulting services.

Pedro has extensive background as a Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist, has worked across seven federal agencies, managing contracts totaling over $1 billion in the professional and tech sectors. His notable tenure includes serving with the DoD/DARPA during the inception of their robotics program. Additionally, he played a pivotal role in initiating the Cyber Special Item Number (SIN) within the GSA's IT Schedule 70 as a Team Lead. After graduating from Harvard, he started Blackfyre to help you win your next contract.

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