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The ICE Office of Acquisition Management (OAQ) is a highly professional, customer-focused organization with an enterprise-wide, strategic approach to procurement. OAQ operates as a full business partner with internal and external organizations and serves as a strategic asset dedicated to improving the agency's overall business performance.

OAQ procures various products and services such as:

  • Law enforcement services and products, including handcuffs, hand restraints, guns and ammunition;
  • Detention and removal services such as temporary housing, food, clothing and transportation, including air charter flights;
  • Operational support like data analysis, interpreter services and clerical support; and
  • Information technology supplies and services, including computers, security equipment, software and telecommunications equipment

Mission

To deliver quality acquisition solutions in support of the ICE and DHS missions.

Bill Weinberg, Director and Head of Contracting Activity (HCA)
Bill Weinberg
Director and Head of Contracting Activity (HCA)

Bill Weinberg is the Head of the Contracting Activity for the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Washington, D.C.

He brings to this position over 27 years of federal acquisition experience which includes over 13 years of leadership experience in procurement operations. Mr. Weinberg began his professional acquisition career with the Department of the Navy at the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). He served as the Contracting Officer for several major weapon systems, procuring complex systems and services for the naval fleet, for almost 22 years. While at NAVSEA, he awarded the Navy's first multiple award contracts for the portal-based electronic procurement system known as SeaPort, with a potential ceiling of $14.5 billion, which represented a major innovation in the approach to procuring engineering and support services for the Navy enterprise.

Mr. Weinberg joined the ICE Office of Acquisition Management in 2007, serving first as the Assistant Director for Detention Management, and then as Deputy Director and Acting Head of Contracting Activity. He was instrumental in advancing detention reform initiatives and maturing the acquisition of critical information technology enhancements. He gained a reputation for building coalitions both internally and externally.

In 2012 Mr. Weinberg was selected to the Senior Executive Service as the Director, Office of Procurement, US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). While at USPTO he improved industry outreach and enhanced training for Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs).

Mr. Weinberg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organization Management from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. He is a graduate of the ICE Fellows Program for Executive Leadership Training offered through Johns Hopkins University.

 

Small Business Information

Small Business Contact

Paulette Creighton is the ICE Small Business Program Manager and she serves as a point of contact for private firms seeking agency-specific acquisition information. ICE has an active vendor outreach program and meetings with the Small Business Team can be arranged by emailing ICESmallBusinessSpecialist@ice.dhs or scheduling a DHS Vendor Outreach Sessions at www.dhs.gov/how-do-i/do-business-dhs.

Paulette Creighton - Small Business Program Manager
Located: 801 I Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 25903

Unsolicited proposals can help ICE accomplish its mission. The proposal must be prepared independent of government advice or supervision.

Before beginning the unsolicited proposal process, a vendor should carefully and objectively assess its product or service to ensure that it is not commercially available and it meets the specific criteria of FAR Part 15.6 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). This regulation can be accessed at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/.

Unsolicited proposals are contingent on the availability of funds and the absence of other possible vendors. ICE encourages the submission of unsolicited proposals meeting the criteria noted above.

Unsolicited proposals should be directed to:

Valerie Wilson
ICE Office of Acquisition Management
801 I Street, NW, Suite 910
Washington, DC 20536
Telephone: (202) 732-2566
Fax: (202) 732-7368
Valerie.Wilson@dhs.gov