The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acquisition Planning Forecast System (APFS) is a portal for businesses, particularly small businesses to view anticipated contract actions over $250,000.

DHS Acquisition Forecast Records
DHS purchases a wide variety of goods and services and commits to small business participation in our acquisition program. Our goal is for this forecast to assist you in doing business with DHS. By helping firms identify procurement opportunities as early in the acquisition process as possible, we look forward to continuing communication with industry and assisting the small business community with its marketing efforts.
Subscribe to E-mail Notifications
Vendors interested in receiving email alerts about upcoming DHS opportunities may establish a subscription to email notifications. Subscribers receive email notifications from APFS when records meeting their search criteria are published. Search criteria includes NAICS, Contract Vehicle, Dollar Range, and Small Business Program. Specific email address requirements apply. Select the "Subscribe to Notifications" button for details.
Access for Government Users

Government users must have an active APFS account and must have a PIV card to log in to APFS.

Login Instructions:

  • To log into APFS, select the "Government Access" button.
  • To request an APFS account, select the "Request Account" button.

About This Data

Public Law 100-656, the Business Opportunity Development Reform Act of 1988, amended the Small Business Act to emphasize acquisition planning. The law requires agencies to compile and make projections of contracting opportunities that small businesses (including small, disadvantaged businesses and 8(a) program participants, women-owned, Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone), veteran-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned) may perform. For more details, review the 'About' link above or click here: https://apfs-cloud.dhs.gov/about/

Potential Subcontracting Opportunities

The information in APFS helps build the statutorily required annual Forecast of Contract Opportunities (i.e. the Forecast). The Forecast allows industry, especially small businesses, the opportunity to learn about prospective DHS business opportunities (which includes subcontracting) over the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT).