Procurement 2017

Tips to Help Make the Most of This Conference

  • Do your homework! Review the Procurement Opportunities page to identify your target agencies and learn as much as you can about what the agencies purchase and how.
  • Be sure your registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) is current. The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government system that consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. There is NO fee to register for this site. Entities may register at no cost directly from this page.
  • Send at least 2 representatives from your company. One of you can attend the sessions, the other can “work” the exhibit floor and/or participate in the matchmaking sessions
  • Have a clear, concise capability statement that includes business type (socio-economic status), NAIC codes, and a description of your products and services. This should either be on a 1-page document, available on a url that you distribute or through a QR code.
  • Travel light! A coat/luggage check will NOT be available. You will be provided with a conference tote bag, a notebook, and a program. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water. You’ll be doing a lot of networking!
  • Bring lots of business cards!
  • Use the METRO! The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is conveniently located on the Yellow Line.
  • View the exhibit floor plan and map out your day. This is updated daily as new agencies and businesses register.
  • Check out the agenda on-line. It will be updated with speakers and abstracts as they become available.
  • Review the Location/Details page carefully.
  • Stay up to date with Social Networking: