Procurement 2017

Agenda

The 2017 agenda and speaker list will be posted soon.

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Wednesday April 6, 2016
9:00 AM -
10:00 AM
Federal Contracting 101
206
  • Session Description:
  • Abstract

    The opening session, Federal Contracting 101, is designed for those businesses that are new to Doing Business in the Federal Sector. It will also explain the "Art of the Process"- as well as focus on the diverse aspects of Federal Contracting. Federal Contracting 101 will give entrepreneurs a very good look into the numerous best practices that are used nationwide. This session is not to be missed!

  • Moderator:
  • Daniel F. Sturdivant II, Senior Small Business Advisor, to the Director & SDVOSB Coordinator, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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  • Dr. Sheila Brooks, Founder, President, SRB Communications LLC
  • Desmond A. Brown, Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • Joyce A. Harris, Small Business Liaison Officer, Deloitte Services LP - Federal Practice
  • David W. Loines, Director, Office of Government Contracting Area II Office, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Christine Rainwater, Founder and President, Small Business Advisory Firm,
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall D
VA Session
204 AB
Matchmaking
207
10:00 AM -
10:15 AM
10:15 AM -
11:15 AM
Subcontracting with Prime Contractors
206
GSA Reverse Auction (AM Session)
204C
  • Brandi Barnes, Customer Service Director, Office of Customer Accounts & Research, U.S. General Services Administration Federal Acquisition Service
11:15 AM -
11:45 AM
11:45 AM -
12:30 PM
12:30 PM -
12:45 PM
System for Award Management (SAM)
206
  • Session Description:
  • Abstract

    IAE's Modernization: Delivering a Better Award Management Solution The U.S. GSA's Integrated Award Environment (IAE) is modernizing all 10 e-Government award management systems - including the System for Award Management (SAM) - into a streamlined environment. We will share how we have been bringing together insight from our users, large-scale Agile development, and policy considerations to develop a new environment that meets the needs of our broad range of stakeholders.

  • Nancy Goode, Director of Business Operations for the Integrated Award Environment, GSA Federal Acquisition Service
  • Vicky Niblett, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Office of the Integrated Award Environment (IAE), GSA Federal Acquisition Service
12:45 PM -
1:30 PM
GSA Reverse Auction (PM Session)
204C
  • Brandi Barnes, Customer Service Director, Office of Customer Accounts & Research, U.S. General Services Administration Federal Acquisition Service
1:30 PM -
1:45 PM
1:45 PM -
2:15 PM
SBA Small Business Contracting Update
206
  • Session Description:
  • Abstract

    This session will cover small business federal contracting updates from the Directors of the 8(a) and HUBZone Programs, Government Contracting, and Policy Offices. The directors will share key policy updates, information on new initiatives, and more. The discussion will be moderated by John Shoraka, SBA's Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development.

  • Moderator
  • John Shoraka, Associate Administrator, Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Art Collins, Deputy Director, HUBZone Program, U.S. Small Business Adminstration
  • Sean Crean, Director, Government Contracting, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Michael McLaughlin, Director, Office of Policy and Research, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Associate Administrator, Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration
2:15 PM -
2:45 PM
2:45 PM -
3:00 PM
3:00 PM -
4:00 PM
Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs)
206
  • Session Description:
  • Abstract

    This session will cover an overview of GWACs and include a specific discussion of how GWACs benefit small business contractors. The NITAAC, SEWP and GSA GWACs will be covered in detail.

  • Moderator
  • Mark Amtower, Founder/Partner, Amtower and Company
  • Darlene Coen, Deputy Program Manager for the NASA SEWP Program, NASA
  • Dean Cole, Business Management Specialist, GSA
  • Bridget Gauer, Deputy Director, NIH-NITAAC