"The GovConectx seminar and networking programs provide exceptional services to our entrepreneurial business community. Through relevant topics, engaging speakers, and accessible networking events, they allow small businesses an excellent opportunity to improve their government contracting prospects" VA PTAP/2017.
Spring Showcase Agenda
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Schedule: Seminar / MatchMaker:
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM: Arrive and sign-up for Matchmaking Appointments
9:00 AM - 12:10 PM: Speakers and Matchmaking Appointments
12:10 PM - 1:30 PM: Complimentary Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Speakers and Matchmaking
Schedule: Seminar / MatchMaker / Expo:
8:00 AM Arrive to set up table
8:15 AM - 9:00 AM: Sign-up for Matchmaking Appointments
9:00 AM -12:10 PM: Speakers and Matchmaking Appointments
12:10 PM - 12:40 PM: MatchMaker Walk through
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM: Complimentary Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Speakers and Matchmaking
Some Participating Agency Procurement Interests - Helpful Organization Descriptions
Air Force: some categories of interest:
Facilities Support Services
Other Support Activities
Commercial and Institutional
Food Services and Contractors
General Medical And Supplies
Highway Street and Bridges
ARMY: some categories of interest:
Intelligence Security Information Systems
Medical Supplies and Health Care Equipment
Combat and Information Systems
Installation Supplies and Services
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) is committed to increasing acquisition opportunities to small businesses. We understand how forming partnerships with the private sector enhance the DIA mission and support US growth. Small businesses represent ninety-nine percent of all employer firms and generate up to sixty-five percent of new jobs. Their contributions to our National economy in terms of innovation, job creation, efficiency, increased competition, reduced prices and quality sources of supply warrant the inclusion to the greatest extent possible of small business when making federal contract award decision.
Department of Interior:
Procurement Opportunities: We couldn't find a category that the Department of Interior doesn't buy: Construction, Medical and Everything Else Imaginable.
In FY2015, the Department awarded over 50% of its eligible prime contract dollars to small businesses, the annual FY2015 budget is about $12 billion. The Department is committed to increasing prime contract awards and subcontract awards to the small business community.
Defense Logistics Agency:
The Agency sources and provides nearly 100 percent of the consumable items America’s military forces need to operate, from food, fuel and energy, to uniforms, medical supplies, and construction and barrier equipment. DLA also supplies more than 86 percent of the military’s spare parts. In addition, the Agency manages the reutilization of military equipment, provides catalogs and other logistics information products, and offers document automation and production services. DLA consolidates requirements by Supply Chain and procures items in sufficient quantities to meet our customers’ projected needs. Many of DLA’s procured items are delivered directly from a commercial vendor. Other items are stored and distributed through a system of worldwide depots.
GovPurchase is world’s largest market intelligence database on government contracting. Thousands of businesses, and numerous government agencies, use GovPurchase to win billions of dollars in government prime contracts, subcontracting opportunities, teaming opportunities as well as commercial business. This is accomplished by easily accessing the market intelligence in GovPurchase, combined with our in-depth training and support.
Kevin P. Young
Kevin P. Young is a Washington, DC-based corporate executive, management consultant and adjunct professor with a long and successful history in the planning and execution of Marketing, Business Development and Business Management strategy, programs, processes and metrics across multiple industries.
NAVY: some categories of interest:
Construction and Facilities Management
Research and Development
Missile System Engineering Support, High Value Facility Security Systems and Shipboard Systems Integration in support of the Strategic Weapons System.
Technical Engineering and Professional Services
Small Business Administration
SBA is committed to helping small businesses in the US succeed. As such, several programs and laws have been sponsored that directly affect small business owners. Here, you can learn more about how legislation such as the Small Business Jobs Act and SBA initiatives such as the Emerging 200 program can help you and your business succeed.
We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
Pentagon Washington Headquarters Services
Pentagon Washington Headquarters Services Manages the procurement programs essential to the mission of WHS, the Office of the Director of Administration and Management and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Programs support Pentagon Renovation, construction, professional and other services, commodities and supplies, major communication and information technology systems, and special programs totaling over $1.5 billion a year.
PTAP: What They Do For You
Contracting with the government can be a challenging process. We are here to help you through it.
The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was authorized by Congress in 1985 and provides matching funds through state and local government and non-profit organizations to establish Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) regionally dedicated to free and low cost assistance to businesses who want to participate in the government procurement process, whether federal, state, or local. Having locally run PTACs allows for flexibility and customization of each program to the needs of area businesses.
Virginia PTAP’s mission is to “Help business do business with government”, both federal and state/local. Our services cover the full range of information, from the very basics for newcomers (FAR, FBO, SAM, DSBS, and more) to WOSB, SDVOSB, GSA schedules application, 8(a) certification, and more. We help our clients understand how to analyze and respond to RFPs, the advantages of priming and subcontracting opportunities, and assist with more intricate company-specific challenges including pricing and compliance questions.
The United States Department of Transportation
The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation. Its mission is to "Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future."
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Maritime Administration (MARAD)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Office of Inspector General (OIG)
Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST)
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC)
Surface Transportation Board (STB)
Vice Admiral Lou Crenshaw, CDFM United States Navy (Retired)
Lou Crenshaw is the Founder and President of Crenshaw Consulting Associates LLC. Lou has a record of almost four decades of proven executive success in a broad range of leadership positions in the public and private sectors. Lou has extensive experience in reorganization and realignment of large organizations with emphasis on financial issues and cross-functional alignment.
Lou’s vision for CCA is to deliver C-Suite-level consulting services to commercial and government clients by providing advice and counsel in strategic planning, executive coaching and organizational restructuring. CCA also provides assistance in capture management, client relationships and market analysis for commercial clients. The firm additionally provides due diligence and pipeline/contract analysis services to private equity investors.
Set Aside Alert
Set Aside Alert is the premier federal government contract information service, focused on small businesses, minority-owned and women-owned businesses, veteran- and SDV-owned businesses, SBA 8(a)-certified companies and HUBzone businesses. Since 1992, our market intelligence service includes daily e-mail notices of all small business contracting opportunities and biweekly newsletters providing the latest news, insider tips and proven strategies used by successful small businesses.
Federal Contract Solutions, DFAS Ombudsman (Ret.) – Contract Management and Payment
Mr. Blumberg is principal of the consulting firm Federal Contract Solutions, which specializes in helping Federal government contractors resolve payment problems and related contract administration issues.
Financial Engineering Counselors, Ltd.
Richard Lewis formed Financial Engineering Counselors, Ltd. ("FEC") to enhance the counseling of small and medium size government contractors and commercial companies with their working capital requirements. FEC assists management by arranging for financing, as well as working with the company’s management in compiling the required financial, accounting, and overview reports that lenders require. This has become crucial in today’s economic turmoil where more lenders are more likely to say "Thank you, but NO thank you!"