We Are Proud To Announce:

Vice Admiral Lou Crenshaw USN (Ret)

Has Joined GovConectx Board Of Advisors.

Maryland Outreach Agenda

One on One Face to Face Meetings with Personnel from Military and Civilian Agencies, Prime Contractors, State Agencies, Helpful Organizations and Businesses ​All Day Long.

Schedule: Match Maker:      
                    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Arrive and sign-up for Matchmaking Appointments

                    9:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Matchmaking Appointments

                   12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch

                    1:00 PM - 2:00  PM: Matchmaking  Appointments

Some Of Our Participating Agency and Prime Contractor Procurement Interests

Helpful Organization Descriptions:

Us Coast Guard:

Following are the four primary NAICS used at SFLC:

336611 - Ship Building and Repairing

333618 - Other Engine Equipment Manufacturing

334511 - Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing

541330 - Engineering Services

Navy: The Carderock Division

Navy: The Carderock Division consists of approximately 2,000 scientists, engineers and support personnel working in more than 40 disciplines ranging from fundamental science to applied/in-service engineering. We are the Navy's experts for maritime technology. The Division houses world-class facilities and laboratories. Carderock's Headquarters is located in West Bethesda, Maryland. The Division also conducts research and development at several remote sites across the country. 

As a major component and field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Carderock Division provides cradle-to-grave support for its technical products over an enormous range of scientific areas related to surface and undersea platforms. The Division addresses the full spectrum of applied maritime science and technology, from the theoretical and conceptual beginnings, through design and acquisition, to implementation and follow-on engineering. This includes all technical aspects of improving the performance of ships, submarines, military water craft and unmanned vehicles, as well as research for military logistics systems. In addition, the Division is uniquely chartered by Congress to support America's maritime industry. 

Categories of Interest:  NAICS Codes - 541330, 541715, 811219, 541511, 541512, 334111, 511210, 541519, 238320, 541611
Technology development
Technical and business data collection, entry & support
Software development & maintenance
Systems development
Systems maintenance & installations
Industrial trades
Technical writing & graphics
Material Management
Hazardous waste Management
Hazardous waste disposal
Personnel development & training
Facilities maintenance

Air Force: some categories of interest:
​Facilities Support Services
Other Support Activities
Commercial and Institutional
Food Services and Contractors
Advertising Agencies
General Medical And Supplies
Telephone Apperatus
Highway Street and Bridges
Flight Training
Other Electronics

​ARMY: some categories of interest:

Intelligence Security Information Systems
Military/Civil Works
Construction Projects
Environmental Projects
Medical Supplies and Health Care Equipment
Professional Services 
Combat and Information Systems
Installation Supplies and Services

Department of Energy

The Department expends approximately 90% of its budget through a variety of contracts and financial assistance agreements making it one of the largest civilian departments in the federal government.  Through these expenditures, they impact a variety of industries and individuals across the nation.  Their operations are nation-wide.  The majority of their contract dollars are expended through a relatively small number of large Management and Operating (M&O) contracts (including Federally Funded Research and Development Centers) as well as large site and facility environmental cleanup contracts.

Johns Hopkins /Applied Physics Lab (Prime)

Their Categories of Interest are:
Cyber Security * Homeland Security * Professional Services * Nanotechnologies 

Harkins Builders, Inc. (Prime) - Anything to do with construction

U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

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. 

LJT & Associates, Inc. (Prime)

LJT & Associates, Inc. is a premier aerospace engineering services company delivering space and ground range services, cyberspace services, systems engineering integration, and base facility services to the Department of Defense and civil customers

Louis Berger US (Prime)

We are active under many infrastructure, construction, engineering, and technical services NAICS codes… These include, but are not limited to….

​Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development

Kevin P. Young
​KEVIN P. YOUNG is a long-time, Washington, DC-based FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR GROWTH STRATEGY, MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXPERT as a Professional (IBM Federal, Unisys, SAIC); Management Consultant (Capgemini, CSC / CSRA, Deloitte, Deltek, ITT / Harris, Leidos); Adjunct Professor (GMU's School of Business); and Thought Leader (Government Market Master™ Executive Education Program). Honors include IBM Outstanding Achievement in Marketing Award, IBM Award of Excellence, and (as IBM site team) Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

National Institute of Standards and Technology | NIST
Standards & Measurements
Official U.S. Time(link is external)
User Facilities
Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
Industry Impacts
Weights and Measures Handbooks
Baldrige Excellence Framework and Criteria
Computer Security Publications(link is external)
Journal of Research of NIST

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Satellite Imagery
Weather forecast tools and ...
National Hurricane Center
Oceans & Coasts

Maryland PTAP

​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.

Smithsonian: They buy everything - Food for the Zoo - Museum Cases - Professional Services

The Social Security Administration

Veterans Affairs
The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs is one of service to more than 27 million veterans who have so unselfishly served their country.  To accomplish this mission, the products and services of industry are required by a nationwide system of hospitals, clinics, Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN), data processing centers, and National Cemeteries which require a broad spectrum of goods and services.  They purchase these goods and services on a national, regional, and local level.  So no matter how large or small your business is, VA is a potential customer.  Each facility purchases a majority of requirements for direct delivery through its local Acquisition office.  You are encouraged to contact each facility for inclusion in its procurement process.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) operates a nationwide system of hospitals, clinics, Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN), data processing centers, and National Cemeteries which require a broad spectrum of goods and services.  We purchase these goods and services on a national, regional, and local level.  So no matter how large or small your business is, VA is a potential customer.  Purchases a majority of its requirements for direct delivery through its local Acquisition and Materiel Management office.  You are encouraged to contact each facility for inclusion in its procurement process.
Although there are certain priority sources identified by Federal regulations, each facility purchases a considerable amount of its requirements from both local and nationwide sources.  Examples of items purchased are:
Pharmaceuticals and medical and surgical supplies
Perishable subsistence
Equipment, supplies, and materials for facility operation
Maintenance and repair of medical and scientific equipment
Building construction, maintenance, and repair
Prosthetic and orthopedic aids
Medical gases
And anything else in existence.
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!"