procurement Archive

  • Original Article: KPBS A number of defense contractors are in San Diego for the 27th annual Navy Gold Coast conference, which began Tuesday. Organizers said the market for defense contractors is still off the high of 2012. But areas such as cyber defense still provide opportunities for companies, even as the overall defense budget continues to shrink. “I think a lot of companies are staying smaller longer,” said Jim Lasswell who owns INDUS Tech Inc. and chairs the group’s small business committee. “A lot of them are staying smaller longer and a lot of them are, you know, evaporating. The […]

    Defense Contractors Still See A Market In San Diego

    Original Article: KPBS A number of defense contractors are in San Diego for the 27th annual Navy Gold Coast conference, which began Tuesday. Organizers said the market for defense contractors is still off the high of 2012. But areas such as cyber defense still provide opportunities for companies, even as the overall defense budget continues to shrink. “I think a lot of companies are staying smaller longer,” said Jim Lasswell who owns INDUS Tech Inc. and chairs the group’s small business committee. “A lot of them are staying smaller longer and a lot of them are, you know, evaporating. The […]

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  • Original Article: Defense.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration today recognized the Defense Department for its leadership within the federal government and commitment to improving small business procurement.During a news briefing with Pentagon reporters, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, was joined by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to announce the results of the fiscal year 2014 Small Business Federal Scorecard. DoD Earns ‘A’ Contreras-Sweet said DoD improved upon its previous grade. Last year, she said, “we gave them a ‘B.’ This year, they received their first ‘A’ for awarding $54.3 billion in prime contracts to small businesses.” […]

    DoD Receives ‘A’ Grade in Small Business Procurement

    Original Article: Defense.gov The U.S. Small Business Administration today recognized the Defense Department for its leadership within the federal government and commitment to improving small business procurement.During a news briefing with Pentagon reporters, Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, was joined by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet to announce the results of the fiscal year 2014 Small Business Federal Scorecard. DoD Earns ‘A’ Contreras-Sweet said DoD improved upon its previous grade. Last year, she said, “we gave them a ‘B.’ This year, they received their first ‘A’ for awarding $54.3 billion in prime contracts to small businesses.” […]

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  • June 03-05 USPAACC will celebrate its 30th Birthday on June 3-5, 2015 and continue with its longstanding and popular programs such as CPO Forum, One-on-One Prescheduled Business Matchmaking Meetings, Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards, Doing Business with Corporations & Federal Government, and more – designed to bring all parties together under one roof for three days of unity to grow our economy, create jobs and bring prosperity to our family, our community and country. CelebrAsian is the largest procurement conference for Asian American businesses, connecting Fortune corporations and governments with Asian American and minority businesses to pursue contracting relationships. […]

    CelebrAsian 2015 Procurement Conference – June 3-5

    June 03-05 USPAACC will celebrate its 30th Birthday on June 3-5, 2015 and continue with its longstanding and popular programs such as CPO Forum, One-on-One Prescheduled Business Matchmaking Meetings, Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards, Doing Business with Corporations & Federal Government, and more – designed to bring all parties together under one roof for three days of unity to grow our economy, create jobs and bring prosperity to our family, our community and country. CelebrAsian is the largest procurement conference for Asian American businesses, connecting Fortune corporations and governments with Asian American and minority businesses to pursue contracting relationships. […]

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  • April 15 The Government Procurement Conference is a national conference fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses. Now in its 25th year, the Government Procurement Conference has become the premier event for small businesses throughout the United States. Participating firms will have the benefit of marketing their products/services to procurement representatives and small business specialists from government agencies. Companies may choose to set up an exhibit table to showcase their capabilities or simply come as an attendee. The conference also includes educational conference sessions, procurement matchmaking, and […]

    25th Anniversary Government Procurement Conference – April 15

    April 15 The Government Procurement Conference is a national conference fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses. Now in its 25th year, the Government Procurement Conference has become the premier event for small businesses throughout the United States. Participating firms will have the benefit of marketing their products/services to procurement representatives and small business specialists from government agencies. Companies may choose to set up an exhibit table to showcase their capabilities or simply come as an attendee. The conference also includes educational conference sessions, procurement matchmaking, and […]

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  • March 18 A primary challenge for business is to be aware of current regulations and guidelines. This conference provides opportunities to meet buyers and contracting officers from major military bases, the surrounding states and large companies to discuss business opportunities. Educational sessions will provide current information on emerging new standards and provide you with the tools to bid and contract successfully, gain valuable information and share success stories. This is your opportunity as a supplier to identify potential new contracting sources and network with buyers and other attendees. Make hundreds of face-to-face contacts in one day Receive contact information for […]

    Alliance Mid-Atlantic 2015 – March 18

    March 18 A primary challenge for business is to be aware of current regulations and guidelines. This conference provides opportunities to meet buyers and contracting officers from major military bases, the surrounding states and large companies to discuss business opportunities. Educational sessions will provide current information on emerging new standards and provide you with the tools to bid and contract successfully, gain valuable information and share success stories. This is your opportunity as a supplier to identify potential new contracting sources and network with buyers and other attendees. Make hundreds of face-to-face contacts in one day Receive contact information for […]

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  • March 09-12 RES Las Vegas is another multifaceted event from The National Center which will feature unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and top CEO’s, on a national platform.  Attendees will benefit from high caliber networking, teaming opportunities, business development sessions, RES Business Tradeshow and Expo, American Indian Artisan Market, RES Procurement, RES Business Matchmaking, Tribal Business Leaders Forum, and much more. It’s just one more example of how the National Center is building bridges of opportunity for today’s American Indian Enterprises. The National RES being held in Las Vegas […]

    National Reservation Economic Summit – March 09-12

    March 09-12 RES Las Vegas is another multifaceted event from The National Center which will feature unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and top CEO’s, on a national platform.  Attendees will benefit from high caliber networking, teaming opportunities, business development sessions, RES Business Tradeshow and Expo, American Indian Artisan Market, RES Procurement, RES Business Matchmaking, Tribal Business Leaders Forum, and much more. It’s just one more example of how the National Center is building bridges of opportunity for today’s American Indian Enterprises. The National RES being held in Las Vegas […]

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  • Original Article by Southern Maryland Online DAHLGREN, Va. (Oct. 29, 2014) — What advice does the Navy have for small business owners who want to do business with the Navy? How should a business propose a contract to the Navy in support of its surface warfare missions? What opportunities are available? These are the type of questions that more than 220 business executives had on their minds upon arrival to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Small Business and Industry Brief at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus, Oct. 21. The businessmen and women left with in-depth answers, […]

    Navy Leaders Brief Acquisition Process, Policy and Opportunities to Small Business Owners

    Original Article by Southern Maryland Online DAHLGREN, Va. (Oct. 29, 2014) — What advice does the Navy have for small business owners who want to do business with the Navy? How should a business propose a contract to the Navy in support of its surface warfare missions? What opportunities are available? These are the type of questions that more than 220 business executives had on their minds upon arrival to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) Small Business and Industry Brief at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus, Oct. 21. The businessmen and women left with in-depth answers, […]

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