April 16, 2024:

  • Small Business Administration Rules and Regulations Update & Impact. This session will cover an overview of the recent small business rules and regulations affecting small businesses.  The overview will review recent legislative changes and how the impact to federal contracting.
  • Government & Industry Perspective, Challenges Dialogue and Networking with Government Officials. The session is an open dialogue between Industry and the government on issues affecting industry and government agencies within the federal government.  The topics will address supply chain resiliency, inflation, labor workforce issues, and streamlining the acquisition process. In addition, rules and regulations affecting industry and the potential cost impact to industry and to the government.   

April 17 and 18, 2024:

  •  Federal Program and Procurement Dialogue Sessions:
    • US Army Program and Procurement Dialogue
    • US Army Corps of Engineers Program and Procurement Dialogue (Norfolk, Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, Mobile and Louisville Districts)
    • General Services Administration & National Guard Bureau Program and Procurement Dialogue
    • Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Southeast and MIDLANT Program and Procurement Dialogue
    • US Air Force, Department of Homeland Security & US Coast Guard 
    • Department of Veterans Affairs and Architect of the Capitol
    • Defense Health Agency, Environmental Protection Agency & National Institutes of Health

      Representatives from military installations and major commands in each state will present and engage in interactive discussion with businesses about their programs, projects and related issues for FY2024 and beyond.  Representatives will address acquisition and execution processes for projects in the program of work.  Audience participation throughout the session is strongly encouraged.

      Topics to be addressed include:
    • Installation/agency growth and facilities utilization plans, FY2024 and beyond
    • Installation/agency major military construction (MILCON) projects, FY2024 and beyond
    • Installation/agency sustainment, restoration and modernization (SRM) construction, FY2024 and beyond
    • Installation/agency civil works projects, FY2024 and beyond
    • Installation/agency energy programs and projects, FY2024 and beyond
    • Installation/agency environmental programs and projects, FY2024 and beyond
    • Installation/agency horizontal infrastructure construction, FY2024 and beyond
    • Installation/agency non-appropriated fund major/SRM construction, FY2024 and beyond
    • Installation/agency architectural and engineering services, currently in place and future acquisitions
    • Installation/agency service contracts, currently in place and future acquisitions
    • Installation/agency use of public private partnerships to provide infrastructure and services
    • Process for teaming, subcontracting or supplying installation public private partnerships
    • Impact of budget constraints on FY2024 and future programs and projects
    • Anticipated acquisition strategies for projects in the FY2024 program (primary emphasis)
    • Agency use of and business access to Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC), Multiple Award Construction Contracts (MACC), Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA), Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA) and other acquisition tools
    • Agency use of various small business set asides, sole source awards and other acquisition tools
    • Government expectations, concerns and current issues (with contractors) in acquisition and execution of construction and engineering projects
  • Leveraging SMART Technologies in Federal Facilities. Military base management of defense infrastructure must be grounded in industry best practices and include the use of emerging technologies. Military and industry partnerships have occurred for years, but what are best practices that are exemplary, and can those practices be standardized?  This session will highlight industry examples of military/federal partnerships and why they should be replicated in other locations. Who are these industry leaders and what is their story?
  • Emerging Technology and Installation Modernization. Coming soon.