2022 SESSION SUMMARIES

APRIL 6, PRE-SUMMIT SESSIONS

You must be a registered participant of the Summit to attend any of the following sessions.

Room 106/107, 1400-1500: Electrification and its Infrastructure on Military Bases. Electric vehicles (EVs) are an important component of meeting climate change targets. President Biden has pledged to electrify the entire federal government fleet and build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations by 2030. In parallel with these goals, the Department of Defense is looking to demonstrate and scale green technologies. For example, DoD is considering mandating all non-combat vehicles be electric by 2030. But widespread electrification may not be feasible just yet. How can we deploy EVs and the associated infrastructure while also protecting our country from the threats of climate change? Join us for a session about how DoD may make the transition to clean transportation.

Room 108, 1400-1530: Protecting Sensitive Data – Collaboration is Key. Join Chris Newborn, DAU Cybersecurity Professor and Laura Rodgers, NCMBC Cybersecurity Compliance Professional and former defense contractor, as they present ways that defense contractors and the DoD acquisition workforce can work together to protect the sensitive data that is vital to national security.

Room 106/107, 1500-1600: Mitigating Climate Impact on Infrastructure at Military Bases. The Department of Defense recently released a plan to confront climate change risks to missions, installations, equipment, and service member welfare. Flooding, drought and extreme weather events disrupt U.S. military capabilities and facilities, including military training ranges and bases. How should military bases prepare for climate impacts and harsher environmental conditions; what changes should be made to bases’ master plans (i.e., the guide for the next decade plus of construction and major repairs)? This session will talk about how some bases are making plans during expected climate impacts.

Room 106/107, 1600-1645: Update on Offshore Wind Energy. NCMBC’s virtual October 2021 event included an offshore wind energy discussion to learn about the Avangrid Renewables Kitty Hawk site, plans for development of additional offshore wind sites, and how the Commonwealth of Virginia has worked collaboratively with the military on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind site. Given the fluid nature of the topic, this session will be an update on what has happened since October. Hear from experts on the most to date information on this evolving topic.

APRIL 7, SUMMIT SESSIONS

STATE PROGRAM (GEORGIA/FLORIDA; SOUTH CAROLINA; NORTH CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA PROGRAM AND REQUIREMENTS DIALOGUE

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 FY2022 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, FY2022 and beyond
  • Installation/agency major military construction (MILCON) projects, FY2022 and beyond
  • Installation/agency sustainment, restoration and modernization (SRM) construction, FY2022 and beyond
  • Installation/agency civil works projects, FY2022 and beyond
  • Installation/agency energy programs and projects, FY2022 and beyond
  • Installation/agency environmental programs and projects, FY2022 and beyond
  • Installation/agency horizontal infrastructure construction, FY2022 and beyond
  • Installation/agency non-appropriated fund major/SRM construction, FY2022 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 FY2022 and future programs and projects
  • Anticipated acquisition strategies for projects in the FY2022 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

US COAST GUARD AND GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE AND FEDERAL ACQUISITION SERVICE 

Representatives from the US Coast Guard and General Services Administration will present and engage in an interactive discussion with businesses. Audience participation throughout the session is strongly encouraged.  Presentations and discussions among the panel members and with the audience will address the topics below:

  • FY2021 program of work for new and renovation construction, maintenance, environmental and energy projects, other infrastructure construction, architectural and engineering services, facilities-related service contracts and other opportunities at facilities throughout the agency’s area of responsibility
  • Impact of budget constraints on FY2022 and future projects
  • Anticipated acquisition strategies for projects in the FY2022 programs (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
  • Agency use of public private partnerships to provide infrastructure and services
  • Process for teaming, subcontracting or supplying installation contractors and public private partnerships
  • Contractor access to federal supply schedules as a tool to connect with federal opportunities for construction, engineering and facilities-related services and supplies
  • Government expectations, concerns and current issues with contractors in acquisition and execution of construction, infrastructure, environmental and engineering projects

SMALL BUSINESS, MENTOR-PROTEGE AND JOINT VENTURE RECENT REGULATION CHANGES.  This session will discuss the legal implications of recent rules changes regarding Bona Fide office for competitive and non-competitive opportunities for 8(a)'s; Joint-Ventures and facility clearance requirements, as well as past performance of both parties in Joint-Venture requirements.

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS PROGRAM & ISSUES DIALOGUE 

Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs will present and engage in an interactive discussion with businesses.  Audience participation throughout the session is strongly encouraged.  Presentation and discussion with the audience will address:

  • FY2021 program of work for new and renovation construction, maintenance, environmental and energy projects, other infrastructure construction, architectural and engineering services, facilities-related service contracts and other opportunities at each facility or throughout each agency’s area of responsibility
  • Impact of budget constraints on FY2022 and future projects
  • Anticipated acquisition strategies for projects in the FY2022 programs (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, infrastructure, environmental and engineering projects

FEDERAL AGENCY PROGRAM & ISSUES DIALOGUE 

Representatives from federal agencies will present and engage in an interactive discussion with businesses.  Audience participation throughout the session is strongly encouraged.  Presentation and discussion with the audience will address:

  • FY2021 program of work for new and renovation construction, maintenance, environmental and energy projects, other infrastructure construction, architectural and engineering services, facilities-related service contracts and other opportunities at each facility or throughout each agency’s area of responsibility
  • Impact of budget constraints on FY2022 and future projects
  • Anticipated acquisition strategies for projects in the FY2022 programs (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, infrastructure, environmental and engineering projects

TRAINING, HIRING AND RETAINING A SKILLED WORKFORCE

This session will focus on challenges in the construction, engineering and related industries with hiring, training and retaining a skilled workforce.  Panel members will also focus on specific issues and current and future initiatives in North Carolina to address workforce challenges, including tapping into the transitioning military workforce.   Active audience participation is encouraged, to highlight specific issues and provide input to developing initiatives to mitigate workforce issues.

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