SESSION SUMMARIES

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 (Baltimore, Norfolk, Wilmington, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, Mobile and Louisville Districts)
    • General Services Administration
    • Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Southeast and MIDLANT
    • Marine Corps Installations East
    • Department of State and National Guard 
    • US Air Force & US Coast Guard 
    • Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Defense Health Agency & Environmental Protection Agency

      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
  • Municipality Best Practices relevant to Military Installations. This panel will address municipality large data requirements  and actual infrastructure best management practices currently in use by the cities of Cary and Apex, NC. 
  • Industrial Best Practices at Military Installations. 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. On Day 2 we heard from industry leaders about technologies available for SMART Cities.  During this panel, senior government experts will explore current and future government innovations and programs to enable SMART city initiatives, processes, and technologies to modernize and enhance the strategic readiness of our military Installations.  The proposed panel topics include: the defense innovation ecosystem in the southeast; DoD asset management tools; modern & digital construction bidding; the Army Installation Modernization Pilot Program; the DoD Innovation for Installations – ESTCP E&W Program; the Navy Shipyard Optimization Program; and the Marine Corps Installations East “Installation Next” initiative.