SESSION SUMMARIES

OCT 27, 2021: PRE-SUMMIT SESSIONS

1400-1530:CyberStructure: Building A Cybersecurity Compliance Infrastructure. The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) put an end to organizations having the option to self-attest to cybersecurity compliance, as well as the “checklist” method of compliance. CMMC is a quality management system for cybersecurity, and compliance is a business decision that affects every aspect of the organization. This session will focus on building a holistic cybersecurity quality management system program, including transitioning from compliance to NIST SP 800-171 to CMMC,  gaining management and employee buy-in, risk assessments, documentation requirements, understanding controlled unclassified information, the importance of training, and how to use the tools on the NCMBC cybersecurity website – cyberNC.us – to build your cybersecurity program.

1400-1500: Energy Resilience at N.C. Military Bases - How Should a Strategy Be Developed?
1515-1615: Offshore Wind Energy Target for N.C. - How Will it Work with the Military in the State?
Military bases in North Carolina are vulnerable to natural disasters, especially impacts to the energy system. The first session will review energy resilience efforts in light of these disasters. Finally, the second session will discuss the impact of an offshore wind procurement target and what it means for North Carolina military bases.

OCTOBER 28, 2021: SUMMIT DAY SESSIONS

FEDERAL PROGRAM AND REQUIREMENTS DIALOGUES (SESSIONS BY STATE)
GEORGIA/FLORIDA, VIRGINIA, SOUTH CAROLINA, NORTH CAROLINA

Please note: North Carolina will be divided into two sessions, one session dedicated for Navy/Marine Corps and one session dedicated for Army/Air Force.

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

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

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE AND FEDERAL ACQUISITION SERVICE 

Representatives from the 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

US COAST GUARD AND FEDERAL AGENCIES PROGRAM & ISSUES DIALOGUE 

Representatives from the US Coast Guard and 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

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.

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.