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 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.  Simultaneously, the Department of Defense plans to demonstrate and scale green technologies. For example, DoD is considering electrification of all non-tactical vehicles by 2030. However, infrastructure issues complicate the electrification goal. How can military installations development electrification infrastructure and other infrastructure to mitigate the impact of climate change? Join us for a session about these DoD infrastructure challenges.

  • Moderator: Diane Cherry, North Carolina Military Business Center
  • John Halliwell, EPRI
  • Amanda Renjfo, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
  • Jennifer Shaltanis, Federal Team Manager, Duke Energy
  • Tim Shea, Chief of Transportation/Installation Transportation Officer, Fort Bragg (invited)

Room 108, 1400-1530: Protecting Federal Contracting Sensitive Data – Collaboration is Key. Join this panel of DoD, state and industry professionals 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, while ensuring cybersecurity compliance by defense prime and subcontractors.

  • Moderator: Laura Rodgers, North Carolina Military Business Center
  • Facilitator: Heather Port, North Carolina Military Business Center
  • Chris Newborn, Defense Acquisition University
  • Adrianne George, MyCyberExec
  • Lori Jackson, White Raven 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 operations and facilities, including military training ranges and bases. How should military bases prepare for climate impacts and harsher environmental conditions?  What changes should military installations make to base master plans to mitigate effects of climate change (i.e., the guide for the next decade plus of construction and major repairs)?  This session will address planned and potential actions to mitigate climate impact on military installations infrastructure.

  • Moderator: Tad Davis, Senior Advisor, The Roosevelt Group and former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations & Environment
  • Facilitator: Diane Cherry, North Carolina Military Business Center
  • J.E. “Jack” Surash, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations
  • David Porter, Senior Director for R&D in Sustainability, EPRI
  • Captain Jeffrey Jasinski, Director MILCON & Capital Improvements, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations, and Environment

Room 106/107, 1600-1645: Update on Offshore Wind Energy.  The 2021 Summit in October included a session on offshore wind energy that addressed 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. This session will provide an update on developments since October 2021.

  • Moderator: Diane Cherry, North Carolina Military Business Center
  • Paul Olsen, Old Dominion University
  • Karly Loan, Southeastern Wind Coalition

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

Participants include:

  • Virginia Session:
    • Moderated by: Bill Simons, NCMBC
    • Facilitated by: Randy Chandler
  • South Carolina Session:
    • Moderated by: Bill Simons, NCMBC
    • Facilitated by: Randy Chandler
  • North Carolina Sessions:
    • Moderated/Facilitated by Paulanne Page and Sue Kranes, NCMBC
  • Georgia Session:
    • Moderated by: Sue Kranes, NCMBC
    • Facilitated by: Randy Chandler
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District
  • US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District
  • Fort Bragg
  • Fort Lee (invited)
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC), Mid-Atlantic (MIDLANT)
  • Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC), Southeast
  • Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
  • Marine Corps Base Campe Lejeune
  • Marine Corps Installations East
  • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
  • Shaw Air Force Base

 

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:

  • FY2022 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

Participants include:

  • Moderated by: Fran Perez-Wilhite, NCMBC
  • Room Facilitated by: Heather Port, NCMBC
  • Department of Veterans Affairs, Construction and Facilities Management

US COAST GUARD BUILDINGS SERVICE AND FEDERAL ACQUISITION SERVICE 

Representatives from the US Coast Guard 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:

  • FY2022 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

Participants include:

  • Moderated by: Fran Perez-Wilhite, NCMBC
  • Room Facilitated by: Heather Port, NCMBC
  • US Coast Guard Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC)

 

RECENT REGULATORY CHANGES: PLAs AND SMALL BUSINESS, MENTOR-PROTEGE AND JOINT VENTURE PROGRAMS.  This session will discuss the implications of recent changes regarding: bona fide office for competitive and non-competitive opportunities for 8(a)'s; joint-venture past performance requirements; facility security clearance requirements; and the recent Executive Order mandating Project Labor Agreements (PLA) on all large federal construction projects.

Participant includes:

  • Moderated by: Denny Lewis, DEFTECH
  • Facilitated by: Bob Burton, DEFTECH
  • Smith Anderson Law Firm
  • US Small Business Administration
  • Participating US Army Corps of Engineer Districts

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.

Participants include:

  • Moderated by: Scott Dorney, NCMBC
  • Facilitated by: Teresa Earl, NCMBC
  • Cape Fear Community College
  • NCWorks
  • North Carolina Community College System
  • Montieth