Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental Summit

2022 SESSION SUMMARIES

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.