Founded in 2001, the Small and Emerging Contractor Advisory Forum (SECAF) enables the small and emerging government contractor to achieve maximum growth rates in a highly competitive marketplace. Providing members with business resources, access to influencers, government agencies, advocacy opportunities and education, the group is an important resource for a growing company. SECAF also serves the medium to large government contractors, providing invaluable introductions to specialized small businesses that enable the overall contracting community to work successfully in tandem. With more than 350 members, the organization boasts one of the highest retention rates in the Washington, DC metropolitan region.
Members include CEOs, COOs and CXOs of both small and emerging contractors. According to an independent member survey, 90 percent of SECAF members rate the organization as the most relevant and useful to their interests. By offering a variety of programs that support the mission of education, resources and advocacy, SECAF continues to grow as one of the premier organizations in the region.
SECAF subscribes to several values in its membership development, which enables it to remain lean and true to the contracting community. Early doctrines include: reasonable fees, smart sponsorships from companies committed to the cause, programs that are not sales pitches in disguise and an all-volunteer board of directors that keeps the mission fresh and honest.