Other Events in the Area

Events of interest in the Washington metropolitan area will be posted here. 

Attention SECAF Members:   For special offers open to SECAF members only, please login and visit the Members Only tab for more details.  

April 24, 2018 from 7:30 – 10AM

SCA: Overcome the Challenges + Breathe Compliance
Convene, Tysons Corner, VA

Hosted By: Helios HR & Aronson, LLC

The Service Contract Labor Standards, formerly known as The Service Contract Act of 1965 (SCA), sets minimum wage and fringe benefit standards for workers covered by the act. SCA outlines various operational requirements and elements that make compliance seemingly unattainable.
Aronson and Helios HR are teaming up to educate, inform, and provide solutions for government contractors who want to tackle the complexities of SCA. Join us for contract compliance and human resources perspectives when submitting a bid, upon SCA contract award, and ongoing SCA contract administration.

During this event, we will discuss the complexities arising from:
  • Pricing for SCA
  • Part-Time and Temporary Employees
  • Segregating Wages – SCA vs. Non-SCA/Commercial, multiple work locations
  • Odd vs. Even WDs, using 401k contributions, cash in lieu of benefits
  • Seeking price escalations for new WDs
  • Monitoring SubK compliance
  • Adjusting for new WD H&W/ benefit cost changes
  • Messaging to SCA employees
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/service-contract-act-overcome-the-challenges-breathe-compliance-registration-44118943949?aff=Helios

Note: **This event is exclusively intended for government contractors.**
April 25-26, Herndon, VA

2018 Mid-Atlantic SBIR/STTR Funding & Commercialization Conference


Content Designed for New Applicants and SBIR/STTR Recipients! 
The Center for Innovative Technology is hosting the Bi-Annual 2018 Mid Atlantic SBIR/STTR Funding & Commercialization Conference April 25-26 at CIT in Herndon, VA.  CIT has partnered with SECAF to offer special discount rates to SECAF small tech firm members interested in learning more about SBIR/STTR. Did you know SBIR/STTR provides a sole source contracting vehicle for follow on business?

The DISCOUNT RATE is just $75 for both days, or $45 for one day (indicate which day on the registration form). The normal Early Bird rate for the two day conference is $125, or $85 for one day. Rates go up April 1.

SECAF MEMBERS - Discount for Small Tech Business SECAF Members:  
Log on to your SECAF member portal to access special discount rates ($50 off the full conference price).  Note this rate is only for small tech firms, not business Service Providers.
For discount, you must:  1) login; 2) click on MEMBERS ONLY (top in red); 3)  click on Other Special Events, Opportunities and Announcements for SECAF Members; 4) scroll down to see the CIT event with a special link for SECAF Members only.

This special 2 day conference will feature presentations on "America's Seed Fund" -- the SBIR and STTR programs. With over $2.5B available in funding this year, be sure you know if it is a fit for your technology development goals and how to apply! For those who have received SBIR/STTR, there's a lot on the agenda for you too!

Click here for more information and to register.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST


Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Hotel 
2200 Centreville Road 
Herndon, VA 20170

6th Annual NoVA B2G Matchmaking Conference & Small Business EXPO - Is your business doing business with the government ... or would you like to learn how? Then, register to attend the 6th Annual Northern Virginia B2G Matchmaking Conference - the premier business-to-government event taking place outside of the beltway!

Click here for more information and to register!
May 9, 2018
RSVP by April 27, 2018
Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS)
1801 L Street, NW, Washington, DC - Closest Metro Farragut North Red Line or Farragut West Blue Line
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Click here for more information and to register

Department of Treasury (Treasury), Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) invites you to participate in the Treasury Prime Contractors Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS).  
Our VOS fosters communication and relationships with the small business community and is a critical element of Treasury’s acquisition and procurement mission.  To promote contracting opportunities and meet our SBA mandated small business goals, VOS are aimed to close the information gap by offering small businesses direct access to Treasury Bureaus and their procurement needs.  By attending, small businesses learn about our resource partners, Treasury Bureau programs, initiatives, challenges and upcoming requirements that lead to opportunities.  We truly appreciate your efforts and continued support.

The Treasury Department spends more than $7 billion each year in contracts with more than one-third of small business eligible dollars being awarded to small businesses (WOSB, SDVOSB, HUBZone, and small and disadvantaged small businesses).  
Treasury procures a broad array of good and services -- ranging from metals, inks and paper for the manufacture of coins and currency to information technology, office supplies and janitorial services to support the daily work of its employees.   
To learn more about Treasury’s unique business model please reference the PDF brochure entitled “ Access to Business Opportunities with Treasury” https://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Documents/TreasuryAccess.web.pdf.  

Doing Business with Treasury
Treasury maintains a database on all small businesses and we encourage you to register your business in the Treasury Small Business Electronic Capabilities Statement (SB-eCS) system https://sbecs.treas.gov.  
After creating a login user name and password and completing all fields in the registration template, marketing information can be entered, including a brief capabilities narrative, web site information, and the full business capabilities statement (downloaded in pdf format).  This system is used by Treasury Bureau acquisition personnel to facilitate market research efforts.   
In addition, we host monthly Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS) which are a series of pre-arranged 15 minute appointments with Small Business Specialist from our Bureaus (please reference attachment with for upcoming dates).  Our VOS fosters communication and relationships with the decision makers and acquisition personnel and is a critical element of Treasury’s acquisition and procurement mission.  By attending, you will learn about programs, initiatives, challenges and upcoming requirements that lead to opportunities.  
For more information regarding our VOS, including Vendor Outreach Sessions FY 2018 and how to prepare for this activity please visit https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sb-programs/Pages/dcfo-osdbu-outreach-index.aspx.   
Are you interested in NOAA and ProTech?
On November 20th, NOAA posted information on an industry day on December 18th for the NOAA ProTech Weather Domain requirement.  Check FBO for the listing!  https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOC/NOAA/NESMD/NOAAAGOINDDAY121817/listing.html 
In addition, to help organizations be more aware of coming opportunity in ProTech, the Acquisition and Grants Office and ProTech Branch Chief have posted a forecast under the recently awarded Satellites Domain.  Check http://www.protechservices.noaa.gov/index.html  - Select Domains and then Satellites and Forecast.  Each link in the forecast references a redacted past SOW/Task order for the efforts coming up under the Satellite Domain.

As a side NOTE if interested in other efforts at NOAA:  The NOAA Central Library Brown Bag program provides an educational forum (hosting over 800 presentations since 1994) for the presentation of ideas, provide updates on research projects and share news in support of NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts; to share that knowledge and information with others; and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.  Check out the link: http://library.noaa.gov/About/News/Brown-Bag-Seminars