Other Events in the Area

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

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Northern Virginia Chamber Event
GovCon Talent for the NextGen: Recruit, Reward, Retain, Retire
Monday, November 19

7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
George Mason University
For more information and to register, click here.
George Mason University Center for Government Contracting
December 11, 2018
Growth Drivers in the Government Contracting Marketplace
Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park from 12 noon to 1:30 pm, lunch included
For more information and to register, click here.
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce - Upcoming Events 2018-2019 - Save the Dates

2019 Annapolis Winter Reception
Mon., Jan. 28, 2019 
6:00-8:00 pm – Governor Calvert House
58 State Circle, Annapolis, MD

2019 Public Safety Award Luncheon 
Fri, March 15, 2019 
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & County Conf. Center
11:00 am -12:00 pm – General Reception
12:00-2:00 pm – Awards & Luncheon

2019 GovConNet Procurement Conference
Fri., May 17, 2019

2019 60th Annual Dinner 
Tues., June 4, 2018
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & County Conf. Center 
6:00-7:00 pm – General Reception
7:00-9:00 pm – Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Minority Business Development Agency
MBDA is the only federal agency tasked with promoting the growth and competitiveness of minority-owned businesses.
Vendor Outreach Sessions (VOS)
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.    
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