2017 Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium
If you are a construction, IT, manufacturing/manufacturing support or professional services firm, there is something for you at this year’s symposium!
We have listened to your feedback and have put together a robust and value added symposium this year.. Check out the new agenda below:
Wednesday May 24 Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry
What is it? All major buying activities on the Rock Island Arsenal, including the Rock Island District Corps of Engineers will present their forecasted programs and opportunities. Plus, engage in potential discussions related to the briefings with the program and requirements offices. For a list of all agencies /buying activities/requirements at the Rock Island Arsenal: http://acc.army.mil/contractingcenters/acc_ri/ , https://ria-jmtc.ria.army.mil/ , http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/
Thursday May 25 Enhanced Networking/Reverse Trade Show
What is it? Don’t worry this year about not having traffic to your booth and/or not having any potential business opportunities PLUS no competition with other presentations. This day is all about making connections and finding business partnerships! The entire intent of the event is to provide opportunities for small and large companies to engage with the Rock Island Arsenal agencies with a need for their services, regional company buyers with a need to expand supply chain/suppliers and network with other regional businesses for potential partnerships.
There will also be various “conversation stations” set up throughout the venue for you to engage in brief discussions about various small business and contracting topics, as well as brief company discussions with the businesses that are exhibiting.
Also new is the “One Stop Shop for Resources” for you to get your specific questions answered (business expansion, general Government contracting etc.) by the SBA, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC), SCORE, QC Chamber and NDIA.
What’s valuable about this set up this year?
o Availability of attendee/full exhibitor list prior to the event to be able to do research/set up discussions ahead of time. You will likely have the opportunity to connect with a number of other businesses within the specified industries and find partnerships.
o Attendees will have the ability to engage directly with the Government agencies from the Rock Island Arsenal to allow for real follow on discussions from the previous days’ Industry Day and APBI presentations. The agencies will have representatives from small business, contracting and the requirements/program offices (as available) to provide you with the most valuable communication tools to market your business, and learn how to do business better with these agencies.
o Regional businesses and Rock Island Arsenal “prime contractors” will also be available to discuss how to better be involved as part of their supply chain for Government or commercial work.
o A one stop shop resource/technical assistance provider exhibit (PTAC, SBA and more…) will be able to answer any of your questions during the networking to ensure your conversations with the agencies and other businesses are as valuable as possible.
In addition to the Rock Island Arsenal Government agencies, the invited business exhibitors include:
|Rock Island Arsenal Advance Planning Briefings to Industry and
ACC-RI Industry Engagement Day
|i Wireless Center, Moline, IL|
|0800 - 0815||Call to Order|
|Opening Ceremony/Presentation of Colors|
|Welcome - National Defense Industrial Association/Chamber of Commerce|
|Introduction of MG Daly|
|0815 - 0845||MG Edward M. Daly, Commanding General, US Army Sustainment Command (ASC)
ASC Overview and Introduction of GEN Perna
|0845 - 0930||GEN Gustave F. Perna, Commanding General, US Army Materiel Command (AMC)
AMC Goals and Initiatives
|0930 - 0945||Networking Break|
|Room One||Room Two|
|(ACC-RI & AIM Sharing Presentation)|
|0945 - 1115||Logistics Support Services Requirements Briefing with 3 to 5 year forecast. Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE), Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) and ReachBack (RB) Divisions||Information Technology (IT) Services/Supplies Requirements Briefing with 3 to 5 year forecast. IT and Technology & Logistics (T&L) Divisions.|
|1115 - 1200||EAGLE, LOGCAP and RB - INFORMAL Q&A/meet and greets -- exchanges with and concerns from Industry||IT Services/Supplies - INFORMAL Q&A/meet and greets -- exchanges with and concerns from Industry|
|1200 - 1230||Presentation by RIA Legal Center - "Current Legal Trends"|
|1230 - 1330||Lunch|
|(ACC-RI & JMC Sharing Presentation)||(ACC-RI & JMTC & Garrison Sharing Presentation)|
|1330 - 1430||Ammunition and Chemical Demilitarization (Chem Demil) Services Requirements Briefing with 3 to 5 year forecast. Ammunition/Chem Demil Division||Installation Support Services/Supplies Requirements Briefing with 3 to 5 year forecast. Installation and T&L Divisions|
|1430 - 1500||Ammunition/Chem Demil - INFORMAL Q&A/meet and greets -- exchanges with and concerns from Industry||Installation Support Services/Supplies - INFORMAL Q&A/meet and greets -- exchanges with and concerns from Industry|
|1500 - 1630||ACC-RI Industry Engagement Day Topic "Source Selection Discussions" Presentation and Q&A||1500 - 1530||Corps of Engineers (COE) - Rock Island District Requirements Briefing with 3 to 5 year forecast.|
|1530 - 1545||COE - INFORMAL Q&A/meet and greets -- exchanges with and concerns from Industry|
|1630 - 1800||Networking Reception|
|8:00-845||Mr. Tommy Marks, Director of the Department of the Army Office of Small Business Programs (Invited)|
|8:45-9:30||8:45-9:30 Mr. Sean Crean, Director, Small Business Administration Office of Government Contracting (Invited)|
|9:45-10:05||GovCon 101 New Attendees or New Government Contractors|
|10:05-10:25||Non-Manufacturer Rule Discussion|
|10:25-10:45||Small Business Certification Programs|
|10:45-11:05||SBA PCR Role with the Acquisition Team and Small businesses|
|11:05-11:25||Surety Bond Program|
|11:25-11:45||Market Research Tools for Small Businesses|
|11:45-12:05||Small Business Specialists Role with the Acquisition Team and Small Businesses|
|12:05-12:25||Available SBA Mentor Protégé Programs|
|12:25-12:45||NDIA- Benefits of Membership|
|1:05-1:25||Contracting Officer Q&A (Not specific to any contract actions)|
|1:25-1:45||HUBZone program changes/benefits|
|1:45-2:05||SCORE Program/Assistance for Businesses|