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Small Business Meets Category Management

May 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A Forum to Address How New Models for Federal Acquisition Impact Opportunities and Outcomes for Small Business

Presented by:
The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce

Date, Time and Agenda
Thursday, May 24, 2018. 9:00 am – 12 pm ET

9 am – 11 am Forum
11 am – 12 pm Discussion & Next Steps

Forum Participants
– OMB Office of Federal Procurement Policy (invited)
– GSA (invited)
– SBA (invited)
– Federal Agency Office of Small Business Directors: Kevin Boshears: U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security; Tom Leney: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; George Price: U.S. Department of State
– Congressional Small Business Committee Members/Staff

As the federal government rapidly pushes forward to implement the President’s Management Agenda to transform the process for federal acquisition to use Category Management through Best in Class solutions, it is time for small business and other stakeholders to understand how the Small Business Act’s guarantee — that small business suppliers are provided with the “maximum practicable opportunity” before any and all contracts are awarded — will be upheld. This forum will bring together key players and stakeholders to discuss Category Management (and related activities) and address how this new model for federal acquisition impacts opportunities and outcomes for small business suppliers.

See additional information on Category Management below.

Location, Registration & Fees
There are two options for attendance at this forum:

Attend the Live Forum (to be held in the DC region)
Live attendance at the forum is by invitation only. We encourage small business owners impacted by Contract Management, associations, federal agency staff, legal experts and congressional staff to attend. If you are interested in attending, please complete this application. We will reach back to you to confirm your participation and provide location details.

Web-Cast Participation
Web-cast participation is open to all. There are no fees to attend the web-cast.
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May 24, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm