Thank you to everyone who attended the Coalition’s 2018 Fall Healthcare Forum, Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Awards Dinner, and Fall Training Conference, The Federal Market Forecast. Following a very busy procurement year, these three events delivered timely and relevant information on the evolving Federal marketplace and the future of acquisition. With increased acquisition community participation each year, the Coalition is encouraged by everyone’s positive feedback and we would like to thank you for your support.

We are especially appreciative of our Keynote speakers, Emily Murphy, Administrator, General Services Administration (GSA); Lesley Field, Acting Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy; Phil Christy, Acting Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, VA; Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS; Jeff Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, GSA; and Guy Kiyokawa, Deputy Director, DHA; for their insights on the themes of this year’s Awards ceremony, Forum, and Training Conference.

Please join us in congratulating this year’s EIP Awardees:

Lifetime Acquisition Excellence Award

Jim Fraser, Vice President, ManTech GWAC Center

George Foley, Government Contract Channel Leader, 3M Government

Acquisition Savings Award

The Ambit Group

Technical Sergeant James Sempter, 45th Mission Support Group, Detachment 1, United States Air Force

Veteran’s Employment Award

B3 Group, Inc.

SAIC

Contract Streamlining Award

John Baumert, Contracting Officer, United States Secret Service, DHS

Increasing Competition Award

Nicole Smith, Contracting Officer, Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS

Improving Transparency Award

Mike Pullen, Vice President, Strategic Operations, CGI Federal

GSA Alliant Program Management Office

DHS Procurement Innovation Lab

The Coalition would like to extend a special thank you to our Title Sponsors

Fall Healthcare Forum Title Sponsor:

EIP Awards Celebration Title Sponsor:

Fall Training Conference Title Sponsor:

The Coalition would also like to thank our other sponsors – The Gormley GroupCACIManTechE3 Federal Solutions, Privia, Concordance Healthcare SolutionsSheppard Mullin, and Northrop Grumman.

In addition, the Coalition would like to thank our many speakers, including, but not limited to: Tammy Czarnecki, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Health for Administrative Operations, VA; Ricky Lemmon, Acting Executive Director, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, VA; John Tenaglia, Head of Contracting, DHA; Pat Flanders, Chief Information Officer, DHA; Col (S) Randy Ivall, Deputy Chief, DHA Medical Logistics; Michael Missal, Inspector General, VA; Theresa Hull, Audit Assistant Inspector General for Acquisition, Contracting, Sustainment, and Healthcare, DoD; Stephanie Shutt, MAS Program Management Office, GSA; Dan Shearer, FSS Director, VA; Laura Stanton, Assistant Commissioner for Enterprise Strategy Management, GSA; LeAntha Sumpter, Director, Contracting eBusiness, Defense, Pricing, and Contracting (DPC); and Mathew Blum, Associate Administrator, Office of Federal Procurement Policy.

Lastly, I would like to thank you, the contracting community, for coming together to support common sense in government procurement. This week, the Coalition hosted nearly 70 government speakers and industry experts who led informative dialogues on the future of the Federal marketplace. Their contribution, as well as the contributions of all who attended, helped ensure these events were such a success. We look forward to your involvement with the Coalition into the next year as we continue to focus on common sense acquisition policy solutions.