With the continued hot weather, it seems as though summer may never end.  But, we know better, and that’s why we are turning our attention to the Coalition’s Fall agenda, including upcoming webinars, committee meetings, our Healthcare Procurement Training Conference, our Fall Training Conference, and a very special 40th Anniversary addition of our Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Awards Dinner (big announcement coming next week!).  As you will see below, we are excited to officially release our DRAFT agendas for the two conferences.  Please mark your calendars for the following dates and start completing your registrations today!

 

Webinars:

OTA Update – September 18th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT

Other Transaction Authority (OTA) instruments are a long-standing vehicle that has becoming increasingly popular as a tool to rapidly enter into agreements for research and development and prototype work.  The US Government continues to expand the use of OTA and companies from a large cross-range of sectors and industries are taking notice.  The Coalition is pleased to welcome EY Government Contract Services to outline some of the recent trends and activities of the DOD and their usage of the OTA and some of the key tenets of the OT guide published late in 2018 by DOD.  The discussion will cover the OT guide as well as recent activity regarding the usage of the OT authority by the DOD and other departments of the federal government. Click HERE to register!

Accounting Systems, Emerging Challenges, and Industry Trends Webinar – October 16th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT

As a prime or subcontractor on a Federal Government Department of Defense (DoD) contract, you may be subject to certain requirements related to your accounting system. With the Defense Contract Audit Agency’s (DCAA) plan to increase oversight on the Accounting System (DFARS 252.242-7006) through a new approach and audit program, contractors are facing emerging challenges with the ability to prepare for and participate in a DCAA Accounting System audit. The Coalition is pleased to welcome EY Government Contract Services (GCS) to offer insights about trends affecting government contractors regarding recent changes in regulations and the DCAA’s planned increase in activity around the Accounting System. EY GCS has assisted numerous contractors in preparing for DCAA’s new approach and offers unique insight from their participation in DCAA’s pilot audits and new audit approach. Click HERE to register!

Special Member Meeting:

Meeting with Stephanie Shutt on Schedules Consolidation – September 24th from 10:00 – 11:30am EDT

This all member meeting with Stephanie Shutt, Director MAS Program Management Office, GSA, will take place in the auditorium at Booz Allen Hamilton’s Mclean facility, located at 8283 Greensboro Drive, McLean, VA 22102.  For the dial-in information or to attend in person, please RSVP to Michael Hanafin at mhanafin@thecgp.org.

The Coalition also has a full calendar of committee meetings scheduled in September and October for the Pharmaceutical Subcommittee, Cyber and Supply Chain Security Committee, Small Business Committee, IT/Services Committee and the new launched Business Regulatory Issues Committee (BRIC).  See the articles below for additional details!

Conferences: Draft Agendas Released!

Healthcare Procurement Training Conference: DHA, DLA, and VA – A Team Approach (11/20/19)

Date: November 20, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM EST

Location: Fairview Park Marriott – 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042

Draft AgendaClick here to review the Healthcare Procurement Training Conference DRAFT Agenda

RegistrationClick here to register for the Healthcare Procurement Training Conference

Discounted CGP Room Block: Click here to reserve your discounted hotel room

Fall Training Conference – Commercial Acquisition Disrupters: e-Commerce, Consolidation, and Cyber (11/21/19)

Date: November 21, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM EST

Location: Fairview Park Marriott – 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042

Draft Agenda: Click here to review the Fall Training Conference DRAFT Agenda

RegistrationClick here to register for the Fall Training Conference

Discounted CGP Room Block: Click here to reserve your discounted hotel room

Excellence in Partnership Awards Dinner (11/20/19)

The Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Awards honor individuals and organizations in the acquisition community who have made significant contributions to the procurement system that deliver best value and meet agency missions. Historically, these awards have been given to individuals, organizations, and contractors involved in procurement with GSA, VA, DOD, DHS, and other government agencies.  This year’s award categories are Lifetime Acquisition Excellence Award; Acquisition Excellence Award ;Excellence in Innovation Award; Advocating for Veterans Award.  As it is the Coalition’s 40th Anniversary, we are looking to shake things up a bit and add some new excitement to this year’s dinner.  Stay tuned for an exciting announcement next week on our Keynote Speaker!

Date: November 20, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Location: Fairview Park Marriott – 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042

Draft AgendaClick here to review the Excellence in Partnership DRAFT Agenda

RegistrationClick here to register for the Excellence in Partnership Awards Dinner

Discounted CGP Room Block: Click here to reserve your discounted hotel room