2017 is off to a fast start and I wanted you to be aware of some important upcoming events and trainings the Coalition will be hosting.  Please take a moment to mark your calendars and register for the events below.  Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Matt Cahill at 202-315-1054.


MAS Basic Training: The Nuts and Bolts to Achieving Success in Business Development and Contract Management

Date & Time: March 1st from 7:30am – 4:30pm

Location: Crowell & Moring – 1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004

Details: Please join us at our intensive, one-day training workshop that teaches the basics of utilizing the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) program.  Hear from the experts at the CGP, Crowell & Moring ,The Gormley Group, Baker Tilly, and GSA as we cover such topics as:

  • The GSA Schedules Program:  An Entry Point to Government Contracting
  • Obtaining Your Schedule or Schedule Modification – Navigating Today’s Reality and Schedule Best Practices
  • MAS Audits – How to Prepare and What They Mean in the Current Market
  • Ethics and Schedule Business – How to and How Not to Conduct Federal Business
  • Schedules e-Tools: Tips on Competing and Winning Through the GSA Schedule Program
  • GSA Option Extensions – Are Your Commercial Sales Practices Current, Accurate and Complete?


Webinar with Crowell & Moring on the Presidential Transition

Date & Time: March 15th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Webinar

Details:  We will revisit our panel discussion from the Fall Training Conference where Crowell & Moring discussed The Incoming Administration’s Acquisition Policy Focus.  Join us to find out what has changed already and what may be on the horizon.


Assisted Acquisition Services Forum

Date & Time: April 4th from 7:30am – 12:30pm

Location: TBD

Details: Join the Coalition and government speakers from the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center (FEDSIM) and Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS).  Participants such as Tom Howder and several Region Directors will be discussing What is AAS and How Does it Work?; Chris Hamm and Sector Directors will be discussing The Work of FEDSIM; an industry panel of current FEDSIM contractors will be discussing Why and How they do Business with FEDSIM; and Rob Coen and Chris Hamm will be discussing Streamlining Acquisition.  The session will conclude with a Pipeline Analysis for AAS and FEDSIM.


Spring Training Conference

Date & Time: May 11th from 7:30am – 6:00pm

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

Details: The working title of our Spring Training Conference is The First 111 Days – How the New Administration is Effecting Procurement Policy.  The day will consist of a keynote and numerous panel discussions in the morning, followed by our famous Myth-Busters Breakout Sessions in the afternoon.  Draft Agenda and additional details coming soon!