Six years ago, the Coalition for Government Procurement lost much more than a Board Member when our dear friend Joseph P. Caggiano passed away at the young age of 48. As those who knew him can attest, Joe brought an unmatched enthusiasm and optimism every day of his 25-year career in the government marketplace, including serving seven years as COO of the Washington Management Group/FedSources, eight years of service in the Navy, and most recently as a principal at Reznick Government, a business advisory firm now known as CohnReznick Government.

Joe was a patriot. While in the Navy, he completed tours of duty onboard the USS Independence (CV62), at Navy Personnel Command, and as an instructor at Villanova University, where he himself earned an MBA and a B.S. in mechanical engineering and was an NROTC scholarship student. His love of country was reflected in his concern and support of our wounded veterans. Indeed, Joe was the driving force behind the Coalition’s charity efforts to support our nation’s veterans, a tradition that we are so honored to continue with the 6th Annual Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament on August 22nd at the beautiful Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, MD!

As you may recall from previous years, the tournament proceeds will support the Coalition’s endowment for a qualified veteran concentrating their studies in the field of US Government procurement and pursuing the JD/LLM degree or the interdisciplinary Masters degree at The George Washington University. Joe would be very proud to know that, through the generosity and kindness of the Federal procurement community, last year the scholarship fund achieved a critical milestone: the naming of its first ever recipient, Tom Roltsch, who served four deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Army Reserve. Currently, he is studying procurement policy in the Masters program at the George Washington University. As anyone that knew Joe can attest, he was the consummate coach and cheerleader and would be delighted that we are encouraging and supporting the professional development of the next generation of skilled professionals in Federal procurement.

Please help us honor Joe’s legacy by participating in and/or sponsoring this wonderful tournament. The tournament style is a four-player scramble with a maximum of 144 golfers (we were maxed out last year, so please register as soon as possible!). Please consider a sponsorship for this worthy cause and of course, we encourage you to put a team together as well for this day filled with competition, camaraderie, and remembrance. We have several exciting sponsorships available including title sponsors, luncheon sponsors, beverage cart sponsors, awards/reception sponsors, hole sponsors, and many more with all budgets in mind. For additional details regarding sponsorship opportunities, please review our website. If you have any questions, sponsorship commitments, or need assistance with registration and payment, please contact Matt Cahill at mcahill@thecgp.org or 202-315-1054.

To register for the tournament, click here!

Looking forward to the Summer, the Coalition will be hosting several important events and training. Please take a moment to mark your calendars for these events.

In-House Counsel Training, Jun. 12

On Tuesday, June 12, the Coalition for Government Procurement will be hosting its “must attend,” General Services Administration (GSA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule Contracting for In-House Counsel training course for lawyers and corporate officials with significant contract management and compliance responsibilities in companies that have GSA and/or VA Schedule contracts.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to understand GSA/VA’s most favored customer pricing policy and major requirements of the government solicitation, current audit/oversight procedures, current GSA Schedule Price Negotiation Priorities, how the GSA Schedule can impact your company’s bottom line, plus, be able to advise your in-house clients regarding topics such as disclosure of company records; establishing management and compliance processes; establishing ethics programs and mandatory disclosure; avoiding penalties; and identifying resources to assist with continuing legal support of your internal GSA/VA Schedule programs.

To register for the Training, click here.

Assisted Acquisition Services Forum – Bringing Innovation to the Forefront, Jun. 19

The Coalition for Government Procurement is pleased to announce the return of the, Assisted Acquisition Services Forum – Bringing Innovation to the Forefront, on June 19 from 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the CGI Innovation Center in Arlington, VA. This forum will feature speakers from the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Assisted Acquisition Services, as well as Government customers.

Notably, the Coalition has invited Alan Thomas, the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Commissioner, and Tom Howder, the Assistant Commissioner for Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS), to speak at the event, where they will provide updates on the important work of AAS. The forum will be an excellent opportunity to learn more about topics such as how AAS supports Government customers and ways AAS is innovating acquisition such as SBIR and AAS Express.

To register for the Forum, click here.

To view a draft agenda for the Forum, click here.