The Fall Training Conference is less than two months away! This year’s conference, taking place on November 15-16 at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Virginia, explores the theme of “What is Fair and Reasonable?” in the federal marketplace when it comes to market conditions, contract terms, policies, and regulations. The two-day event, which includes a day focused on governmentwide issues and a day focused on healthcare, will dive into current developments in the dynamic world of federal procurement, with insights from key government decision makers and industry experts. We encourage all procurement professionals to join us at the conference to enhance your knowledge of the latest contracting trends and connect with other professionals in the federal acquisition community.
Register for the Fall Training Conference by clicking here.
Learn more about the conference, including its two-day agenda, below.
Day One – Governmentwide Focus
On November 15, the conference will kick off with a day focused on governmentwide issues. The agenda features an engaging lineup of sessions covering topics relevant to GSA and other agencies. With the recent news of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) reorganization, the day will start with a special keynote panel, “Framing FAS for the Future,” which will highlight how the reorganization’s implementation will meet the needs of federal customers and industry partners. Next, a panel of government executives and industry experts will explore recent policies affecting contractors and the factors that have an impact a fair and reasonable price determination. This session is followed by the popular “Rogers Panel,” which will highlight key developments in acquisition law, policy, and regulation. After lunch, there will be two panels of FAS leadership, including the “Professional Services and IT Categories Panel,” and the “Catalog, General Supplies and Services Panel,” in which they will discuss their respective priorities, programs, and initiatives moving forward.
The day will wrap up with two sets of “Dead Easy” breakout sessions that cover several agency-specific topics, including NASA SEWP VI, Cloud, GSA Schedules and GWACs, General Supplies and Services, Assisted Acquisition Services, and more.
To view the full day one agenda, click here.
Day Two – Healthcare Focus
The healthcare agenda healthcare explores the theme of “What is Fair and Reasonable,” with leadership from multiple agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Defense Health Agency (DHA), the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The morning sessions will explore the modernization of the VA supply chain in 2024 and beyond, how VA’s Office of Acquisition is supporting veterans’ healthcare, the latest on healthcare supply chain requirements, and the VA – GSA partnership on the future of the Schedules Program.
The healthcare agenda includes three sets of diverse “Dead Easy” breakout sessions, with focus areas like the Community Care Network, the MSPV program, pharmaceuticals, VA prosthetics, cybersecurity, and more.
To view the full day two agenda, click here.
One-on-One Sessions with Government Officials
As part of our efforts to facilitate engagement between government and industry partners, we are excited to announce that the popular “Ask the PMO” Tables will return for both days of the Fall Training Conference. These tables allow attendees to schedule one-on-one meetings with representatives from various GSA and VA program management offices throughout the conference. This year’s tables include:
- Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)
- GSA Pricing Tools
- Customer and Stakeholder Engagement (CASE)
- VA Med/Surg Supply BPAs
- VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS)
- VA Pathfinder Program
Be sure to check both agendas for more details!
Networking Receptions on Both Days
At the conclusion of the Dead Easy breakout sessions on both November 15 and 16, all conference participants, including attendees and speakers, are invited to join us for a networking reception. The reception will serve as an excellent opportunity to continue conversations from the day, collaborate with other procurement professionals, and build valuable connections.
We are pleased to share that a number of sponsorship packages remain available for the conference! You will see in the Sponsorship Prospectus that we offer a variety of Premier and Auxiliary packages that come with many great benefits to further boost your company’s exposure. Secure your sponsorship today and showcase your organization’s brand to the federal acquisition community!
All sponsorship opportunities will be offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you have any questions, or are ready to secure your sponsorship, contact Heather Tarpley at email@example.com or 202-315-1055.
Thank you to our current sponsors, including: