Skip to Content

2024 Spring Training Conference – What is Fair and Reasonable, Part 2: Let’s Continue the Dialogue! 

With the first official day of Spring next week, it seems to be a perfect time to formally announce our planned agenda for our upcoming 2024 Spring Training Conference – What is Fair and Reasonable, Part 2: Let’s Continue the Dialogue! 

This two-day conference will be held on May 8-9 in Falls Church, VA, and will continue the impactful theme and meaningful conversation from our Fall Training Conference on “What is Fair and Reasonable?” The conference will provide insights into government policies and programs that will shape the future of the procurement landscape in 2024 and beyond as you learn about:

  • The nexus between the Federal and commercial markets,
  • How government terms and conditions affect access to the market, and
  • Opportunities for the government to create increased value for both industry partners and customer agencies. 

This will be accomplished by thought-provoking sessions with government officials, industry experts, and legal minds who will share their expertise and perspectives on the latest procurement topics, focusing on governmentwide issues on day one, and healthcare specific issues on day two.  As always, both days will include our ever-popular breakout sessions, which allow attendees to choose from a selection of panels that dive into agency-specific topics and initiatives. 

Governmentwide Day, May 8

Day one of the conference includes a diverse lineup of sessions that cover a range of topics pertaining to GSA and other agencies.  After welcoming remarks by Coalition president, Roger Waldron, the morning will officially get kicked off with our keynote address on The Government-wide Better Contracting Initiative, for which we have invited Christine Harada to address our members. Ms. Harada currently serves as the Senior Advisor, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, for the Office of Management and Budget. The general sessions will continue, and include:

  • Generative AI in Federal Procurement
  • Cybersecurity (CMMC, Cyber Threat Reporting, and More)
  • The Latest on the Federal Budget; and
  • FAS Executive Panels (IT, Professional Services, and Assisted Services Panel and Catalog, General Supplies and Services Panel)

The first group of afternoon breakout sessions will include the topics:

  • GSA IT Schedules
  • GSA E-Tools
  • Assisted Acquisition
  • Office Management Branch

The second group will include:

  • Alliant 3
  • Small Business
  • Professional Services Category
  • Cloud
  • Furniture
  • General Supplies and Services

Another popular feature our members have raved about at recent conferences is the ability to have one on one conversations with different PMOs, and we are pleased to announce that on day one, we will have the following tables set up in the foyer for your discussions:

  • Ask the MAS PMO
  • Ask the PMO
  • GSA Pricing Tools
  • VA Med/Surg Supply BPA Tables

Please find the full day one DRAFT agenda here.

Healthcare Day, May 9

Day two will feature speakers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (including Veterans Health Administration), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Defense Health Agency (DHA), and Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), starting with keynote speaker, Al Montoya, Acting Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Support Services, VHA, who will discuss Optimizing Healthcare Delivery for Veterans. The general sessions after will include:

  • VA Acquisition Leadership Panel
  • Healthcare Customer Agency Panel
  • Defense Health Agency lunchtime presentation  
  • Medical Logistics and Supply Chain Panel

The first group of afternoon breakout sessions will include:

  • The Latest on DHA Pharmaceutical Contracts
  • VA Prosthetics

The second group will include:

  • Medical/Surgical Supplies
  • VA Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) Program
  • ECATs

The tables in the foyer on day two will include Ask the PMO – VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) and Ask the PMO – Table

Please find the full day two DRAFT agenda here.

As you have become accustomed to, both days will conclude with a networking reception that encourages all conference participants to continue conversations from the day, collaborate with other procurement professionals, and build valuable connections.

Finally, I would like to thank the sponsors of our Spring Training Conference and our Keystone Members, who all deserve a round of applause for their generous support –

Platinum Sponsors: AvKARECovington, and McKesson

Gold Sponsor: Grainger

Silver Sponsors: Sheppard Mullin and The Gormley Group

Reception Sponsor: SAIC

Lunch Sponsor: Medical Place

Keystone Members: ADSAmazon BusinessBooz Allen HamiltonCACICGIDeloitteGDITGraingerIngram MicroMedical Place, and SAP!

Click HERE to register today! Book your group rate at the Marriott HERE

Back to top