We’re less than two months away from the 2023 Spring Training Conference – Procurement Watchwords for 2023, which will take place on May 2-3 in Falls Church, VA! As the date approaches, the Coalition would like to share four reasons why you and your colleagues won’t want to miss out on this year’s event, which promises to deliver an experience packed from top to bottom with the most valuable content for federal contracting professionals.
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An Agenda Valuable to the Whole Procurement Community!
Government-wide Focus, May 2
We are confident that this year’s Spring Training Conference agenda will be beneficial to all government acquisition professionals across an expansive range of industries. The conference focuses on four procurement watchwords: Market Continuity, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain Security, and Sustainability. The first day covers governmentwide policies and programs from agencies including DoD, GSA, NASA, and more. The importance of the procurement watchwords will be highlighted during our plenary sessions, which feature panels focused on the latest initiatives from GSA Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) executives, the impacts of cybersecurity developments like CMMC 2.0 and FedRAMP authorization, supply chain security policies, and how sustainability requirements will serve as a performance measure for government contractors. In the afternoon, we have nine total Market Continuity Panels covering:
- NASA SEWP VI
- Alliant 3
- Other Transaction Authorities
- GSA’s Office of the Future and more
Healthcare Day, May 3
On the second day, the focus of the conference shifts to healthcare procurement. We are thrilled to have two back-to-back panels of VA leadership join us in the morning from the VA’s Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC) and the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). During lunch, there will be a special presentation on how sustainability requirements will impact federal healthcare contractors. Before we head into the Market Continuity Panels, we will learn about healthcare technology systems and medical supply chain efforts during the Cyber and Supply Chain Security Panel. Attendees will then have a selection of six total Market Continuity Panels to choose from, including:
- VA Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) Program
- Medical Device Cybersecurity,
- VA Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM)
- DHA and DLA Pharmaceuticals
- DLA MSPV and ECAT, and
- VA Prosthetics
Find out more about the sessions offered during the two-day conference, as well as which guest speakers we have invited, by viewing the draft agenda here.
New Table Opportunities to Ask Your Questions to Government!
During the 2022 Spring Training Conference, we introduced the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) and VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) “Ask the PMO” Tables which allowed for attendees to sit down with program managers from GSA and the VA during one-on-one meetings to discuss any questions they have related to the Schedules. We are excited to announce that due to increased demand, not only will these “Ask the PMO” tables return to the Spring Training Conference, but we also have added three brand new opportunities for interested attendees to discuss GSA and VA programs with agency representatives. On May 2, joining the Ask the MAS Table will be the Pricing Tools Table and the Med/Surg Supply BPAs Table. The Pricing Tools Table gives attendees the chance to meet with GSA’s Catalog Management team to ask their questions on how to best utilize the agency’s pricing tools and platforms for contractors. Supply BPA holders can sign up for one-one-one meetings with VA Supply BPA leadership at the Med/Surg Supply BPAs Table. On May 3, the VA will be manning the Ask the FSS Table and the new Pathfinder Table, which will highlight how vendors can use the Pathfinder site to engage with the VA and submit their innovative ideas.
The Coalition is thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our facilitation of direct engagement between government and industry partners at the Spring Training Conference. Check the agenda to learn more about these new opportunities!
Networking Receptions on Both Days!
Once the afternoon Market Continuity Panels wrap up at the end of May 2nd and 3rd, all conference participants, including attendees and speakers, are invited to join us for a networking reception. At this year’s Spring Training Conference, both days will conclude with a reception, scheduled from 5:15 – 6:30 pm on May 2, and 4:30 – 6 pm on May 3. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to continue conversations from the sessions and build valuable connections within the federal acquisition community!
Increase Your Organization’s Brand Exposure!
If your organization is seeking opportunities to boost its brand, look no further than the Spring Training Conference! A variety of Premier and Auxiliary sponsorship packages are available for the conference, each offering great benefits to help your spread your brand’s awareness to an audience of federal contracting professionals and key government decision makers. You also may choose one or more sponsorship packages, or work with the Coalition to develop a customized plan that fits your organization’s business and budget needs.
We strongly encourage you to learn more about all of the excellent benefits offered for each sponsorship tier in the Coalition’s Sponsorship Prospectus. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to showcase your brand and help grow your business!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-315-1055.
As always, we would like to thank our current sponsors for their continued support of the Coalition and the Spring Training Conference. Our sponsors include:
- Platinum Sponsors: AvKARE; Covington & Burling; and McKesson
- Silver Sponsor: Sheppard Mullin
- Coffee & Networking Sponsor: SAIC