Friday Flash 07/29/2022

Don’t Miss Out: Only Three Weeks Until the Fashion Event of the Summer!!!

Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, with shammies and mashies in hand, duffers and pros alike will descend upon the beautiful Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Maryland for the Joseph P. Caggiano Memorial Golf Tournament! This annual charity event honors the memory of our good friend and colleague, Joe Caggiano, taken too soon from us nine years ago. In his name, the Coalition has raised funds for veterans causes, including nearly $150,000 toward an endowment for qualified veterans concentrating their studies in the field of US Government procurement and pursuing the JD/LLM/MSL degree at The George Washington University Law School. The good this event has done would not be possible without the contributions of the procurement community in helping us support veterans and honor Joe’s legacy. For this reason, if you have not done so already, we ask that you join us again for what promises to be an excellent opportunity for fellowship and a little friendly competition.

Plus, this year, in addition to a performance by a bagpiper in traditional garb, we have been promised an appearance by none other than Coalition President Roger Waldron, donning a kilt and tam in honor of the event (with a commitment to wear undergarments). An homage to the historical home of modern-day golf, Roger promises to approach the fairway like William Wallace rising to the Battle of Stirling Bridge. Those with equal confidence should feel free to don their kilts and compete with Roger for what might become the fashion event of the summer.

On the morning of the tournament, registration/check in will begin at 9:30 am at Whiskey Creek Golf Club, located at 4804 Whiskey Ct, Ijamsville, Maryland 21754. After checking in, players can hit the driving range and putting green, prepare their boxed lunches, get their carts situated, and network with friends while enjoying the sounds of the bagpiper! 

At around 10:30 am, we will have a short introductory presentation about Joe Caggiano and our endowment, including announcing this year’s recipient, Maxie Lawton. Maxie is a seven-year Army veteran who possesses extensive experience in human resource management. He served as an Army Ranger and Human Resources Specialist (Staff Sergeant) where he was responsible for the health, welfare, and training of over 35 soldiers. Maxie is currently the President of both the Veteran Law Students Association and the Black Law Students Association at George Washington University.

Immediately after the announcement, we will review the tournament rules (scramble/best ball), with the expected shotgun start at 11:00 am following the National Anthem. As the tournament concludes around 4:30 pm, we will be holding an indoor/outdoor awards reception in the club house and on the patio with drinks, burgers, BBQ, grilled chicken, and sides for everyone to enjoy.

We still need your support! We have several sponsorships available for all budget ranges and plenty of room for additional golfers. Please contact Matt Cahill at mcahill@thecgp.org for more information on sponsorship opportunities and to register your team for the tournament.

We would like to thank our current Title Sponsor, The Gormley Group; Lunch Sponsor, The Center for Procurement Advocacy; Beverage Cart Sponsors, DocuSign and ManTech International Corporation; and Hole Sponsors, Allen Federal Business Partners, Bosma Enterprises, CGI, Etherton and AssociatesGDIT, Grainger, The George Washington University Law School, Mayer Brown, Miller & Chevalier, Noblis, The Gibbs Family, The Rendely Family, Sheppard Mullin and The Sisti Family.

See you there!

DHS Updates Contractors on SAM.gov UEI Backlog

On July 28, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) held an industry association meeting where they addressed the recent backlog related to the Unique Entity ID (UEI) on SAM.gov. According to DHS, vendors that request a UEI must have certain identifying information validated by the General Services Administration (GSA) before they receive a UEI, including the vendor’s legal business name and address. The accuracy of this information, especially the legal business name and address, was cited as a major contributor to the backlog. Contractors who have difficulties getting their UEI should first submit a ticket to the Federal Service Desk (FSD) at www.fsd.gov with enough detail so that GSA can resolve the issue. According to DHS, it should take approximately 5 to 7 days to receive a response from FSD. If it takes longer than a week, contractors should notify their contracting officer (CO) of the issue so that the CO can notify the DHS component points of contact. DHS may also consider escalating the issue if needed.

To help address the UEI backlog, as of July 15, GSA extended registrations for entities that have an active contract in the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) and have a registration expiration date that falls between July 14 and October 31, 2022. All entities in this category have had their registrations extended by 111 days so they will not expire prior to November 1, 2022. Email notifications were sent to these companies.

Vendors have been advised to not wait to submit their UEI registration request in SAM.gov with DHS suggesting that new vendors begin the process early. Existing contractors were advised to begin the process 2 months prior to expiration. DHS reminded contractors that the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requires vendors with active contracts to maintain registration in SAM.gov.

For more details and information, including how to check the status of a UEI registration request, please see the slides provided by DHS.

Join GSA for a Discussion on the new Entity Validation Process in SAM.gov, August 3 

If you are attempting to register for the first time in SAM.gov, renewing your SAM.gov registration, or trying to get a Unique Entity ID (the identifier that replaced the DUNS number in April 2022), you need to validate your entity. GSA will host a series of events to share information about how the entity validation process has changed and the improvements they are making to the current experience.  

You can register here for the first session that will happen on August 3, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EST that will cover the various steps of the entity validation process, review requirements for documentation, and address the most common user questions. This session is focused on assisting entities that have begun the registration process or are currently renewing their registration. 

The August 3 session will cover topics such as: 

  • What is entity validation? 

  • How does entity validation work in SAM.gov? 

  • What documentation is required and accepted, and what isn’t? 

  • What do I do next after my entity is validated? 

  • Where do I get help? 

GSA will be holding additional sessions in the near future specifically for entities that are planning to update or submit a new SAM.gov registration in the coming weeks or months. These training sessions will cover the entity validation process phase of SAM.gov registration. If you want to learn more before you begin, the next session late in August will be the one for you. 

Register now and join GSA’s Integrated Award Environment (IAE) for an online webinar on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. EDT to learn more about validating your entity in SAM.gov. 

Space is limited for this presentation. However, GSA will make a recording of the event which will be available online for all to watch. GSA also may hold additional events in August and September, as needed.   

Live closed captioning of the event will be available. If you are a member of the press, send an RSVP to press@GSA.gov after you register at the link above. 

Please note: you may listen to the entire event through your computer audio; you are not required to dial into any conference line. All communication during the program is through the written question and answer log only.  

We hope to see you there! 

Background

The validation process is a critical piece of the federal awards ecosystem. It prevents improper payments, procurement fraud, and helps ensure the integrity of government contracts and grants processes, representing trillions of dollars in taxpayer funds each year. 

An Entity Validation Service independently verifies the uniqueness of an entity. This is required to get a Unique Entity ID or to register in SAM.gov. SAM.gov verifies that there is no existing registration for the legal business name and physical address as part of this validation process. 

If you are in the validation process now and have submitted a validation service ticket through SAM.gov, GSA will communicate with you through that ticket only.  

 

House Grants Funding for IT Modernization for FY 2023

Federal News Network reports that the House passed Appropriations package (H.R. 8294) for FY 2023 covering multiple agencies and included $5.7 million in funding to the IT Oversight and Reform (ITOR) fund managed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Additionally GSA’s Federal Citizen Services Fund was granted an additional $60.7 million in funding compared to its 2022 budget. The expectation from lawmakers is that the $115.7 million Federal Citizen Services Fund will “result in increased delivery of information to the public and the ease of transaction with the government.” The bill also granted the Technology Modernization Fund $100 million which is $200 million short of what was requested by the Biden Administration.

 

Government-wide Cybersecurity Investment Priorities for FY 2024

The OMB and the Office of the National Cyber Director released a memo to Federal civilian agencies identifying the Administration’s investment priorities for their FY 2024 budget submissions on Cybersecurity. The cybersecurity investment priorities identified by the Administration for FY2024 are:

  1. Zero Trust Implementation
  2. IT Modernization for Federal Cybersecurity by Design
  3. Sector Risk Management Agencies (SRMA)
  4. Securing Infrastructure Investments
  5. Human Capital
  6. Technology Ecosystems

The Administration identified Zero Trust implementation as its top priority. Agencies have already submitted their Zero Trust implementation plans and a team of experts across the Federal Government is now working with them to set “ambitious, achievable goals.” The baseline for the strategy is to minimize risk while assuming failure to keep attackers out of the perimeter. Another priority as a part of the ongoing IT Modernization is that agencies will prioritize integrated security while building new systems. In addition to the design and implementation of new policies for agencies, a critical focus is the security of infrastructure. To defend critical infrastructure, investments are requested for Sector Risk Management Agencies, Security Design in new infrastructure built under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, developing human capital with cyber expertise, and the creation of technology ecosystems to manage information securely.

 

 

Federal Agencies Award Record $154B to Small Businesses

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Federal agencies have exceeded the Administration’s small business contracting goals by awarding a record $154 billion to small businesses, reports Federal Computer Week. This $154 billion makes up 27.2% of all federal contracting dollars in fiscal year 2021. However, the number of small businesses contracting with the government continues to decline. In addition, there has been a reduction in the number of woman-owned and traditionally disadvantaged small businesses contracting with the Federal Government. The SBA reported that agencies failed to meet their government-wide goals of awarding 5% of contracting dollars to woman-owned small businesses and 3% to the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone). The Administration plans to expand upon the overall growth in small business contracting by working towards “major reforms” including reducing the complexity of the regulations required to compete for Federal contracts, reducing contract bundling, and expanding outreach to HUBZone and other disadvantaged businesses.

 

 

VA Establishing Centralized Master Data Program for Veterans

FCW reported that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is establishing a new master data management system called VA Profile. VA Profile will leverage data from multiple existing VA systems to create a centralized, master record consisting of data about veterans that can be distributed across VA entities. The system will include data such as contact information, benefit eligibility, military service, and demographics. The VA plans to add more data sets into the VA Profile, including information like veteran interactions with VA call centers. The program was announced in a Federal Register notice on June 15. James Whited, VA Director of Customer Master Data, said that “VA Profile is really trying to provide a single source of truth for common and shared data for the veteran…throughout the VA into VA systems.” He added that the system will not only benefit veterans, but will also allow for VA employees to do their jobs more efficiently.

 

GSA Appoints Climate Advisor and Associate Administrator of Strategic Communications

On Monday, GSA announced that the agency has appointed Jetta Wong to serve as the Senior Advisor to the Administrator on Climate and Channing Grate to serve as Associate Administrator in the Office of Strategic Communications. Wong most recently worked for her own consulting firm and as a Senior Fellow of the Center for Clean Energy Innovation at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Previously, she worked in the Department of Energy (DoE), where she led the launch of initiatives such as the National Laboratory Impact Initiative and the Office of Technology Transitions. Prior to the DoE, Wong worked for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Channing Grate has been serving as the Acting Associate Administrator in the Office of Strategic Communications since April and has held the position as Deputy Associate Administrator. Before joining GSA, she served as the Director of Public Affairs at a media and public affairs firm. Channing has also served as Communications Director in the Missouri Governor’s Office and has held additional positions in policy, research, and campaign management.

Legal Corner

The Legal Corner provides the legal community with an opportunity to share insights and comments on legal issues of the day. This guest column was provided by Paul Freemand and Issac D. Schabes of Crowell & Moring

GSA Exploring New Regulations to Reduce Single-Use Plastic in Federal Procurement

On July 7, 2022, the General Services Administration (“GSA”) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“ANPR”) seeking public comment on revising GSA policies and procedures to reduce single-use plastics in purchased products and their packing and shipping materials. GSA is acting in furtherance of the directives set forth in Executive Order 14057, Catalyzing Clean Energy Industries and Jobs Through Federal Sustainability (discussed here), which, among other things, directed GSA to use federal procurement policy as a way to support a recycled content market. Thus, for purchases under the Federal Supply Schedule program, as well as GSA’s construction, concession, and facility maintenance contracts, GSA seeks to reduce reliance on single-use plastics and move toward what the Administration considers to be “environmentally preferable” materials.

GSA seeks public input on the potential regulations and requests feedback on a range of questions, including:

  • What are the differences (performance and cost) between a paper based, aluminum based, or compostable packaging
    and a single-use plastic-based packaging?
  • Does your company have experience using environmentally preferable packaging?
  • What is the best way for GSA to aid its contractors in moving to environmentally preferable packing and packaging and
    how quickly should it move?
  • Are there any market, regulatory, statutory or cost barriers to selecting environmentally preferable packaging such as
    paper based or biodegradable packaging?
  • Which, if any, single use plastic items should GSA choose not to contract for through its federal supply schedules? Are
    there exceptions GSA should make to ensure no harm to customer agency missions?
  • How could compliance with reduced or eliminated plastic content be verified?

This follows similar action by the Department of Interior, which announced on June 8, 2022 that, pursuant to Secretary Order No. 3407, the agency intends to issue guidance to “identify single-use plastic product reduction opportunities” and “develop sustainable procurement plans to support . . . phasing out single-use plastic products by the end of 2032.”

This ANPR is firmly in line with other GSA actions to leverage federal procurement power and require federal contractors to provide more environmentally friendly materials, including concrete and asphalt (discussed here and here). These actions are particularly important because the FAR Council is still investigating ways to implement the White House’s larger objectives of requiring all major agency procurements to minimize the risk of climate change and requiring all major federal contractors to publicly disclose GHG emissions and climate-related financial risk (discussed here and here). Furthermore, those larger objectives undoubtedly became much more complicated with the Supreme Court’s recent landmark decision in West Virginia v.
EPA, in which the Court constrained the ability of federal agencies to affect significant economic changes by way of environmental regulations in the absence of specific congressional direction.

For more information, please contact the professional(s) listed below, or your regular Crowell & Moring contact.

View from Main Street: Can small businesses supply products made in China on set-aside contracts?

Yes, due to a loophole in the FAR a small business can supply products made in China under a set-aside contract. Here’s why:

Waivers of the Non-Manufacturer Rule

When a contract is set aside for small businesses (above the SAT) or other socioeconomic categories (8(a), HUBZone, SDVO, EDWOSB/WOSB), there is an expectation that the small business will perform a certain portion of the work with its own employees, otherwise known as the limitations on subcontracting (LOS). For a set-aside contract for supplies, the contractor (other than a non-manufacturer) agrees that it will not pay more than 50 percent of the amount paid by the Government for contract performance, excluding the cost of materials, to subcontractors that are not similarly situated entities.[1] The non-manufacturer rule (NMR) is an addendum to the LOS and allows non-manufacturers to bid on supply set-aside contracts. A non-manufacturer may bid on a supply set-aside contract, but it must not exceed 500 employees (or 150 employees under the information technology value-added reseller exception), must supply a product made by a small business in the United States, must be primarily engaged in the retail or wholesale trade and normally sell the type of item being supplied, and must and take ownership or possession of the item(s) with its personnel, equipment, or facilities in a manner consistent with industry practice.[2]

SBA can issue a waiver of the requirement to supply the product of a small business on a set-aside contract if no small business manufacturers exist. Generally, the manufacturer for NMR purposes is the concern which, with its own facilities, performs the primary activities in transforming substances, or assembling parts and components, into the end item.[3] If SBA has issued a waiver of the NMR because no small business manufacturers exist, the Small Business Act is silent with respect to the place of manufacture of the supply. However, SBA’s waiver of the NMR does not impact other statutory requirements that might apply to the contract, such as the Buy American Act (BAA) or Trade Agreements Act (TAA).[4]

The Buy American Act

The BAA restricts the federal government’s ability to purchase supplies for use in the United States that are not domestic end products.[5] In general, the cost of domestic components in a manufactured domestic end product must exceed 55 percent.[6] The BAA for supplies is implemented by applying a premium on foreign end products for price evaluation purposes if the lowest offer is not a domestic offer (20 percent  if the lowest domestic offer is from a large businesses and 30 percent if the lowest domestic offer is from a s small business).[7] There are exceptions to the BAA based on public interest, nonavailability, unreasonable cost, resale in a commissary and information technology that is a commercial product.[8] There are separate but similar BAA rules for construction materials.[9] The BAA applies to acquisitions above the micro-purchase threshold.[10]

Trade Agreements Act

The TAA provides the President with the authority to waiver the BAA for products from countries with a trade agreement with the United States.[11] If the TAA applies, the government must buy supplies from either domestic sources or supplies produced in trade partner countries.[12] The TAA provides that the President is not authorized to waive any small business or minority preference in government procurement.[13] The FAR provides the TAA does not apply if the acquisition is set aside for small business.[14] The TAA applies to supply contracts depending on the value, ranging from $25,000 to $183,000.[15]

Practical Impact

If a contracting officer is acquiring supplies under a set-aside contract and SBA has waived the NMR, a small business offeror supplying a domestic end product could lose to a small business offeror supplying products made in China or non-trade partner countries, because the BAA price premium applies but the TAA does not.[16] If the same contracting officer issued the solicitation on a full and open basis, all offerors would have to supply eligible products from domestic sources or trade partner countries. Clearly the TAA should not apply if SBA has not waived the NMR because in that case an offeror on a set-aside contract must supply the product of a small business made in the United States. However, if SBA has issued a waiver of the NMR because no small business manufacturers exist, then the TAA should apply, just like it would if the acquisition were full and open. Applying the TAA to set-asides where SBA has waived the NMR does not waive any small business or minority preference and strengthens the country’s supply chain because of the preference for domestic or trade partner countries. Thus, FAR 25.401(a)(1) needs to be amended to provide FAR Subpart 25.4 does not apply to acquisitions set aside for small business or socioeconomic categories unless SBA has issued a waiver of the NMR.

[1] 13 CFR 125.6; FAR 52.219-14.

[2] 13 CFR 121.406; FAR 52.219-33.

[3] 13 CFR 121.406(b)(2).

[4] 13 CFR 121.406(b)(7).

[5] FAR 25.001(a).

[6] FAR 25.003. Gradually rising to 75 percent in 2029 based on 87 FR 12780 effective October 25, 2022.

[7] FAR 25.105(b). Effective October 25, 2022, there will be higher premiums for critical products and components. 87 FR 12780.

[8] FAR 25.103.

[9] FAR Subpart 25.2.

[10] FAR 25.100(b).

[11] FAR 25.402.

[12] FAR 52.225-5.

[13] 19 USC 2511(f).

[14] FAR 25.401(a)(1).

[15] FAR 25.402.

[16] There are limitations on acquisitions involving Cuba, Iran, Sudan, North Korea, and Burma FAR 52.225-13.

NIST Releases Cybersecurity Guidance for HIPAA Covered Entities

FCW reported that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released updated guidance on data security to help agencies comply with the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule on protecting sensitive health data. The guidance provides cybersecurity recommendations that will help healthcare organizations protect patient data. The HIPAA Security Rule applies to entities like HIPAA covered healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearing houses. The recommendations emphasize data confidentiality, availability, and integrity. The rule deals with electronic protected health information (ePHI). Particularly, strengthening cybersecurity will help protect patient ePHI such as vaccination records, test results, prescriptions, and hospital visit logs. NIST is seeking comments on the guidance until September 21, 2022.

 

Electronic Health Records Outage at VA Roseburg Medical Center

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Electronic Health Records (EHR) system went down at the Roseburg Medical Center in Roseburg, Oregon reports FedScoop. The outage is the latest challenge for the VA’s new EHR system being rolled out in the Pacific Northwest. During the outage, patients were unable to register in the system for four hours. A spokesperson from the VA confirmed that “During this time, clinical staff could not check-in, discharge, or transfer patients. While staff may not have been able to register patients or transfer them to another unit within the EHR, patients were seen and treated. When the issue was resolved, patients were registered and transferred within the system to the appropriate patient unit.” The outage was caused by a failure to clear old files placing too much strain on the system.

 

GAO Releases Priority Recommendations for OMB

On July 15, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report on priority recommendations for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Each year, GAO makes over 1,000 recommendations to the Federal Government to suggest improvements to department heads that will save taxpayer dollars, improve decision-making, eliminate mismanagement, fraud, and abuse, and ensure that programs comply with laws and regulations. In June 2021, GAO identified 44 priority recommendations for OMB. GAO found that since then, OMB has implemented six of these recommendations. These included:

  • Issuing a plan in November 2021 to test and implement a federal program inventory by 2025;
  • Issuing new guidance on improper payments that implements the requirements from the Payment Integrity Information Act of 2019:
  • Coordinating “CyberStat” meetings in 2021 that engaged agencies on a variety of cybersecurity-related topics;
  • Developing reporting guidance to help agencies provide greater transparency regarding their use of Defense Production Act Title I authorities for COVID-19 purposes; and
  • Updating OMB’s category management guidance to emphasize the importance of developing requirements for category management products and services.

In addition to the remaining open priority recommendations, GAO added seven new recommendations. These suggestions touched on the following areas:

  • Improving government performance;
  • Increasing availability and transparency of government data;
  • Improving acquisition management and reducing costs;
  • Reducing government-wide improper payments, including fraud;
  • Strengthening cybersecurity;
  • Establishing controls for disaster relief;
  • Improving federal real property asset management; and
  • Improving information management.

 

Slides from Coalition Meeting on Common Catalog Platform

On July 26, the Coalition’s General/Office Product Committee hosted an all-member meeting on the agency’s Common Catalog Platform (CCP) which will replace the Schedule Input Program (SIP) with GSA’s Mike Shepherd, Project Manager of the Office of the Regional Commissioner-Atlantic Region; Peter Han, Center Director, Northeast and Caribbean Supply & Acquisition Center; and Josh Royko, Branch Chief, Catalog Management Office, where they provided updates on the program and answered audience questions. The slide deck, which includes the session’s Q&A, can be found here.

 

SBA Publishes Final Rule to Help Small Businesses Show Past Performance

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has published a final rule offering small businesses new opportunities to showcase past work performance while competing for prime federal contracts. The rule will provide new methods for small business contractors to obtain past performance ratings to be used while making offers for prime contracts.  This update allows small businesses to prove performance through their previous work on a joint venture contract or as the first-tier subcontractor on a prime contract.  In accordance with the rule, SBA will give prime contractors fifteen days to respond to requests for an assessment from small businesses. Failure to respond to a subcontractor’s request could lead to “contract termination, withholding of award fees, lower past performance ratings for subcontracting, liquidated damages, and even debarment for willful or repeated cases.” The ratings from the prime contractor on the small business contractor’s performance will be valid for three to five years.

SBA Proposes Rule to Take Control of All Veteran-Owned Certifications

The Small Business Administration (SBA) published a proposed rule that would eliminate the self-certification of Veteran-Owned (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSBs) certifications in accordance with section 862 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. According to the proposed rule, all certifications after January 1, 2023 would require SBA’s approval in order to continue or gain eligibility for sole-source or set-aside contracts as a VOSB or SDVOSB.  The proposal would also streamline the process for Woman Owned and 8(a) certified businesses that are also VOSB or SDVOSB. These small businesses will be able to go through an expedited process to be certified in both small business categories. To submit comments by the August 5 deadline, click here.    

 

DHA Meeting on ATO Process, August 10 

The AMSUS-SM Technology WG and The Coalition for Government Procurement will be hosting another meeting on the Authority to Operate (ATO) process with DHA Chief Information Officer, Mr. Pat Flanders, and his team on Wedn., Aug 10 from 12:30 pm – 2 pm EST. The purpose is to discuss how the ATO process can be improved for both Government and industry. This is the second meeting in a series with the DHA CIO. It will be virtual.

Thank you to everyone who submitted questions for DHA CIO, Pat Flanders, and his team to cover during the meeting. The questions are posted here.

Slides from the last meeting with the DHA CIO on the ATO process are posted here.

Register to attend the virtual meeting here.

GWAC/MAC Commitee Meeting, August 23

The GWAC/MAC Committee will be hosting Darlene Coen, NASA SEWP Deputy Program Director and Director of Strategy and Acquisition of NASA on August 23 at 10 am EST. The topic of discussion will be the plans for NASA SEWP VI. Members may attend the meeting in person or virtually.

A day or two prior, all registered members will receive a confirmation with the meeting location and dial-in information (for those attending virtually).

If you have any questions, please contact Joseph Snyderwine at JSnyderwine@thecgp.org.

To register click here.

Small Business Commitee Meeting, August 24

The Small Business Committee will host a meeting focused on the Mentor Protégé Program and surrounding regulations on Wednesday, August 24 at 10 am EST. Our guest speakers from the Small Business Administration (SBA) will be John Klein, Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, Office of General Counsel and Stanley Jones Jr., Director, Management and Technical Assistance Division, Office of Business Development. GSA’s Greg Rollins, Deputy Assistant Commisioner, Office of Policy and Compliance. This member-only meeting will be at Holland & Knight at 800 17th St., NW, Washington, DC.  

There will also be a virtual option for members to attend.

To register, click here.

For assistance, please contact Joseph Snyderwine at jsnyderwine@thecgp.org.