The holiday season provides an opportunity to take a break from our usual routines to appreciate human connection and surround ourselves with the things that bring us joy. As we enter the holidays and approach the end of another year, we are given an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our accomplishments with family, friends, and colleagues.

As we reflect on another successful year at the Coalition, we cannot overstate the importance our members have in helping us grow towards our goal of creating an effective federal procurement system that delivers common sense acquisition. To this end, the Coalition would like to show our appreciation by inviting you to commemorate a wonderful 2022 at a one-of-a-kind festive event– Off the Shelf: Exclusive and In-Person! This special event will take place December 15 at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner, VA from 4 – 7 pm. We hope that you can join us for a memorable night of networking, relaxing, and plenty of good food and drinks with your friends and industry peers.

As the title indicates, not only is this holiday event a great opportunity to enjoy each other’s company one more time before we break to connect with friends and family, but it also features a special exclusive and in-person episode of the Off the Shelf podcast. Off the Shelf covers the latest federal acquisition topics across a wide range of sectors, with distinguished guest speakers from both government agencies and industry. Joining Off the Shelf live on December 15 will be Bill Gormley, President of the Gormley Group, Brian Friel, Co-Founder of BD Squared, and Tim Cook, Executive Director of the Center for Procurement Advocacy. They will lead an insightful and thought-provoking discussion on the state of governmentwide contracting, key legislative developments affecting procurement policy, and what federal contractors can expect in 2023. This event provides an excellent opportunity to have your procurement-related questions and concerns addressed by a panel of recognized industry experts!

We encourage all our members to stop by to celebrate our accomplishments in 2022 and toast to the New Year. Registration for Off the Shelf: Exclusive and In-Person! is complimentary to all members, and can be found here. The Coalition wishes you and your loved ones a fantastic holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you next week!