The Coalition for Government Procurement would like to wish our members and colleagues across the procurement community a very Happy Independence Day! This year, our celebrated July 4th traditions of parades, fireworks, and celebrations with family and friends will be modified to protect the health and safety of our loved ones and fellow Americans. At the Coalition, we wish you and your families a safe and healthy July 4th weekend, in whatever way you choose to celebrate this year!

Please know that when you return from the holiday, there is a full calendar of trainings and events in July for Coalition members. If you haven’t already, please mark your calendars for these opportunities in the next few weeks:

Guest Speakers: Joy Sturm, Allison Pugsley, and Ryan Harrigan from Hogan Lovells
Thurs., July 9th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Guest Speakers: Greg Madden and Hannah Zerphey from Orlaithe Consulting
Thurs., July 16th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

  • “Dialogue on the State of VA Acquisition”

Guest Speaker: Phil Christy, Deputy Executive Director, VA Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction
Healthcare Committee Meeting
Fri., July 17th (Tentatively from 8:00am – 9:00am EST)

  • “GSA Schedules Consolidation Dialogue: Status to Date and Plans for Phase 3”

Guest Speaker: Stephanie Shutt, Director of GSA’s MAS Program Management Office
All Member Meeting
Tues., July 21st from 10:00am – 11:00am EST

  • “Professional Services Schedule Update and Introduction to the GSA Award Exploration Tool”

Guest Speaker: Tiffany Hixson, Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA
IT/Services Committee
Thurs., July 23rd at 11:00am– 12:00pm EST

  • “Cyber Compliance” Webinar 

Guest Speaker: Townsend Bourne with Sheppard Mullin July 30th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

The Coalition looks forward to having our members join us for these webinars and virtual meetings, and we sincerely appreciate our Government and member guest speakers who will be sharing their expertise with us. If you have any questions about these events, please contact Michael Hanafin at mhanafin@thecgp.org. And again, please accept our best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy July 4th weekend!