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Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) are becoming increasingly vital to agencies by enabling them to leverage the government’s buying power, achieve multi-agency objectives, and acquire acquisition and contract management functions at competitive rates.

As the number of companies seeking schedule contracts has roughly doubled over the last several years, with over 80 percent being small businesses, knowing how to effectively leverage GWACs is critical for companies to meet agency objectives and grow their business. These contracts are rapidly evolving and new vehicles are on the horizon, from NITAAC’s CIO-SP3 and ECS III to GSA‘s OASIS vehicle for integrated services to the next-generation NASA SEWP V. Since many vehicles have limited scope and life cycles, a company’s success will depend on its ability to use the right one to support their customers’ needs.

Join AFCEA Bethesda at the GWAC Small Business Summit on February 20, 2013 at The Hamilton Live – one of Washington D.C.’s newest and most unique venues – to discuss:

  • Challenges and best practices on how small businesses market and manage current GSA vehicles, such as 8(a), STARS II, Alliant Small Business and VETS
  • Emerging vehicle opportunities including NITAAC’s CIO-SP3/ECSIII and NASA SEWP V
  • Teaming opportunities with large businesses
  • A procurement outlook on contract vehicles in 2013
  • How the upcoming OASIS bid will affect current GSA GWACs
  • The impact of NASA SEWP V on the IT acquisition environment

Confirmed speakers include:
  • Moderator: Chris Dorobek, Founder, Publisher and Editor, DorobekInsider
  • Robert Coen, Acting Director, CIO-SP3, CIO-SP3 Small Business and ECS III GWAC Program, National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC)
  • Christopher Fornecker, Acting Director, Center for Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration
  • Jim Ghiloni, Director, OASIS Program Management Office, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration
  • Kevin Plexico, Vice President, Federal Information Services, Deltek
  • Joanne Woytek, Program Manager, NASA SEWP
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* Please note, the AFCEA Bethesda GWAC Small Business Summit is not part of the Chapter's monthly breakfast series but an independent event that requires additional registration.
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Event Location
The Hamilton Live
600 14th Street
Washington, DC 20005

Metro Stop: Metro Center
Red Line

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