Conference Theme: “What Government ‘Acquisition Reform’ Means for Business”
Acquisition Reform – never have those two words been used so frequently than in recent months! Leaders in Congress, within agencies, and among industry groups, all are calling for changes in how the Government does business. With new leadership in Washington to be elected during our training conference, what new strategies and procedures are likely to be adopted, and what impact will these changes have on the businesses assisted by the national network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers?
APTAC is seeking speakers and presenters for their Fall 2016 Training Conference to deliver the latest news as well as strategies for success in today’s Government contracting arena, with a focus on topics that deal with policy and practices can be translated into advice for PTAC small business clients. Suggested presentation topics include:
- .Category Management – What Does Government-Wide Implementation Look Like?
- Experimentation and Prototyping To Reduce the Acquisition Cycle
- The Business Impact of ‘Better Buying Power’ – DoD’s Acquisition Reform Policy
- What ‘Government Transformation’ Means for Public Contracting
- Will a New Era of Transparency Mean Better Contracting Access for Small Businesses?
- Reforms Brought About by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
- The Impact of Heightened Program Management Accountability
- Lowest Price Technically Acceptable – Coming or Going?
- The Impact of Cybersecurity Requirements on Contractors
- Open submittal – you are invited to submit topics within the overall conference theme..
APTAC’s Fall 2016 Conference will be held from Sunday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 9, 2015 at the Hyatt on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The full Call for Presentations can be viewed on APTAC’s website at: http://www.aptac-us.org/aptac-conference-call-for-presentations/ .
For help with Government Contracting: contact your nearest Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Funded through Cooperative Agreements between the U.S. Department of Defense and state and local governments/institutions, PTACs provide free and low-cost assistance in virtually all areas of government contracting.