GSA Small Business First Fair – June 17th

The General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Small Business Utilization has announced they are holding a “Small Business First” Fair at their Washington, DC headquarters on June 17, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

This event will focus on current GSA contractors who can fulfill opportunities with the agency.  The small business categories like HUBZone and Service Disabled Veteran small businesses are of special interest to perform as primes as GSA seeks to exceed their national small business goals.

They have also collaborated with the National Capital Region (NCR) to support their contribution to the national effort and provide you direct access to their small business needs.

The agenda includes:

Welcome – Atrium

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Denise Roth, GSA Acting Administrator
Jerome Fletcher, Associate Administrator, OSBU

Contracting Best Practices with GSA – Room 1460

9:15 – 10:45 a.m.

This session will take a look at the GSA opportunities we want you to respond to and provide information and updates on pre and post-award contracting through our agency.  Our speakers will focus on next steps for your success and allow ample time to answer contracting questions to move you forward to your next great project.  Pre-requisite:  Review and to target opportunities in our agency.

Christy Jackiewicz, National Outreach Program Manager, Office of Small Business Utilization


GSA Contracting Staff
Tommy Benton, Senior Procurement Analyst, Office of Acquisition Management, FAS
Clark Johnson, Contracting Officer, Office of  Administrative Services, FAS
Monica Sias, Director of Lease Execution, PBS
(Tentative) NCR FAS Acquisitions Rep.

GSA Contractors and Mentor Protege Participants
Jeanie Jones-Ledford, President/CEO, 3Consulting
Kevin L. Knight, President/CEO, Knight Solutions
Doug Duenkel,Chief Operating Officer, Knight Point Systems, LLC
Henry Pittman, Senior Strategy Consultant, CFO Leasing

Business Primer for Small Business Subcontracting Matchmaking Session – Room 1459

10:50 a.m -12:30 p.m.

This session will provide the small business attendees an opportunity to discuss their capabilities and learn about potential subcontracting opportunities with GSA lessors. The meeting will allow the Lessor to connect with potential subcontractors and small companies will learn tips to be successful bidders. This event can also help Lessors understand how to break up certain contracts into smaller chunks so small business subcontractors can compete for jobs.

Counseling with GSA Buyers, Vendors and Advocacy Groups – Atrium

10:50 a.m -12:30 p.m.

Special Note:
Our event will end at 12:30, however, we encourage you to take hold of this time to grab lunch with a potential partner you met at this session and continue to move to the next step in “Doing Business with GSA”!

For full information on the event, see:

To register for this event – or other GSA events – go to:



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