FAYETTEVILLE, NC – March 13, 2014 – The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) are pleased to co-host an important Fort Bragg/US Army event – the Fort Bragg Small Business Outreach Event on March 18, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Fayetteville/Fort Bragg (4760 Lake Valley Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28303) from 0800-1200.
Fort Bragg requirements officials, contracting officials and small business representatives will provide an update on Fort Bragg business operations, opportunities and contracting procedures with the US Army and Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg officials will discuss these operations in the context of a dynamic budget environment.
“It is more important than ever for businesses to understand how Fort Bragg activities operate, the scope of their contracted work and the processes for doing business with commands and activities on and/or supporting the installation,” said Scott Dorney, Executive Director of the NCMBC.
During the Fort Bragg Small Business Outreach Event, officials from various Fort Bragg activities will inform NC businesses about:
- Who they are – their missions, activities and how they do business
- What they buy – historical acquisitions, current requirements and anticipated needs
- How they buy – current buying processes, contract vehicles and other sources of goods and services
- From whom they currently buy – significant existing contracts, prime contractors and any known subcontracting opportunities
Fort Bragg panels are scheduled to include: a contracting panel, discussing the acquisition environment, trends, roles and small business goals; a construction and public works services panel; a logistics services (maintenance, transportation and supply) panel; a panel on force modernization; a panel on public-private partnerships including Corvias Military Living, Old North Utilities and Sandhills Utility Services; and a panel discussing acquisition for non-appropriated fund activities and retail sales in the Exchanges and Commissaries.
“The panel line up – for which both contracting and requirements officials have been invited – will provide a unique opportunity for businesses to hear in person from Fort Bragg officials who actually generate requirements and who acquire goods and services for Fort Bragg activities,” said Dorney.
SPAWAR Small Business Outreach Event
Following the Fort Bragg Small Business Outreach Event, from 1330-1730 in the same venue, the NCMBC will host a small business outreach event for the US Navy Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) Systems Center Atlantic, in Charleston, SC. The SPAWAR Deputy Director for Small Business will outline the opportunities available to small businesses as SPAWAR prime contractors. The event will also include speed networking with multiple SPAWAR prime contractors, during which North Carolina small businesses will brief these primes on their business capabilities and their potential to augment teams bidding future SPAWAR contracts.
Both the Fort Bragg Small Business Outreach Event and the SPAWAR Small Business Outreach Events are free to attend; however, registration is required. Register early to ensure your spot – registration will close when the event reaches capacity.