The Mission and Installation Contracting Command Office at Fort Leonard Wood has scheduled an Acquisition Forecast Open House from 8:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the U.S. Army Engineer Museum, with event sign-in beginning at 8 a.m.
During this annual event, representatives with the MICC will be providing their anticipated forecast of contracting opportunities for fiscal year 2018, including information on supply, services and construction contracting opportunities.
In addition to the forecasted opportunities they will be providing information on:
— How to do business with the government
— How to register to do business with the government
— Where to find opportunities
— Resources available to assist potential contractors
According to James Tucker, MICC director of contracting, it is important for anyone interested in doing business with Fort Leonard Wood as a contractor to attend this event.
“Acquisition can be very complicated and this gives potential contractors an opportunity to ask questions and get information in one setting,” Tucker said. “It is a tremendous opportunity to network with other contractors and gain subcontracting opportunities through those relationships.”
Tucker said many attendees are usually surprised by how many different types of supply and service contracts they are potentially missing out on.
The main focus of the event is providing the installation’s FY18 forecast for planning purposes, but he said they have invited representatives from various agencies to help educate potential contractors on the process and help available to them.
“We will also have representatives from the Small Business Administration providing information on their various programs; the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center from Rolla, will provide information on the free services they offer to contractors; and FedBid, which is a reverse auction platform that Army Contracting is using for supply actions under $150,000, they will give an overview of their program and how to register.”
He said additional government agencies such as the General Services Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Forestry Service will also be on hand to discuss their acquisition programs.
This event is free to attend but registration is requested. To register, visit the Federal Business Opportunities website at www.fbo.gov.
More information, including the draft agenda, can also be found on this site under “special announcements.”
To speak with a local representative, call 573.596.0248 or 0260, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.