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Tuesday Sessions from the DOE 2019 Small Business Forum and Expo
3:45pm-4:45pmSession 1: How to Do Business with the Department of Energy: 101Kent L. Hibben, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Energy *** Clara Asmail, Deputy Director for Policy and Practice, Office of Technology Transitions, U.S. Department of EnergyThis session will guide small business stakeholders on best practices and other resources for helping the Department of Energy (DOE) achieve its missions, with procurements, initiatives, and grants.
3:45pm-4:45pmSession 2: Working with the Supply Chain Management CenterScott Bissen, Director, Supply Chain Management Center, U.S. Department of Energy's Kansas City National Security Campus managed by Honeywell *** David Weatherford, Principal Analyst and Innovation Leader Supply Chain Management Center, U.S. Department of Energy's Kansas City National Security Campus managed by HoneywellScott Bissen, Supply Chain Management Center (SCMC) Director, will provide participants with an overview of the Supply Chain Management Center, the official strategic sourcing program for DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Office of Environmental Management (EM), the kinds of suppliers who have had success securing related regional and enterprise-wide agreements, and how small businesses can register their interest in future opportunities. That will be followed by an open "roundtable" discussion. David Weatherford, SCMC principal analyst and innovation leader, also will be available to share about the digital procurement tools companies may use when working with the SCMC and the prime contractors.
3:45pm-4:45pmSession 3: Doing Business with the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)Gary Lyttek, Headquarters Senior Business Source Manager, NNSA, U.S. Department of Energy *** Jonathan Benjamin, Small Business Program Manager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy *** Paul Sedillo, Small Business Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S. Department of Energy *** Christopher Fresquez, Small Business Program Manager, Los Alamos National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy *** Ryan Johnston, Small Business Program Manager, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLCNever heard of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) or its National Labs and production facilities? Looking for new small business opportunities through an organization that spent well over $3 billion with small business concerns last fiscal year? Welcome to NNSA! This session will briefly cover NNSA's organization, mission and small business operation. More importantly, you will be introduced to new business opportunities at four major NNSA sites including: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and the Pantex/Y-12 facilities.
3:45pm-4:45pmSession 4: Doing Business with the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy LaboratoryLani MacRae, Small Business Program Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy *** Rexann Dunn, Small Business Program Lead, National Renewable Energy LaboratoryJoin staff from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) -- the world's premiere research site for renewable technologies! You will learn how the missions of both organizations have requirements perfectly suited for small business contracts, and where the two organizations post their current and upcoming procurement opportunities. Also, learn how small businesses should examine current strategies for procuring government contracts and learn about upcoming trends.
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Wednesday Sessions from the DOE 2019 Small Business Forum and Expo
10:00am-11:00amSession 1: Doing Business with the Department of Energy: 102Paul E. Ross, Small Business Technical Adviser, Team Lead, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Energy *** Nicola E. Ohaegbu, Procurement Analyst, Small Business Technical Adviser, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of EnergyThe session will provide participants with an overview of the agency's mission, and engaging with the Department of Energy. It will also provide tips for locating the Department's procurement opportunities, and information on current small business opportunities.
10:00am-11:00amSession 2: Supplier Diversity and Economic ImpactDebra Jennings-Johnson, Senior Director Supplier Diversity, BP America Inc. *** David Feldman, Chevron Corporate Procurement, Chevron Services Company a division of Chevron U.S.A., Inc *** Lester Jones, Vice President Business and Workforce Development, Bettis Brothers Sand and GraveThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Economic Impact and Diversity is proud to announce the Supplier Diversity and Economic Impact Session. This will be a great opportunity for diverse businesses throughout the energy supply chain. Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to network with peers and industry procurement managers, all while learning about the implications of our changing energy landscape. Attendees will hear from companies like BP and Chevron and gain business development insight, timely information about broad-based energy sector opportunities, and strategic awareness of multiple energy sector trajectories.
10:00am-11:00amSession 3: Doing Business with the Department of Energy's Office of Science featuring Berkeley National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryCassandra McGee Stuart, Manager, Small Business Programs, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy *** Brianna Yi, Small Business Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, U.S. Department of EnergyThis session will focus on the Department of Energy's Office of Science (SC), featuring Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In order to do business with the Office of Science effectively, it is important to understand how SC achieves its mission, how it is structured around its mission, and what products and services it procures. This session will inform the small business community on SC's mission, products and services procured by SC, rules of engagement, tools to increase small business participation, how small businesses can obtain a contract with SC, and helpful references, upcoming procurement opportunities, as well as SC's procurement representatives and points of contact.
10:00am-11:00amSession 4: Doing Business with the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology LaboratoryJennifer Scharrer, Contracting Officer, Small Business Program Manager, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy *** Ashley Reichl, Contract Specialist, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy *** George Lemasters, Contracting Officer, Contracting Specialist, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy *** John Augustine, Procurement Analyst, DOE Unsolicited Proposal Manager, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of EnergyThis session will feature speakers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). In order to do business with NETL effectively, it is important to understand NETL's mission, what products and services are being procured to support NETL's mission, and what other programs are available to the public that support NETL's mission. This session will inform the small business community on what and how products and services are procured by NETL, rules of engagement, tools to increase your company's knowledge about small business participation, and advice for how small businesses can receive a contract/purchase order, cooperative agreement/grant, or unsolicited proposal funding with NETL. Helpful references regarding procurement and financial assistance opportunities, as well as NETL's acquisition representatives and points of contact, will also be made available.
11:15am-12:15pmSession 1: Doing Business with the Department of Energy's Office of Environment, Health, Safety, and SecurityMarianne DiSomma, Small Business Program Manager, Office of Environment, Health, Safety, and Security, U.S. Department of Energy *** Stephanie Martin, Director, Resource Management, Office of Environment, Health, Safety, and Security, U.S. Department of EnergyThis session will focus on the Department of Energy's Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security (AU). In order to do business with this organization effectively, it is important to understand what AU's mission is, the goals established for achieving its mission, and what products and services it procures. During this session, the overall mission of the organization will be discussed as well as two upcoming small business opportunities: (1) $25M – Technical, Analytical, Communications Security, Administrative and Cyber Support for the Department of Energy, Technical Security Program – comprising of Technical Security, Communications Security, Cyber, Analysis and Security Administration; and, (2) $150M – Security Protective Force Services (Provides Physical Protection Services for DOE Facilities and Personnel).
11:15am-12:15pmSession 2: Department of Energy's Mentor-Protege Program1. Mark R. Lochbaum, Lead Small Business Specialist, DOE's Mentor-Protégé Program Manager, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Energy *** Lisa Copeland, Small Business Program Manager, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC *** Karen West, Small Business Program Manager, National Security Campus, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & TechnologiesA breakout session you do not want to miss – Increase your capabilities and prepare for growth! Discover the ins and outs of the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP). This session will provide an overview of DOE's MPP Program. You will also hear from the small business program managers from the Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, and Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies. The speakers from these organizations will provide an overview of its successful mentor role. Small businesses will learn tips and tricks on how to be considered for and best utilize the program. Prime contractors will discover how a successful program is managed and how to take their small business program to another level.
11:15am-12:15pmSession 3: Department of Energy's and General Services Administration's Perspective: Category Management1. Scott Clemons, Chief, Strategic Programs Division, Office of Acquisition Management, U.S. Department of Energy *** Curt Cote, Managing Director, Censeo Consulting Group *** George R. Prochaska, Regional Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, Greater Southwest Region, U.S. General Services AdministrationThe Department of Energy (DOE) and the Generals Services Administration (GSA) will discuss with small businesses some updates to Category Management and how both agencies will be working with small businesses and with each other to help streamline taxpayer dollars and improve government accountability around spending. This panel will be moderated by Charlie Smith, Director, DOE Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
11:15am-12:15pmSession 4: Doing Business with the Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM) featuring EM Business Operations1. Angela Watmore, Senior Advisor, Office of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Energy *** Anne Marie Bird, Small Business Program Manager, Office of Environment Management, U.S. Department of EnergyDuring this session, you will have the opportunity to hear from representatives from Office of Environmental Management (EM) with special emphasis on EM's latest news about opportunities and doing business with EM. The purpose of this session is to have an open dialogue with the attendees in doing business with EM. The speakers will provide the status of every major EM procurement underway and EM's progress in awarding these contracts. It will also outline opportunities for contractors to receive information about upcoming procurements and submit their qualification statements for consideration.
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Thursday Sessions from the DOE 2019 Small Business Forum and Expo
10:00am-11:00amSession 1: Doing Business with the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy featuring Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Operations Office, and Fluor Idaho, LLCTrevor Bluth, Small Business Program Manager, Idaho Operations Office, U.S. Department of Energy *** Stacey Francis, Small Business Program Manager, Idaho National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy *** Jennifer Lloyd, Small Business Program Liaison, Fluor Idaho, LLCThis session will focus on the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), featuring the Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Operations Office, and Fluor Idaho, LLC. In order to do business with Nuclear Energy effectively, it is important to understand how NE achieves its mission, how it is structured around its mission, and what products and services it procures.
10:00am-11:00amSession 2: Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM): Protect Your Company and Those You Contract WithPaul Sedillo, Small Business Program Manager, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S. Department of Energy *** Amber Romero, Quality Systems Professional, Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Team Lead, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S. Department of EnergyLearn from a true subject matter expert (SME) in this area from Sandia National Laboratories on how to develop risk management strategies in response to increasing global threats.
10:00am-11:00amSession 3: SBA-PCR: Access to Help and Financial Options: Federal ContractingMichael Baltzgar, SKC, Procurement Analyst, Procurement Center Representative, U.S. Small Business Administration *** Angel Marschik, Supervisory Lender Relations Specialist , Western Pennsylvania District Office , U.S. Small Business Administration *** Kate Lacey Glodek, Director, GACO-PTAC, California University of PA *** John Kelly, External Relations Manager, Office of the National Ombudsman, U.S. Department of EnergyLearn about the missions of the the U.S. Small Business Administration's Procurement Center Representatives (SBA-PCR), Procurement Technical Assistant Centers (PTACs), and SBA's National Ombudsman Office, as well as how they assist small businesses in the Federal contracting arena.
10:00am-11:00amSession 4: Doing Business with the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy featuring the Strategic Petroleum ReserveMiranda Johnson, Small Business Program Manager, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy *** Leslie Bourgeois, Small Business Program Manager, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, U.S. Department of EnergyThis session will feature speakers from the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (FE), featuring the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). In order to do business with FE, and SPR effectively, it is important to understand how FE and SPR achieve their mission, how they are structured around their mission, and what products and services they procure. This session will inform the small business community on FE's and SPR's missions, products and services procured by FE and SPR, rules of engagement, tools to increase small business participation, how small businesses can obtain a contract with FE and SPR, and helpful references, upcoming procurement opportunities, as well as FE's and SPR's procurement representatives and points of contact.
11:15am-12:15pmSession 1: Doing Business with the Department of Energy's Power Administration's featuring Bonneville Power Administration, Southwestern Power Administration, and Western Area Power AdministrationGlenn Nishida, BPA Supplier Diversity and Sustainable Acquisition, Bonneville Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy *** Tammy Moreno, Small Business Program Manager, Southwestern Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy *** Byron McCollum, Small Business Program Manager, Western Area Power Administration, U.S. Department of EnergyIn this session, you will learn about the Department of Energy's Power Administrations and what types of acquisitions you can expect from each. The session will feature speakers from the Bonneville Power Administration, Southwestern Power Administration, and the Western Area Power Administration. Each speaker will discuss this unique mission, as well as their current and upcoming acquisition forecast.
11:15am-12:15pmSession 2: Doing Business with the Department of Energy featuring Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)Wayne Latham, Contracting Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy *** Ira Birnbaum, Program Manager, FEMP/ENABLE, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable EnergyCalling Small Business with NAICS Code – 541330. Where do you fit into this $55 Billion contract? Learn how stakeholders and the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) work side-by-side to enable federal agencies to meet energy-related goals, identify affordable solutions, and facilitate public-private partnerships. This session provides attendees with an introduction and overview of the FEMP program. As an added bonus, hear about the ENABLE program from the Department's Headquarters Program Manager.
11:15am-12:15pmSession 3: How to Competitively Respond to Department of Energy's Sources Sought to Influence the AcquisitionObi Diei-Anene, Contracting Officer, Office of Headquarters Procurement Services, U.S. Department of EnergyThe purpose of this session is to provide participants an overview of the sources sought process including how and why they are important to Government personnel. This session will include a sources sought discussion and oversight from an experienced government contracting officer's perspective and information as to how and why contracting officers are utilizing this important market research.
11:15am-12:15pmSession 4: How Small Businesses Can Improve their Proposals: The Department of Energy's PerspectiveRosetta Rodwell, Contracting Officer, Office of Headquarters Procurement Services, U.S. Department of EnergyWhether you are just starting out as a new business owner or you have successfully been running one for quite some time, there are always new strategies that can help maximize your success rate in the marketplace. Understanding the process is just the beginning - let's have a discussion on how to improve your business performance through proposal and strategic alliances.