DOE 2020 Small Business Forum & Expo Agenda

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Start - End Session Location
7:00am - 5:00pm Registration Open Grand Foyer
7:00am - 8:00am Morning Coffee and Networking Grand Foyer
8:00am - 11:00am Exhibitor Move-In Exhibit Hall C
8:00am - 8:20am Opening Ceremonies Exhibit Hall B
Master of Ceremony: TBD
Posting of Colors: Joint Base Charleston Honor Guard
National Anthem: Kim Agyemang, Soloist
8:20am - 9:00am Opening and Welcome Remarks Exhibit Hall B
Charlie Smith, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, DOE
9:00am - 9:15am Break Grand Foyer
9:15am - 10:15am Continuation of Opening and Welcome Remarks Exhibit Hall B
Master of Ceremony: TBD
Keynote Speaker: TBD
10:15am - 11:15am Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Small Business Awards Ceremony Exhibit Hall B
Master of Ceremony: Camille George, Chief Business Officer, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, DOE
Award Presenter: Charlie Smith, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, DOE
11:15am - 11:30am Break Grand Foyer
11:30am - 12:45pm General Session: OSDBU Director's Panel Exhibit Hall B
Moderator: Charlie Smith, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, DOE
Speakers: Jamie Adams, Deputy Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Air Force
Brian Barnes, Associate Administrator, Office of Small Business Utilization, General Services Administration
Phillip Juengst, Acting Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of Education
Karen Mumford, Director of the Small Business Program Office, Defense Intelligence Agency
Jean Lin Pao, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Michelle Warren, Acting Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of Agriculture
Session Description: Various Federal OSDBU directors will provide insight and guidance on how to do business in the Federal marketplace, as well as within their respective agencies.
12:45pm - 2:30pm Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Hall C
12:45pm - 1:45pm Lunch and Networking in Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall C
2:30pm - 3:30pm Breakout Sessions
2:30pm - 3:30pm Session 1: Doing Business with the Department of Energy Ballroom A
Moderator and Speaker: Jenny Crone, Senior Advisor, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, DOE
Speakers: Kelly Brazil, Small Business Program Manager, Office of River Protection, DOE
Nacole Morton, Contracting Officer and Team Leader, Office of Headquarters Procurement Services, DOE
Cassandra McGee Stuart, Manager, Small Business Programs, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, DOE
Session Description: This session will focus on DOE's unique structure, decentralized business model, Management and Operating Subcontract Reporting Capability (MOSRC), Management and Operating (M&Os), facility management contracts (FMCs), importance of how each site and lab are unique in doing business concerning small businesses, Federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), and DOE's perspective on Q clearances.
2:30pm - 3:30pm Session 2: Doing Business with DOE's Power Administrations: Bonneville Power Administration, Power Marketing Administration, Southwestern Power Administration, and Western Area Power Administration Ballroom B
Moderator and Speaker: Byron McCollum, Small Business Program Manager, Western Area Power Administration, DOE
Speakers: Jeremy Chea, Lead Contract Specialist, Southwestern Power Administration, DOE
Session Description: In this session you will learn about DOE's Power Administrations and what types of acquisitions you can expect. Each speaker will discuss its mission, structure, and small business opportunities.
2:30pm - 3:30pm Session 3: Doing Business with DOE's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA): Nevada National Security Site, Y-12 National Security Complex, Naval Nuclear Power Laboratory, and National Security Campus Ballroom C1
Moderator and Speaker: Gary Lyttek, NNSA Senior Business Source Manager, National Nuclear Security Administration, DOE
Speakers: Lori Buff, Small Business Liaison Officer, Nevada National Security Site, Mission Support & Test Services, LLC
Lisa Copeland, Small Business Program Manager, Y-12 National Security Complex, Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
Juliana Heynes, Supervisory Contract Specialist, Naval Nuclear Power Laboratory, DOE
Karen West, Small Business Program Manager, National Security Campus, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies
Session Description: Never 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: National Nuclear Security Site, Kansas City Nuclear Security Campus, Y-12 National Security Complex, and the Naval Nuclear Laboratory.
2:30pm - 3:30pm Session 4: Doing Business with DOE's Office of Fossil Energy: National Energy Technology Laboratory, and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve Ballroom C2
Moderator and Speaker: Miranda Johnson, Small Business Program Manager, Office of Fossil Energy, DOE
Speakers: Leslie Bourgeois, Small Business Program Manager, Strategic Petroleum Reserve, DOE
Jennifer Scharrer, Contracting Officer, Small Business Program Manager, National Energy Technology Laboratory, DOE
Session Description: This session will inform the small business community on the organizations mission, structure, products and services procured, rules of engagement, and small business opportunities.
3:30pm - 5:00pm Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall C

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Start - End Session Location
7:30am - 5:30pm Registration Open Grand Foyer
7:30am - 8:30am Morning Coffee and Networking Grand Foyer
8:30am - 9:45am Introduction Exhibit Hall B
Charlie Smith, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, DOE
Welcome Remarks
The Honorable Daniel R Simmons, Assistant Secretary for Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE
General Session: Small Business Owner's Panel
Moderator: Paul Ross, Acting, Deputy Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, DOE
Speakers: Patrick Bisese, Vice President, Street Legal
Kenneth Kelly, President and CEO, Strativia
Brent Lillard, Co-Founder and CEO, GovSmart, Inc.
Cynthia Miracle, Founder and CEO, MIRACORP
Victoria Vasques, President and CEO, Tribal Tech, LLC, and Cowan & Associates
Rhonda Wheeler, President, UDR Consulting, Inc.
Session Description: Current DOE small businesses contractors, as well as DOE proteges will discuss what made their companies successful in the Federal contracting arena, as well as within the Department.
9:45am - 10:00am Break Ballroom Foyer
10:00am - 11:00am Breakout Sessions
10:00am - 11:00am Session 1: How Small Businesses Can Improve their Proposals Ballroom C2
Speaker: Deborah Black, Corporate Services Manager, Office of Headquarters Procurement Services, DOE
Session Description: Whether 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.
10:00am - 11:00am Session 2: Doing Business with DOE's Office of Nuclear Energy: Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Operations Office, and Fluor Idaho, LLC Ballroom B
Moderator and Speaker: Karen Tappert, Small Business Program Manager, Office of Nuclear Energy, DOE
Speakers: Trevor Bluth, Small Business Program Manager, Idaho Operations Office, DOE
Stacey Francis, Small Business Program Manager, Idaho National Laboratory, DOE
Jennifer Lloyd, Small Business Program Liaison, Fluor Idaho, LLC
Session Description: This session will inform the small business community on the organizations missions, structure, products and services procured, rules of engagement, and small business opportunities.
10:00am - 11:00am Session 3: Doing Business with DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: National Renewable Energy Laboratory Ballroom A
Speakers: Carol Hellmann, Director, Procurement Policy and Compliance Office, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE
Rexann Dunn, Small Business Program Lead, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, DOE
Session Description: In this session 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.
10:00am - 11:00am Session 4: Doing Business with DOE's Office of Environmental Management Ballroom C1
Speakers: Norbert Doyle, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acquisition and Project Management, Office of Environmental Management, DOE
Anne Marie Bird, Small Business Program Manager, Office of Environmental Management, DOE
Session Description: In this session the speakers will provide the status of every major procurement underway and its progress in awarding these contracts. It will also outline opportunities for small businesses to receive information about upcoming procurements and submit their qualification statements for consideration.
11:00am - 11:15am Break Ballroom Foyer
11:15am - 12:15pm Breakout Sessions
11:15am - 12:15pm Session 1: How to Competitively Respond to DOE's Sources Sought Ballroom C3
Speaker: McKenzy Hunter, Division Manager, Office of Headquarters Procurement Services, DOE
Session Description: The 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 - 12:15pm Session 2: Doing Business with DOE's Office of Science: Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility Exhibit Hall B
Moderator: Chadsey Kittock, Procurement Analyst, Office of Science, DOE
Speakers: Alex Alcantar, Small Business Liaison Officer, Argonne National Laboratory, DOE
Jami Anthony, Small Business Liaison, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, DOE
Cassandra McGee Stuart, Manager, Small Business Programs, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, DOE
Amber Bush, Contracts Specialist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, DOE
Session Description: This session will inform the small business community on the organizations missions, structure, products and services procured, rules of engagement, and small business opportunities.
11:15am - 12:15pm Session 3: Methods for Communicating Your Past Performance to Accelerate Government Sales Ballroom B
Speaker: Joshua Frank, RSM Federal, Founder and Managing Partner
Session Description: If you're looking for tactics and strategies on how to position and communicate your company's past performance, this session will change how you market, communicate, and differentiate your products and services. An educational, fast-paced, and high-energy seminar, we look at how most companies market their 'experience' and past performance, with moderate success and little to no differentiation. Then we'll look at several real-world examples where you will learn to map the value for each of your contracts and then 'bridge' them to improve market position and increase the perceived maturity of your company. This session will be heavy on examples and strategy, which any company, small or large, can take advantage of. Whether you are an entrepreneur, small, or large business; regardless of targeting the public or private sector, this session will open your eyes to how you can more strongly market your company.
11:15am - 12:15pm Session 4: Doing Business with DOE's Savannah River National Laboratory: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, and Savannah River Remediation, LLC Ballroom C1
Moderator and Speaker: Parodio Maith, Small Business Program Manager, Savannah River Operations Office
Speakers: J. Alex Agyemang, Manager, Small Business Liaison Officer, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
Ashley Hannah, Small Business Program Manager, Savannah River Remediation, LLC
Session Description: In order to do business with these organizations it is important to understand its mission, structure, and list of products and services they procure.
11:15am - 12:15pm Session 5: Conversation with an Energy Service Company (ESCO) Ballroom C2
Moderator: Lani MacRae, Small Business Program Manager, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE
Speakers: Nick Johnson, Director of Construction, CEG Solutions, LLC
Samilys Rodriguez, Program Manager, Small Business & Diversity, NORESCO
Christopher Smith, Director of Project Development, Siemens Government Technologies
Session Description: Key questions raised by small businesses looking for ESCO subcontracting opportunities will be explored. Panel members will present how they search and recruit small businesses for upcoming projects and arm attending small businesses with insider tips; how to make that crucial initial contact with an ESCO and what follow-up is most effective.
12:15pm - 5:30pm Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Hall C
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch and Networking in Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall C
1:30pm - 5:30pm Matchmaking Sessions Ballroom A
5:30pm - 6:30pm Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall Exhibit Hall C
6:30pm - 7:45pm Exhibit Hall Breakdown Exhibit Hall C

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Start - End Session Location
7:30am - 11:30am Registration Open Grand Foyer
7:30am - 8:30am Morning Coffee and Networking Grand Foyer
8:30am - 9:45am General Session: DOE's Mentor-Protege Program Exhibit Hall B
Moderator and Speaker: Mark Lochbaum, Small Business Technical Advisor, and Mentor-Protege Program Manager, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, DOE
Speakers: Jon Benjamin, Small Business Program Manager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, DOE
Anne Marie Bird, Small Business Program Manager, Office of Environmental Management, DOE
Jay Johnson, Jr., Senior Director of Contracts, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
Misty Mayes, Founder and President, Management Solutions, LLC (Invited)
Ginger Sepulveda, President, GCJ, Inc.
Jeremy Shoop, President, City-State, LLC
Session Description: Increase your capabilities and prepare for growth! Discover the ins and outs of DOE's Mentor Protege Program. This session will provide an overview of the program. The speakers from DOE organizations will provide an overview of its successful mentor role. Additionally, small businesses will learn tips and tricks from current DOE proteges 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.
9:45am - 10:00am Break Ballroom Foyer
10:00am - 11:00am Breakout Sessions
10:00am - 11:00am Session 1: Doing Business with DOE's Office of the Chief Information Officer Ballroom C2
Speaker: Rocky Campione, Chief Information Officer, Office of Chief Information Officer, DOE
10:00am - 11:00am Session 2: General Services Administration (GSA): GSA Schedules Program and Current Overhaul Initiatives Ballroom B
Speakers: Stephanie Shutt, Director of the Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program Management Office, GSA
Session Description: TBD
10:00am - 11:00am Session 3: Category Management: DOE's Perspective Ballroom A
Speaker: Christopher Greene, Procurement Analyst, Office of Contract Management, Department of Energy
Session Description: In this session updates will be provided on DOE's perspective on Category Management and how the Department is working with small businesses and with each other to help streamline taxpayer dollars and improve government accountability around spending.
10:00am - 11:00am Session 4: They Never Call, They Never Write: A Guide to Disappearing Decision-Makers Ballroom C1
Speaker: Gloria Larkin, President, CEO, and Founder, TargetGov
Session Description: Experienced contractors are increasingly perplexed at not being able to get a meeting on a timely basis with appropriate decision-makers. In the past, it had been much easier to get appointments; but for a variety of reasons, this is dramatically changing. This mid to advanced level session is to help contractors of every experience level understand why this is changing, the killer mistakes to avoid and discover ways to ask for and receive timely meetings with the multiple layers of decision-makers involved. There are very real reasons why this is getting tougher and even with the Executive Order Myth-Busting Memos in force. If one tries to force a meeting with an inappropriate timing or request, that contractor can be effectively shut down from future meetings. Topics covered during this session include: how to be found in the federal government's data scraping tools, when to reach out, how to ask for the meeting, with whom one communicates, when it is inappropriate to reach out, how to leverage public events into private meetings, and best practices for success.
11:15am End of Event

* Agenda Subject to Change