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OSBU Small Business Development FY 2015 Jump Start Fair

Sponsored by Office of Small Business Utilization

Attend to learn more about doing business with GSA

GSA’s Office of Small Business Utilization is hosting  a Small Business Development Fair FY 2015 Jump Start on Tuesday, September 9, at General Service Administration (GSA) Conference Center at 1800 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20405, from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The open house design will prepare you for opportunities in 2015. All business who want to partner with GSA are encouraged to attend the fair. A draft agenda that includes training and counseling is provided below:


Agenda - draft


Morning Training Tracks

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

-GSA Schedules: Pre and Post Award - Magdy Bastawrous, Director, Socio-Economics Division, FAS, GSA

-Growing My Business Through GSA’s Mentor Protege Program - Anthony “Tony” Eiland, Mentor Protege Program Coordinator, OSBU, GSA

-Reverse Auctions and Doing Business with GSA - Charles Wingate, IT Commodities Division Branch Chief; and Drand Dixon, Business Management Specialist, FAS, GSA

9:50 a.m. - 10:50 a.m..

-Preparing for Federal Sustainable Buying Performance - Dana Arnold, Director, Program Analysis Division, FAS, GSA

-Using Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) to Help My Small Business - Frank Toth, Procurement Counselor, PTAC Program, George Mason University

-Could Suspension and Debarment Happen to Me? - Maria Swaby, Suspension and Debarment Official, GSA and Rachel Murdock, Integrity Officer, GSA

11:00 a.m. - Noon  

-Small Business Programs and Certification Requirements - Mariana A. Pardo, HUBZone Director, SBA

-FSSI: Maximizing Small Business Participation - Joel Brunk, Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiative, FAS, GSA

- Marketing Your GSA Contract (SBTA Panel) - Kevin Pope, Small Business Technical Advisor, OSBU, GSA
Judith Stackhouse-Jordan, Small Business Technical Advisor, OSBU, GSA


Noon - 1 p.m. 

Small Business Counseling

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

GSA’s Office of Small Business Utilization
Small Business Administration
Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Public Building Services
Suspension & Debarment
Federal Acquisition Service
Mentor Protege Graduates

Closing Remarks

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


General Services Administration
1800 & F Street, NW, Room 1460
Washington, DC 20405

*Bring Government Issued Photo Identification for access to the building (driver’s license, etc.)

Space is limited - register now!

Event questions, please contact Christy Jackiewicz,

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
8:30 AM ET - 3:30 PM ET

GSA Headquarters
1800 F Street NW Room 1460
Washington , DC 20405

OSBU, Small Business