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1 Leveraging Assistance from MBDA Presented by: MBDA Federal Procurement Center Operated by the MEDA

2 Minority Business Development Agency An agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce that helps create and retain U.S. jobs by promoting the growth and global competitiveness of minority owned businesses of all sizes National network of 44 business centers and a wide range of domestic and international strategic partners Provides clients with the technical assistance and access to capital, contract opportunities, and new markets

3 MBDA Federal Procurement Center Only MBDA business center focused solely on federal contracting Provides federal contracting assistance to 70 minority business enterprises (MBEs) nationwide Serves experienced minority owned federal contractors strong federal past performance Provides services to supplement each company’s business development capabilities Distributes Agency opportunities and market research requests to the entire MBDA network

4 Federal Procurement Center Services We help MBEs to access federal opportunities, we help federal agencies to access qualified MBEs Services include: Facilitating relationships with federal decisions makers Align company qualifications with procurement opportunities Initiating teaming relationships with other contractors Proposal review for compliance and pricing issues Updates on federal programs and procurement trends Collaboration with strategic partner organizations Conduct training and networking sessions

5 A Resource for Agencies and Prime Contractors Federal agencies contact us looking for companies with specific capabilities and attributes to consider for upcoming procurements to supplement their market research Businesses contact our Center looking for companies with specific capabilities and attributes that they want to consider for teaming partners on upcoming procurements Our Center is a go-to partner for organizations looking for the best minority-owned federal contractors.

6 Department of Energy MOU The DOE has signed an MOU with MBDA to assist the agency in accessing minority-owned businesses of all sizes. MBDA works with the DOE OSDBU Office, Office of Economic Impact and Diversity, and the national network of DOE Labs and Sites MBDA supports DOE’s new “Minorities in Energy Initiative” The Federal Procurement Center distributes DOE opportunities and market research request to all MBDA Business Centers nationwide

7 Department of Veterans Affairs The VA has asked MBDA to assist the agency in accessing minority-owned Veteran Owned Businesses MBDA works with the VA OSDBU Office, The VA Technology Acquisition Center, and the VA Strategic Acquisition Center. The VA is looking for “Procurement Ready” SDVOSB and VOSB companies The VA will expedite the CVE Verification process for companies that can provide the services and products they need

8 Strategic Partners National 8(a) Association National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) UNCF Special Programs The Latino Coalition

9 Strategic Partners (Continued) Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBUs) Department of Energy Department of Agriculture Department of Homeland Security Agency for International Development Department of Veterans Affairs Department of Defense Small Business Administration Department of State

10 Success Stories

11 Contact Information: Joe Grabenstein, Executive Director O: (202) , C: (202) Patricia Luna, Federal Acquisition Advisor (703) Frank Flutter, Federal Procurement Advisor (202) Claudia Barrera, Project Coordinator (202)


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