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1 Promoting Small Business Interests Welcome!Promoting Small Business Interests
2 Promoting Small Business Interests Sidney OzerEPAPromoting Small Business Interests
3 FY 2009 Business Opportunities with the Environmental Protection Agency Sidney Ozer, Contracting OfficerSAME Philadelphia Post2nd Annual Small Business EventWednesday, October 8, 2008
4 About the EPA Mid-Atlantic Region The Mid-Atlantic regional office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is responsible for programs in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. Headquartered in Philadelphia, the region has field operations and laboratories in Wheeling, W.Va., Annapolis and Ft. George G. Meade, Md., and Pittsburgh, Pa.
5 Mid-Atlantic Superfund Sites Click on the links to look at the lists of Superfund sites for each state:
6 Contract Opportunities Under Superfund Subcontracting opportunities are available under several current Superfund contracts. The contracts fall into six basic categories:Removal ActionRemedial ResponseSupport ServicesTechnical Enforcement SupportPolicy, Program Management, and Administrative ServicesOther Contract Venues
7 EPA Active Contracts Listing for Region III : Vendor NameTitleCDM Federal Programs Corporation14420 Albemarle Point PlChantilly VA 20151Response Action Contracts 2EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, INC11019 McCormick RoadHunt Valley MD 21031Region IIIResponse Action Contract 2Guardian Environmental Services Company, INC1280 Porter RdBear DE 19701Emergency and Rapid Response ServicesHydrogeologic INC11107 Sunset Hills Rd STE 400Reston VA 20190
8 Region III Active Contracts (con’t) : Vendor NameTitleKemron Environmental Services, INC8150 Leesburg PikeVienna VA 22182Emergency and Rapid Response ServicesTechlaw, INC14500 Avion ParkwayChantilly VA 20151Regional Oversight Contract (ROC)Region IIISuperfund Technical Assistance and Response TeamTetra Tech EM, INC7 Creek ParkwayBoothwyn PA 19061Superfund Technical Assessment and Response Team
9 Region III Active Contracts (con’t) : Vendor NameTitleTetra Tech NUS, INC600 Clark Ave STE 3King of Prussia PA 19506Response Action Contracts 2The Arc of Baltimore INC7215 York RoadBaltimore MD 21212ESC Landscaping/Ground Maintenance ServicesWRS Infrastructure & Environment, INC925 Canal StreetBristol PA 19007Emergency and Rapid Response ServicesRegional Emergency and Rapid Response Services
10 EPA’s Acquisition Forecast Database As part of EPA's initiative to encourage competition, this database was developed to allow companies to spend more time bidding and less time searching for procurement opportunities.The following slides provide several sample opportunities that can be found on the Acquisition Forecast Database.
14 PowerPoint prepared by intern, Jennifer Wong Thank you!PowerPoint prepared by intern, Jennifer Wong
15 Promoting Small Business Interests Helena KochGSAPromoting Small Business Interests
16 “HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION” PRESENTED BY Helena KochU.S. General Services AdministrationMid-Atlantic Regional Officeof Small Business Utilization
17 U.S. General Services Administration GSA is the federal government’s procurement expert.We help other federal agencies acquire the space,products, services they need from federal andcommercial sources.We provide and contract for billions of dollars’ worthof products and services for federal agencies.
18 Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) Mission Statement As GSA’s small business advocate, OSBU willengage in strategies that provide opportunitiesfor small (including small business located inHUBZones, minority, veteran, and women-owned) businesses in government procurement.
20 Public Buildings Service (PBS) The landlord and real estate organization of the civilian Federal governmentLeases space to Federal customer agencies;Repairs, alters, and renovates existing buildings;Designs courthouses, border stations, andFederal office buildingsResponsible for buildings operations andmaintenance
21 Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Home of the GSA Schedules ProgramProvider of over one million commercial off-the-shelf products and services ranging from pencils to trucks and professional services ranging from facility maintenance services to engineering services.Value in FY06: exceeded $25 Billion
22 GSA Schedules ProgramGovernmentwide contracts with multiple commercial firmsAllows firms to receive direct orders for products and/or services from Federal agenciesSaves time and moneyHelps agencies meet socioeconomic goals
23 WHAT IS BEST VALUE? Technical Solution Corporate Experience Past PerformanceDelivery DateWarrantyPriceEtc.
24 GSA Schedule Contracts Schedule Contracts are:- Five year contracts for approvedvendors to provide products orservices to government agencies.Authorized users include: DC Government, charitable/international organizations, and authorized government prime contractors can order from schedules contractors.
25 Cooperative Purchasing E-Gov Act of 2002- Enabled State & Local Governments to use IT ScheduleSchedule prices, terms and speed make use of FSS IT Schedule attractiveOver $8 Million in sales in the first few weeks
26 The Local Preparedness Acquisition Act (expansion of Cooperative Purchasing Act) The Local Preparedness Acquisition Act, signed June 26, 2008, authorizes state and local governments to purchase through GSA Schedule TOTAL SOLUTIONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, SECURITY, FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, FIRE, RESCUE, CLOTHING, MARINE CRAFT AND EMERGENCY/DISASTER RESPONSE (www.gsa.gov/firesecurity)alarm and signal systems,facility management systems,firefighting and rescue equipment,law enforcement and security equipment,marine craft and related equipment,special purpose clothing, and related services
27 Disaster Recovery Purchasing Section 833 of the John Warner National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2007 (Public Law ) amended 40 U.S.C. 502 to authorize the Administrator of General Services to provide for the use of Federal Supply Schedules by state and local governments for the purchase of products and services to be used to facilitate recovery from major disasters, terrorism, or nuclear, biological, chemical, or radiological attacks.The Department of Homeland Security has determined that all of the products and services available under GSA Schedules could potentially be used for recovery from a disaster or a terrorist attack. State and local government entities may use GSA Schedule contracts to purchase products and services in advance of a major disaster declared by the president, as well as in the aftermath of an emergency event.
28 GSA Schedules Contracts Are…... Synonymous with “GSA Number” or “Getting on the GSA List”.“License to hunt” for opportunities in the federal government.Over 75% of the contract holders are small business owners.
29 PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES (www.gsa.gov/eng) Schedule PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERINGSERVICESChemical Engineering (CE), Civil Engineering (CI), ElectricalEngineering (EE), Mechanical Engineering (ME)SPECIAL ITEM NUMBERS (SIN)Strategic Planning for Technology Programs/ActivitiesConcept Development and Requirements AnalysisSystem Design, Engineering and IntegrationTest and EvaluationIntegrated Logistics SupportAcquisition and Life Cycle ManagementConstruction Management
31 SCHEDULES 03FAC -- FACILITIES MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (FABS)SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT AND SERVICES - Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, and Geophysical Testing Services.MISSION ORIENTED BUSINESS INTEGRATED SERVICES (MOBIS)874 V -- LOGISTICS WORLDWIDE (LOGWORLD)
32 (enter keywords, Contract Number, Contractor/Manufacturername, Schedule # or SIN #)GSA Federal Supply Schedules VA Federal Supply SchedulesFind out more about the GSA Schedules For more information about the(Multiple Award Schedule Program VA Schedules Program
33 How Federal Agencies Order from Schedules Under $ 3000 (micro-purchase threshold)Order from any schedule contractorOver $3000- Look at 3 price lists or “GSA Advantage”- Evaluate and make a “best value” selectionOrders over the maximum order threshold- Review additional price lists- Seek volume price reductions
34 GSA Advantage! On-line shopping network that Federal agencies access to buy products/servicesfrom FSS Schedule Contract HoldersYou may wish to browse GSA Advantage! To review current contractors and their pricing.
35 HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?? Internet based systems REGISTER- Central Contractor Registration (CCR)*** Vendors must be registered in the CCR database in order to be awarded a government contract.- Federal Business Opportunities*** Register with the Vendor Notification Service (right hand side under Related Links)
36 GATEWAY TO GSA WWW.GSA.GOV/smallbusiness Provides access to information on GSAOrganizations, Regions and Services.Access publications from menu on leftGSA Forecast of Contracting Opportunities,Subcontracting Directory, andRegional Procurement Directories
37 Federal Information Resources Small Business Administration (SBA)SBA’s SUB-Net (sub post)Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)
38 Mid-Atlantic Regional Office of Small Business Utilization 20 NORTH EIGHTH STREET Philadelphia , PA (215) (215)
39 Promoting Small Business Interests David RuleFEMA/DHSPromoting Small Business Interests
40 SAME Small Business Event FEMA Region III David Rule Contracting OfficerOctober 8, 2008October 8, 2008 SAME
41 Subcontracting Opportunities AMEC HSFE03-07-D-0030 POC Tucker ClevengerThree New 40 Million Dollar A-E ContractsFlood Map Modernization ProgramServices Needed: Coastal Engineering, DFIRM Production, Post Preliminary processing, Multi-hazard Analyses, Outreach, Land Surveying, and Lidar/Aerial Surveying.
42 Subcontracting (cont’d) Dewberry & Davis HSFE03-07-D-0037 Kim DunnServices Needed: Coastal Engineering, Riverine Analysis, Scoping Support, Remote Sensing and DFIRM ProductionGGII HSFE03-08-D-0007 Vince DiCamilloServices Needed: Surveying, Geotechnical Engineering, Planning Public relations, Photogrammetry, and Civil Engineering
43 Contracting Opportunity Trailer Maintenance & Deactivation Contract: Looking for 8(a) to Support Individual Assistance Program for PA Flood Disasters.Solicitation will be ready in the first quarter of FY 2009POC David Rule
44 FEMA MissionPrimary mission is to support states during federally declared disastersMost support is funnelled through the states once the disaster is declared and FEMA begins operationsFEMA does very little direct contracting in support of Infrastructure repair and associated engineeringContact State Emergency Emergency Management Agencies for ways to provide Engineering and Construction support during disasters
45 FEMA MissionStafford Act: Requires any contracting done to first utilize local area contractorsIf a disaster is declared in Western PA then most contracting support will come from firms within 50 miles of the disaster.
47 Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Department of Homeland SecurityOffice of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)Phyllis MiriashtianiDesk Officer, DHS/OSDBU
48 8 Major DHS Buying Activities Customs & Border ProtectionDHS Headquarters Office of Procurement OperationsFederal Emergency Management AgencyFederal Law Enforcement Training CenterImmigration & Customs EnforcementTransportation Security AdministrationU.S Coast GuardU.S. Secret Service
49 Multiple Award Design/Build Construction Contracts (MACC) DHS OpportunitiesMultiple Award Design/BuildConstruction Contracts (MACC)National and Regional
50 COAST GUARD MACCs Points of Contact Regional MACC: Jeff Cross, Chief of Contracts, U.S. Coast Guard, Civil Engineering Unit, Oakland, CA, ,National MACC: Cathy Broussard, Chief of Contracts, U.S. Coast Guard, Facilities Design and Construction Center, Atlantic, ,
51 Coast Guard MACCs Design/Build, Performance Based, Construction Only All Components of Department of Homeland Security With Construction Contracting Authority Are Granted Ordering AuthorityNAICS Codes: , , , , , , , , , $33.5MNational Contract – Advertised as Unrestricted, Larger Dollar Task Order Limits, National, U.S. Territory CoverageRegional Contract – Set-Aside for 8a, HubZone, or Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
52 Coast Guard MACCsNational Coverage – The United States, Puerto Rico, and Territories, estimate up to 5 awardsTask Order Limits $3M - $20MMaximum Total Order Limit for Each Contract $200M
53 Coast Guard MACCsRegional Coverage (USCG District), estimate 5-10 awards per RegionRegional Award $2,000-$5M Individual Task Order LimitsMaximum Order Limit Per Contract is $70M
54 COAST GUARD MACCs Region 1 (New England) HubZone Region 5 (Mid Atlantic) Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small BusinessRegion 7 (Southern Coastline) 8(a)Region (Puerto Rico) HubZoneRegion 8 (Mid United States/Gulf) HubZoneRegion 9 (Great Lakes Area) 8(a)Region 11 (West Coast) Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small BusinessRegion 13 (Pacific Rim) Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small BusinessRegion 14 (Hawaii/Guam) HubZoneRegion 17 (Alaska) 8(a)
55 MAP OF NMACC DISTRICTS: (DOES NOT INCLUDE PUERTO RICO OR VIRGIN ISLANDS DISTRICT)
56 FY 2007 Preliminary Small Business Prime Contracting Accomplishments CategoryGoal (%)Accomplishment($)(%)Total Procurement DollarsN/A$9,119,215,901SB Prime Contracts30.0%$3,046,078,36033.40%8(a) Contracts4.0%$477,848,1885.24%SDB Prime Contracts$668,962,9197.34%Overall SDB [8(a) + SDB Prime]8.0%$1,146,811,10712.58%WOSB Prime Contracts5.0%$687,846,5607.54%HUBZone Prime Contracts3.0%$238,915,2932.62%SDVOSB Prime Contracts$132,183,6821.45%
57 DHS 2009 ForecastFiscal Year 2009 Forecast of Contract Opportunities available at:Steps for performing search (using NAICS code)1. Click on Advanced Search2. Enter NAICS code in NAICS code box3. Click ContinueOr search by any of the other parameters on the search screen
59 Promoting Small Business Interests Linda SitneyVAPromoting Small Business Interests
60 Doing Business with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs FY 2009 Business Opportunities with Federal AgenciesOctober 8, 2008
61 VA’s Mission“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the Nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”--Abraham LincolnMission from Abraham Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural AddressThree core missions:Provide world-class healthcareProvide broad, fair, and timely benefitsProvide dignified burials in shrine-like settings for our nations veterans
62 VA Profile FY 2008 Budget $86.7 Billion FY $11.6 Billion for Supplies/Services($2.5 Billion+ on Purchase Cards million transactions- Approximately 17,000 cardholders23.5 Million+ Veterans; 39.1 Million Family258,000 Employees – 2nd Largest85,428 Volunteers million hours
63 VA Organizational Structure Veterans Health Administration (VHA)Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)National Cemetery Administration (NCA)Staff OfficesVHA operate the largest health care system in the free world; VHA operates 155 hospitals, 872 outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 45 residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs, 108 comprehensive home-care programs and 209 Adjustment Counseling Centers; more than 98% of VA employees work in VHA which is also where the majority of procurement dollars are spentVBA operates 57 Veteran Benefit Regional Offices across the country and in the Philippines; responsible for providing benefits to veterans and their eligible family members, including Disability Compensation, Pensions, Education, Loan Guaranty and Vocational Rehabilitation Programs and BenefitsNCA operates 125 National Cemeteries across the country and in Puerto Rico; six new national cemetariesBakerfield, CA, Birmingham, AL, Columbia-Greenville, SC, Jacksonville, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Southeastern, PA
64 VHA Structure – “VISNs” Veterans Integrated Service Networks 21 VETERANS INTEGRATED SERVICE NETWORKS (VISNs). Although you see 23, VISN 13 & 14 have been consolidated to form VISN 23
65 FY 2007 Goals & Accomplishments CategorySecretary’s GoalsVA-wide AccomplishmentsSmall Business25%32.85%Small Disadvantaged Bus.4%5.12%Section 8(a)5%3.45%Women-Owned SB4.97%Veteran-Owned SB7%10.13%Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business3%7.09%HUBZone Small Business3.05%3.31%TENTATIVE DATAGREEN – Met or exceeded Secretary’s goalYELLOW – Within 1.5% percentage points of meeting Secretary’s GoalRED – Secretary’s goal not met by margin greater than 1.5 percentage points
66 FY 2008 & 2009 Socioeconomic Procurement Preference Goals CategoryStatutoryVASmall Business23%28.7%Small Disadvantaged Bus. (including Section 8(a))5%Women-Owned SBVeteran-Owned SBNone10%Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business3%7%HUBZone Small BusinessTENTATIVE DATAGREEN – Met or exceeded Secretary’s goalYELLOW – Within 1.5% percentage points of meeting Secretary’s GoalRED – Secretary’s goal not met by margin greater than 1.5 percentage points
67 FY 2008 Goals & Accomplishments as of August 31, 2008 CategorySecretary’s GoalsVA AccomplishmentsSmall Business28.732.96%Small Disadvantaged Bus. (including Section 8(a))5%9.80%Women-Owned SB3.90%Veteran-Owned SB10%13.35%Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business7%10.33%HUBZone Small Business3%2.79%TENTATIVE DATAGREEN – Met or exceeded Secretary’s goalYELLOW – Within 1.5% percentage points of meeting Secretary’s GoalRED – Secretary’s goal not met by margin greater than 1.5 percentage pointsSDVOSB & VOSB accomplishments as of July 31, 2008, are the highest ever. $7.5 reported expenditures, 10.30% - SDVOSB , 13.47% - VOSB; reflects the commitment of VA’S leadership,acquisition professionals, program officials and small business advocates.
68 What VA Buys Information Technology - Hardware, Software, Maintenance & Other ServicesMedical, Dental and Veterinary Equipment & Supplies, Pharmaceuticals (FSG 65)Instruments & Laboratory Equip (FSG 66)Perishable and Non-Perishable SubsistenceVA Corporate Franchise Data Center, Cleveland Office of Information Service Center, and VACO procure the majority of IT for VA.The National Acquisition Center (NAC) is responsible for the purchase of Medical Supplies/Services, Pharmaceuticals, and the Subsistence Program. Jay McClain is the SB POC and may be reached at:Jeanne Myscofski is the POC for the Subsistence Prime Vendor Program (i.e. food) and may be reached at:
69 Prescription Eyeglasses Readjustment Counseling Services What VA Buys (cont.)Nursing Home ServicesPrescription EyeglassesReadjustment Counseling ServicesHome Oxygen & Medical GasesSecurity ServicesSecurity Services – Security requirements are mostly satisfied and provided by the Department of Homeland Security and GSA; however, there are some security requirements i.e. at the VISN level, outpatient clinics etc, of which are located on our FCO.
70 What VA Buys (cont.) Medical Transcription Services Interment Flags Grounds MaintenanceTransportation ServicesGrave Markers & HeadstonesIntegrated Pest Management Svcs.
71 What VA Buys (cont.) Trash, Garbage & Infectious Waste Disposal Architect & Engineer ServicesConstruction ServicesOffice Supplies & EquipmentOffice Equipment MaintenanceConsulting & Advisory ServicesConstruction needs may exist at the VISN level, within the Office of Facilities and Real Property Management and the National Cemetery Administration. Mr. Chris Kyrgos is the SB POC for OFM and she may be reached at Ms. Diane Campbell is the SB POC for NCA minor/major construction requirements and may be reached atOffice Supplies/Equipment is mainly procured off of the GSA FSS (of which we promote the use of a SDVOSB FSS holder) or through specific VISN BPA’s. However, VA is currently working with GSA for the Strategic Sourcing Office Supplies Acquisition. The solicitation has not been released yet and will be limited to 300 FSS firms. This acquisition contains an evaluation factor that is structured heavily favoring small businesses.Major Construction ProjectsDeverLas VegasLee County, FLOrlando, FLPittsburgSyracuse, NY
72 How VA Buys Prime Vendor Programs - Med/Surg - Pharmaceutical - SubsistenceNational ContractsMedical/Surgical Prime Vendor Distribution Program: This program provides alternative distribution strategies for the acquisition of medical and surgical products, and offers VA customers and other Government agencies (as authorized by the NAC) significant flexibility and choice. VA has three Prime Vendor Programs, two under the responsibilities of this Service--Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor and Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor Distribution Programs, and one for Subsistence Prime Vendor located in VA's Acquisition and Operation Analysis Staff (049A3) Washington, DC. To learn more about the Subsistence, contact Dennis Maloney (202) or Jeanne Myscofski at Besides the conventional distribution method, these programs also provide for Just-In-Time and Stockless deliveries. The medical/surgical prime vendor distributes medical and surgical supplies and equipment to Supply Processing and Distribution and other departments within VA medical centers, which are used to treat inpatients. The medical/surgical prime vendor program recently became mandatory within VA. The main contact for the Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor is Maria Ramirez, (708) For a listing of Medical/Surgical Prime Vendors and participating facilities, refer to the Med/Surg Prime Vendor Program web site.Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor Program: The pharmaceutical prime vendor distributes drugs and pharmaceutical supplies that are provided to inpatients and outpatients within VA medical centers and other Government agency customers through their respective pharmacy services. Much of the work in this program is classified as contract administration. The staff works closely with its customer base to assure timely deliveries, accuracy of items requested versus delivered, accuracy of pricing and handling day-to-day issues regarding this distribution contract as they arise. The main contact for the Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor is German Arcibal (708) For a listing of Pharmaceutical Prime Vendors and participating facilities, refer to the Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor Program web site.National Contracts: National Contracts and Blanket Purchase Agreements, which are established under the Federal Supply Schedule Program are open to VA medical centers, related facilities and some State Veterans Homes. Most of these contracts and agreements include other Government agencies such as the Department of Defense, Indian Health Service and Bureau of Prisons. Most of the solicitations for these contracts and agreements are competitive, best value procurements. The performance period for these contracts is normally one year with up to four option years.
73 How VA Acquires IT NASA SEWP* (www.sewp.nasa.gov) VETS-GWAC** (www.gsa.gov/vetsgwac)GITSS** (www.buyit.gov)FSS (www.fss.gsa.gov)Open Market (FAR Parts 12, 13, 14 & 15)SEWP – Solution for Enterprise-Wide ProcurementSDVOSB Set-Aside (Support Equipment) – 6 SDVOSBsSB Set-Aside (support Equipment) – 12 SBs (2-VOSBs, 4 – WOSBs, 3-8(a) & 4 SDBVETS-GWAC – IT ServicesGSA Vehicle; 40 vendors; 5 billion program celingGITSS (Global Information Technology Support Services)IT ServicesVA VehicleCorporate Franchise Data CenterFAR PART 12 – Acquisition of Commercial13 – Simplified Acquisition Procedures14 – Sealed Bidding15 – Contracting by Negotiation*Mandatory Use**Preferred Acquisition Method
74 Who Buys VA Medical Centers Veterans Integrated Service Networks VA National Acquisition Center (NAC)Office of Acquisition and LogisticsVA National Cemetery AdministrationVA Franchise Data Center, Austin, TXVA Office of AdministrationVA Acquisition and Logistics CenterThe NAC is responsible for supporting the health care requirements of VA as well as the needs of other Government agencies. The NAC solicits, awards and administers VA's Federal Supply Schedule and National Contract Programs including the acquisition and direct delivery of pharmaceuticals, medical/surgical/dental supplies, high technology medical equipment and just-in-time distribution programs (also known as Prime Vendor Distribution Programs). The NAC is also responsible for Subsistence Program.As a principal VA staff office, the OA&MM is responsible to the Secretary, through the Assistant Secretary for Management, for providing goods and services needed by client activities.Corporate Fanchise Data Center (CFO)- Formally Austin Automation Center (AAC)Denver Acquisition & Logistic Center- hearing aids & accessoriesBatteriesProsthetic items (socks & orthotic softgoods)Aids for visually impaired
75 Veteran Entrepreneurship P.L , Veterans Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development Act of 1999P.L , Veterans Benefits Act of 2003Executive Order 13360, the Service-Disabled Veterans Executive Order (October 20, 2004)P.L , Veterans Benefits, Healthcare & Information Technology Act of 2006), December 22, 2006; Effective June 20,2007Public Law (1999) introduced the category of SDVOSB and set a goal of 3% of all Federal procurement be awarded to SDVOSBS.Public Law (2003) created specific contract programs for setting aside contracts exclusively for SDVOSBs, and a provision for sole source procurements. It also reinforced the goal of 3% of all Federal procurements be awarded to SDVOSBs.EXECUTIVE ORDER (2004) reinforced the Federal government’s responsibility to develop a strategy to significantly increase contracting with SDVOSBs, designating a senior-level official in each Agency to be responsible for developing and implementing the strategy, report progress annually to the SBA, evaluate Agency-designated officials. Agency Chief Acquisition Officers, and small business representatives based on the results they demonstrate in meeting SDVOSB goals.PUBLIC LAW , Veterans Benefits, Healthcare & Information Technology Act of 2006 (Effective June 20, 2007)Only apply to VASole source (5 million limit) and set asides for VOSBsSDVOSB designation after death of veteranCompany must be in VIPVIP VerificationVA’s hierarchy of Small Business Programs
76 VA Hierarchy of Small Business Programs* (Open Market Acquisitions**) Service-disabled veteran-owned firms***Veteran-owned firms***HUBZone firms and 8(a) participants (tied)All others (including general small business)**Not applicable to FAR Part 8 Acquisitions*P.L ***Registered in VIP & Verified by VA
77 P.L. 109-461 Set-Aside Authorities SDVOSB:Competitive – Unlimited by dollar valueSole-Source – Limited to $5 millionVOSB:Sole Source – Limited to $5 million
78 VA’s P.L. 109-461 Verification Program Responsible OrganizationVA’s Center for Veterans EnterpriseContact:Toll-free support:Locate Program Application Information:– click on Vendor Information Pages databaseFully electronic and secure application process
79 VA’s P.L. 109-461 Verification Program Who may apply:Owners who are veterans, service-disabled veterans, or eligible surviving spousesEligible Term:One year with no change in ownershipEligible owners complete online form when registering in the VIP database to:Establish individual owner status;Document the percent of the business owned by eligible individuals;Affirm that eligible individuals control the business; andProvide personally identifiable information from eligible owners so VA may verify eligibility.
80 VA’s P.L. 109-461 Verification Program Benefits:Large VA contractors will use verified SDVOSB and VOSB subcontractors for achievement credits;Large prime contractors with VA partnership agreements will voluntarily use verified SDVOSB and VOSB subcontractors; andVA contracting teams have unique buying authority including VOSB set-asides and sole sourcing, but only when they use verified SDVOSBs and VOSBsAdvantages of VerificationLarge VA contractors will use verified SDVOSBs and VOSBs SubcontractorsVA contracting officers must use verified SDVOSBs and VOSBs for set-a-sides and sole sources
81 Prime & Subcontracting Opportunities Open market acquisitions & contract awards published in the Federal Business Opportunities System (www.fbo.gov)VA Forecast of Contracting Opportunities (www.va.gov/osdbu)VA subcontracting opportunities (www.va.gov/osdbu)Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) (https://fpds.gov)Small Business Administration’s Sub-Net (http://web.sba.gov/subnet/)Each agency with an annual procurement budget of $50 million or more is required to prepare and publish a FCO, that identifies the various supplies and services the agency will acquire during the course of the year. VA’s forecast is broken down by contracting activity and is published at the VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s website, shown on this slide. VA’s forecast also shows the small business point of contact for each VA facility and contracting activity, as well as the facility’s purchase card coordinator.FedBizOpps, which is the Government’s single point of entry for acquisition opportunities, is a very important site to visit and become familiar with. Businesses may also register their firms at that site in order to receive notification of b.Subcontracting is often a good way to get started in Federal contracting. Subcontracting opportunities may be found on FedBizOpps.gov where all contract awards exceeding $25,000 must be published/announced.SBA’s SUBNET- Prime contractors advertise subcontracting opportunities.Contractors may also search the database at the Federal Procurement Data Center (FPDC), the repository for all Federal acquisition data, to learn what contracts were awarded, amounts, and who the contracts were awarded to (by agency).
82 Improve Your Chances Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned & Veteran-Owned Rep/Verification*Register in VIP Database*8(a) / SDB CertificationHUBZone CertificationFederal Supply Schedule (FSS) ContractAccept Purchase CardsCompetitive PricingTake Advantage of Marketing AssistanceMarketing assistance on Web site- FCO- Subcontracing Opportunities- Small Business Point of Contact ListingPTAC – Procurement Technical Assistance CenterSBDC – Small Business Development Center*P.L
83 VA Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization 1-800-949-8387 VA Center for Veterans Enterprise
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86 Promoting Small Business Interests LTC Thomas TicknerUSACEPromoting Small Business Interests
87 Promoting Small Business Interests Linda TothUSACEPromoting Small Business Interests
88 PHILADELPHIA POST SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS 8 OCTOBER 2008
89 U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PHILADELPHIA INTRODUCTIONLTC THOMAS J. TICKNERCOMMANDERU.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PHILADELPHIA
91 PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT Serves over 8 million people in five states:PA, NJ, DE, NY & MD• Over 550 miles of navigable waterways• 150 miles of coastline protection• Military construction at Dover AFB, Ft. Dix & BRACat APG, MD• Homeport to Hopper Dredge McFarland• Support for Others: MDC, EPA, FAA, NSWC (Bethesda & Philadelphia), DODEAA, Tobyhanna Army Depot, McGuire AFB, USCG, National Park Service
92 PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT FY 09BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIESPresented byLinda M. Toth
94 SMALL BUSINESS STATISTICS Total CONUS Obligations $579,640,305Small Business ,331,967Small Disadvantaged Bus ,146,4098(a) ,957,791Women Owned ,725,834HUBZone ,851,923Service Disabled Vet. Owned ,277HBCU/MI ,696
95 MARINE DESIGN – FY 09 SHIPBUILDING PROJECT VALUE ADV.Hurley Ladder Extension $1 Mil All Qtrs.ESSAYONS Repowering 6 Mil 1st Qtr.Replacement of Dredge 21 Mil 1st & 3rd Qtr.WHEELER EnginesDredge McFARLAND Mil All Qtrs.Asbestos RemovalYAQUINA Ship Service Gen. $600K 1st Qtr.YAQUINA Dredging Sys. Imp 2 Mil 1st Otr.
96 MARINE DESIGN – FY 09 SHIPBUILDING Cont’d PROJECT VALUE ADV.Towboat STEVENSON $ 3.5 Mil 1st Qtr.ReplacementYAQUINA Repowering Mil 2nd Qtr.YAQUINA Dragarm Winches K 2nd Qtr.Crane Procurement for IWW Mil 2nd Qtr.Dredge McFARLAND Ready Mil 2/3/4/ Qtrs.Reserve Status
97 MARINE DESIGN – FY 09 SHIPBUILDING Cont’d PROJECT VALUE ADV.POTTER Texas Deck Rehab Mil 3rd Qtr.POTTER Pump Replacemnt. $ 1.5 Mil 3rd Qtr.Rock Island Replacement Mil 4th Qtr.Revetment Crane Barge Mil 4th Qtr.M/V Strong Replacement Mil 4th Qtr.
98 CIVIL WORKS PROGRAM Project Description Value Adv. Lower Cape May Meadows Beach Nourishment $5-10Mil 11/08Cape May, NJAvalon, NJ Emergency Repairs $500K-1Mil 11/08Harvey Cedars, NJ (LBI) Initial Beachfill $15-20Mil 11/08Delaware River Main Dredging $15-20Mil 06/09Channel, PA, NJ
99 CIVIL WORKS (CONT’D) Project Description Value Adv. Barnegat Inlet to Little Phase III MEC $5-15 Mil TBD Egg Harbor Inlet Response(Surf City, NJ)
100 FY 09 Dredging Program PROJECT VALUE ADV. MD, Delaware River to $ 1.4 Mil 1st Qtr.Chesapeake Bay, DE & MDMD, Wilmington Harbor, DE Mil 3rd Qtr.MD, Delaware River, Mil 4th Qtr.Phila. To SeaMD, Schuylkill River Mil 4th Qtr.
101 OPERATION & MAINTENANCE PROJECT VALUE ADV.Summit Bridge Roadway Mil 1st Qtr.Phase IISummit/Reedy Pt. Bridges 285K 1st Qtr.Gusset Plate AnalysisChesapeake City Bridge $ 190K 3rd Qtr.Joint RepairSummit Bridge Corrosion Mil 4th Qtr.Protection
102 OPERATION & MAINTENANCE C&D Canal PROJECT VALUE ADV.Lime Application Court $ 120K 1st Qtr.Court House Pt., MDNight Lighting K 1st Qtr.Microwave Contract K 2nd Qtr.
103 OPERATION & MAINTENANCE FT. MIFFLIN, PHILA., PA PROJECT VALUE ADV.Security Guard Svcs. $ 180K 1st Qtr.Janitorial Services K 1st Qtr.
104 OPERATION & MAINTENANCE BELTZVILLE LAKE, PA PROJECT VALUE ADV.Replace Cracked $250K 1st Qtr.Valve BonnetReplace Valves 600K 1st Qtr.Remove Lead Paint,Upgrade Emergency GeneratorHerbicide Spraying 28K 3rd Qtr.
105 OPERATION & MAINTENANCE BLUE MARSH LAKE, PA PROJECT VALUE ADV.Grass Mowing $ 60K 3rd Qtr.Water Supply Maintenance 70K 1st Qtr.Janitorial Services K 1st Qtr.
108 LEASE OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT PROJECT VALUE ADV.Ft. Mifflin Area B $400K 2nd Qtr.Ft. Mifflin Area C 400K 2nd Qtr.Killcohook # K 2nd Qtr.Oldmans K 2nd Qtr.Pedricktown North 300K 2nd Qtr.Pedricktown South 400K 2nd Qtr.
109 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT VALUE ADV.Ft. Dix, NJ, Modified $ 3.0 Mil Nov 08Record Firing RangeDover AFB, Dover, DEBio-Environmental Mil Mar 09Engineering Facility (BEEF)Fitness Center Mil Apr 09Aircrew Flight Equip. Fac Mil Mar/Apr 09Skill Development Center 5 Mil Apr 09
110 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION- C4ISR, PH. 2 ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD PROJECT VALUE ADV.C2/CNT East $ Mil Jan 09CONSOLIDATED N Mil Apr 09JSEC Mil Apr 09Bldg Renovation Mil Jul 09
111 MILITARY CONSTRUCTION- C4ISR, PH. 2 ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, MD PROJECT VALUE ADV.Warehouse $ 8-10 Mil Jun 09Infrastructure Mil May 09Substation Relocation 3-5 Mil Jul 09Demolition Mil Dec 08
112 GWOT SUPPORT FY 08 OBLIGATIONS - $369 MIL FY 09 PROJECT VALUE ADV. Electrical Power Rqmts. $1bil/3yr. TBD3 Contracts – 1 each to support North, Central, and South Districts - IRAQ
114 Department of Defense Contractors CENTRAL CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION (CCR)
115 SMALL BUSINESS COMPETIVENESS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM •FAR Subpart 19.10, DFARS Subpart•Policy Directive 25 May 1999 – Small Business Set-Asides (SBSA) Suspended for certain Designated Industry Groups (DIGS)•Annual Review of DOD Small Business Participation•FY 07 – DOD less than 40% in certain DIGS•Individual organizations – less than 35% SB participation for Architect & Engineering Services and Construction Subsectors
116 SMALL BUSINESS COMPETIVENESS DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM (Cont’d) SBSA reinstituted for Department of the Army, Navy and Air Force for:♦ Construction, Subsector 236, Construction of Buildings♦ Construction, Subsector 237, Heavy & Civil Engineering Construction NAICSDepartment of the Army – Construction, Subsector 238, Specialty Trade Contractors -NAICS , , and , Architect & Engineering Services (including Surveying & Mapping) and Refuse Systems & Related Services
117 REMEMBERCONTRACTS AWARDED IN EXCESS OF $500,000 ($1 MIL FOR CONSTRUCTION) REQUIRE A SUBCONTRACTING PLAN IF THERE ARE SUBCONTRACTING OPPORTUNITIES. IF THE PLAN IS NOT ACCEPTABLE TO THE CONTRACTING OFFICER, THE OFFER/BID WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR AWARD.
118 Points of Contact Small Business: Cheryl Chandler – 215-656-6867 Architect-EngineerPaul Bacani –
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