Every year, Global Services attends the Government Procurement Conference (Formerly known as OSDBU). As one of the largest conferences for federal contractors each year, this event is a great opportunity for businesses looking to break into the federal market. Here are a few reasons why your business should attend.
The single most important aspect of breaking into the federal contracting world is developing a strong network of contacts in both commercial and government spheres. At this conference, you’ll have a chance meet with not only other small businesses, but also large business prime contractors and representatives from multiple government agencies.
- Educational Conference Sessions
Another valuable aspect to this conference is the various panels and sessions that delve into different aspects of working with the government. These educational opportunities are a great resource for both new and experienced contractors. They include a wide range of topics, from Subcontracting, to Understanding RFPs, to a general Federal Contracting 101.
- Government Attendees
One of the benefits of attending a conference located in Washington, DC is that it attracts not only commercial businesses, but also the government customers you want to market to. This is a unique and important part of this conference and one that makes it essential to attend.
- Wide Range of Participants
The government customers attending this event are not representatives of a single agency. Instead, employees from agencies spanning the entirety of the government will be in attendance at this conference. At this event, businesses have the chance to talk to many customers in a short period of time. It gives you access to the widest range of customers possible and puts your company in a strong position to find the agency you are looking for.
- Small Business Focus
This is an event that works to help small, growing companies. It has a focus on those companies and works specifically to foster business relations between the government and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses. If your company falls into one of those categories and you feel as if you are sometimes overlooked, this conference is the perfect space to demonstrate the strengths you could bring to business opportunities with the federal government.
In addition to the multiple government agency reps, several employees of large prime contractors will be attending this conference. Working with prime contractors is extremely important for small businesses. Making connections with these businesses can help you find valuable subcontracting opportunities that may have not have been accessible to you in the past.
The conference facilitates matchmaking sessions to pair you up with sellers that could become potential customers for your business. This gives you the chance to pitch your company and what you’re offering directly to the agencies you want to work with. This kind of direct access is something that small businesses really need to take advantage of, especially when they are just starting out in the federal government market.
If you decide to come out, make sure to stop by our booth #531! We will be there along with a large array of other companies and government agencies that could help expand your business.
The 26th Annual Government Procurement Conference takes place on Wednesday, April 6that the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC
Register to attend online at https://www.fbcinc.com/e/procurement/attendeeinfo.aspx