PRLog - July 7, 2011 - The University of Texas at Arlington Automation & Robotics Research Institute and its Business Extension Centers proudly announce its 15th Government Procurement Conference Wednesday, August 10 at the Arlington Convention Center.
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Businesses wanting to compete for government contracts learn how to find opportunities and structure winning bids through a variety of educational workshops, on-site procurement experts and high level networking. Many government agencies are required to set aside a percentage of their procurements for small businesses. The U.S. government procured more than $38B worth of goods and services from Texas businesses in fiscal year 2010. (*Source: Federal Procurement Data System)
The goal of the conference is disseminating valuable procurement and technical information on doing business with federal, state and local government agencies as well as their prime contractors and subcontractors. Co-chaired by TX District 6 Congressman Joe Barton and other North Texas congressional members, last year’s conference served over 1,000 attendees.
Register online today and take advantage of early bird discounts at www.gpc-texas.org. Early bird admission is $80 after July 8th, the registration is $90 and late registration is $100. Also take advantage of Early-Bird Exhibitor rates too!
A limited amount of free registrations for veteran- and service-disabled-
The General Services Agency (GSA) is providing the keynote speaker. The GSA was established by the federal government in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies. It supplies products and communications for U. S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies. Margot Dorfman, Vice President of the National Association of Small Business Contractors (NASBC) and CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) is confirmed as the luncheon keynote. The National Association of Small Business Contractors is the nations' leading trade association exclusively supporting the interests of America's proud small business suppliers who provide goods and services to government, prime contractor, and corporate buyers. The USWCC uses a platform of influence, innovation and opportunity, to work with and for its members to grow successful businesses and careers.
New workshops this year include, Defense Contract Agency Audit Compliance: Did You Know That Every Contractor Needs This Information, Marketing to GSA Card Holders, and Implementing Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001 Rev C).
Major sponsors include DynCorp International, Raytheon Co., L-3 Communications Corp. Bell Helicopter Textron, Lockheed Martin Corp., Vought Aircraft Industries Inc., American Airlines Inc., Army Corps of Engineers, GSA, Small Business Administration and others. Get your business recognized by registering as a Government Procurement Conference Red, White, Blue or Presidential Sponsor!
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Position your business for success as part of the world’s largest extended supply chain by attending the 2011 Government Procurement Conference!
For more information, go to www.gpc-texas.org or contact Deborreh Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-272-5922.
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