Over 50 Agencies to Participate in the 21st Baltimore-Washington Region Government Procurement Fair

The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber (BWCC) will host its 21st Annual Government Procurement Fair on October 31st at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland.
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Oct. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- More than 50 federal, state and local government agencies will participate in the longest running procurement fair in the Baltimore-Washington region on Wednesday, October 31 at Martins Crosswinds in Greenbelt, Maryland from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The program allows attendees to meet scores of procurement representatives from various government agencies, including Maryland Department of Education, National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to name a few.

Presented by the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber, this year's Procurement Fair will help regional businesses “Conquer Government Procurement Opportunities,” featuring: One-on-One Matchmaking Sessions hosted by the BASE Business Initiative (BBI); a presentation on the BBI; teaming opportunities - connecting large firms with smaller firms for government contracts; and a Cyber Opportunities panel discussion.

Two break-out sessions will be offered at 9:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m., consecutively. The first presentation, a panel discussion regarding cyber opportunities for businesses will be led by Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger and will feature cyber experts from several government agencies in the corridor. The second, will be by Kent Menser, Executive Director of Base Business Initiative located in Howard County.

The Base Business Initiative will also handle the Matchmaking Sessions, which are by appointment only at 20-minute intervals from 8:30 a.m. until noon, featuring volunteer counselors from the participating government agencies. Representatives will be available to counsel those interested in going into government contracting, as well as those who are already actively involved in government contracting with any issues they may have encountered.

Prepaid cost for members is $65; non-members pay $95; and all unregistered participants pay $125 at the door.

To register, visit http://www.bwcc.org/events or call 301-725-4000 or 410-792-9714. For directions ONLY, contact Martins Crosswinds at 410-792-4832.


BWCC, the only regional chamber in Maryland, takes pride in offering this great event for the 21st year – the longest such program hosted by a chamber in the mid-Atlantic region. We are committed to helping businesses learn about the government contracting arena and providing opportunities to make valuable connections.

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