National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit – Spring 2016


Join us for our Spring National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit, jointly hosted by The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce.

This popular event boasts a robust agenda that includes:

  • Increased focus on assuring small business federal contractors secure our fair share of federal contracting (taxpayer) dollars
  • Access to federal agencies and prime contractors (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the list of agencies and prime contractors who have confirmed)
  • Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities and threats to small business contractors
  • Legal education important for teaming, joint ventures and related topics
  • Connections to potential teaming and joint venture partners
  • Taking new ground – setting a course for the future with specific FY 2016 objectives
  • Influence on The Hill — connecting votes to action for our congressional leaders

Dates and Times

Wednesday, March 16 2016, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday, March 17 2016, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

2016 USWCC Award Winners

Congratulations to all of our award winners! To see the full list and learn more about this year’s recipients click here.


Day One:

8:15 amRegistration & Networking
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Room 201
9:00 amWelcome & Logistics
Margot Dorfman, CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
9:30 amBriefing on HR 4341 SBA Reform bill
Eminence Northcutt (confirmed) and Emily Murphy
10:00 amBriefing on Senate SBA Bill
Debbie Kobrin
11:00 amSenate meetings
1:00 pmLunch
On Your Own
2:00 pmHouse meeting
4:00 pmUSWCC Awards Presentation Ceremony
B369 Rayburn
5:00 pmRemarks by Ranking Member of the House Small Business Committee Representative Nydia Velázquez
6:00 pmAdjourn

Day Two:

7:30 amRegistration & Networking (Coffee Available)
8:00 amWelcomeCris Young - President, The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce
Vikki Hawthorne - National Director | Supplier Development, USWCC & ASBCC
8:30 amDoing Business with U.S. Department of HHS Opportunities BriefingWayne Berry, Small Business Specialist, OSDBU, Health and Human Services
9:00 amSocioeconomic Programs Sole Source Contracting RulesMichael Wagner and John Sorrenti, Covington & Burling LLP
9:30 amEffectively Responding to RFI and Sought NoticesJacquline Fogg - Manager, Global Health & Education, Tetra Tech
10:00 amBreak
10:15 amDoing Business with Defense Logistics Agency Opportunities BriefingAmy Sajda - Director, DLA Office of Small Business Programs
11:15 amGSA Schedules OverviewJudith Stackhouse-Jordan - Small Business Specialist, Office of Small Business Utilization, General Services Administration
12:00 pmLunch (On your own)
1:00 pmOne-on-One Agency / Prime Meetings*
4:00 pmAdjourn


Embassy Suites Washington D.C.

900 10th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Metro Center Station

Sleeping Rooms: $289


Sponsorship provides extra visibility and summit registration. To purchase a sponsorship  click here .

  • Gold Sponsorship: Includes — Full Page Ad in summit program, 6′ display table, 2 summit attendees. Price – $1,000
  • Silver Sponsorship: Includes — 1/2 Page Ad in summit program, 2 summit attendees. Price – $750
  • Bronze Sponsorship: Includes — 1/4 Page Ad in summit program, 1 summit attendee. Price – $500

Registration & Fees

 Click Here to Register  

Note: Registration fees are based on membership level.  Members and non-members are welcome. Fees for this summit (includes admission to both days) are as follows:  $95 – Supplier Members | $125 – Business Members | $205 – Individual, Advocate and Non-Members | Complimentary – Government Agency and Large Prime Contractor Representatives (as approved by USWCC). If you are not currently a Supplier or Business Member, consider joining here and then returning to this page to purchase your discounted registration.

One-On-One Matchmaking

Agencies / Primes invited and previously participating include – confirmed are in bold:

(Confirmed are in bold)

  • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Defense LogisticsAgency (DLA)
  • Federal Reserve Board
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • National Science Foundation
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center – George Mason University
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) – Office of Surety Guarantees
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • U.S. Agency for International Development: Professional Services
  • U.S. Dept of Agriculture: Construction, Professional Services, IT
    • Farm Services Agency
    • Agricultural Marketing Service
    • Forest Service
    • Office of Inspector General
  • U.S. Dept of the Army: HQ
    • Communications – Electronics Command (CECOM)
    • U. S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)
    • Mission and Installation Contracting Command
    • National Capital Region Contracting Center
  • U.S. Dept of Commerce
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • U.S. Dept of Education
  • U.S. Dept of Energy
  • U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Dept of Homeland Security
    • Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
    • Coast Guard
    • Customs and Border Protection
    • Transportaion Security Administration (TSA)
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • U.S. Dept of Justice
    • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
    • Bureau of Prisons
  • U.S. Dept of Labor
  • U.S. Dept of State: Construction, Professional Services, IT
  • U.S. Dept of the Treasury
    • Office of the Comptroller of Currency
    • Bureau of Engraving & Printing
  • U.S. Dept of the Air Force:
    • Air Force District of Washington/Joint Base Andrews
    • 11th Contracting Squadron/Joint Base Andrews
  • U.S. Dept of the Interior:
    • National Park Service
  • U.S. Dept of the Navy – HQ Office of Small Business Programs
    • NAVFAC
    • Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
    • NAVSEA
  • U.S. Dept of Transportation – Construction, Professional Services, IT
    • FAA
    • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Washington Headquarters Services: Construction, Professional Services, IT
  • Academi
  • Accenture Federal Services
  • All Native Group
  • APTIMA – Professional Services, IT
  • BAE Systems
  • Care First BlueCross Blue Shield
  • CGI Federal 
  • DC Health Link
  • General Dynamics IT
  • Harris Corporation
  • IBM
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kelly Government Solutions/Kelly Services Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Maryland Department of Commerce
  • National Government Services – Anthem
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PAE
  • Raytheon
  • SAIC
  • Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. 
  • Southern Research
  • Skanska
  • Tetra Tech
  • Washington DC District
  • WMATA – Washington Metro Area Transit Authority

Matchmaking Process

At the start of the session, Agencies / Primes will introduce themselves. You then meet with any of the agencies/primes in which you have interest in doing business. There are no sign up sheets or bells and whistles. You are allowed 5 minutes – or longer if there is no line behind you. If you are patient, you will have the opportunity to meet with everyone. Make sure to bring your one-page capabilities statement and business cards that include your information.