National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit Spring 2017

2015 federal contracting summit

Join us on March 29 and 30, 2017 in Washington, DC for the 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
  • Influence on The Hill — connecting votes to action for our congressional leaders

Date and Time

Wednesday March 29, 2017. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm EST

Thursday March 30, 2017. 8:30 am – 4:00 pm EST

2017 USWCC Women Contractor Award

Nominate a small business woman owner for one of our annual awards: Innovation & Performance, Growth Master, Emerging Star and Stellar. Fill out the application here.


Wednesday March 29, 2017

Time Item
8:30 amRegistration & Networking
9:00 amWelcome & Legislative Brief
11:00 am - 4:00 pmMeet Your Congressional Leaders (12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch on your own in congressional cafeterias.)
4:00 pmReception & Small Business Award Ceremony

Thursday March 30, 2017

Time ItemSpeaker
7:30 amRegistration & Networking (Coffee Available)
8:15 amWelcomeCris Young - President, The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce
Margot Dorfman - CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce
Vikki Hawthorne - National Director | Supplier Development, USWCC & ASBCC
8:45 amPreparing for a DCAA AuditSherry Kobus - Small Business Program Manager, Defense Contract Audit Agency (Invited)
9:15 amSocial Security Administration OpportunitiesWayne McDonald - Director, Office of Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (Invited)
9:45 amU.S. Department of the Treasury Supplier Portal Gateway to OpportunitiesMelissa Jenkins - Business Analyst, Office of Small Business and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (Invited)
10:15 amBreak
10:30 amSubcontracting with UnisysAlecia Pazant Hall - Director, Supplier Diversity Program & Small Business Liaison Officer (Invited)
11:00 amDefense Human Resources Activity - Small Business Opportunities with a Multifaceted Human Resource OrganizationTammy J. Proffitt - Small Business Program Manager (Invited)
11:30 amFiling Protests, Disputes and Appeals - Factors to ConsiderCovington & Burling
12:00 pmLunch(On your own)
1:00 pmOne-on-One Agency/Prime Meetings
4:00 pmAdjourn


Wednesday – TBA

Thursday – Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC  20009

Dupont Circle Metro Station

Sleeping Rooms: $299 plus tax; Room Block Cut Off March 10, 2017

Group Code: USWCC


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 are as follows:  Supplier Members – $105 | Business Members – $155 | Individual, Advocate and Non-Members – $225 | Government Agency and Large Prime Contractor Representatives (as approved by USWCC) – Complimentary. If you are not currently a Supplier or Business Member, consider joining here and then returning to this page to purchase your discounted registration.

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.

One-On-One Matchmaking

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

  • Federal Housing Financial Agency
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    • Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center – DC
  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center – Virginia
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • U.S. Dept of Agriculture
    • Farm Services Agency
    • Forest Service
  • U.S. Dept of the Army: HQ
  • U.S. Dept of Commerce
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • U.S. Dept of Defense
    • Defense Health Agency (DHA)
    • Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA)
    • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
  • U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Dept of Homeland Security
    • Coast Guard
    • Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • U.S. Dept of Justice
  • U.S. Dept of Labor
  • U.S. Dept of State
  • 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
  • U.S. Dept of the Treasury
  • U.S. Dept of the Navy
  • U.S. Dept of Transportation
    • FAA
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Washington Headquarters Services
  • All Native Group
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CenturyLink
  • CSRA
  • General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT)
  • Kelly Government Solutions
  • Maryland Department of Commerce
  • M.C. Dean
  • National Government Services – Anthem
  • SAIC
  • STG Inc.
  • Tetra Tech
  • Washington DC District – Office of Contracting and Procurement
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • National Science Foundation
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) – Office of Surety Guarantees
  • U.S. Dept of Education
  • U.S. Dept of Energy
  • U.S Dept of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • Academi
  • BAE Systems
  • CGI Federal
  • Contrack International
  • DC Health Link
  • Harris Corporation
  • IBM
  • Johnson Controls
  • Mantech
  • Raytheon
  • Serco
  • Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
  • Southern Research
  • Skanska
  • WMATA – Washington Metro Area Transit Authority