What is the BIDs™ Working Group?
A no excuses B2G information-gathering and sharing opportunity for members of
The American Small Business Coalition. This Business Opportunity Working Group
is for facilitating relationships and collaborations focused on transforming
raw industry information into viable intelligence that Members can use to
support their company’s pursuit and capture of government contracts and/or
What agencies and opportunities will be discussed during BIDs™?
All agencies, disciplines and opportunities of the U.S. Government except those coming under the veil of
the U.S. Intelligence Community.
These opportunities are addressed by our Cyber and Intelligence Community (CYBINT) Working Group
(participation restrictions apply).
happens at BIDs™?
It starts with the selection of an acquisition, program or specific
departmental function at an agency in order to identify opportunities. This
introductions includes a summary to provide attendees with background, purpose (mission),
associated and predecessor programs/organizations and current funding status.
Following the overview is a detailed discussion that includes:
- A review of top goods and
services being procured (by NAICS and PSC)
Summary of related ending contracts
Discussion related to acquisition events (planned industry days,
pre-RFP conferences, etc.)
Agency forecast review
Summary of top contractors/vendors associated with the opportunity
- A review of key funding and
procurement organizations (internal and external)
- A discussion on acquisition
strategies, award types and competition methods
- A debrief of recent
Industry Day, Pre-Bid Conference, Site Visits by members
- PrimeConnect™ -
presentation (as available) by ‘other than small’ prime contractors with
related subcontracting opportunities
- TeamingConnection™ -
presentation (as available) by member companies with related teaming
- Open discussion,
networking and ad hoc opportunity announcements by
The BIDs™ working group is an opportunity for members to
collaborate (online and offline) and get assistance with selecting viable
opportunities and partners to increase the number of qualified opportunities
identified, pursued and won by members of The American Small Business
Pre-registration is required and
includes lunch. Event Terms and Conditions are in effect. Participation is limited to individuals and organizations doing business as contractors/subcontractors to the U.S. Government.
$45/Corporate Members; $55/Individual and Associate
$145/Not Yet Members (includes Individual (B2G) Membership)
Onsite registration not available