Department of Homeland Security Presents at WBC Norfolk Series on February 14th
Tuesday, January 31, 2006
of Homeland Security Official to Provide Small Business Update at February 14th
Companies interested in learning
about current activities related to the recently awarded EAGLE and EAGLE Small
Business contracts will be presented by the agency’s OSDBU Director
Columbia, MD, January 31, 2007 – Established in 1985, the Washington Breakfast Club (WBC) has a
legacy of facilitating productive collaborations that result in the exchange of
strategic information and the development of teaming opportunities for small
and large government contractors. It serves as one of many tools leveraged by
The American Small Business Coalition in assisting our members as they do
business in the federal sector.
February 2007 Tidewater/Hampton Roads Washington
Breakfast Club, Mr. Kevin Boshears, Director of the Office of Small and
Disadvantaged Business Utilization at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
will be welcomed as the first presenter of 2007 for the Norfolk series of the WBC.
Mr. Boshears has been asked to provide an update of DHS' acquisition activities
- an overview of the DHS Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge
Solutions (EAGLE and EAGLE SB) awarded in June and August 2006 and how DHS is
currently leveraging the EAGLE contracts;
an update regarding the DHS First Source IT Commodity Products contract and
DHS's plans for it to include First Source supporting the EAGLE contracts;
Information about upcoming Vendor Outreach Sessions and Industry Days at DHS;
Accessing and using the DHS acquisition forecast.
Awards were made in 2006 to twenty-five companies for EAGLE Full and Open and
to twenty-eight small businesses for EAGLE Small Business.
DHS FirstSource will provide access to a wide variety of commercial catalogs
for IT commodity products from multiple Original Equipment Manufacturers
(OEMs), producers, and suppliers. The resulting contracts will include, but not
be limited to:
IT equipment and software
Voice recognition technology
On-line data reporting services for order, delivery, warranty, asset, and
spend tracking; and associated product maintenance, installation, and support.
Breakfast Club is a monthly information exchange featuring legislators, agency
executives and officials from all branches of federal government presenting on
relevant and timely information to interested industry participants. To
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The American Small Business Coalition
American Small Business Coalition (www.theasbc.org) is a private membership organization
providing education and business support to companies doing business with
federal agencies and federal contractors. The membership consists of small,
medium and large businesses from multiple industries, as well as like-minded
associations that support the small business community. The ASBC also supports
government agencies with market research activities and industry outreach
designed to facilitate an ongoing exchange of information. More information can
be found on their website at www.theasbc.org.