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For the Government Sector: Announcing SBGovWins, Tysons BoB, For Contractors Only

Sunday, August 23, 2009  
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5th Anniversary


We hope you had a fantastic weekend! We managed to relax a bit while also getting a few things knocked out to benefit the Members of The ASBC. Will you be participating in any of the MEDWeek events planned for this week?

Here's what The ASBC has planned for this week...

Business Over Breakfast Tysons, B2G Market Intelligence Group Meeting, CORE Collaborations Meeting (Topic: Implementing FY10 Strategies), For Government Contractors Only Breakfast

Strategic Partnerships: On Schedule (or GWAC)

gsa logoThe General Services Administration recently announced its new Mentor Protege Program where small, medium and large companies holding multiple award contracts issued by GSA can enter into relationships with small businesses to participate in the development of companies with less experience in the government sector. This adds a new dimension to partnerships and potentially creates an opportunity for teaming beyond the typical perks since the program allows contracting officers to look more favorably at bids from mentor/proteges.

The other day we spoke with our friend Mary Parks, Acting Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at GSA, who has agreed to join us for a special roundtable to discuss this new program.

Stay tuned for details!  

SBGovWins: Awareness + B2G Member Successes
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While reading local and national publications recently, Maggie and I took notice of the fact that sections relating to Government Contract Awards seemed to omit recognizing small businesses committed to supporting the mission of government agencies and our Nation and we're not sure why.

So, we've decided to take things into our own hands and have established SBGovWins, a publicly viewable blog on The ASBC web portal where our Associate and Corporate B2G Members can post news about recent direct and subcontract awards received by or issued to small businesses participating in our membership. Updates on the SBGovWins blog will be re-published on The ASBC's presence on various popular social networks, our newsletters and web portal to ensure as much visibility as possible!

Want to keep up with the announcements? Check us out on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook or subscribe to our mailing list.

Looking For A Potential Teaming Opportunity?

If you are a small business with recent (past three years) and relevant past handshakeperformance in one of the functional areas listed below, you should plan to join our friends Mission Essential Personnel (MEP) this Wednesday as they are seeking companies like yours to be subcontractors to them on the upcoming Department of State (DoS) Criminal Justice Program Support (CJPS) requirement:
  • Border Control
  • Civilian Police
  • Construction and Renovation
  • Counterinsurgency/Counter-terrorism
  • Customs
  • Maritime Security
  • Medical/Medevac
  • MWR Features (morale, welfare and recreation)
  • Organizational Development
  • Personnel Equipment
  • Personnel Evacuation
  • Prisons
  • Recruiting
  • Rule of Law
  • SF-85 Preparation
  • Supply Chain/Administration and Logistics
  • Training and Security
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Vehicles
  • Warehousing
MEPTo secure your spot, click on the following link to submit your registration for MEP's upcoming outreach event. Oh yeah, and for all of our Members attending this event, be sure to wear your The ASBC lapel pin, especially since, Mission Essential Personnel, is a Founding Member of The ASBC.

Remember, most organizations, especially those in our membership, live by the philosophy of doing business with those they know, like and trust.

CORE™ Small Business Members: Plans For FY2010
This Wednesday afternoon, CORE™ Small Business Members are invited to participate in the monthly CORE™ Collaborations Meeting, an exclusive opportunity to discuss strategies and challenges for making the most of FY10 at the earliest possible opportunity. Look forward to seeing you then!

REMINDER: Sources Sought, RFI's, Pre-Bid Conference Updates
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Members Only: Be sure to check back often in the new forum where we regularly post PRE-RFP related information to help you stay informed. The forums boast a robust keyword search capability allowing you to search only information in the forums. This is in addition to the site-wide search function. Need more info? Contact us!

Have a great and productive week!
Upcoming Events By The ASBC
(Unless Otherwise Noted Events Are Eastern Standard Time (EST/EDT))

Wednesday, August 26th at 7:30ambob
Business Over Breakfast™-Tysons
Location: Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr, Vienna, VA
Description: The most productive government sector "just networking"
breakfast in the National Capital Region hosted weekly at the Tower Club in Vienna, VA

Wednesday, August 26th at 2:30pm
(CORE™ Small Business Members Only)
CORE™ Collaborations Meetingtransparent logo
Location: Teqcorner, 1616 Anderson Road, McLean, VA
Description: This is a monthly opportunity for CORE™ Small Business Members to share their ideas about The ASBC Membership Experience and contribute to the development of new programs and member benefits. This month's meeting topic will be Implementing FY10 Strategies.

Wednesday, August 26th at 4:00pmtransparent logo (B2G Members Only)
B2G Market Intelligence Group Meeting

Location: Teqcorner, 1616 Anderson Road, McLean, VA
Description: This monthly meeting is an in-person opportunity for Associate and Corporate B2G Members to participate in information exchange and updates related to current and upcoming business opportunities in the government sector.

Friday, August 28th at 7:30am
For Government Contractors Only
Location: Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Dr, Vienna, VAFCO BoB
Description: If you do business in support of government agency requirements you should plan to attend For Government Contractors Only, the most productive government sector networking breakfast event in DC/MD/VA just for companies doing business with the government as a contractor or subcontractor.

Click on to visit our Events Calendar.
The American Small Business Coalition supports the missions of U.S. Government agencies with quality industry partnerships to sustain and defend our way of life.
Thanks for your continued interest and support.

Guy and Margaret Timberlake

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