The annual Southeast Regional Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environment Summit returns after the COVID-19 pandemic to a full-scale in-person event on April 6-7 in Wilmington.
The summit is hosted by the offices of Sens. Richard Burr, Thom Tillis, and the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC).
More than 500 participants are expected to attend. These include representatives of the Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Fort Bragg, Marine Corps Installations East, Seymour Johnson AFB, other Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps installations, US Coast Guard, Department of Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration, other federal agencies, general and specialty contractors, designers and construction suppliers from throughout the Southeast of the United States.
The program combines practical information about upcoming business opportunities along with the opportunity to connect and network with procurement decision-makers.
Summit organizers say attendance is encouraged for:
- General and specialty contractors that work in VA, NC, SC, GA and FL.
- Design firms that work in VA, NC, SC, GA and FL.
- Construction supply firms that work in VA, NC, SC, GA and FL.
- Companies that provide facility-support contracts in VA, NC, SC, GA and FL.
- Current federal contractors seeking partners and suppliers
“The Summit is the premier, best-established and most-recognized federal construction event in the Southeast – businesses who are already engaged or want to perform in the federal market need to be there,” NCMBC says.
“Program and Issues Dialogues” address future projects and acquisition strategies, contractor experiences, teaming and supplier opportunities and other issues related to acquisition and execution of projects at military bases and government throughout the Southeast.
These sessions also include information on federal opportunities in environmental engineering and remediation, energy and horizontal infrastructure (including roads and intersections, water, wastewater, natural gas and other utilities)
Other summit sessions address critical and timely topics, including supplier, service contract and public-private opportunities, small business programs and utilization, budget impacts, contracting processes and pre- and post-award legal issues for federal contractors
Summit networking and trade show activities allow businesses to market their services and products more than 700 general contractors, specialty contractors, engineers, architects and suppliers
“In addition, pre-summit networking opportunities include a golf event hosted and organized by the Cape Fear Post of the Society of American Military Engineers and an evening Summit Social at Ironclad Brewery in downtown Wilmington – a huge hit from for the past several years,” the statement says.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story had incorrect dates for the event in the headline. The main text was and is correct. The summit is on April 6 and 7.