The dates have been set for the 2019 Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental Summit.
This year, the event is scheduled for October 23 and 24 and it will be held at the Wilmington Convention Center. It is being hosted by the offices of Senator Richard Burr and Senator Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business Center—a business development organization and a collaborative effort between North Carolina businesses and the North Carolina Community College System.
The Summit will have two distinct sessions: one for the Navy and the Marine Corps and one for the Army and the Air Force. In each, representatives from military installations and major commands will present and engage in interactive discussion with businesses about their programs, projects and related issues for FY2020 and beyond. Representatives will address acquisition and execution processes for projects in the program of work.
In total, there will be over 700 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.
Some of the topics expected to be addressed include:
- Installation/agency growth and facilities utilization plans, FY2020 and beyond
- Installation/agency major military construction (MILCON) projects, FY2020 and beyond
- Installation/agency sustainment, restoration and modernization (SRM) construction, FY2020 and beyond
- Installation/agency energy programs and projects, FY2020 and beyond
- Installation/agency environmental programs and projects, FY2020 and beyond
- Installation/agency horizontal infrastructure construction, FY2020 and beyond
- Installation/agency non-appropriated fund major/SRM construction, FY2020 and beyond
- Installation/agency architectural and engineering services, current and future
- Installation/agency service contracts, current and future
- Installation/agency use of public private partnerships to provide infrastructure and services
- Process for teaming, subcontracting or supplying installation public private partnerships
- Impact of budget constraints on FY2020 and future programs and projects
- Anticipated acquisition strategies for projects in the FY2020 program (primary emphasis)
- Agency use of and business access to Multiple Award Task Order Contracts (MATOC), Multiple Award Construction Contracts (MACC), Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA), Basic Ordering Agreements (BOA) and other acquisition tools
- Agency use of various small business set asides, sole source awards and other acquisition tools
- Government expectations, concerns and current issues (with contractors) in acquisition and execution of construction and engineering projects
In addition to one-on-one meet-and-greet sessions, there will be a number of opportunities for networking, including a golf event hosted and organized by the Cape Fear Post of the Society of American Military Engineers and an evening get-together at the Ironclad Brewery in downtown Wilmington.