Online Federal Construction and Infrastructure Summit focuses on billions of dollars of opportunies

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The 2020 Southeast Region Federal Construction, Infrastructure and Environmental Summit today and tomorrow (Oct. 21 and 22) will bring together contractors and government representatives in a virtual format.

The event, traditionally held in Fayetteville, is co-ordinated by the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC),a business development and technology transition entity of the North Carolina Community College System, headquartered at Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC).

The Office of Senator Richard Burr, the Office of Senator Thom Tillis are among 800 participants in the event, designed to to leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina.

Other public sector participants include six Districts of the US Army Corps of Engineers; Naval Facilities Engineering Command; Fort Bragg; Marine Corps Installations East/Camp Lejeune; Seymour Johnson AFB; Fort Gordon (GA) and Fort Lee (VA); US Coast Guard; Department of Veterans Affairs; General Services Administration; other federal agencies. From the private sector, representatives of general and specialty contractors, designers and construction suppliers from throughout the Southeast will attend the event.

“Even during a global pandemic, the Summit is an absolutely critical event for federal infrastructure contractors, military bases and commands, and federal agencies,” said ,” NCNBC executive director Scott Dorney said in a statement. “Anyone who buys, executes, designs, builds, supplies or provides facility services to federal installations and agencies in the Southeast needs to participate in this Summit.

“With the senior leadership of the Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and federal agencies participating – and over $2 billion in projects in our region in FY21 – the 2020 Summit is a ‘must attend’ event for everyone in the federal infrastructure market.”

Keynote speakers include:

  • Major General David C. Hill, Deputy Chief of Engineers and Deputy Commanding General, US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Rear Admiral Dean VanderLey, Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic
  • Colonel Jason Kelly, Commander, South Atlantic Division, US Army Corps of Engineers

Program highlights are:

  • Department of Defense Program and Issues Dialogues with the US Army, US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps with FY21-and-beyond forecasts from installations in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
  • Federal Agency Program and Issues Dialogues detailing FY21-and-beyond forecasts with the Department of Veterans Affairs, US Coast Guard, General Services Administration, National Institutes of Health, US Department of State and many more
  • Hurricane Florence Recovery package prime contractors sessions to discuss projects and subcontracting needs/opportunities at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
  • Dedicated energy and environmental sessions
  • Interactive panel discussions on critical topics for federal contractors such as CMMC (cybersecurity maturity model certification), contracting technical and legal issues, workforce development, emerging technologies, disaster response opportunities and much more
  • Built-in networking system where you can upload your LinkedIn profile (not required), search participants and connect with government and military representatives, general and specialty contractors, design firms, construction supply firms, companies that provide facility-support contracts, resource partners and current federal contractors seeking partners and suppliers during the Summit in the event platform.

The summit’s “Program and Requirements Dialogues” will address future projects and acquisition strategies (by military and government panelists) and other issues related to acquisition and execution of projects at military bases and government facilities in the Southeast.  Other Summit sessions will address critical and timely topics, including workforce solutions, supplier, service contract and opportunities for public-private partnerships, small business programs and utilization, budget impacts, contracting processes and both pre- and post-award legal issues for federal contractors.

For more information, visit: https://summit.ncmbc.us

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