Fall Healthcare Forum, EIP Dinner, and Training Conference

Fall Healthcare Forum, EIP Dinner, and Training Conference
Please join us for the Coalition’s 2018 Fall Healthcare Forum, Excellence in Partnership Awards Dinner, and Fall Training Conference at the Fairview Park Marriott.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of our Spring Healthcare Forum, we are adding another one this Fall!  Our Fall Healthcare Forum will take place on November 7th at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA. The Coalition will also be hosting its Excellence in Partnership Awards Dinner that evening as well, along with our Fall Training Conference the next day, all at the same venue.

The Healthcare Forum will begin with a keynote address from the Defense Health Agency, where we have invited the Director, Vice Admiral Raquel Bono.  The keynote will be followed by an update on the State of VA Acquisition and we have invited Karen Brazell, Principal Executive Director for Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, VA.

After a short break we will have two morning panel discussions.  The first will be a VA Acquisition Leadership Panel where we have already confirmed the following participants: Phil Christy, Acting Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, VA; Tammy Czarnecki, Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Health for Administrative Operations, VA; and Ricky Lemmon, Acting Executive Director, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, VA.  The second will be a DHA Panel where we already have John Tenaglia, Head of Contracting, Defense Health Agency, confirmed.  Additionally, we are seeking participation from someone to discuss Health IT and someone from the Defense Health Agency Medical Logistics Division.

After a networking lunch, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in Business Intelligence Sessions, which provide an interactive, collaborative, and informative dialogue with Federal experts and leaders in procurement. You will be able to choose form the following sessions:

First Business Intelligence Session:

VA Pharma Session

  • Mike Valentino, Chief Consultant, Pharmacy Benefits Management Services (PBM), VA (Invited)
  • Tom Emmendorfer, Deputy Chief Consultant, PBM, VA (Invited)
  • Jennifer Zacher, Assistant Chief Consultant, PBM, VA (Invited)

MSPV Session

  • Jaime Friedel, Director of Procurement MSPV, VA (Invited)
  • Spencer Roberts, Director, Healthcare Commodities Program Office, Veterans Health Administration (Invited)
  • Brian Love, Contracting Officer, MSPV 2.0, VA (Confirmed)

Second Business Intelligence Session:

DoD Pharma Session

  • David Bobb, Chief, Pharmacy Operations Division, DHA (Invited)

DAPAs and ECATs

  • Dan Keefe, Medical Director of Supply Operations, Defense Logistics Agency (Invited)
  • Jody Goldsmith, Deputy Program Manager, MSPV Formulary Management (Invited)

Prosthetics and Non-Expendable Equipment

  • Jack DuFon, Executive, Non-Expendable Equipment Office, VA (Invited)
  • Penny Nechanicky, Director, Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service, VA (Invited)

Click here to view the draft agenda and don’t miss our early bird registration discount before September 28th!  To reserve a room in our discounted block at the Fairview Park Marriott (event location), please use this reservations link.

2018 Excellence in Partnership Awards – November 7th

The Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Awards honor individuals and organizations in the acquisition community who have made significant contributions to the procurement system that deliver best value and meet agency missions. Historically, these awards have been given to individuals, organizations, and contractors involved in procurement with GSA, VA, DOD, DHS, and other government agencies.

The Coalition is excited to announce that is now accepting nominations for the 19th Annual EIP Awards celebration! To nominate a deserving candidate and/or organization, click here. The Coalition will be accepting nominations through October 19, 2018.

This year’s categories will include:

  • Lifetime Acquisition Excellence Award – Presented to an individual in the government contracting community for demonstrating a long-term commitment to career excellence.
  • Acquisition Savings Award – Presented to an organization or individual for developing solutions resulting in savings to the government and taxpayer.
  • Veteran’s Employment Award – Presented to a government agency or contractor or individual for promoting and executing a successful veteran program.
  • Contract Streamlining Award – Presented to an organization or individual for efficiently using/creating resources that simplify processes or systems in the procurement and contracting environment.
  • Increasing Competition Award – Presented to an organization or individual for pursuing best value solutions through enhanced competition.
  • Improving Transparency Award – Presented to an organization or individual (government or contractor) for improving and maintaining an effective bridge of communication between government and industry.

Click here to submit your nomination for the 2018 EIP Awards before the October 19, 2018 deadline. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Baccus at JasonBaccus@thecgp.org.

The EIPs will take place from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA on November 7th.  To register for this special evening, along with the Fall Healthcare Forum (earlier in the day) and Fall Training Conference (next day), please see registration button below!

Fall Training Conference – November 8th

The Coalition for Government Procurement is pleased to invite you to our annual Fall Training Conference – The Federal Market Forecast, on November 8th in Falls Church, VA.

We will start the day with a Keynote Acquisition Executive Panel and have invited the following panelist to participate: Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS; Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Procurement, Department of Navy; Jeff Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, GSA; and Jose Arrieta, Senior Procurement Executive, HHS.  This panel will be moderated by Angela Styles, Partner, Bracewell.  Following the Keynote Panel, we will have an Inspector General Panel where we have invited Brian Miller, Former GSA Inspector General to moderate, and Carol Ochoa, GSA Inspector General; Michael Missal, VA Inspector General; and Glenn Fine, DoD Acting Inspector General, to participate.

The latter half of the morning will be comprised of two additional panels.  The first, Schedules Modernization – The $46 Billion Market, will be moderated by Jonathan Aronie, Partner, Sheppard Mullin and we have invited Stephanie Shutt, MAS Program Management Office, GSA, and Dan Shearer, FSS Director, VA.  The second, e-Commerce – The Question, will be moderated by Tom Sisti, SAP, and we have invited the following participants: Laura Stanton, Assistant Commissioner for Enterprise Strategy Management, GSA; LeAntha Sumpter, Deputy Director, DPAP; and Mathew Blum, Associate Administrator at the OFPP.  Additionally, we are awaiting confirmation on the most appropriate contact at the Air Force so that we can invite him/her to attend as well.

While there will be ample networking opportunities during our sit-down lunch, we have also invited the Honorable Thomas M. Davis III, Former Member of Congress (VA), Former Chair of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, and currently with Deloitte Services, to provide a detailed election analysis and summarize what the new Congress will mean both for government and industry.

In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in Business Intelligence Sessions, which provide an interactive, collaborative, and informative dialogue with Federal experts and leaders in procurement. We have invited over 30 of these such leaders to discuss the following eight sessions that you can choose from:

First Business Intelligence Session:

  • IT Modernization & Innovation
    • Kelly Olson, Deputy Commissioner/ Director (Acting), TTS, GSA
    • Crystal Philcox, Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Category Management, GSA
    • Eric Cho, Project Lead, Procurement Innovation Lab, DHS
    • Bill Zielinski, Acting Assistant Commissioner for the IT Category, GSA
  • General Products
    • Jill LaDuca, Director, Southwest Supply and Acquisition Center, GSA
    • Brian Knapp, Director, Integrated Workplace Acquisition Center, GSA
    • Peter Han, Director, Northeast and Caribbean Acquisition Center, GSA
    • Teresa McCarthy, Director, Heartland Acquisition Center, GSA
  • Services
    • Alex Rouse, Professional Services Program Executive, GSA
    • Ken Brennan, Deputy Director, DPC (Confirmed)
    • Jacob Bertram, Director of Contract Operations, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital, GSA
  • VA Federal Supply Schedules
  • Bob Satterfield, FSS Chief, VA
  • Deborah Zuckswerth, FSS Chief, VA
  • Diana Lawal, FSS Chief, VA
  • James Booth, FSS Chief, VA
  • Christine Szrom, FSS Chief, VA

Second Business Intelligence Session:

  • Cyber and Supply Chain Security
    • Bob Metzger, Partner, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell (Confirmed)
    • Emile Monette, Cybersecurity Strategist, DHS (Confirmed)
    • Bill Zielinski, Acting Assistant Commissioner for the IT Category, GSA
    • Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC) Representative, TBD
  • GWACs
    • Keith Nakasone, ITC Deputy Assistant Commissioner Acquisition, GSA
  • FedMall
    • Adarryl Roberts, Program Manager, DLA
    • Kathleen Lemming, Senior Procurement Analyst, DPC
    • FedMall Customer TBD
  • MSPV Attributes Discussion - Is The Future Now?
  • Al Marshall, Technical Strategy Manager, NASA SEWP
  • NITAAC TBD
  • Spencer Roberts, Director, VHA Procurement & Logistics Office (Confirmed)

As always, the Conference will conclude with a networking reception from 4:30pm – 6:00pm to allow you to further engage your peers and the day’s speakers.

To view the full DRAFT agenda, click here.   Don’t miss our early bird registration discount before September 28th! Please see registration button below!  To reserve a room in our discounted block at the Fairview Park Marriott (event location), please use this reservations link.


Early Bird Pricing


Fall Healthcare Forum  EIP Awards Dinner  Fall Training Conference  Bundled Price 
Standard/Affiliate Members $375  $225  $525   $1,013 
Premier Members TWO complimentary passes, then $275  $200   TWO complimentary passes, then $325  $720
Strategic Partner/Executive Members  FIVE complimentary passes, then $250  $150   FIVE complimentary passes, then $200  $540
Keystone Members  Complimentary  Complimentary  Complimentary   Complimentary 
Government  $100   $75  $50  $270
Non-Members  $495   $275  $950 (includes EIPs)   $1,345.50 

If the pricing generated by the system does not match your member type, please contact Jason Baccus at jasonbaccus@thecgp.org.

When
11/7/2018 8:00 AM - 11/8/2018 6:00 PM
Where
Fairview Park Marriott 3111 Fairview Park Drive Falls Church, VA 22042 UNITED STATES

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11/7/2018 7:00 AM - 11/8/2018 6:00 PM
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