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USDA Small Business 201 Workshop --- Contracting with the United States Department of Agriculture - Shared screen with gallery view
Frances Alexander
03:20:15
Good afternoon
Taija Thomas
03:20:41
Good afternoon USDA and attendees. I'm Taija (Taj) Thomas with Lion Solutions an 8(a) certified disadvantaged small business based out of the National Capital Region that specializes in Enterprise IT Services and Support for public sector gov't - tthomas@lionsolutions.com - www.lionsolutions.com - www.linkedin.com/in/taj-thomas . It's great to be here today!
Donald Bice
03:23:24
Thank you Oscar, Jacky and the rest of the USDA team for your commitment to small and disadvantaged businesses!
Christine Haupt
03:23:28
Please ensure you are muted if you are not presenting.
Merv Cutler
03:23:30
Hello fellow 8(a) SBs, my name is Merv Cutler, CEO of Cutler Engineering & Technology Services. Thanks for joining this great event! I look forward to hearing from you all. We are located in San Diego, CA and provide IT Engineering support services to the DoD claimancy! mcutler@cets-tech.com
Scott Cannon
03:24:03
Hi everyone, my name is Scott Cannon, lead of our USDA support, with MetaPhase Consulting an 8(a) SBA based on Reston, VA. I look forward to hearing and connecting with you all.scannon@metaphaseconsulting.comwww.linkedin.com/in/scottecannon
Donald Bice
03:24:19
Congrats George!
Falah Al-Hadid
03:24:23
Falah T. Al-Hadid, Technical Resolution LLC falah@techresolucorp.com VOSB- DOT/DBE/MBE Good Afternoon
Mercedita Roxas-Murray
03:24:29
Good afternoon and thank you to the USDA for hosting this important event. Montage Marketing Group is an 8a, GSA-scheduled, WOSB/EDWOSB certified business in the metro DC area with nationwide reach specializing in outreach, engagement, events and communications with a focus on diverse communities that reflect the population of the US. mroxasmurray@montagemarketinggroup.com, https://montagemarketinggroup.com.
Lisa Mey
03:24:57
Lisa Mey, Montana PTAC advisor in Kalispell, Montana
Carl Owens
03:27:39
Congratulations, Carl Owens,COL(RET) US ArmyCDO Consulting Services, LLC
Janice Harvey
03:28:53
Congratulations George. Janice Harvey
Andrea Robel
03:29:56
Hi Andrea Robel President & CEO of Vistanet, a VoIP business telephone company in Asheville, NC. 100% woman owned.
Dwayne Washington
03:30:36
Hello All,
Tazlesha Wortham
03:31:28
Hello
Felicia Shanken
03:32:23
Hello everyone from Philly
Dwayne Washington
03:33:16
Hello All, Glad to be a part of this event today. ExpediteInfoTech, Inc. is a Small 8(a) & GSA 8(a) STARS III Prime. Always open to teaming. Build a POLARIS Team. Dwayne A. Washington, Sr.Director of Business DevelopmentExpediteInfoTech, Inc.SBA 8(a), GSA IT Schedule 70, GSA 8(a) STARS III GWAC, FAA eFASTCMMI Level 3 DEV/SVC, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 20000-1:2018, ISO 27001:2013MBE, DBE & SBE CertifiedAddress: 9200 Corporate Blvd, Suite 130, Rockville, MD 20850Email: dwashington@expediteinfotech.comCell: (202) 891-8519Web: http://www.expediteinfotech.com
Christina Jordan
03:33:19
Hello, everyone! My name is Christina D. Jordan, Ph.D. and I am Owner/CEO of Jordan Analytics & Research (JAR) located in Jackson, MS. JAR is a minority, woman-owned small business that provides chemical analysis and testing services for plants, seeds, soil, water, and agricultural products for composition analyses.
Kamalia Blunt
03:33:49
Hello Everyone, Kamalia Blunt, Senior Analyst at Lord and Tucker Management Consultants, a minority, woman owned 8(a) certified small business out of Waldorf Maryland established in in the early 2000s. If anyone would like to connect on Linked in for future endeavors, here is the link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawn-tucker/.
Scott Ward
03:35:05
Hello. Scott Ward, principal at Fifth Estate Communications. We're a full-service firm specializing in strategy, stakeholder outreach and storytelling. We look forward to partnering with the USDA to meet your communications needs and exceed your organizational goals.https://www.fifth-estate.com
Machelle Lee
03:36:03
Will the slides be made available afterwards?
Felicia Shanken
03:36:31
We are WBE and EDWOSB certified looking to network and form relationships
Felicia Shanken
03:37:06
we can be reached at phillywnc@gmail.com
Andy Morris
03:39:26
Arkansas River Rice Mill is a African American owned rice mill. Who should we contact regarding food procurement?
Sharon Kelley
03:39:38
Hi everyone! I'm Sharon Kelley CEO of P Cubed Consulting LLC. We focus on Logistics Procurement and Cybersecurity. we are Certified WOSB, SDVOSB located in Stafford. Looking forward to connecting and partnering to bring increase value. Sharon@pcubedconsultingllc.com; www.linkedIn.com/SharonKelley
Hayes Fountain
03:41:51
Hello everyone, I’m Hayes Fountain, CEO Widescope Consulting and Contracting Services, LLC. We provide professional services and hold a TS FCL.Let’s work together
Erin Puckett
03:41:58
Afternoon everyone! I am President at TripleG3 Consulting LLC. We specialize in modernization efforts for legacy applications and software. We also provide an array of other software development specialties. Looking forward to networking and building lasting relationships with everyone! I can be reached at info@tripleg3.com :)
Betina Bullard
03:42:24
Hello everyone! Betina BullardOwner Operator of The B Tina B SHOW a social media broadcast that creates conversation and co.nnection for underutilized businesses and other influential persona and/or business allowing them a platform to tell their story and promote their business especially for those that are not confident with public speaking. I am the conduit to assist. I also on The Best Insurance Group, LLC offering life and health insurance. connect @btinabnc@gmail.com and beprotectedandsecure@gmail.com
Theresa York
03:42:25
Hello everyone, Theresa York-owner /CEO of York & Associates Engineering, Inc. - a small civil engineering consulting firm in rural GA. We are certified in 8(a), HUBZONE, and WOSB. Please feel free to reach out , my email: tyork@yorkassociates.net if we can assist you.
Taija (Taj) Thomas - Lion Solutions
03:42:32
Welcome Mr. Sears and we appreciate you filling this leadership role in the OSDBU, we will need your direction. Good luck, thank you and looking forward to working with your agency.
Nicole Gye'Nyame
03:43:14
thank you Mr. Sears good info.
Merv Cutler
03:43:32
Can you please enter the "Agenda" link as it is not in the chat as of yet.
Alan Ma
03:43:38
Hello everyone I'm Alan cyber security background. Love to connect with other business owners to team and sub. Please contact me at alan@ma-tech.ninja or visit https://www.ma-tech.ninja
Betina Bullard
03:44:37
Excited to be apart the transition to help build small business to create wealth and legacy Mr Sears!
Renita Patterson
03:44:48
Good question. Will the slide presentations be available at a later date for attendees?
Mercedita Roxas-Murray
03:44:57
are the slides supposed to be advancing? I only see the Intro slide.
Lora Kay Oxendine-Taylor
03:45:07
Don Barker (speaker Dept. District, might you share your email again. Mvto/Thank you.
Angela Mitchell
03:45:51
Donald.BakerJr@usda.gov
Chunlei Ding
03:46:34
Question: does USDA take SBA 13 CFR rules into considerations?
Renie Langan
03:46:40
The agenda was posted at the start of the meeting and at 2:20 pm.
Lora Kay Oxendine-Taylor
03:46:41
Mvto, Angela Mitchell
Vinod Koosam
03:46:54
Hello everyone, I’m Beth Dowd with NAVOMI. We provide lifecycle solutions for cloud based digital engagements. We are MuleSoft certified partners looking to team or sub. beth@navomi.com. Thank you.
Angela Mitchell
03:47:14
USDA follows all Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) rules.
Uchechi Klimowicz
03:47:19
Hi everyone! Custodio Renovations LLC Uchechi Klimowicz 6788861267 klimowiczuche@yahoo.com
Seema Dixit
03:47:28
Are the matchmaking sessions only scheduled for tomorrow?
Alan Ma
03:50:07
https://www.ma-tech.ninja/government-consulting
Alan Ma
03:50:24
donald.baker.jr@
Chunlei Ding
03:51:18
Question: Don, could you please clarify if USDA allows the combined experience of GSA CTA members to meet requirements or if each GSA CTA member has to meet all requirements?
Letisha Carter
03:52:05
Hi, Everyone. Letisha Carter, Owner of Adaku LLC. We are a industrial parts distributor and HUBZone certified business, located in NC. Please feel free to reach out to me at lcarter@adakullc.com or 336-298-2782.
Narjis Ali
03:52:18
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this session. My name is Narjis Ali. I am CEO of Sure Secure Solutions located in the Greater Washington DC area. We are an SBA award winning SB, and 5 times winner of NASA DB award. We provide subject matter expertise in Managed Cloud Environments, Cyber Security, Data Analytics and Application Development.We have served the Forest Service as a prime in the past and look forward to working on prime or teaming opportunities at USDA. My e-mail is narjis.ali@suresecuresolutions.com Thank you
Celia Kalousek
03:53:40
Internet unstable...I have to sign out to see if I can sign back in... Will you share recording/slides? Thanks:-)
Angela Mitchell
03:53:41
@Chunlei Ding - USDA considers the combined experience of GSA contractor team arrangements (CTA).
Lance Rebels
03:54:32
Lance Rebels with Delaware Nation Industries (DNI). Tribal Owned, SBA Certified 8(a) Firm. I look forward to speaking with potential teaming partners at USDA. lance.rebels@dnigov.com
Allison Voight
03:55:13
Hi everyone. Allison Voight with https://valiantsolutions.com. Cyber HUBZone SB looking to break into USDA. Would love to talk partnering and what we can bring to the table... avoight@valiantsolutions.com
Charles King
03:56:29
Will the presentations be sent to the audience for both days?
Renie Langan
03:57:04
The recordings of this 2-Day workshop will be posted to the USDA Small Business website at: https://www.usda.gov/smallbiz hopefully by next week.
Donald Bice
03:57:31
Thanks Donald and welcome to USDA
Venkat Ramaswamy
03:57:38
Venkat Ramaswamy, 8a STARS III, GSA IT SCH 70 holder, reach out at venkat@rkcs.com for teaming partnerships.
Lora Kay Oxendine-Taylor
03:57:39
Mvto, Donald Baker
Shurnell James
03:59:47
I have a question, Shurnell James
Lora Kay Oxendine-Taylor
03:59:58
Im trying to find the raised hand measure… smiling. But will observe and be ready for tomorrow. Mvto, to you all, Jacqueline, George, and Donald. Well worth joining.
Francisca Saldana
04:00:57
I have a question. I am a teacher just starting a vegetable, fruit, and herbal farm at my home.
Jacqueline Davis-Slay
04:01:15
Jacqueline.davis-slay@usda.gov
Joseph Pierce
04:01:30
Hey everyone, I am Joe Pierce, Principal, Centurion Project Management, and my company does training, staffing, and consulting. Looking for teaming opportunities. Email: jpierce@centurionprojectmanagement.com; Office:252.543.8049; Cell: 910.489.7189; https://www.centurionprojectmanagement.com/
Angela Mitchell
04:02:58
OMB = Office of Management & Budget.
Mercedita Roxas-Murray
04:03:09
will you be including consideration of of Oasis 8a and Oasis SB?
Lloyd Gauthier
04:03:36
Hello everyone! Lloyd Gauthier from LMG Technology Services LLC in Houston, TX.We provide IT services including custom software development & support, data conversion & recovery, as well as web services.Also, we provide cyber security, cloud services, and staffing services across several industries.We are SBE, MBE, DBE, NSMDC (MBE), and Texas HUB certified. Also, we are on the Texas DIR contract.Looking forward to networking and potentially teaming together.Lloyd@Lmgtechnology.comhttps://www.Lmgtechnology.com
James Rinehart
04:03:54
it seems to be different
Teresa Howell
04:03:57
No, the numbers are completely different
Samuel Masseberg
04:03:59
The number is different
corliss jackson
04:04:01
It's the same
Angela Mitchell
04:04:02
UEI will be a new number and is federal wide.
Rita Ilenre
04:04:02
my number changes for my business
Emeka Nwosu
04:04:08
It’s a new number
Sharon Kelley
04:04:28
I was issued the new # from the DUNS. it was done automatically
Rita Ilenre
04:04:28
its a long #
Taija (Taj) Thomas - Lion Solutions
04:04:35
In SAM.gov, you should now see your #, it's available today
Carlton Oneal
04:04:41
When you check your SAM registration, you should see the new UEI displayed.
corliss jackson
04:04:44
My UEI number stayed the same.
Ashley Thompson
04:05:05
You can log into your SAM profile and it's already listed/updated on your existing record.
Vinod Koosam
04:06:10
What are the advantages/disadvantages to partnering with another company to get on GSA
Liz Clifford
04:06:58
who is renie langan?
DAMITA BARRIOS
04:07:49
Hello. I'm unable to copy and paste from the chat. Will the chat be exported and emailed to participants?
Renie Langan
04:08:25
I am a USDA employee on the Small Biz Workshop team. ~ Renie
Venkat Ramaswamy
04:08:49
Does anyone know how to copy the chat messages?
Alan Ma
04:09:53
hi Renee nice to meet you I'm Alan Ma e
James Rinehart
04:10:32
Question: @Mr Sears regarding your presentationEarly in the presentation you referenced the top SKUs, and then later the top expenditures. My question is that while it seems there was strong investment in IT, I don't believe I saw it listed in the SKU list. (Given that I may have not read the screen correct) Is that because the bulk of IT and emerging technologies expenditures are going to large business as opposed to SB? Thank you for your time.
Angela Mitchell
04:11:01
Donald will present additional data tomorrow on FY21 procurements for USDA.
JoAnn Blakey
04:11:30
Greetings Everyone! I am JoAnn Blakey, VP Federal Services with Oloop LLC. We specialize in providing Agile IT Services (Cloud Enablement & Migration to FedRAMP certified, Big Data & Analytics Solutions, IT Services, IT & Networking Support, IT Consulting & Program Management, and IT Consulting & Program Management); Healthcare/Clinical Support Services; and Professional Staff Augmentation Services. We are 8(a) Certified, ISO Certified ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013, CMMI Dev Level 3 Certified and a Contract Holder on 8(a) STARS III GWAC. JoAnn Blakey / joann@olooptech.com / www.olooptech.com.
Sophia Kariuki
04:15:00
Can I have Miss Jackie email please??
Allison Voight
04:15:14
https://valiantsolutions.com has large, Prime Cyber contracts throughout the Fed Gov't. If you're at USDA, would love to talk partnering as well as help you expand through our relationships... avoight@valiantsolutions.com
Naz Warden
04:15:17
Hello everyone. Naz Warden with Global Force USA. We are currently doing business with Forest services and want to expand our services to other agencies. Who can we approach at USDA?
Renie Langan
04:15:26
This chat will be distributed via and Excel spreadsheet to the full registration list.
Liz Clifford
04:15:30
Can I participate in more that one breakout session??
Renie Langan
04:16:03
You can reach Jackie at: jacqueline.davis-slay@usda.gov
Christina Orticke
04:16:14
Thank you Ms. Lang
Naz Warden
04:16:46
We are on STARS III contract and do you purchase from STARS III schedule for staffing?
Ashley Thompson
04:17:05
Give me one second I'll grab it for you
Angela Mitchell
04:17:23
For the question on NAICS 561320 - in fiscal year 2021, there were 205 new awards, totaling $8.5 Million.
Ashley Thompson
04:17:36
https://www.hubzonecouncil.org/event-4597436
Samuel Masseberg
04:18:03
Do we need to register for the breakout sessions?
Cicely Peace-Edouard
04:18:15
Thank you Ashley! Hope you are well!
Charles Harrell II
04:18:17
Will this webinar be downloaded to participants?
Renie Langan
04:18:40
The workshop recordings and other details will be posted to https://www.usda.gov/smallbiz.
corliss jackson
04:18:52
Hello Ms. Davis-Slay and Mr. Sears, I’m Corliss Jackson with Manifest Consulting Group. I was in the fall “focus group" session you did in August with Mr. Gonzales and it's very excited that you are “walking the talk” from that session. I am wondering how much you will be using POLARIS?
Joyce Jennings
04:19:23
Thank you Jackie, George and Donald.
Taija (Taj) Thomas - Lion Solutions
04:19:38
Who doesn't want to do business with the best agency in the World, smile.
Christina Orticke
04:19:41
Is it possible for each of the USDA reps participating today to introduce themselves quickly today or tomorrow?
Sovon Mookerjee
04:20:00
This is Sovon Mookerjee from Arch Systems, a Woman-owned, Hubzone, Small Disadvanteged business with major GWACs like CIOSP3 8(a), SB and Hubzone. My question is: is USDA planning to to go back to onsite project delivery or continue to stay remote?
Betina Bullard
04:20:15
Thank you again for the information
Ashley Thompson
04:20:15
Hi Cicely! Glad to see you here!
Arup Bhattacharjee
04:21:02
Will there be opportunities set aside for SDB. How graduated 8a can certify as SDB? Is it a self certifying process? Thank you
Lloyd Massengill
04:21:39
Hello all my name is Lloyd Massengill and I'm owner of Atlantic Business Ventures based out of South Florida. We specialize in helping all government agencies accomplish there mission through the procurement of or Landscaping Services. Cage code 8KK64 lmassengill@atlanticbusinessventures.com www.atlanticbusinessventures.com. 561.282.8282.
Patty Paul
04:22:53
I can't seem to find the "raise hand" on my screen.
Leann Hodges
04:23:15
under the reactions tab
Angela Mitchell
04:23:30
For raise hand - bottom of screen, Reactions, gray bar at the bottom of the Reactions pop up.
Angela Mitchell
04:24:40
Angela Mitchell - I work in USDA Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) in the Procurement Policy Division (PPD), under Mr. Baker.
Bobby Avary
04:24:46
Allan Brookhart - Complete packaging & Shipping Supplies. This is a great session! Thank you Ashley for putting us on the list.
Lora Kay Oxendine-Taylor
04:24:55
LOL, Angela Mitchell, as I went there, scanned through to quickly. The time appreciated.
Ashley Thompson
04:25:01
Glad you could make it Bobby!
Ashley Thompson
04:25:10
*Allan!
KRISTAL HILLIE
04:30:09
I joined late as well. How can I see her email from the previous chat?
K-9 All in!-101 LLC Information.
04:30:25
I was kicked out several times. I'm not sure why.
R Scott Beaumont
04:30:45
Sanford ME
Cicely Peace-Edouard
04:31:22
Hi Sheryl! Good to see you on screen!
Melissa Barrington
04:31:52
Good Afternoon All - I happy to participate in today’s workshop. M3 Consulting Services, LLC based out of Germantown, MD; https://www.m3csllc.com
Jalon Alexander
04:32:36
Sheryl, you do a great job! You are representing the Business center greatly!
Renie Langan
04:36:31
Welcome back and for those who joined us late, we will be distributing this chat to all registrants. Contact info you may want now: Jackie's email: jacqueline.davis-slay@usda.gov, the Small Biz general email: SmallBizEvent@usda.gov, and visit our Small Business website for the workshop recordings and other details at: https://www.usda.gov/smallbiz. Or you can contact Renie at Irene.Langan@usda.gov.
Jill Caballero
04:36:50
Will the slides for this presentation be available to all attendees with all the links? Thanks in advance!
Ishaunna Gully
04:37:45
Greetings Everyone! I am Ishaunna Gully, Project Coordinator with Take A Stand No More Consultant LLC. I am a motivational speaker and a Domestic Violence Survivor. At the tender age of 20 I was shot by my ex-boyfriend an left me for dead. The bullet is lodged in my spinal cord so I now am a wheelchair user. I provide trainings, workshop's on Teen Dating Violence, Healthy Relationships, Bullying, Disability Etiquette, and Domestic Violence Prevention. If I can be of any assistance to anyone please don't hesitate to contact me @ igully@yahoo.com or 601-4703788.
Angela Mitchell
04:38:13
@Arup Bhattacharjee, the SBA has a site dedicated to Small Disadvantaged Business and certifications, https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-assistance-programs/small-disadvantaged-business. Each USDA Mission Area has committed to meeting a certain % of SDB set asides. It's up to each Mission Area which opportunities to set aside to meet their goals.
Lora Kay Oxendine-Taylor
04:39:38
Sheryl Welch (USDA) sign me up for a meeting and smiling.
Rajesh Bhagat
04:40:28
This is Rajesh Bhagat, Finance Manager at DB Healthcare, Inc. located at Burlington, MA. www.dbhealthcare.com E-mail: rajesh@dbhealthcare.com Tel: 781-328-8207. We have a Schedule 70 contract for HIT Contract # GS35F345GA. We are looking for subcontracting opportunities for staff augmentation.
Jonas Henkensiefken
04:40:31
If slides will be available, how can/should we obtain these slides? (via a USDA provided link, send an email to request, and "who" should we email this request to?)
Andy Morris
04:42:21
Does rice fall under the nutrition program?
Renie Langan
04:43:46
We are working to ensure all PPT slides are 508 Compliant. We will post those slides on our Small Business website at https://www.usda.gov/smallbiz as soon as they are available.
Jonas Henkensiefken
04:45:06
Excellent, thanks Renie! ☺️
Chunlei Ding
04:49:28
What are the differences between certified COR and appointed COR?
Chunlei Ding
04:49:53
That is a question for USDA.
Renie Langan
04:50:44
To help you keep track of our Mission Areas and the Agencies they represent, please check out this file.
Versandra Kennebrew
04:51:30
Wonderful presentation. Can't wait until tomorrow's session. Greetings from Optimal Living Education & Retreats LLC
Angela Mitchell
04:51:40
A COR must be certified to be appointed on a contract. ACOR could be certified and not appointed on a contract. That isn't typical for USDA but it's possible.
Steve Mosher
04:53:47
Steven M. MosherProgram Coordinator | Strategic Engagement DivisionSouthern RegionInnovation CenterUSDA Rural DevelopmentUnited States Department of AgricultureCell: 870-754-9352e-mail: steve.mosher@usda.govwww.rd.usda.gov“Together, America Prospers”USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.Stay Connected with USDA:USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.
Erin Puckett
04:58:08
Hi Steve! I'd love an opportunity to discuss the upcoming contract opportunities for FY2022 within the RD. Is that something we can discuss or is there someone else to whom I could speak with?
Emeka Nwosu
05:00:50
Mr. Price, what mechine did you mention vendor need for?
Steve Mosher
05:01:01
USDA Rural Development Project matrix: https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/RD-Program-Matrix-NV-contactsrev0818.pdf?msclkid=720cf0e6bb6111ecb89f093e4e8d9d36
Cherie Yang
05:02:40
Oh no. This is my favorite part of this meeting. It’s very interesting.
La Juana "The PMO CEO" Chambers Lawson
05:03:06
Great information and demonstration
Kevin NMEITC
05:04:16
Great presentation Howard!!!! Thank you !
Chunlei Ding
05:04:59
@Steve Mosher, thanks for the project matrix.
ERIC RENZ-WHITMORE
05:10:25
There we go!
Betina Bullard
05:10:54
Jackie on it she got you covered!!
Erin Puckett
05:32:04
Is that JIm on the slide? :)
Jim Suits (TFAA-FAS)
05:37:50
Erin: Yes :)
Erin Puckett
05:38:08
That's Awesome :)
Chioma Anosike
05:39:16
Do we get all the slide after this 2days?
Kimmisha Michels
05:39:19
This has been great and full of information. I didn’t know how deep the USDA was.
Brian Davis
05:40:01
Do we get a copy of the recording, I'm just now getting here
Paul Arnold
05:40:36
Thanks for the Fair to Midland definition. Heard it all these years and had no idea.
Machelle Lee
05:41:28
Do USDA work with company that offer corporate housing
Erin Puckett
05:42:06
@Chioma, They will post the slides link to their website when it is available: https://www.usda.gov/smallbiz
Ade Odutola
05:45:01
Many thanks to the USDA Team for this super insightful and helpful presentation. Much appreciated.
Angela Mitchell
05:47:08
I can run some data in FPDS on that also - NAICS 541930.
Leann Hodges
05:53:24
Leann Hodges, I am EA for Cooper Resources, LLC. We are a certified Oklahoma Women Owned Business, Certified EDWOSB and HubZone certified and currently working on DBE certification. Cooper Resources is a Horizontal Directional Drilling company. If anyone would like to connect via Linkedin my profile link is below. Have a wonderful evening everyone! https://www.linkedin.com/in/leann-hodges-94a6411a7/
Angela Mitchell
05:56:07
For interpretive services, NAICS 541930, FY21 had 31 new awards at a total of $1.5Million. Forest Service led awards at 9 and $836,457.75. USDA Departmental Administration was next at 6 actions for $162,000.
Sheryl Welch
05:56:37
FPAC Breakout tomorrow will be covering our extensive IT Service opportunities tomorrow.
Stephanie Carter Bagley
05:56:54
Stephanie Bagley, SCB Management Solutions, Inc. We are a certified 8A, EDWOSB and HubZone, and current USDA contractor. We specialize in Modernization, Transformation and Technical Assistance including System Implementation Management, Project Management, Strategic Planning, Business Process Solutions, and Professional Development Training. We are interested in discussing prime and teaming opportunities. This has been a great workshop! I am looking forward to tomorrow’s session.
Teresa Howell
05:57:27
I would suggest working with a local PTAC, they provide a lot of one-on-one help
Stephanie Carter Bagley
05:58:04
Stephanie Bagley, scarter@scbmgmt.com, 443-598-6928
R Scott Beaumont
05:59:40
Last Speaker from MN. LawnCare Vet. PLEASE CONTACT ME. Rsbeaumont@vpsafety.com
Ashley Thompson
05:59:48
You can contact me via sm.fs.smallbusiness@usda.gov
Troy Smith
06:00:25
will do.
Renie Langan
06:01:20
Here's the link to find a PTAC near you. https://www.usda.gov/smallbiz
Seema Dixit
06:02:16
Excellent suggestion Mr. Sears. I’m hiring my son as summer intern 🙂
Angela Mitchell
06:02:23
You can also register at SAM.gov to automatically be notified when a requirement is posted in your specification/geographic location.
Debra Roak
06:03:13
Actually my business does that but we do charge a retainer. CRA Consultancy Group email me at debra@cra-consultancy.com and my name is Debra Roak
Tatyana Watkins-Hudson
06:06:33
Hello everyone , If anyone is interested in someone who writes government contracts and proposals , please email me at protipbranding@gmail.com . Let’s get connected & see how I can be of service.
Renie Langan
06:06:40
The link to the USDA Small Business Forecasts: https://www.usda.gov/da/osdbu/forecast
Felicia Shanken
06:08:03
Thank you Tatyana I will be reaching out.
Tatyana Watkins-Hudson
06:10:00
No problem Miss Felicia
Betina Bullard
06:10:12
you hit my question as far as marketing for awareness and promotion
Joyce Hunter
06:10:35
For those who live in the DC area, there is a FREE summer camp for high school students, Science Technology Engineering Agriculture and Math - www.datasteamcamp.org
Rita Ilenre
06:10:45
My name is Rita Ilenre. Tausicleaning.com
Emeka Nwosu
06:10:55
Mr. Price, may I have your contact information?
Renie Langan
06:11:35
USDA has the Pathways Program and may be run out of the individual Mission areas or agencies. The site won't open for me now. But you may want to google it.
Joyce Hunter
06:11:55
Open House for the Agriculture Data Science Camp is on Friday, April 22nd, 2022 on the campus of the University of the District of Columbia. www.datasteamcamp.org
Frances Alexander
06:12:06
Agenda went out this afternoon.
Machelle Lee
06:12:31
Do USDA offer corporate housing and how do we find out about is
SIMONE MURRAY
06:13:09
Greetings! Which office specializes in PSAs or Agriculture media to promote USDA initiatives to reach a wider audience? www.sitemedia.us
Angela Mitchell
06:13:50
The USDA Contracting Desk Book, section 408.705-2 address the direct order process. USDA fully supports SBA programs.
Renie Langan
06:13:57
Rural Development has a housing program, I do not know if they have corporate housing. A specialist will discuss their details tomorrow.
Alan Cangemi
06:14:22
How many of the breakout sessions can we attend?
La Juana "The PMO CEO" Chambers Lawson
06:15:42
Aye, aye!
Renie Langan
06:16:34
You will be able to move from one session to another. When you move from session to session, you will go back to the main meeting room and then our wonderful Tech Guy Jeff, will move you to a new room.
Alan Cangemi
06:16:51
Thank you.
Betina Bullard
06:16:55
you are right there with me
Ashley Thompson
06:17:23
Can Simone, can you please contact me via sm.fs.smallbusiness@usda.gov
Joyce Hunter
06:17:29
Simone is correct. Young people are not going to wade through web sites to find information.
Christina Orticke
06:17:36
Thank you
Felicia Shanken
06:18:36
Thank you all this has been very informational.
Kamalia Blunt
06:19:02
Thank you all!
La Juana "The PMO CEO" Chambers Lawson
06:19:30
Are there any upcoming capability briefings?
Erin Puckett
06:20:11
I missed Kara Stith's email, could someone re-port again please :)
Kevin /TekConnX -NMEITC
06:20:18
Absolutely fantastic program today!Time well spent and extremely beneficial for the newest to the most advanced businesses participating!WELL DONE!!!!
Samuel Masseberg
06:20:27
Thank you Mr. Sears and the entire USDA TEAM this was beneficial, value add and informative.
Cicely Peace-Edouard
06:20:28
It's been great! Thank you!
Teri Sims-Scott
06:20:36
Thank you so much!! A great event!!
Joyce Hunter
06:20:37
Well done!!!
La Juana "The PMO CEO" Chambers Lawson
06:20:44
Awesome, noted. Thank you!
JoAnn Blakey
06:20:48
Great Session!
Betina Bullard
06:21:10
thank you!!
Kimmisha Michels
06:21:15
Excellent session
Paul Arnold
06:21:18
Thanks!!!!
Melissa Dyniec
06:21:27
Thanks everyone!
Kimmisha Michels
06:21:39
Awesome, thank you!
Christina Orticke
06:21:40
This session was OUTSTANDING. Thank you.
Joyce E. Jennings
06:21:49
Thank you USDA Team! Looking forward to tomorrow. Bring a child to Zoom with you.