This is a Reverse Industry Day that will provide insights from Industry Leaders as to how they would like to interact with the Acquisition Offices of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The event will include speakers from Large, Medium and Small Business. Attendees will be able to listen and pose questions via Chat to the Moderator, Joe Grace, President and CEO of Grace and Associates, and to listen to the presentations and questions from the VA Officials and industry speakers.
The topic of this Reverse Industry Day will be: RFP's / RFQ's - A Recipe for Success. How can Industry and the VA work more closely as partners to improve this process; resulting in true transparency, clear requirements, better proposals, enhanced competition, fewer protests and ultimately higher quality contracts to serve our Veterans.
Speakers from Industry:
Mike Vogel, Senior Client Executive, Perspecta
Derek dela Noche, Vice President of Contracts, Optum Serve
Michelle Williams, Director of Compliance and Safety, VieMed
Gayle Grasso, Business Development Director, BookZurman
Marc Goldschmitt, CEO Goldschmitt and Associates
Scott Svabek, Chief Tactical Officer, Grace and Associates, LLC.
From the Department of Veterans Affairs:
Michele Foster, Associate Executive Director, Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dr. Angela Billups: Executive Director, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Department of Veterans Affairs
Karen Brazell: Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction and Chief Acquisition Officer and Acting Assistant Secretary for Enterprise Integration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
Phil Christy: Deputy Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction, Department of Veterans Affairs.