Thank You, Indian Country!

I am back from a great trip to Sooner Country (Norman, Oklahoma), where it was an honor to be part of the annual Indian Country Business Summit.  I gave two talks at ICBS: one on recent developments in government contracting, and another on crafting effective and compliant teaming agreements and subcontracts.

It was great to see so many familiar faces, including my longtime friend Guy Timberlake, who gave a fantastic presentation on competitive market intelligence.  A big thank you to the Tribal Government Institute and Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network for sponsoring this wonderful event, and Victoria Armstrong and everyone who worked with her to organize it.  And, of course, thank you to all of the clients, old friends, and new faces I met and spoke with at the conference.

I’ve been a road warrior recently, but will be sticking around town for the next few weeks.  Next up on my travel schedule: a half-day, in-depth session on teaming agreements, joint venturing, and mentor-protege programs, sponsored by the Nebraska PTAC.  Hope to see you in Omaha on September 22!

Thank You, San Diego NDIA!

I am back in Lawrence after a great trip to San Diego for the 2017 Department of the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event.  I gave a session at Gold Coast on the SBA’s new All Small Mentor-Protege Program, and enjoyed speaking with contractors, government representatives, and others on the trade show floor.

Thank you very much to the San Diego chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association for sponsoring this fantastic event and inviting me to speak.  Thank you also to the fine folks of the San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center and American Indian Chamber Education Fund PTAC for sharing their booth.  And a big thank you to the many contractors who attended the session and asked great questions–so many, in fact, that some people stuck around 30 minutes after the session ended to chat.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of attending Gold Coast, I strongly encourage you to put it on your radar screen for 2018.  As for me, I’ll be hitting the road again soon: I will be in Norman, Oklahoma next week for the annual Indian Country Business Summit, one of my favorite procurement events each year.  Hope to see you there!

Thank You, Indian Country!

I am back in Kansas after spending two days at the Indian Country Business Summit in Norman, Oklahoma.  My presentation at the conference addressed recent legal developments in government contracting–and if you have been following SmallGovCon, you know there are a lot of big changes happening.

Many thanks to all of the sponsors and organizers for putting together the event and inviting me to speak.  A big thank you, as well, to all of those who attended the conference (attendance was up significantly over last year) and made this such a great event.

If you are in the Midwest but missed the ICBS, you can catch me in Overland Park on September 18, when I will give a seminar on commercial acquisitions and negotiated procurements.  I hope to see you there!

Thank You, Oklahoma!

I am back in Lawrence after a trip to Oklahoma, where I spoke at an industry day event sponsored by the Mid-America Government Industry Coalition.  My presentation provided an overview of recent legal developments of importance to small government contractors, as well as a look at potential changes on the horizon.

A big “thank you” to Kay Bills and her team at MAGIC for inviting me to participate, and that you to the other speakers who shared their detailed knowledge about social media, cyber security, Department of Labor regulations, and other timely topics.  And of course, a big “thank you” to all the contractors, PTAC counselors and others who attended.

If you are in the Oklahoma area but missed my presentation to MAGIC (or even if you came), I will be back in the Sooner State in August for the Indian Country Business Summit.  Hope to see you there!