Contracting Working Group Meeting w/ Farooq Mitha

Contracting Working Group Meeting w/ Farooq Mitha

DESCRIPTION
On May 26 at 2 P.M. EST, PSC’s Contracting Working Group will host DoD Office of Small Business Programs Director Farooq Mitha, who will discuss its rulemaking progress on Barriers Facing Small Business in Contracting with the Department of Defense. The Contract Working Group within PSC’s Acquisition and Business Policy Council (ABPC) was formed to look for opportunities to improve the federal procurement system that would benefit both government and industry. Commonsense policies and consistently applied procedures for how and when the government acquires services can greatly enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the federal acquisition system. In many areas, improvements to government business and buying policy—whether through statute, regulations, or agency guidance—will lead to positive outcomes that far exceed the magnitude of the changes themselves.

This meeting is exclusively for PSC members.


GUEST SPEAKER
Mr. Farooq A. Mitha currently serves in the Biden administration as the Director of the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP). As Director, Mr. Mitha oversees more than $140 billion of annual awards to small business. In addition, he assists the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Secretaries of Military Departments, Under Secretaries of Defense, Directors of Defense Agencies and Major Commands in including small business planning into the readiness of the Department. These efforts aim to modernize and restore the nation’s industrial commons through focusing on advanced manufacturing, applied research, and innovative programs that align small business capabilities with the DoD’s current and future needs.

PSC POLICY LEAD
Sebastian Herrick
Senior Associate, Public Policy
Sebastian Herrick serves as Senior Associate, Public Policy, where he provides cross-association support for the Professional Services Council and its member organizations.  

Sebastian was previously Policy and Program Analyst for the Government Relations department of AECOM, a leading engineering and infrastructure firm. Prior to AECOM, Sebastian served as Chief Analyst for ASC Echo, a boutique political and media data firm in the Washington, D.C. area. Sebastian interned for two congressional offices and graduated from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. He is proudly from Golden, Colorado.

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DATE
May 26, 2022

TIME

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET

LOCATION
Virtual Meeting

PRICE
Free for members
Closed to nonmembers

ABOUT ABPC
The Acquisition and Business Policy Council is the principal body for developing PSC’s positions and taking action on cross-cutting, major acquisition policy issues. Its focus encompasses wide-ranging issues such as multiple award and schedules contracts, the role of contractors, federal acquisition workforce development, commerciality, contract type and competitiveness, requirements development and evaluation strategies, alternative acquisition models, internal and external communication, and industrial base health and competition. The Acquisition and Business Policy Council fosters formal and informal partnerships with policymakers and allied stakeholders, and works toward an outcome-oriented federal services acquisition process through regular meetings, timely programs, and various other avenues.

All information and available materials will be distributed prior to the meeting to all registrants. Please contact events@pscouncil.org if you have any questions or registration problems.


When
5/26/2022 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where
Virtual Meeting
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