Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management RID

Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management RID

PSC, in coordination with the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM), will host a virtual Reverse Industry Day on Thursday, May 4 from 1:00-3:30pm ET. This event is an opportunity for DOE EM acquisition professionals to learn about the challenges and issues that are most important to companies when doing business with the agency. During this event, two panels of industry leaders share details on the industry decision-making process and offer perspectives on how to enhance the DOE EM business environment. This meeting is open to PSC members, non-members, and government. There is no cost to attend. Please see the agenda for the session descriptions and speakers. If you have questions about this event for DOE EM, please contact Travis Marshall, Acquisition Integration Lead, at For questions or problems with registration, please contact

1:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks (DOE EM) 
1:10 p.m. Session I: How Industry Decides to Bid / No Bid an Opportunity
This panel will explain the process, timelines (including identification of opportunities), and the factors that influence how a company decides to bid on a federal opportunity. Panelists will discuss the importance of early communication, highlight the type of information needed, and the value associated with certain types of engagements (e.g. RFIs/Sources Sought, one-on-ones, industry days). Speakers will discuss and use scenarios to demonstrate how different factors might influence the decision towards either bidding or not bidding (e.g., costs, risks, requirements, acquisition strategy, evaluation criteria, LPTA v. Best Value, vetting of solution, past acquisition practices of customer, etc.). 

Thomas Mooney, Business Development Director, Parsons 
LaJuanna Russell, President, Business Management Associates 
Keith Tucker, Vice President, Strategy and Development, Jacobs
Moderator: Paul Anninos, Vice President, Abt Associates
 2:10 p.m. Break (10 minutes)
 2:20 p.m.

Session II: Doing Business with DOE EM – Issues and Perspectives Across the Procurement Lifecycle
Industry personnel will share their thoughts on what it is like to do business with the Federal Government and the DOE EM. Speakers will help the audience understand the implications of how the Federal Government communicates and engages with industry at different points throughout the procurement lifecycle. The audience will get a better understanding of what industry views as working well (and the reasons why); what practices could be improved, current business challenges; and how to incentivize industry to continue pursuing work and investing in the DOE EM. The session will discuss the following topics:

  • Barriers to Entry 
  • Forecasts
  • Pre-RFP communication and engagement
  • Requirements
  • Understanding the factors that drive protests
  • Challenges of small, mid-size, and large businesses
Kirste Webb, Director of Growth, Environmental Services Group, Aleut Federal 
Meredith Braselman, Partner, Strategic Communications and Marketing, ICF Next 
Jeff Cotton, Program Manager, Maximus 
Jeffrey Kerridge, Senior Vice President for Business Development, Amentum 
Moderator: Paul Cunningham, WWT
 3:20 p.m.  Closing Remarks


Krista Sweet
Vice President, Civilian Agencies
Krista Sweet is the Vice President of Civilian Agencies for the Professional Services Council where she leads policy, programs, and advocacy on behalf of members with federal civilian agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Health and Human Services, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Department of Energy 

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May 4, 2023


1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.



5/4/2023 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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