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June 2023: Norcal Federal Small Business Professionals Panel

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Federal agencies purchase over $500 billion in goods and services each year and 23% of all prime contracts are designated for small business. In this webinar, a panel of Federal Agencies in Northern California will provide an overview of their agencies, what they buy, where they solicit, their agencies small business spending goals and achievements, where to find each agency’s procurement forecast of opportunities and agency specific programs (i.e. VA’s Vet’s First Program, etc.)

Thank you to all of our amazing speakers from:

Bureau of Reclamation California-Great Basin


The California-Great Basin Region is one of five Reclamation regions across the nation’s 17 western states. It encompasses two-thirds of California, the Klamath Basin, and most of Nevada. The California-Great Basin Region manages one of the nation’s largest and best known water projects—the Central Valley Project—as well as Oregon’s Klamath Project; Nevada’s Newlands, Humboldt, Washoe, and Truckee projects; and Central California’s Cachuma, Orland, Santa Maria, Solano, and Ventura River projects.

General Services Administration (GSA)


GSA provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. GSA’s acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, and IT to government organizations and the military. GSA also promotes management best practices and efficient government operations through the development of governmentwide policies.

Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA)


The Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) is a Center for Industrial Technical Excellence (CITE). Microelectronics is a critical mission area enabling many of key weapons systems for the Department of Defense. DMEA as a CITE allows greater utilization of its unique capability to support small runs of DoD-critical microelectronics and semiconductors both inside and outside DoD. The CITE designation also allows the use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). PPP provides excellent opportunities to promote partnering agreements between depots/arsenals and private industry.

NASA Office of Small Business Programs


NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs primary mission since its inception has been to increase the representation of small businesses in NASA’s contracting efforts. Our efforts encompass all federally recognized socio-economic small business categories and we work hard to make sure each type of business gets a fair chance to work with NASA.

Small Businesses are the backbone of the American economy and play a very critical role in propelling our nation forward into a new space age. Small Businesses not only support science and technology tasks across a wide range of disciplines, but many also provide critical program management functions that keep our projects within budget and on schedule. 

U.S. Small Business Administration – Sacramento District (SBA)


The United States Small Business Administration is an independent agency of the United States government that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. The Sacramento District provides help with SBA services including funding programs, counseling, federal contracting certifications, and disaster recovery. We can also connect you to our partner organizations, lenders, and other community groups that help small businesses succeed.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)


The United States Department of Veterans Affairs is a Cabinet-level executive branch department of the federal government charged with providing lifelong healthcare services to eligible military veterans at the 170 VA medical centers and outpatient clinics located throughout the country

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