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When: Monday, May 16th, 2011
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Give Me 5: Subcontracting and Teaming to Participate in the Women’s Procurement Program

With the recent Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program, the rules of government contracting are changing. Now, more than ever, it is imperative for WOSBs and other companies to leverage teaming and subcontracting strategies to remain competitive. On May 16th, 2011, join Give Me 5 in Norfolk, Virginia for a free event for new and experienced federal contractors.


May 16th, 20118:30 am – 12:00 pm

Hilton Norfolk Airport

1500 North Military Highway

Norfolk, VA 23502


In this informative half day program, we will explore the ins and outs of the WOSB Contract Program, explore how teaming can help small and midsize businesses bid on larger contracts, and we will provide insight into how the changes in procurement law are creating opportunities for smaller and larger firms to work together. You don’t want to miss out on the vital information provided in these sessions – register today for this event!



8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 Introduction

- Ann Sullivan, WIPP Government Relations and President, Madison Services Group, inc.

9:05 Welcome

- Congressman Scott Rigell

9:15 The Importance of Teaming

- Jeff Brunner, Contract and Acquisition Management Officer, United States Joint Forces Command

9:45 The WOSB Federal Contract Program Explained

- Ann Sullivan, WIPP Government Relations and President, Madison Services Group, Inc.

10:15 Coffee Break

10:30 Lessons Learned Interview: Subcontracting and Teaming Strategies

- Catherine Giordano, President/CEO, Knowledge Information Solutions, Inc.

In conversation with:

- Ann Sullivan, WIPP Government Relations and President, Madison Services Group, Inc.


11:15 Panel – Teaming Opportunities for WOSBs


- Doña Storey, President, GOVtips, LLC



- Jack Beecher, Chief, Small Business Programs Office, Norfolk District, Army Corps of Engineers

- Bradley Reaves, Attorney, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.

- Patti Hamilton, President/CEO, Hamilton Consulting Solutions Corp

- Denise Rodriguez-Lopez, American Express Open Advisor on Teaming

12:00 Closing

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