As some of you know, I’m the owner of a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business (those of you who are smart- realize that makes me an SDV). The Federal government has a law on the books from 2004 that is pretty much ignored- that 3% of all Federal spending should attempt to be sourced from SDVOBs. Considering that the wars in the gulf are creating quite a few Service Disabled Vets- it would be nice if Boeing, BAE, General Dynamics, Halliburton and others- actually did a better job of trying to subcontract their requirements.
A few of us former paratroopers began a group for Veteran Owned Businesses- called VOB108- about four years ago. We’re still learning our ropes when it comes to getting government contracts, but we do host what we call “Teaming meetings” once a month- where we have speakers come in and talk about how to improve your odds of landing a government contract. Here is the info on this Thursday’s FREE meeting:
VOB108.org feature speaker for the 11-Mar 2010 meeting will be Mr. Carl D. Hayden, Academic Dean for the Defense Acquisition University DAU, Midwest Region. Dean Hayden’s presentation will explain the mission and purpose of DAU. He will also speak about Federal Procurement Certification, along with what procurement classes and instructions are available through DAU. DAU offers not only formal classroom instruction, but Internet instruction as well. All of which are available to government employees and government contractors throughout the Region.
The meeting is from noon to 2, it’s free, but an RSVP is required. Please click on the link to find out more- including location.