Small Business Webinar Series: Season1, Episode 3

Webinar: The Changing Face of Federal Acquisition

Understanding the Opportunity of Simplified Acquisitions

May 30, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET

AFCEA International's Changing Face of Federal Acquisition is a comprehensive and practical exchange of information providing important ground truth for knowing where to be from an acquisition perspective. This is about traditional contracting practices, streamlined procurements, rapid acquisitions and more! Brought to you by AFCEA's Small Business Committee.

Understanding the Opportunity of Simplified Acquisitions 

Continuing our series, "The Changing Face of Acquisition" with our third webinar, "Understanding the Opportunity of Simplified Acquisitions".
Discussion led by Guy Timberlake of the SCIIF, "Simplified Acquisitions are a secret weapon for federal agencies. It allows their buyers to make purchases with a reduced administrative lead time and level of effort so they can get essential goods and services to agency customers faster than other procurement methods. The rules for this type of purchase conveys a preference for agencies to engage with small business concerns as well as a reduced level of effort for vendors when responding to these requirements. In Fiscal Year 2018, 68 federal agencies, boards and commissions issued and administered contracts and orders valued at nearly $25B, continuing an upward trend in utilization and fiscal spending on buys made this way."

In preparation for this webinar, consider visiting to get your business ready to win federal contracts through Simplified Acquisitions.


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Simplified Acquisitions allows buyers at federal agencies to make purchases with a reduced administrative lead time and level of effort so they can get essential goods and services to agency customers faster than other procurement methods. The rules for this type of purchase conveys a preference for agencies to engage with small business concerns as well as a reduced level of effort for vendors when responding to these requirements. Learn about the continuing upward trend in utilization of Simplified Acquisition and fiscal spending during this online event.

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