Seeking Small Businesses Who Aim High
Businesses in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky now have new contracting opportunities as NASA teams with regional Procurement Technical Assistance Centers for a two-day conference to help businesses sell to NASA and other government buyers.
The first-ever, one-time event “Reaching High – Aerospace Business Matchmaker,” scheduled for July 17-18 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, is a partnership among the Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, NASA, and other PTACs in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
On Tuesday, July 17, participants will hear from NASA officials about the goods and services the agency needs and how businesses can qualify as vendors.
On Wednesday, July 18, businesses can meet one-on-one with representatives from NASA, as well as other agencies from all levels of government and NASA prime contractors, for millions of dollars’ worth of contracting opportunities in aerospace industry services. In fiscal year 2017, NASA spent nearly $16.5 billion on contracting, $2.7 billion of this with small businesses.
The program is intended for those small business representatives who want to secure government contracts with other federal, state, and local agencies.
Why should I attend the Aerospace Business Matchmaker?
• Meet with small business specialists from NASA centers across the country and learn about working with the space agency.
• Participate in one-on-one matchmaking opportunities, network with contractors, and pitch your products and services
• This event is an opportunity for a variety of industries to meet one-on-one with NASA centers and prime contractors for millions of dollars’ worth of contracting opportunities.
• Network one-on-one with federal, state and local government agencies and with prime contractors.
Registration is now open at http://AerospaceMatchmaker.com. Registration costs $160, with online registration ending July 6.