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How to Respond to and Submit a Sources Sought Notice or Request for Information 6-18-20

How to Respond to and Submit a Sources Sought Notice or Request for Information 6-18-20Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM- Eastern Standard Time [Web Conference]


The best way to help get a contract set-aside for a small business is to respond to a Sources Sought Notice or Request for Information.

When agencies are considering setting a contract aside for a small business, the agency post a Sources Sought Notice or Request for Information. The agency must receive two or more responses for consideration.  If they don’t receive responses, the contract will go out full and open – meaning you will have to compete with a large firm for the same contract

Join us for this comprehensive look at deciding if the contract is right for your firm and how to submit a response that will show you have the capacity to fulfill the contract should it be awarded to your firm.

Meeting Details

Date & Time: Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM- Eastern Standard Time
Location: Web Conference (register to secure log-in/dial-in details)

General Registration & Fees

Fees for the meeting are as follows:

Upon completion of your registration, you will be provided with the meeting dial-in and log-in information.

[Government Agency, Large Prime Contractor and Resource Provider Representatives (as approved by ASBCC) – Complimentary.]

Melissa “Lisa” Jenkins
WOSB Program Manager & Industry Liaison/Program Analyst/Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
U.S. Department of the Treasury

Melissa Jenkins is the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program Manager & Industry Liaison/Program Analyst/Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) for Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business
Utilization (OSDBU) at the United States Department of the Treasury.

Ms. Jenkins helps Small Businesses along with HBCUs increase their market share by identifying opportunities for either priming or subcontracting, evident by the success in her Treasury Bureau Portfolio Management. Strategically position the Department of Treasury for future success by delivering excellent, responsive customer service to internal and external stakeholders. Conduct research to formulate, implement objectives, priorities that mitigate risk and ensure the longterm SBA mandated activities and goals.

Lisa hands-on approach with senior leadership and personnel is pivotal, as proven by the adoption and continuation of the small business Brown Bag Training Sessions and Briefings with the Treasury Senior
Stakeholders while continuing to develop and implement Treasury’s socio-economic program. As a result of Ms. Jenkins’ passion and diplomacy, the OSDBU’s performance has improved and is now considered a value-added organizational partner. Last year, one of the Portfolio’s she manages awarded over 99% of their contracts to small
businesses.

Last quarter, Ms. Jenkins was able to leverage Treasury’s current technology by designing and implementing their first ever Virtual Vendor Outreach resulting increase vendor and bureau visibility while lowering associated cost. Of particular note, in FY19 Ms. Jenkins championed Women Impacting Public Policy, National 8(a) Association, HUBZone Council, National Veterans Small Business Council, Montgomery County’s Chamber of Commerce, Maryland PTAC, DC PTAC, Virginia PTAC, Women of Prince George’s, The LEAD Program and Goldman Sachs
10,000 Small Businesses.

She is knowledgeable, passionate, hardworking and committed. Ms. Jenkins is an inspiring communicator, possessing a dynamic connection to her audiences; when she speaks people listen and follow through on
her counsel. Through her metrics based presentations, she has educated and encouraged thousands of small businesses. She has a stellar reputation among government and the small business community and is
a consummate professional who has demonstrated that she truly cares about the success of both.