To connect small businesses in North Carolina to service contract opportunities, Wayne Community College (WCC) and North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) has the 2017 Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (SJAFB) Small Business Outreach Event Nov. 15 in Goldsboro.
Aside from providing an update on available service contracts, the event included panels that informed businesses about the following: current procedures for doing business with the US Air Force and SJAFB commands; challenges in federal contracting; sources of requirements for goods and services at SJAFB; currently contracted services with their contractors and duration; and future trends in requirements for goods and services.
Panel line-up included: Overview of the 4th Contracting Squadron; SJAFB Small Business Programs: Goals/Targets and Strategic Sourcing; Installation Mission & Medical Support: Programs, Requirement, Processes and Procedures; SJAFB Prime Contractors: Programs, Requirements, Processes and Procedures; and Organizational Mini Briefs: Small Business Administration (SBA), Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), WCC Small Business Center (SBC) and North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC). Participants interacted with panelists comprised of SJAFB contracting officials and representatives from prime service contractors.
NCMBC executive director Scott Dorney said the panel line-up provided “a unique opportunity for businesses to talk face-to-face with officials at SJAFB who actually generate a broad range of contract opportunities at the installation.”
Welcome remarks were given by Dorney; Col. Jason Knight, commander of the 4th Mission Support Group; and Dr. Tracey Ivey, vice president of institutional effectiveness and innovation at WCC.