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Getting Back to Business Outreach Event

About This Event

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is hosting several community outreach events for small businesses. The OSDBU serves as advocates for small businesses by providing guidance, education, and support to internal and external stakeholders to maximize opportunity while maintaining accountability. The OSDBU provides information to businesses interested in doing business with the Federal Government.

The community outreach event is directed at small businesses to educate them on the govcon industry and provide information to 1) become familiar with processes and procedures associated with federal government contracting; and 2) identify and pursue contract opportunities with HHS. The objective of these outreach events is to engage, equip, and inform the small business participants of the federal procurement process so that they become more effective in pursuing contracting opportunities at HHS. This outreach event will be a full day of workshops and matchmaking/counseling.

The event will include:

  • Welcoming remarks from local dignitaries and representatives from HHS
  • Information about federal government contracting
  • Matchmaking and counseling
  • Networking


Event: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Onsite Registration: 7:30 am – 8:30 am


  • Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Tidewater Community College
    Norfolk Campus Student Center
    310 Granby St
    Norfolk, VA 23510
    ***Please note: The presentation portion of the event will be available via webcast. If you are interested in participating in matchmaking/counseling, you must attend the event in person.

COST: FREE – there is no cost to register


For businesses, there is a limit of 2 representatives per company per event. Please note that the total registration is limited.

Pre-registration is required and limited. Registration will close when it is full. A registration link is provided at

If you register and cannot attend, please cancel your registration as soon as possible so that someone on the wait list can participate.

If you have questions regarding the event, please contact conference support at

Who should attend?

Small businesses that are interested in pursuing government contracts or who have initiated the process, but have not yet been successful should attend this event. This includes business owners and staff.

Why should I attend?

During the program portion of the event small business representatives will receive useful information on the government contracting process directly from government representatives.

You will also have the opportunity to register for matchmaking/counseling appointments with representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), large prime contractors, and other government agencies.

I’m a small business owner and can’t stay for the entire event due to job commitments. Can I attend part of the workshop?

We understand that your client and business responsibilities may overlap with the workshop schedule. However, this is an opportunity for you to get information on the federal government contracting process; participate in matchmaking sessions with representatives from the ten HHS Operating Divisions (OppDiv), representatives from prime contractors, and representatives from other related organizations; and network with potential teaming partners. You will get a positive benefit from attending and the event is a good use of your valuable time. If you have special circumstances that you would like to discuss, please reach out to our contractor handling event logistics and we will see how we can accommodate you. They can be reached at

I already know the basics of government contracting. How will this workshop help me?

The federal government contracting environment is not static. At this event you will get up-to-date industry information, as well as insight directly from HHS representatives and prime contractors. You will also have the opportunity to interact with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) OSDBU representatives who will be on-site during the event.

Please visit for more information.