The HHSPulse Newsletter
Volume 8 Issue 29 (PDF 2MB)
In this volume, you will learn about
- FY11 SBA Scorecard
- Getting Back 2 Business
- Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium
- National Veteran Small Business Conference
- Websites to Bookmark
- Events Calendar
- Recent HHS Small Business Awards
- Small Business in the News
- Small Business Success Through Partnership
- Contracting Opportunities
FY11 SBA Scorecard report result for Health and Human Services (HHS) Information below from
|2011 Goal||2011 Achievement|
|Small Business||19.50%||23.94% ($4.5 B)|
|Women Owned Small Business||5.00%||6.43% ($1.2 B)|
|Small Disadvantaged Business||5.00%||9.66% ($1.8 B)|
|Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business||3.00%||0.97% ($180.7 M)|
|HUBZone||3.00%||0.96% ($178.2 M)|
HHS Deputy Secretary Bill Corr and the HHS Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business hosted a series of small business community outreach and matchmaking events in Philadelphia, PA at as the best event attended on federal contracting because of the "various perspectives on ways to do business with the federal government... agency specific information and detailed guidance [received].
Drexel University on June 12, 2012 and University of California San Diego on June 22, 2012. The goal of these events was to help bolster job creation and the national economy by educating small businesses on identifying and pursuing federal contract opportunities with HHS. Mayors, representatives from the General Services Administration, the Small Business Administration, local Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, small businesses and large prime contractors participated as guest speakers and matchmakers.
Participants praised HHS' effort to reach out beyond the beltway and applauded the program.
Participants who traveled long distances state" This was an absolutely awesome event... it was well worth our time. We learned so much about what we were not doing correctly and got to meet with some great contacts."
There were approximately 300 vendors in attendance. This is the second year for this conference and also the second year that HHS participated. HHS was represented on a panel discussion Town Hall: 2012 OSDBU Outlook which received positive feedback. There were many useful breakout sessions ranging from Pricing Proposals to Business Tools to increase Productivity. This conference is still young but is doing a lot of positive things for veteran entrepreneurs.
This annual event is the largest conference for Veteran-Owned small businesses with an estimated 4,000 companies participating. Ms. Teresa Lewis, Director of HHS Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) and several OSDBU staff members attended the event. The HHS OSDBU conducted “Doing Business with HHS” workshops and shared marketing strategies for navigating HHS’ operating divisions during the matchmaking sessions.
Federal Business Opportunities
General Services Administration
SBA Government Contracting and Business Development.
Small Business Administration
Central Contractor Registration
Government Agency Links
Excluded Parties List System
Women-Owned Businesses Links:
National Association of Women Business Owners
Small Business Administration: Contract Assistance for Women Business Owners
Women’s Business Centers
Women Impacting Public Policy
September 5-7, 2012
National HUBZone Conference -12:00pm - 6:00pm
Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel
415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington DC 20001
The National HUBZone Conference includes networking sessions with federal agencies,
educational sessions, workshops and roundtable discussions. Registration closes September
For more information visit http://www.hubzonecouncil.org
October 11, 2012
Small Business Vendor Outreach Session Time:8:00am - 12:00pm
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington DC 20201
Information about the October Vendor Outreach Session and registration for the event will
be posted here in early September.
For additional information, visit the Federal OSDBU Directors Interagency Council's
website at: http://www.osdbu.gov
CIO SP3 Health Interoperability GWAC $20 Billion:
In June 2012, the NIH Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) awarded the third in a series of CIO SP3 (Chief Information Officer - Solutions and Partners 3) Small Business awards to seventy-nine (79) Small Business concerns.
This Government - Wide Acquisition Contract, which has a ceiling of $20 billion, supports the Federal Enterprise Architecture, the DoD Enterprise Architecture, and the Federal Health Architecture, providing a full range of information technology services and solutions to the government. See http://nitaac.nih.gov/nitaac/ for additional details.
OMB Policy M-12-16, Prompt Payment for Subcontractors
In an effort to improve payment of small business subcontractors to within 15 days " of receipt of relevant documents" OMB issued Memorandum 11-32 , "Accelerating Payments to Small Businesses for Goods and Services." Refer to link http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/memoranda/2012/m-12-16.pdf
Small Business Success Through Partnership with the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
HumanTouch, LLC is a CMMI Level 3, ISO9001:2008 certified, Small Business Administration (SBA)-certified Section 8(a) Small and Disadvantaged Business providing professional and information technology services to the Federal Government. HumanTouch has been particularly active in providing health care information technology to federal agencies, accounting for approximately 80% of annual revenue.
As a business that serves the mission of the Federal Government, HumanTouch takes seriously its role in helping to support our country’s health care system by working with agencies focused on this mission. The Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization has provided guidance and support as HumanTouch has grown. The opportunity to attend HHS Small Business Vendor Outreach Sessions and Industry Days has also given HumanTouch great exposure and deeper understanding of HHS’ greatest business needs.
HumanTouch has experienced rapid growth in the past few years, exemplified by its ranking at #2 in the Washington Business Journal Fast 50, 2011. HumanTouch was awarded contracts supporting Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and takes pride in serving these agencies with integrity and partnering with their clients to optimize value and results. HumanTouch services FDA’s infrastructure including the data center. The team also provides technical support to over 14,000 FDA employees, helping them achieve their mission in everything from program management to regulation.
Founder, President and CEO Moe Jafari credits this success to the greater understanding of HHS and agency needs to insights he gained through partnership with the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. When asked to provide advice to other small businesses, Jafari suggests:
- Never quit trying. Ask for feedback at all levels whether you are awarded the contract or
not. This will allow you to hone your skills and better understand how to assist HHS in
meeting their mission.
- Take advantage of HHS Small Business office staff and online resources (such as the
Forecast of HHS Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses and HHS Small Business
Goals). There is a wealth of information out there if you are willing to look for it and
- Attend the Vendor Outreach Sessions, Industry Days and consider joining the Mentor
- Take a customized approach to designing your service plan for each project you bid on.
Consider HHS' culture and business needs and how your services might need to be optimized
to meet their needs.
|HHS Operating Division||Release Date||Contact||Competition Type||Procurement Catagory||Dollar Range:||NAICS:||Project Description|
|CDC||3rd QTR 2012||Sharon Campolucc|
|Full & Open||IT Services||$10,000,001 and above||541511||Development of a Design Concept for the revised BioSense Surveillance System|
|CDC||3rd QTR 2012||Fran Harrell|
|TBD||Logistics||$10,000,001 and above||541614||Logistical support to DSNS|
|CDC||3rd QTR 2012||Gretchen Floreno|
|Small Business Set-Aside||Technical|
|$100,000 to $500,000||611430||SNS Preparedness Course|
|CDC||4th QTR 2012||Ronald Ottem|
|Full & Open||Commodoties/Supplies||$10,000,001 and above||325414||Vaccinia Immune Globulin (VIG)|
|CDC||4th QTR 2012||Adrianne Holmes|
|TBD||Health Services||$5,000,001 to $10,000,000||541711||National Surveillance for Chemical Exposures and Other Potential Health Hazards.|
|CDC||4th QTR 2012||Gary Nakashian|
|TBD||Technical Services||$1,000,001 to $5,000,000||541990||Stockpile Resource Planning R12 Upgrade including re-engineering - ISG|
|CDC||4th QTR 2012||Robert Carpenter|
|Small Business Set-Aside||Technical Services||$100,000 to $500,000||541990||Validation of Strategic Resource Planning (SRP) 12 - QCU|
|CDC||4th QTR 2012||Karen L. Stamey|
|Small Business Set-Aside||IT Services||$100,000 to $500,000||541511||Development of IT Tools to Support Multistate Foodborne Disease Outbreak Investigations|
|CDC||4th QTR 2012||Jannie Williams|
|TBD||IT Services||$500,001 to $1,000,000||541511||Enterprise Service Bus Web Application and Web Services Contract.|
|CDC||4th QTR 2012||Ronald Abernathy|
|TBD||$100,000 to $500,000||541511||Preparedness and Response Dashboard|
|CDC||3rd QTR 2012||Cheryl Stauss|
|GSA Schedule||Business Services||$100,000 to $500,000||541611||Addministrative Support for DSLR|