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Upcoming BBI Events

Attention: All  BASE Business Initiative (BBI) Partners


  1. Date:Thursday, September 25th
  2. Time:8:30AM-10:00AM (Doors Open at 8:00AM)

III. Location: The Other Barn (5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045)

  1. Agenda: 

1)  UNISYS is a worldwide services and solutions provider.

Unisys represented by Margery Jones, Sr. Program Manager, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Floret Ikome, Practice Director, Unisys Federal Systems.

  • Ms. Jones will discuss the company’s focus and engagement with Small Businesses to strategically meet federal government contracting and performance objectives.
  • Mr. Ikome will discuss Unisys core business areas of expertise and the service areas Unisys’ needs to leverage the competencies and niche capabilities of Small Businesses.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE). Representatives from CVE to discuss verification support services for BBI Partners who are Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB).

3) BBI Update – Find out all the new BBI actions and events that will help your business grow and get better connected. Learn what the BBI will do for remainder of year on behalf of your business.

4) Extreme Networking with over 150 BBI Partners !

  1. Attendees: FREEand open to all businesses. No RSVP required!

Request: BBI Partners


  1. Request:Share your government procurement success story with BBI.
  2. Focus:Since 2009 the BASE Business Initiative (BBI)  has focused on the mission of lending transparency to the defense contracting environment by documenting the barriers, best practices and big ideas of small businesses navigating the Fort Meade region.

BBI would like to capture the procurement successes of BBI Test Companies, Volunteers, Advisory Agencies/Companies, and small businesses. Send in your Government Procurement success stories using the format below and BBI will document.

III. Format: 1/2 page summary of your government procurement success. Include your company, website, and if available link to related press releases and articles.

  1. Example BBI Success Stories

1) Versa Tech, former BBI Test Company, wins 25 Million Dollar Contract at the Food and Drug Administration | Press Release: http://www.versatechinc.com/category/news/ 

2) Edwards and Hill, former BBI Test Company, featured front page article in the July 11, 2014 edition of the Baltimore Business Journal | http://www.edwardsandhill.com/downloads/Baltimore_Business_Journal_Tony_Hill_071114_Article.pdf

3) Many other BBI Success Stories. Send your Success Story details to Kellyann Few, BBI Director |  kfew@howardcountymd.gov 



FORT MEADE  “Farmers Market”

  1. Date: Every Wednesday  May 21 – November 12
  2. Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM

III. Event: Support local farmers & Local Produce.

Open to the Public – Your support is requested: Local Produce, Healthy Living demonstrations, Local Vendors providing healthy lunch, and BBI Partners vending.

Click Here for Fort Meade Farmers Market Newsletter 

III. Location: across from Fort Meade Parade Field.  

  1. Post Access: http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/directions.html


“Youth Sports Complex, Field Banner on Fencing”

  1. Details: Increase Visibility of your Business today!

Baseball Field Advertising | Size: 5 ft X 9 ft

Football Field Advertising |Size: 3 ft x 20 ft

  1. Patronage Visibility: 5.000 patrons

III. Call Fort Meade Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS): Mr. Morgan Robbins, MWR Commercial Sponsorship Manager | 301-677-6635 | morgan.j.robbins.naf@mail.mil



Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

Defense Lab Tech Transfer Showcase


Monday, September 15, 2014

  1. Time:7:30AM-4:30PM

III. Location: BWI Marriott 1743 W Nursery Road, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

  1. Agenda:Companies in the fields of cloud computing, network security, interoperability, chemical and biological defense, infectious disease or vaccines will especially benefit from this exchange. Attend and see demonstrations of latest technologies available for commercialization; network top Department of Defense (DoD) scientists and inventors; and meet potential business partners.
  2. Attendees:

 To register go to http://eepurl.com/1BRNv

Howard County Chamber of Commerce, GovConnects

“Getting on Schedule – The GSA Federal Supply Schedule”

 Date:Tuesday, September 16, 2014

  1. Time:7:45AM-10:00AM

III. Location: Loyola University 

  1. Agenda:This course will cover one of the most widely used federal contract vehicles available to contractors; The GSA Federal Supply Schedule Program.
  2. Attendees:To register go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/govconnects-2014-fall-education-series-registration-12139001079?aff=erelexporg

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, GovConNet

U.S. General Administration (GSA) | Service Procurement Program

(Construction & Building)

  1. Date:Tuesday,  October 7, 2014
  2. Time:12:30PM-4:00PM

III. Location: Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza | 8523 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

  1. Agenda: Connect with leadership and program managers from GSA’s Public Building Services, National Capital Region (PBS NRC). PBS is the federal office responsible for the space occupied by civilian federal employees, responsible for purchasing and acquisition of office space, equipment, telecommunications, workplace furniture and office supplies. The program will provide an in-depth look at business contracting opportunities in: Federal construction | Renovation services | Building operations |  Maintenance | Workplace/office supplies |  IT services.
  2. Attendees:To register go to


Baltimore Washington Coordiaor Chamber, GovCon

23rd Annual Government Procurement Fair 

  1. Save the Date: 

Wednesday,  November 19, 2014

  1. Time:8:00AM-12:30PM

III. Location: Martin Crosswinds | 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770

  1. Agenda: Prepare to discuss mission and program procurement requirements, regulatory drivers, 2014/2015 Procurement Forecasting, and Government Innovation needs…

-BWCC’s Exhibit Hall: Federal, State and Local Government procurement managers.

-BWCC’s Strategic Alliance Connect: Matching small business leaders with procurement/program managers to discuss innovation, specific program solutions, and partnership opportunities.

-BWCC’s Breakout Sessions: Exploring strategic business management methods to support rapid growth within the region.

  1. Attendees:

 Are you a small business leader with an innovative solution for the federal, state or local government? Allow BWCC to connect you to government representatives during upcoming 23rd Annual Government Procurement Fair. For additional information, contact

Mr. Richard Knight or Ms. Shirley Redd | 301-725-4000bwcc@bwcc.org |http://www.bwcc.org/events


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