Tenth Annual Small Business Procurement Conference

Baltimore, Maryland
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Tenth Annual Small Business Procurement Conference
Thursday, June 08, 2017 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Social Security Administration
6401 Security Boulevard
Mikulski Auditorium and Multi-Purpose Room
Baltimore, Maryland 21235
United States

Map and Directions

The Social Security Administration is hosting its tenth annual procurement conference on Thursday, June 8, 2017. The conference will focus on providing updates concerning the Small Business Administration’s Socio-Economic Programs. The Small Business Administration (SBA) will be present to discuss the establishment of a government wide Mentor-Protégé program - changes that will affect small businesses.

Keynote Speaker

Antonio Doss

District Director, Washington Metropolitan Area Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

Workshop Guest Speakers

All Small Mentor Protege Program by
Sandra Clifford
Deputy Director, All Small Mentor Protege Program, U.S. Small Business Administration


8(a) Initiative for Digital Services by
Francine Morris

Product Manager, U.S. Digital Service Team, Office of Government Contracting & Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration

General Registration $79.95   Exhibitor Registration $249.95
  • Registration for ONE (1) company representative
  • Access to the Conference Program and Workshops
  • Opportunity to participate in Matchmaking Session
  • Registration for ONE (1) company representative
  • One skirted exhibit table and two chairs in an exhibit space in the Exhibit Hall
  • Access to the Conference Program and Workshops
  • Opportunity to participate in Matchmaking Session

Complimentary Registration for Government Agencies   Complimentary Registration for Government Agencies to Exhibit

  Space is Limited to Exhibit!

Lunch is NOT included in registration. A cafeteria is on the premises to purchase lunch.
NOTE: All registrants must be pre-registered to attend and have a government issued photo identification card to enter the building.


Exhibitor Confirmation and Booth Reservation
Companies/Agencies will receive an email confirmation with Booth Number reserved for you in the
Exhibit Hall.

Exhibitor Parking
Parking will be available to attendees in a designated parking area. Please prepare to transport all exhibition materials via a Shuttle Bus.

Exhibitor Set-Up Hours
Set up is scheduled for Thursday, June 8th from 7:00 am to 8:45 am. Exhibit area will be closed during the opening plenary session from 8:45 - 11 am. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

Any cancellation requests must be received in writing by May 24th to be eligible for a full refund of the exhibitor registration fee. After May 24, 2017, exhibitor shall be liable for 100% of the exhibitor fee.

Exhibitor Breakdown
The Exhibit Hall will close at 3:00 pm. Please begin to break down exhibitor space at closing to give yourself adequate time to breakdown in a timely manner. The last shuttle bus will leave at 3:30 PM.


Matchmaking gives small and large businesses the opportunity to meet with prime contractor and government buyers one-on-one by appointment to briefly discuss their capabilities. What’s most important is to “match” capabilities with buyers “NAICS Codes” or “acquisition needs.” This portion of the event is limited and is offered on a first come, first served basis.

SELLER (BUSINESSES) INTERESTED IN SCHEDULING APPOINTMENTS (Those that wish to sell products/services to buyers)
How Do I Participate?

  • Register for the Conference - The Matchmaking Session is offered to registrants on a first come, first served basis (Limit 3 appointments per company). You will be able to make your appointments online via registration under the Matchmaking tab. Matchmaking will be available to all registered attendees when buyers have been identified. Please indicate if you are interested in matchmaking to ensure you receive any announcements concerning the Matchmaking.
  • Provide Your Capabilities - Each company should provide their five (5) primary NAICS Codes, description of capabilities, and email address.
  • Schedule Three (3) Appointments - The buyers will be listed with their top NAICS codes, and you will be able to select an available appointment in the drop down menu. Appointments are in 15-minute increments with a 5-minute break in between appointments. Prime Contractors (Matchmaking Buyers) will evaluate the appointment requests to ensure seller capabilities “match” the buyers “NAICS Codes” or “acquisition needs.” Appointments in excess of 3 will be removed from the schedule.
  • Appointments are Accepted by the Prime Contractor (Matchmaking Buyer) – Appointments will be sent to buyers for review and must be accepted by the buyer.
  • Matchmaking Appointment Confirmations Sent via Email - All registrants will receive confirmation via email notifying them of their scheduled appointment times. No additional appointments will be honored without email confirmation. Any appointment that has not been accepted by the buyer will not be honored.

PLEASE NOTE: It is very important for you to arrive to your appointments on time because the Matchmaking Session is TIME SENSITIVE.


BUYERS MEETING BUSINESSES (Those that wish to buy products/services from businesses)

How Do I Participate?

  • Register for the Conference - All government agencies and large contractors (Buyers) who are looking to meet sellers for businesses within their “NAICS Codes” or “acquisition need” may participate in matchmaking. You will be able to provide required information under the Matchmaking tab during initial registration.
  • Provide Your Acquisition Needs - Agencies and companies should provide a list of all NAICS Codes associated with acquisition needs, and appointment times available.
  • Final Scheduled Appointments - Matchmaking Buyers will review the appointments to ensure the sellers capabilities match your acquisition needs. You will receive a report of all scheduled appointments,  including seller’s company name,  primary NAICS Codes and description of capabilities. As the Buyer, you will have the option to accept or decline appointments. You will receive an email containing your  final appointment schedule prior to the day of the event.


Social Security Administration

Mikulski Auditorium and Multi-Purpose Room
6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21235

(It is the Building on Security Boulevard)

From I-95 North or the Baltimore/Washington Parkway (MD-295 North)

  • Drive north on I-95 toward Baltimore
  • Move to left lane for exit onto the Baltimore beltway;
  • Take Exit 49B, Baltimore Beltway 695 toward Towson; (Inner Loop)
  • Take Exit 17, Security Boulevard (bear right for MD-122 East);
  • Proceed on Security Boulevard through the two (2) traffic lights;
  • You have arrived at 6401 Security Boulevard on your right.


Parking and Shuttle Service will be provided at:

AMF Woodlawn Bowling Alley
6410 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, Maryland 21207

Directional signs will direct you to available parking. Shuttle service begins at 6:45 am.


Contact Information

  • Email:

    (240) 277-0305

Payment Instructions


    General and exhibitor registrants have until May 24, 2017 to cancel to be eligible for a full refund. After May 24, 2017, registrant shall be liable for 100% of the registration fee.


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