GSA Professional Services & Human Capital Symposium 2017

Tacoma, Washington
Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The GSA Professional Services & Human Capital Symposium 2017 is a free training event specifically designed for vendors that hold a GSA professional services related contract including One Acquisitions Solutions for Integrated Services (OASIS), Human Capital Category Services (HCaTS), and Professional Services Schedule holders in the Puget Sound and across the Pacific Northwest.

This event includes valuable training workshops on how to optimize management of your GSA contracts and opportunities to network with your GSA contracting officers and government buyers…all while escaping the summer heat in beautiful Tacoma.

OASIS and HCaTS contract holders will also be able to fulfill their contractual requirement to attend their respective Program Management Reviews (PMRs).

Below is the final schedule in Tacoma, WA. All times shown are Pacific Time.

Monday June 5, 2017
Early Registration
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday June 6, 2017
Day 1 - Industry Forum
On Site Registration
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Pledge of Allegiance
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks
9:05 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Tiffany Hixson
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration

Keynote Address
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Tom Sharpe
Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration

Panel Discussion - Federal Acquisition Landscape Professional Services: What We Buy, How We Buy and Our Biggest Challenges when Acquiring Professional Services
9:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Kenneth Brennan
Deputy Director for Services Acquisition, Office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy, 
Department of Defense

Jaclyn Smyth
Director of Strategic Sourcing, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security

Donna "Michelle" Warren
Director, Acquisition Services Division, Office of the Professional Services & Human Capital Categories, Federal Acquisition Service - Region 10, U.S. General Services Administration


Moderator: Geri Haworth
Division Director, Category Management Division, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, 
Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration

Lunch on Your Own
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Transactional Data Reporting - What it means & why is it important to you?
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Stephanie Shutt
Program Analyst, U.S. General Services Administration

Break
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Training Breakout Session – Series #1
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Navigating An Audit of Your Professional Services Contract
Jacob Bertram
Director Office of Contract Operations

Holly Jones-Rothacker
Senior Contracting Officer, U.S. General Services Administration

Category Management Professional Services Overview
Geri Haworth
Division Director, Category Management Division, U.S. General Services Administration

The Streamlined Professional Services Solicitation: Steps to Making It Easier
Kathy Jocoy
Program Analyst, U.S. General Services Administration

Small Business Utilization and Subcontracting Requirements
Kenyon Taylor
Small Business Specialist

Shawna Dunning
Acting Division Director Contracting Division B, U.S. General Services Administration

Industrial Operations Analysts: Keeping Your GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract Compliant
Michael Williams
Master Industrial Operations Analyst

Bruce Anderson
Industrial Operations Analyst, U.S. General Services Administration


Training Breakout Session – Series #2
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Civilian Contract Audit Services
Alex Rouse
Division Director, Program Management Division

Maribeth 
Monti
FAA 

GSA Assisted Acquisition Service
Chris Hamm
FEDSIM Director, U.S. General Services Administration

How to Market to the Federal Government
Geri Haworth
Division Director, Category Management Division, U.S. General Services Administration

Professional Services Schedule Initiatives: Enhancing Efficiency
Kathy Jocoy
Program Analyst, U.S. General Services Administration

Introduction to the Acquisition Gateway and the Professional Services Hallway
Maureen Duckworth
Program Management Specialist, U.S. General Services Administration

Training Breakout Session – Series #3
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Best in Class Contracts
Geri Haworth
Division Director, Category Management Division, U.S. General Services Administration

Managing Your Professional Services Schedule (PSS) Contract
Kenny Yiu
Senior Contracting Officer, U.S. General Services Administration

What’s new in MAS? A discussion of Making It Easier Initiative

Stephanie Shutt
Program Analyst, U.S. General Services Administration

Supplier Relationship Management
Zachary Lerner
Acquisition Gateway Content Manager, U.S. General Services Administration

Debra Drake
Senior Contract Specialist, U.S. General Services Administration

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Day 2 - Industry Forum and Program Management Reviews

HCaTS Program Management Review (Restricted Session)
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

New Initiatives on our Major Contract Vehicles: Professional Services Schedule & OASIS
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Kathy Jocoy
Program Manager, Professional Services Schedule, U.S. General Services Administration

Todd Richards
Program Manager, OASIS, U.S. General Services Administration

Meet Your Contracting Officer, Industrial Operations Analyst, and Administrative Contracting Officer
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Industry Forum Closing Remarks
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tiffany Hixson
Assistant Commissioner, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, Federal Acquisition Service, U.S. General Services Administration

Lunch on Your Own
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

OASIS Program Management Review (Restricted Session)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

OASIS OSIG Networking Session (Restricted Session)
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
OASIS Program Management Review Continued (Restricted Session)
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.



 

Contact Information

  • Registration Questions? Please Call (855) GSA-PSHC (472-7742)