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The tidewater virginia model for government and industry collaboration

The Tidewater Virginia Model for Government and Industry Collaboration

Tidewater Association of Service Contractors

& Tidewater Government Industry Council

Small Business Forum; Portsmouth, VA; July 2010

Government contracting realities
Government Contracting Realities Collaboration

  • Rebuilding the contracting workforce, developing the complimenting acquisition career fields, increased criticality of requirements and their articulation, the greatest need for expedited contract awards, contract performance assessment deficiencies--- all among significant new policy and policy changes, continuing budget challenges, Government insourcing…

  • How is every company, customer, and contracting office coping?

One more question
One More Question Collaboration

  • Does Industry have experience that could also contribute to policy and process changes and improvements?

    • Daily interaction with a wide variety of Government customers, Federal agencies, and contracting offices

    • Business processes that have allowed them to survive in a profit-making enterprise

Collaboration vs complaints
Collaboration vs. Complaints Collaboration

  • Greater collaboration among and between customers and contracting offices with their industry partners

  • Adoption of best practices to better understand, consolidate, streamline and standardize processes

  • Consideration of broader Government and Industry experience and ideas

  • More opportunities for professional understanding, development, and networking

    • Local, convenient, economical

One regional example tidewater virginia
One Regional Example CollaborationTidewater Virginia

  • The Tidewater Association of Service Contractors (TASC) - 1987

  • The Tidewater Government Industry Council (TGIC) - 1989

Tidewater association of service contractors
Tidewater Association of Service Contractors Collaboration

  • Purpose and Objectives

    • Dedicated to contracting excellence in the public and private sectors

    • Industry perspective on Government contracting policy and processes

      • Elected representatives to Tidewater Government/Industry Council (LB, SB, 8a, Educational Institutions, At-Large)

    • Education and training/Mutual understanding between Government and Private Sector professionals

Tidewater association of service contractors1
Tidewater Association of Service Contractors Collaboration

  • Membership

    • Approaching 300 including individual and corporate members

  • Accomplishments

    • Monthly newsletter

    • Monthly meeting and program speakers

      • Third Wednesday of every month, 1200-1315, Norfolk Airport Hilton

    • Monthly TGIC interaction

    • Interaction with local governmental/non-governmental organizations (AFCEA, NDIA, MEDAC, HRMFFA, etc.) to support common industry related issues (BRAC, etc)

    • Strong cooperative relationship with CDCA

    • Enduring scholarship endowment to ODU

    • Support to local schools (Tidewater Science Fair)

    • Support of local charitable organizations

    • Exchange Briefing Program

Some recent and upcoming tasc speakers
Some Recent and CollaborationUpcoming TASC Speakers

  • Mr. William Paggi, Head, Contracts Office, SPAWAR Atlantic

  • Mr. Mark Honecker, Executive Director,

    United States Fleet Forces Command

  • Mr. Stuart A. Whitehead, Executive Director, Joint Capabilities Management,

    J8, United States Joint Forces Command

    July 21st, Norfolk Airport Hilton

  • Ed Merkle, Director of Port Security and Emergency Operations, Virginia Port Authority

    Register online at

Tidewater government industry council
Tidewater Government Industry Council Collaboration

  • Purpose and Objectives

    • Communication, cooperation, and consultation between Government contracting activities, their customer activities, and private industry

    • Improve the productivity of contracting and quality of the end product.

    • Explore and develop methods of quality and productivity improvement, foster a spirit of cooperation, provide a forum to share new ideas and initiatives, suggest changes to policies, regulations or statutes through appropriate channels.

A collaborative environment
A Collaborative Environment Collaboration

  • It is not the purpose of the Council to discuss specific contractual actions or future procurements.

  • A non-attribution policy is always in effect

  • These policies have always been strictly respected since TGIC’s inception.

Tidewater government industry council1
Tidewater Government Industry Council Collaboration

  • Membership

    • 14 Industry representatives elected by TASC

    • Any Government member (civilian or military) or contractor involved with contracting or requirements

    • Monthly meeting is open to all/averages 40

      • Second Thursday of every month, 0800-0915, UNISYS, Virginia Beach

  • Government & Industry Co-Moderators

    • Immediate past-President of TASC serves as Industry Co-Moderator

Tidewater government industry council2
Tidewater Government Industry Council Collaboration

  • Member involvement largely centers on and programs emanate from TGIC standing committees and working groups.

    • Small Business Affairs

    • Legislative Affairs

    • Acquisition Workforce

    • Contracting Approaches and Techniques

    • TGIC Purpose and Direction

A typical tgic meeting
A Typical TGIC Meeting Collaboration

  • Regional calendar of all various professional organizations’ meetings and events

  • Activities and reports from TGIC standing committees and working groups

  • Open discussion of a timely topic

  • Identify Exchange Briefing topics

Tasc tgic exchange briefings
TASC/TGIC Exchange Briefings Collaboration

  • Four per year, approx. October, January, March, and June, 2-3 hour program

  • Central, convenient, off-base location

  • Free and open to all

  • NCMA Norfolk awards CEU’s

  • Largely panel discussions and some training sessions on subjects chosen by the membership

Most recent exchange briefs
Most CollaborationRecent Exchange Briefs

  • Performance Based Services Acquisition and Strategic Sourcing

  • Tidewater regional contracting opportunities, i.e., Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard

  • Contracting with State and City Governments

  • Contractor Past Performance

  • Ethics, Procurement Integrity, and Organizational Conflicts of Interest

  • The Acquisition Workforce in Government and Industry

  • Government Insourcing

  • Small Business Opportunities for Government Contracts

Keeping up and keeping in touch
Keeping Up and Keeping In-Touch Collaboration

  • Shared website

  • Organizations’ charters, memberships, newsletters, events, and presentations

  • TASC President

    • Mary White; SAIC

  • TGIC Industry Co-Moderator

    • Dennis Garcia; SAIC

  • TGIC Government Co-Moderator

    • Jeff Brunner; USJFCOM

QUESTIONS ? Collaboration