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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 ExampleTidewater 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
  • 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
  • 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 Upcoming 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Recent 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
  • 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