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US Department of State Department 2021 Virtual Subcontracting Training and Matchmaking


US Department of State

2021 Virtual Subcontracting Training and Matchmaking

Small Business Outreach Event

July 21, 2021

Via GoToWebinar and Eventdex

Register no later than June 28th to participate in Matchmaker


Full day participation (includes morning session and matchmaker).
Please review instructions and monitor registration page for a list of participating hosts at the end of June.
No software downloads required but YOU MUST BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE TO OBTAIN MATCHMAKER MEETINGS as they are not assigned for you.

Presentations will take place using the GoToWebinar Webcast platform. Link and instructions to participate will be sent to registrants a few days before the event. Registration for presentations only will be available until July 20th or until event is full.

 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

(open to all who want to participate)



    registration is open to all small business but limited to two registrations per company.


    registration is limited to other than small business including large primes and government officials. All LARGE primes (other than small) seeking to network with small business companies are welcome to register and host matchmaking appointments regardless of existing prime contracts with US Department of State to facilitate more matchmaking appointment availability to small business.

    15 minute limited appointment slots through the Eventdex matchmaker portal at match.eventdex.com

    1:00 PM – 4:30 PM - Matchmaking (small business participation limited to two registrants per business)

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM - Lunch

    *Schedule of specific speaker times and topics is subject to change

      George Price, US Department of State, Welcome

      Janique Hudson, US Department of State, Small Business Participation as an Evaluation Factor

      Mark Hagedorn, Attorney-Advisor, Office of Procurement Law at SBA, New Guidance on Security Clearances

      Large Business Panel Discussion on Sourcing Small Businesses

      Panel Discussion on Errors and Best Practices Submitting Past Performance to ESRS

      Lisa Wood, Statewide Director, Virginia PTAC, Subcontracting Topic and Matchmaker Preparation

      Speakers and Topics:

      General inquiries to the US Department of State Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) after the event can be directed here: https://www.state.gov/contact-us-office-of-small-and-disadvantaged-business-utilization/ 


      To participate in the morning conference you MUST enter your name and email in the GoToWebinar link located in your email confirmation.

      Do not share the GTW link,
      it is only be made available to registered attendees who use the green Sign Up button at the BOTTOM of this page. If you are the primary POC for your company, you may use the "Invite a Colleague" feature after registration to share it with others at your company/agency.

      *Read me first*

      Participating large primes/agencies confirmed for matchmaking:

      US Department of State


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