5415 - Computer Systems Design and Related Services
August 20, 2020
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
Registration Deadline: 8/15/20 11:59 PM (EDT)
US Department of State Subcontracting Summit 2020
Virtual Matchmaking with Small Businesses
Before you participate, we recommend watching a Preparing for a Matchmaker webinar from Virginia PTAC statewide director Lisa Wood: https://virginiaptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/2710
12:30 – 4:30 PM 15 minute Virtual Matchmaking Meetings
(see list of participating large business below)
*5 minute break between each matchmaking session
4:30 PM Conclusion of Events
*Breaks between each match appointment will faciliate a smoother transition from one meeting to the next to make sure everyone is able to utilize their full matchmaking time alloted. Note that the Eventdex system appears to cut the 15 minute meetings a few second short so try to wrap up your comments a little early to be safe.
Join OSDBU Staff and Large Prime contractors of the US Department of State in a series of one-on-one virtual matchmaking sessions facilitated by Virginia PTAC through our Eventdex matchmaking platform. Individual ten-minute meetings will be conducted via Twilio and the links/access will be provided for all confirmed matches prior to the event.
Small Business participants will be limited in the number of matchmaking sessions based upon the total number of large business registrants. This is a semi-open matchmaking event to optimize small/large business matches. A list of participating large primes/agencies confirmed to be participating will be made available in mid-July.
Participating large primes/agencies are all confirmed
Participating large primes/agencies confirmed for matchmaking:
Note: limit 2 matchmaking participants for each small business to allow all small businesses to participate
The system works best if large business and small business vendors have a clear picture of products/services sought or offered so completing profile information after registration is essential. Even if small business vendors don't make the 7/31 priority deadline, they can still register to obtain an appointment after this date. Appointment selection opens on August 10th to all small business vendors to select appointments not yet filled. Additional details and instructions on this process will be provided to registrants via email so please add firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your safe sender lists.
All new registrations stop on August 15th at midnight and new appointment bookings will cut off at 10AM on August 19th.
By participating in matchmaking you agree to utilize 3rd party platform (Eventdex) which requires a separate login to make and manage your afternoon match schedule (additional instructions will be provided to registrants). Virtual one-on-one matchmaking will occur using a tie in via Twilio in the Chrome browser (or Apple / Android Eventdex app) and you will be provided the meeting links by Eventdex.
No software downloads required but YOU MUST BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE TO OBTAIN MEETINGS and we recommend having a secondary device available on the date of the event in case you encounter any problems.
In preparation, please review the “Preparing for a Matchmaker” webinar recording from Virginia PTAC statewide director Lisa Wood: https://virginiaptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/2710 and the “Homework” articles on our Blog: https://virginiaptac.org/tag/homework/ so you can correctly position yourself for the best matchmaking experience possible.
Point of Contact: Kellie Peterson (703) 277-7750