MEMBERS ONLY April 19: Lion's Den Meeting (Members $15m+)
Friday, April 19, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
All midsize member companies are invited to join the Government Technology & Services Coalition for its Lion's Den Meeting with Mr. Kevin Boshears, the Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This meeting will address the needs of midsize firms within the Coalition, discuss current initiatives on behalf of a mid-tier set-aside and provide the opportunity for Lion's Den Members to bring up additional opportunites for the Coalition.
I. Introductions, 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
II. Discussion of Mid-Tier Set-Aside efforts, 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Discussant: Kevin Boshears, OSDBU, DHS
Mr. Kevin Boshears will join our meeting for a discussion of his work on behalf of the mid-tier community. In addition to being a tireless advocate on behalf of the small business community, Mr. Boshears understands, and has focused on the challenges facing mid-tier companies. His insights and efforts are outstanding, and we welcome him to share some of his work with us.
III. GTSC Activities: Current and Future 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
a. GTSC presentation to contracting officers at DHS on mid-tier issues & challenges
b. Designation of Excellence
c. SBCG and Collaboration group for mid-tier
d. Insurance and benefits
e. Contracting/acquisition issue with EAGLE II
i. Discussants: John Allen, CEO, Bluestone Capital Partners and John Rothenberg, CEO, SE Solutions
i. Discussant: Linda Chandler, CEO, Linden Resources
g. Recognition of Lion's Den referral member of the quarter
h. Discussion of new challenges, suggestions
About Mr. Boshears
Mr. Boshears was named Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) in May, 2003. He is responsible for the overall implementation of the Department’s small business procurement program. Prior to this, Mr. Boshears was named Director of the Treasury Department’s OSDBU in February, 1999 where he had served as the Acting Director since August, 1998. He previously served in the same office as a Procurement Analyst since June, 1995 and was responsible for providing guidance to the Small Business Specialists located in Treasury’s twelve bureaus. He also worked on Treasury’s small business website and represented Treasury at various governmental, congressional, and trade association outreach activities. Mr. Boshears brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the procurement field, having served as a Contracting Officer for the Justice Department prior to his small business duties at the Treasury Department. Mr. Boshears is a well known instructor in the federal small business procurement arena. On numerous occasions, he has conducted training courses, made presentations, and handled briefings on contracting with small, small disadvantaged, 8(a), women-owned small, HUBZone small, and service disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Mr. Boshears currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Directors' Interagency Council, originally elected to the position for FY 2001 and re-elected for both FY 2002 and FY 2003. On May 9 -10, 2002, Mr. Boshears was presented with the Frances Perkins Vanguard Award for Exemplary Utilization of Women-Owned Small Businesses by a Federal Procurement Official and the Gold Star Award for Excellence by the U. S. Small Business Administration. He holds a BBA degree from the College of William and Mary, and earned his MBA from Liberty University.