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Add to calendar 2017-11-21 17:30:00 2017-11-21 20:30:00 America/New_York Nov 2017 - Hot Topic Informational and Educational Seminar/Dinner Meeting Mr. Wayne Simpson will be presenting on The Federal procurement Data System (FPDS).    This month Dinner will be at Maggiano's restaurant in Tysons McLean,Virginia false YYYY/MM/DD
Speaker: Wayne Simpson
Topic: FPDS-NG: What Your Competitors Don’t Want You To Know (live demo)
Location: Maggiano's in Tysons II Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean,Virginia 22102
Date: Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Time: 05:30 PM -  08:30 PM
Event description:

Mr. Wayne Simpson will be presenting on The Federal procurement Data System (FPDS). 


This month Dinner will be at Maggiano's restaurant in Tysons.

Located in: Tysons Galleria

Address: 2001 International Dr, McLean, VA 22102


Evening Schedule:

Networking, Cocktails and Appetizers: 5:30 - 6:15 PM 

Opening Remarks and Dinner: 6:15 - 7:00 PM

Speaker Presentation: 7:00 - 7:45 PM

Closing Remarks and Chapter Business: 7:45 - 8:30 PM


Wayne Simpson


Wayne Simpson is a Consultant to Centre Law and Consulting. He is also the Principal, FedBizAssist, L.L.C., a small business he formed shortly after retiring with nearly 38 years of federal service at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and its predecessor organization, the Veterans Administration. At the time of his retirement, Wayne served as the Executive Assistant to VA's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics. In this position Wayne was the primary staff advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary, who serves concurrently as VA’s Senior Procurement Executive and Debarring Official.

Full bio here.


About the Presentation:

FPDS-NG: What Your Competitors Don’t Want You To Know will introduce federal contractors to the capabilities and power of FPDS. Wayne Simpson will provide an overview on the requirements of FPDS reporting by Federal agencies and explain what transactions are required to be reported. You will also learn who in the government buys what, how they buy, and whether these procurements are conducted through the Federal Supply Schedules Program, Other Government Agency Contracts, or on the open market. Attendees will see how FPDS identifies if set-asides are used in acquiring the products and services you offer and will see how to identify when your competitors’ contracts will expire or when other contracts in your commercial line of endeavor are due to expire and be re-competed. Demonstrations will be conducted using the Z-Search (Beta), Standard Reporting, and Adhoc Reporting capabilities.


You’ll Learn How To:

  • Identify the data available in FPDS
  • Determine who in the government buys, along with what and how they buy
  • Conduct relevant searches for marketplace data in FPDS
  • Find out if set-asides are used for the products and services you offer
  • Identify when your competitors’ contracts are due to expire or be re-competed
  • Run standard and ad hoc reporting capabilities
  • Make your company more competitive to increase sales potential


What is FPDS?

FPDS is a real-time database serving the government acquisition community as the authoritative source of contract information, which contains data used at all levels of the Federal government for policy and trend analysis. FPDS contains millions of transactions, and the numbers and data in it change every hour of every workday. Understanding and using data from FPDS can eliminate the need for time-consuming and often costly Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for data. Some companies have learned how to use FPDS to conduct their own market research in order to influence set-aside decisions and procurement strategies when responding to sources sought notices. In short, knowing how to use FPDS gives companies and competitive advantage over those who ignore or are unfamiliar with the data.

Registration options:
Add to cart Qty Member's Type Price
Non-Member $ 60.00
NCMA Member $ 50.00
Government $ 45.00
Board Member, NCMA Tysons $ 45.00
Full-Time Student $ 30.00