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Tue, Dec 17


American Petroleum Institute

Native Edge Institutes - D.C.

Brought to you by The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED) and Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Native Edge Institutes - D.C.
Native Edge Institutes - D.C.

Time & Location

Dec 17, 2019, 8:30 AM

American Petroleum Institute, 200 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20001, USA

About the event


Native Edge Institutes – Washington D.C.


December 17, 2019

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks 

Derrick Watchman-Chairman of the Board of Directors, NCAIED

Chris James - President and CEO, NCAIED

Chief Stephen Adkins, Chickahominy Tribe of Virginia (invited)

Elia Quintana - Director of Stakeholder Relations, American Petroleum Institute

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM:  Working with the Energy Industry

Kenny Roberts, American Petroleum Institute, Director Federal Relations 

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Networking Break

10:15 AM – 11:45 AM Overview of Small Business Contracting and Set-aside Programs and Updates on New Rules and Regulations

John Shoraka, GovContract Pros

This session will train nascent federal contractors regarding the benefits of participating in various small business contracting and set-aside programs. We will review eligibility criteria, affiliation concerns, program benefits, and discussions on how to maintain eligibility. Small Business Contracting Programs to be discussed include the 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Women Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business Programs. And review the New Rules and Regulations. 

11:45 AM – 12:45 PM: Luncheon Panel Session Tribal Enterprises - Federal Contract 

Opportunities Forecast - This luncheon session will feature briefings by the senior leadership responsible for small business contracting programs from the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Defense. These briefings will review the agencies’ mission, forecasts, and major upcoming contracting opportunities so you can position your entity for success. Additionally, key initiatives and legislation impacting federal acquisition programs will be discussed. 


· Charles R. Smith, Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Energy  

· Norbert Doyle - Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Acquisitions and Project Management, Office of Environmental Management

· Ms. Arveice M. Washington – Deputy Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of the Navy, U.S Department of Defense

· Ms. Pamela L. Monroe – Assistant to the Director, Office of Small Business Programs and Native American Program Manager, Department of the Army, U.S. Department of Defense

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM: Labor and Employment for Government Contractors—Yes, There Is a Difference! Nichole Atallah, Partner, PilieroMazza PLLC 

Join Nichole Atallah to get the inside scoop on labor and employment considerations for companies contracting with the federal government. Government contractors are not only required to comply with federal and state law, but must also be compliant with the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Additionally, there are many labor and employment law pitfalls that are particularly problematic for government contractors. In this session, you will learn:

· Requirements of FAR Part 22

· When prevailing wage laws might apply

· Common compliance challenges

· How to avoid costly DOL and OFCCP Audits

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM: Accounting System Crash Course

Larissa Simkovich, Patrick Fitzgerald, Baker Tilly

Government contracting brings with it unique challenges to doing business.  Accounting for costs in a particular manner is one of those challenges.  Baker Tilly’s Pat Fitzgerald and Larissa Simkovich will cover the attributes of an approved accounting system as dictated by the Government and some potential compliance risks.

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Break

2:00 – 2:15 PM NCAIED, Procurement Technical Assistance Center Overview, PTAC

Crystal Pierce, Procurement Technical Assistance Center NY, NCAIED

2:15 – 2:45 Contractor Funding Solutions (Live Oak Bank) 

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM: Roundtable Discussions: Join us for small group discussions from our expert speakers and local mentors for follow-up questions and in-depth discussions: (Roundtables cycle in three ½ hour rotating sessions) please sign in at each table 

Roundtable #1) American Petroleum Institute, Elia Quintana 

Roundtable #2) GovContractPros, John Shoraka 

Roundtable #3) Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Crystal Pierce

Roundtable #4) Live Oak Bank, TBD

Roundtable #5) MBDA Federal Procurement Center, Tommy Marks

Roundtable #6) PilieroMazza, PLLC, Nichole Atallah, Partner 

Roundtable #7) BakerTilly, Patrick Fitzgerald and Larissa Simkovich


***The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development does not have a host hotel for this event. However, the following hotels are near our Native Edge Institute host location at the American Petroleum Institute, 200 Massachusetts Ave NW Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20001

Washington Court Hotel, Washington

525 New Jersey Ave Nw, Washington, DC, 20001, United States of America, 800-997-9138

Kimpton George Hotel, Washington

15 E St NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States of America, 800-997-9138

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington

400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States of America, 800-997-9138

Liaison Washington Capitol Hill, Washington

415 New Jersey Ave Nw, Washington, DC, 20001, United States of America, 800-997-9138


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