In 2017, NASA spent over $2.7 billion with small businesses – 16.5 percent of its total contracting budget. NASA is looking to expand its small business contracting even further by seeking new partnerships with a wide range of goods and services providers at a two-day conference where simpleQuE President, Jim Lee, is attending.
Hosted by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, “Reaching High – Aerospace Business Matchmaker,” takes place July 17-18 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and is a partnership between NASA and Procurement Technical Assistance Centers in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.
Jim is learning directly from NASA officials about the goods and services the agency needs and how businesses can qualify as vendors. Aerojet Rocketdyne, SAIC, and STG are all prime contractors, these and other NASA suppliers have indicated they want their suppliers ISO 9001 and/or AS9100 certified.
On the second day of the conference, Jim and other businesses will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from NASA, as well as other agencies from all levels of government and NASA prime contractors, to learn of the contracting opportunities in aerospace industry services.
These opportunities will be available to businesses in a large variety of industries, providing good and services including:
- Mechanical and electrical engineering
- IT infrastructure services
- Building maintenance
- Medical services
- Office supplies and equipment
- Office administrative services
- Testing laboratories
- Security and much more
For a complete list of buying opportunities, visit http://AerospaceMatchmaker.com.