The National Institutes of Health, Office of Acquisition and Logistics Management, Small Business Program Office (SBPO) is hosting a Small Business Industry Day at the Natcher Conference Center, 45 Center Drive Bethesda, MD 20892, Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 9AM-4PM. Registration will begin at 8:00AM.
The June 6th event entitled Navigating the NIH: Plotting a Course to Small Business Success will enable small businesses to network and potentially partner in pursuit of acquisition opportunities at NIH. There will be a plenary session, panel discussions, workshops, one-on-one matchmaking sessions, and Government and Industry sponsored booths.
The final agenda will be released by May 17, 2019.
Reservations are required. Only two (2) attendees per company may register for this event. Online registration will be available through June 4, 2019 or once 700 individuals register.
There will be matchmaking segments from 1:00PM-4:00PM. Each vendor will have an opportunity to select two of the Offices of Acquisitions that support the twenty-seven (27) NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices. During the matchmaking segments, only two representatives per company will be allowed to meet with acquisition and program officials from the Offices of Acquisitions. Each session will last 10 minutes. A final appointment schedule will be provided to each vendor on the day of the event at the matchmaking scheduling table. Please visit the NIH website to learn more about the NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices before making your matchmaking selections.
Parking is limited at the NIH campus. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation such as the Metrorail subway system which has a convenient stop (Medical Center) on the NIH campus.
All visitors and government employees that are not NIH badge holders are to report to the NIH Visitor Gateway Center before proceeding to the Natcher building. A valid ID is necessary for entry.
Note: NIH is a secure facility. You will be required to obtain a visitor’s badge. This process plus parking could take approximately one hour. Please plan accordingly.
For all inquiries please email NIHSmallBusiness@mail.nih.gov