The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is soliciting supplier participation in its first Quarterly Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Webinar of 2013. The webinar is scheduled for Feb. 13, 2013 from 2 to 3 pm. Advance registration is required, and details appear below. The SRM initiative is part of VA’s broader effort to improve the end-to-end acquisition process which capitalizes on industry expertise as an effort to strengthen the VA acquisition process as a whole.
During the webinar, VA acquisition leadership will brief supplier participants on the Department’s strategic direction for 2013, and will address subjects such as acquisition approaches, procurement policy, the VA supply chain, and Veterans and Small Business Programs.
The objectives of the VA’s webinar :
* Update VA suppliers on the strategic direction of the Department and impact on acquisition approaches, procurement policies, and VA’s supply chain;
* Provide updates on the Veterans and Small Business Programs; and
* Provide a brief overview of SRM activities, including results from the fourth quarter (4Q) fiscal year (FY) 2012 Supplier Perception Survey and an update on VA Industry Advisory Group activities.
The agenda is shown below:
Opening Remarks: Current state of Supplier Relationship Management Initiatives
Results from 4Q FY 2012 VA Supplier Perception Survey
Update on VA Industry Advisory Group activities
Mr. Jan R. Frye, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Logistics
Strategic Direction of VA
Acquisition Process Improvement
Supply Chain Management
Mr. Thomas A. Burgess, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Veteran and Small Business Program Update
Mr. Tom Leney, Executive Director, Veterans and Small Business Programs
Question and Answer Session
Mr. Thomas A. Burgess, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Logistics and Supply Chain
Mr. Jan R. Frye. Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Logistics
Mr. C. Ford Heard, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Systems, and Oversight
Mr. Tom Leney. Executive Director, Veterans and Small Business Programs
Mr. Jan R. Frye/Mr. Thomas A. Burgess
To register for the Webinar, please go to: http://www.theambitgroup.com/VAOAL_Webinar/
The Webinar is free of charge and registration will be capped at 200 participants. If you would like to register more than one person from your company, please only register one name and view the web conference from a common location with those colleagues interested. Once registration is closed, all participants will receive the official invitation with link to the Webinar, which will go live on February 13, 2013, at 2:00 PM.