Recap: April 15, 2013 FDA On-Site Agency Visit

Posted Date: 
April 15, 2013

The MCCC GovConNet 2013 FDA On-Site Agency Visit attracted 300+ government contractors who learned about agency priorities, spending, initiatives and small business opportunities and had access to expert speakers and exhibitors.

Dr. Jesse Goodman, Chief Scientist spoke about the “Win-Win-Win” public and private collaboration between government and innovative businesses to improve healthcare, manage costs and bring value and health breakthroughs for the public.

Brian Trent, Director of Management, Center for Tobacco Products presented its goals to prevent initiation, particularly amongst youth; decrease the harms of tobacco use; and encourage cessation. He reported that 80% of established smokers started as teens.  To view presentation CLICK HERE.

Walter Harris, Chief Operating Officer spoke about the priorities of workforce development, human resources and data-sharing activity. Time-sensitive acquisition strategies ensure the FDA’s quality services and products.

James (Jay) Tyler, Chief Financial Officer provided an FY 2013 budget update and the FY 2014 $4.7 billion request.  To view presentation CLICK HERE.

Ronald Rouse, Director, Division of Acquisition Programs, Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services (OAG) provided their organizational structure and “cradle to grave” services.  $1 out of every $3 spent by FDA comes through OAG. He advised businesses to pay attention to Broad Agency Announcements and postings on He advised businesses to customize capability statements, “answer the mail” and adhere to all RFP requirements.  To view presentation CLICK HERE.

Teresa Lewis, HHS, OSDBU Director, noted that 75% of contractors in SAM provide IT services so that sector is highly competitive. HHS is 2nd to DOD for prime procurements with 25% for small businesses. 61% of FDA procurements are for small businesses. Ms. Lewis noted that forecasts are currently not posted but can be provided by small business specialists. She advised businesses to review “Budget in Brief” and to target opportunities to sell solutions. She advised businesses to make certain that their information in SAM (System for Award Management) is accurate. A great resource for information is the Federal Procurement Data SystemsTo view presentation CLICK HERE.

Deanna Murphy, Director, Office of Facilities Engineering & Mission Support Services provided an update on the FDA consolidation at White Oak, with a projected population of 8000 employees. Their appropriations are through GSA and their mission is to create Maryland as the “Silicon Valley” of Healthcare.  To view presentation CLICK HERE.


The 5th Annual GovConNet FDA On-Site Agency Visit takes place at the White Oak Campus from 8:00am-10:00am (7:30am-8:00am Registration and Networking). If your company currently supports the FDA or you want to consider contracting opportunities, this event is an absolute must! Registration is limited, sign up NOW!


7:30am – 8:00am – Registration Exhibits & Networking

8:00am – 10:00am – Program

10:00am – 11:00am – Exhibits & Networking



Dr. Jesse Goodman, FDA Chief Scientist
Topic: FDA Vision and Priorities; Where Science is going at FDA and Impacts Upon Health Care.
Read Bio

Brian Trent, FDA CTP Director of Management 
Topic: Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) Overview 
Read Bio

Walter Harris, FDA Chief Operating Officer 
Topic: Operations and Information Technology Priorities at FDA
Read Bio

James (Jay) Tyler, FDA Chief Financial Officer
Topic: FDA Budget Priorities
Read Bio

Ronald Rouse, FDA Director, Division of Acquisitions Program, Office of Acquisitions and Grants Services
Topic: Upcoming Procurement Opportunities at FDA
Read Bio

Teresa Lewis, Director, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Topic: How Small Businesses can Support HHS/FDA
Read Bio

Deanna Murphy, FDA, Director, Office of Facilities Engineering & Mission Support Services
Topic: FDA Headquarters Consolidation
Read Bio

This High Impact Contracting Forum Will Occur At:

FDA White Oak Campus
Attendees must enter through the Main Entrance - Building 1
10903 New Hampshire Ave., Building 31
Silver Spring, MD 20993

Parking for the FDA On-Site Agency Visit:
Attendees are to Park in South East Parking Lot.
Shuttle will run approximately every 5 minutes from the bus shelter in SE lot and will take attendees to & from Building 1 for event

CLICK HERE FOR FAQ’s about meetings at White Oak 
CLICK HERE FOR Parking Lot Map

Tagged in:

MCCC Strategic Partners