The 2018 Briefing For Industry (BFI) Meeting
The 2018 PACA Briefing for Industry (BFI) will be held in Albuquerque, NM on August 13 – 16, 2018, and will provide a comprehensive summary of Department of Defense, Department of Energy and other Government agency’s new business opportunities, plus provide a local and national perspective on Government strategies and future directions. We have had so many requests to present at this PACA BFI’s that we decided to expand the program to three full days. We have already booked the hotel for Monday – Thursday for next year and are planning on three full days of presentations.
Now in its 32st year, the PACA Briefing for Industry format has been successful for many years and is one of the preeminent events of its kind in the Country. All of the Government offices that have supported the BFI since its inception regard it as an excellent opportunity to increase competition for Government procurements and broaden the National technology base. The 2018 event will again be held at the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town in Albuquerque New Mexico. PACA is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization and any excess revenues received are donated to college scholarship programs.
The conference and the information provided will be unclassified. Our attendees are Government contractors and we verify each attendees active DD Form 2345. We control entry into the auditorium. Additional information on PACA and the BFI can be found at https://pacanm.org.
If you were unable to attend the 2017 Briefing for Industry (BFI) here are some of the highlights you missed. The participating agencies described their program objectives, emerging technologies, and identified contracting opportunities over the next several years. The senior officers discussed their vision of the direction for their organization that lies ahead. All of the Government offices that have supported the BFI since its inception regard it as an excellent opportunity to increase competition for their procurements and broaden the National technology base.
The BFI is truly national in scope. There were over 500 attendees representing 22 states at the 201 BFI. There were 39 large businesses and 86 small businesses represented. Thirty presentations were made with from 39 agencies presenting with well over 450 opportunities, ranging from SBIRs to BAAs to set-asides, and to full and open opportunities, with a total estimated value over $20.2B. Contact information was provided for the technical points of contact for each procurement opportunity. There were 29 breakout sessions where attendees met with the presenters and staff members to asked questions and obtain additional information. There was opportunity to meet General Officer and Senior Service Executive decision makers. There was ample time for networking and expanding business to business relationships.
The 2017 invited participants will include AFMC Headquarters, AFRL, Nuclear Weapons Center, SMC, PEO for Strategic Systems, HEL-JTO, WSMR, AFOTEC, NNSA, Sandia National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratories, other AFMC agencies, and many others.
Check back for updates and information on the 2017 PACA Briefing for Industry. For questions or registration help please call our registration staff at 505-796-5660 or toll free 844-CCS-EVNT.