DATE: September 5, 2000

FROM: Barry McVay, CPCM

SUBJECT: Department of Agriculture; Federal Subcontracting Workshop

SOURCE: Federal Register, September 5, 2000, Vol. 65, No. 170, page 53698

AGENCIES: Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

ACTION: Notice of Meeting

SYNOPSIS: The USDA's OSDBU will hold a federal subcontracting workshop on Thursday, October 12, 2000. Attendance at the workshop is open to representatives from large business concerns, small business concerns and non-profit organizations. The workshop will be devoted to the Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Program as it relates to subcontracting. An update on the HUBZone Program and new subcontracting requirements will also be covered at the workshop.

DATE: The workshop will be held October 12, 2000, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Reservations must be made by September 25, 2000 (only by fax, 202-720-3001, or by e-mail, janet.baylor@usda.gov). Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place in the Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Room 107-A, Washington, DC 20250.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Loretta D'Amico, USDA/OSDBU, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, AG STOP 9501, Washington, DC 20250-9501, 202-720-7117, or visit the OSDBU's "What's New" section of its Internet Home Page at http://www.usda.gov/osdbu. Those who are disabled and need special accommodations to participate in the event should notify Ms. D'Amico by September 25, 2000, at 202-720-7117 or through the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 (voice/tdd).

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Topics to be covered in the workshop will include:

Ms. Linda Oliver, Associate Administrator, Procurement Law and Legislation, U.S. Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), and Mr. Robert Taylor, SBA Manager of the Federal Subcontracting Program, will be among the guest speakers.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barry McVay at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to BarryMcVay@FedGovContracts.com.

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