How to do Business with the CDC Presented By Curtis L. Bryant, Small Business Specialist
Introduction • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR), www.cdc.gov • Point of contact: 2920 Brandywine Road Atlanta, GA 30341 telephone number: (770) 488-2806 fax number: (770) 488-2828 e-mail: email@example.com.
Small Business Office The Small Business Office operates pursuant to Public Law 95-507, which assigned the task of fostering the use of small and disadvantaged businesses as federal contractors. To accomplish this task, the SBO develops and implements appropriate outreach programs.
Topics of Discussion • Mission Statement • Publicizing Requirements • Small Business Programs • What CDC buys • Methods of Procurement • Subcontracting • Small Business Accomplishments
Mission Statement • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States. • CDC serves as the HHS lead agency in developing and implementing operational research aimed at developing and testing effective disease prevention.
Publicizing Requirements • Federal Business Opportunities • Small Business Forecast • Sources Sought Synopsis • Networking Sessions • Vendor Outreach Events
Outreach Events • Georgia Tech Vendor Seminar • National Small Business Conferences • Atlanta SBA Events • HHS Vendor Outreach Sessions
Locating Sources • CCR Database • Other HHS Agencies • Outreach Events • Other Agencies • Sources Sought Synopsis/RFI • Self Marketing
Small Business Programs • Small Business set asides • 8(a) Business Development Program • HUBZone Program • Woman-owned Small Business Program • Service Disabled Veterans Program • Small Disadvantaged Business Program • Small Business Innovative Research Program
What does CDC Buy • Laboratory Supplies and Services • Chemicals and Gases • Vaccines • Electronic components and supplies • Construction • Research & Development • Scientific reports and surveys • Medical training and demonstration projects
What does CDC Buy • Bio-Medical Consultant Services • Administrative support, facilities management and professional services • Information Technology services: Data collection and analysis • Health related Management Consulting Services
Procurement Methods • Contracts and Purchase Orders • Government IMPAC Purchase Card • GSA/FSS Schedule • HHS Strategic Sourcing BPA • Other Existing HHS Contracts
Subcontracting • Unrestricted requirements over $500,000 ($1 million construction) • Contact Prime Contractors • Review agency contract lists
Technical Assistance • One-on-one counseling in Small Business Office • Technical presentations to Program Office officials • Referral to SBA for certifications, if applicable • Referral to GSA for assistance in getting on schedules • Referral to Prime Contractors
Accomplishments • Several unrestricted contracts converted to set asides • CDC’s outreach is nationwide • Small businesses have gained greater interaction with the Program Office staff. • CDC exceeded its overall small business goal in FY 2005
Summary • Points of Contacts • Current Requirements • Hours of Operation • Locations and Facilities • How to do Business • Questions & Answers • Close