GovConWire Events will host the “Navigating the Federal Marketplace, Upcoming Opportunities, and Winning Contracts,” Virtual Event, featuring Brian Barnes, associate administrator of the General Services Administration Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, as keynote speaker, on October 20th. Click here to register for the virtual event.
Barnes was appointed to his role with the GSA’s Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization in January 2020, after a two-year appointment as the GSA White House Liaison. As head of OSDBU, Barnes has nationwide responsibility for GSA’s small business programs and is the chief advocate for small businesses.
He also drives the agency to achieve more than $2.4 billion in small business contract awards. Prior to joining GSA, Brian served as the assistant portfolio manager for a Minority Business Accelerator under the Greater Cleveland Partnership.
In the role, Barnes was instrumental in driving state, local, and private contracts to black businesses valued at $183 million. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of Wooster as an Urban Studies major and Economics minor.
During the event, Barnes will educate and inform small to midsize GovCon professionals on the current Federal Marketplace and FY21 opportunities.
The event will also include an expert panel hosting federal and industry executives that will discuss how to navigate the GSA schedule and what industry can do to help. Join GovConWire’s virtual event to learn all about the latest topics within the federal marketplace.
Don’t miss out on this must see event! Click here to register for “Navigating the Federal Marketplace, Upcoming Opportunities, and Winning Contracts”.