RSVP for the November 3 meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 10/29/2014 at noon.
$25 regular members (payable at the door with cash or check or on the home page on the PayPal link) or $20 young members (39 and younger)
Meeting overview: Despite the shrinking Department of Defense budgets, the Fort Worth District continues to have a robust and diverse program with opportunities for large and small businesses. Mr. Bob Morris (Lt Col, ret) will briefly look back at the District’s program execution in Fiscal Year 2014 and then give an overview of upcoming opportunities in Fiscal Year 2015. Opportunities include Multiple Task Order Contracts (MATOC) as well as standalone and set aside contracts for A-E and construction. The District supports customers by providing needed facilities and helping them to stretch their funds by providing integrated support. The Fort Worth continues to be a leader in providing opportunities to small businesses and Mr. Morris will review key elements of the Small Business program.
Bob has more than 30 years of experience working in the Federal Government, first in the U.S. Army as an engineer officer and, more recently, as a Department of the Army Civilian with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Following assignments as a facility manager for peacekeeping forces in the Sinai and for the Defense Intelligence Agency worldwide, Bob entered the environmental profession as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Environmental and Geographic Sciences at the United States Military Academy. Along with conducting research into environmental awareness in the U.S. Army, Bob taught senior level seminars in environmental management and environmental security.
Bob has served in multiple senior positions within the Fort Worth District – Deputy Commander, Deputy District Engineer, Deputy for Operations and Security for Task Force Restore Iraqi Oil (in Baghdad), and program manager for the $5 billion construction program in San Antonio, Texas as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act. Bob currently is the Deputy Chief of the District’s Program and Project Management Division.