House Small Business Contracting Subcommittee Chair, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), Confirmed As COFPAES Federal Markets Conference Luncheon Speaker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reston, VA, September 15, 2011 - U.S. Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), chairman of the Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce of the House Small Business Committee, will be the featured luncheon speaker at the COFPAES Federal Markets Conference on Thursday, September 22 at The American Institute of Architects in Washington, DC.
COFPAES (www.cofpaes.org), the Council on Federal Procurement of Architectural & Engineering Services, will host the one-day conference to provide architecture-engineering (including surveying and mapping) firms a look at upcoming contracting opportunities in Federal agencies.
"The conference will provide the A-E profession a forecast on procurement opportunities with the Federal government over the coming months. Firms need to not only know where the work is in order to be competitive, but they need to know what the rules are and how government policy will affect their business. As chairman of the small business contracting subcommittee, Rep. Mulvaney is in the thick of efforts to reform the 3 percent withholding, insourcing, project labor agreements, the definition of inherently governmental functions and other policy issues that are inhibiting or threatening private sector job creation. His remarks at the COFPAES conference will help firms understand these issues so they can plan for the future," said John Palatiello, COFPAES Administrator.
Top Federal A-E professionals and contracting officials from key agencies, such as the US Army Corps of Engineers, NAVFAC, the Air Force, GSA Public Buildings Service, FHwA, Bureau of Prisons, DHS, BLM, MCC, OBO, and USAID will present information on current programs, the anticipated FY12 budget, and the agency's requirements for acquisition of A-E services from the private sector.
The conference will be held at The American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006. Registration is $195 and can be processed at www.cofpaes.org.
First elected to Congress in 2010, Rep. Mulvaney represents the 5th district of South Carolina. In addition to the Small Business Committee, he serves on the House Budget Committee and the Joint Economic Committee. Rep. Mulvaney has experience working the with the A-E profession, having been engaged in the home building and real estate business earlier in his career and prior to his election to Congress.
COFPAES was formed in the 1960s to serve as the unified voice of the architectural, engineering (A/E) and related services profession on issues related to federal contracting. Member organizations are the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS), and National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Throughout its history, COFPAES has focused on ensuring quality and competence in the procurement of professional A/E (including surveying and mapping) services. COFPAES serves the American public by assisting Congress and federal agencies with policies to ensure that projects to satisfy the building, infrastructure, resource, defense, and security needs of the Nation are conducted in an efficient and quality manner.