Last week, AGC members met with the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) resident engineers from across the country for an interactive training session at the VA Acquisition Academy in Frederick, Md. AGC members explained the importance of early communication by VA, gave incites on the type of information that industry seeks in order to qualify an opportunity, and the value associated with certain types of VA engagements (e.g. RFIs, one-on-ones, partnering, industry days). AGC members spoke about how different factors might influence the decision towards either bidding or not bidding (e.g., costs of competition, risks, acquisition strategy, past acquisition practices of customer, competitive analysis, etc.). VA resident engineers engaged in team exercises where they would brainstorm on the timelines of the different steps involved.
AGC frequently engages in training sessions with federal agencies and remains dedicated to further educating federal agencies on construction process.
For more information, contact Jordan Howard at [email protected] or (703) 837-5368.
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