About the Event

The first event hosted by Mr. Wood took place to on January 16th. Ten SDVOSB and two large companies were delighted with the chance to meet one-on-one with Mr. Wood and each other. This event is the SECOND in the series to be hosted by Mr. James Wood, VA’s Associate Executive Director, Office of Facilities Acquisition, Office of Construction and Facilities Management in direct response to the Small Business community’s request to conduct networking dialogue with a senior leader from the Department’s Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction Office (OALC). The event will allow 13 companies to participate in scheduled, 20-minute, one-on-one sessions with Mr. Wood. The participants will submit up to 3 questions or topics they wish to discuss, prior to the event. This will allow Mr. Wood and his staff time to conduct research in order to maximize the time and Return on Investment.

Only one representative per company will be permitted to attend this event.

There is no cost to attend.

Registration for the May 16 event closes on Friday, May 10, 2019 or whenever capacity is reached.

This event is intended for the following North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes:

236220

General Construction

237990

Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

541310

Architectural

541330

Engineering

541360

Seismic geophysical surveying services

Event Agenda

Listed below are the available times to meet with Mr. Wood during this event. If your preferred session is not available, you may either opt to be placed on the waitlist for that specific time or you may select another available time.

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About the Host

James Wood

James Wood

Associate Executive Director
Office of Construction and Facilities Management
Office of Facilities Acquisition

James Wood is the Associate Executive Director, Office of Facilities Acquisition within the Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM.) He received appointment to the position in December 2018 overseeing Major Construction, Architect and Engineering (A/E) contracting as well as Procurement Policy. He serves as the principle advisor to the Executive Director, Office of Construction and Facilities Management providing procurement policy oversight, Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC-C) program management, and ensures creative, comprehensive, and effective facilities acquisition processes and procedures nationwide. Mr. Wood oversees construction and A/E policy and procedure development, contract negotiations, and serves as the Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) responsible for approving all VA Major construction contracts. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Wood served as the CFM Director of National Acquisition Support and Director of Construction and A/E Policy. He also served as the Division Chief for Construction, Services, Medical Sharing, and Leasing for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Network Contracting Office (NCO) 6 in Hampton VA.

Mr. Wood is a 20-year Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He has over 40 years of commercial and residential construction experience, 35 years of organizational management experience, and holds a Master of Arts from the University of Maryland in Management and Business, a Master of Divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Theology, and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Maryland. Mr. Wood is a highly experienced Level III Senior Contracting Officer with a VA Unlimited Warrant.

 

May 16, 2019, 2019

OSDBU Business Engagement Center

801 I Street Northwest Washington DC, 20001