General Information

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

This Event is now closed for new registration.We have reached capacity for new registration including waitlist.

In response to the Veteran-Owned Small Business and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business community's request to have business networking dialogue with a senior leader in the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC), the Department made available a series of quarterly events with Ms. Andrea Morris, Acting Associate Executive Director, Office of Facilities Acquisition, Office of Construction and Facilities Management for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The first event will take place on February 18, 2020, hosted at the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Business Engagement Center, located at 801 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

The cost is free to attend. One representative per firm will be permitted to attend this event.

This event is comprised of (13) 20-minute one-on-one meetings during which Ms. Morris can answer OALC-related questions. Once your registration is confirmed to attend the scheduled meeting, you will need to provide no more than three (3) questions you intend to ask her. Providing your questions in advance enables research to be conducted (as applicable). Once your registration is confirmed, email the three (3) questions by Monday, February 10, 2020, to directaccess@va.gov. In the subject line of your email annotate the following: Questions for Ms. Andrea Morris; 18 Feb BEC Event. Space is limited; only 13 firms can register for each event.

The event is intended for the following North American Industry Classification System (NSICS) codes:

236220 - General Construction

237990 - Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

541310 - Architectural

541330 - Engineering

541360 - Seismic Geophysical Surveying Services


OALC Quarterly Schedule of events:

May 19, 2020

August 18, 2020

November 17, 2020

Registration for the February 18, 2020, event closes on Monday, February 10, 2020 or when capacity is reached.

Participants must submit via e-mail, to directaccess@va.gov, a maximum of three questions they intend to ask Ms. Morris no later than Monday, February 10, 2020.

Event Agenda

Speakers

Andrea Morris

Andrea Morris

Acting Associate Executive Director
Office of Construction and Facilities Management

Andrea L. Morris
Acting Associate Executive Director
Office of Construction and Facilities Management

Andrea Morris serves as the Acting Associate Executive Director for the Office of Facilities Acquisition (OFA) within the Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM). As the Acting Associate Executive Director of OFA, she oversees CFM’s Major Construction and Architect and Engineering (A/E) contracting program as well as CFM’s procurement policy office and interagency support program. She serves as the principle advisor to the Executive Director of CFM by providing procurement oversight and guidance to effectively manage the Major Construction Program, in addition to seismic corrections, physical security, and historic preservation of VA’s facilities.

Prior to her current appointment, she served as the CFM Director of Acquisition Support, Central Region. She was also the Division Chief for Construction, Specialized/Leasing, Equipment, and Supply teams for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Network Contracting Office 12 in Milwaukee WI.

Ms. Morris maintains a FAC-C Level III, FAC-P/PM Level I, and LCP Level II certification.

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:

2019 – PresentActing Associate Executive Director, CFM, Washington DC
2018 – 2019Director of Acquisition Support, Central Region, CFM, Gurnee IL
2015 – 2018Division Chief, Network Contracting Office 12, Milwaukee WI
2012 – 2015Senior Contracting Officer, CFM, North Chicago IL
2012 – 2012Contracting Officer, NAC, Hines IL
2007 – 2012Contracting Officer, NAVFAC MW, Great Lakes IL
2006 – 2007Contract Administrator, Training Support Command, Great Lakes IL

EDUCATION:

2005 Master of Science – Management – Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee WI
2002Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice – Mount Senario College, Ladysmith WI

 

February 18, 2020

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Business Engagement Center

801 I Street Northwest Washington 20001, District Of Columbia