Federal Agency Roundtable
District Architecture Center (Washington Chapter AIA)
421 7th St. NW
October 17, 2014
from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
The Fall 2014 Federal Agency Roundtable, scheduled for October 17 from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Eastern), at the District Architecture Center (Washington Chapter AIA), 421 7th St. NW, Washington, DC.
The focus of the roundtable discussion, which will be facilitated by officers of the Association, will be “The Benefit of Professional Certifications within Government Contracting.”
Over the past several years, many federal agencies and the prime contractors that support them have begun to incorporate requirements for professional certifications into their solicitations for new contract/subcontract opportunities. In addition, some of the same entities have also begun to require that their own employees attain professional certification(s) either as an initial hiring prerequisite or as part of an internal professional development program. The Roundtable offers a forum to hear from those in the government contracting community who have implemented such requirements concerning whether a mandated certification requirement has truly added value, either in terms of improved project/program performance, reduced costs, or some other, more subjective measure. Federal agencies and their contractors who have not yet decided to require professional certifications, either internally or externally, will be able to learn from the experiences from those who have, before deciding whether to implement the practice themselves.
In addition to federal agencies and prime/subcontractors, AACE encourages the participation of other professional associations who offer professional certifications to be represented at this Roundtable discussion, so all will be able to understand the expectations of both elements of the government contracting community as a way to potentially improve their individual certification programs.
Registration is free of charge for federal government employees. There is a $35 fee for AACE members ($50 for non-members) who are not federal government employees.