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Small Business Alliance: Category Management 101 Webinar

2020-05-28 10:30:00 2020-05-28 12:00:00 America/New_York Small Business Alliance: Category Management 101 Webinar See more details at: VIRTUAL, , ,
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Category management is a strategic business practice that the Federal Government is applying to buy smarter and more like a single enterprise. It enables the government to eliminate redundancies, increase efficiency, deliver more value and savings from the government's acquisition programs, and meet the government’s small business goals. Accordingly, the IT Government-wide Category has a strong commitment to small businesses and wants to ensure that it takes into account all of their interests as they relate to the Category Management framework. As a first in a series of sessions aimed at small businesses, join the ACT-IAC Small Business Alliance for "Category Management 101" which will feature a discussion on Category Management, Spend Under Management (SUM), what it means to be Best-In-Class (BIC), and how these facets affect your business.

Session Objectives:
After attending the session, the attendee will have achieved the following objectives:

  • Basic understanding of Category Management.
  • What is Spend Under Management (SUM)?
  • What is a Best-In-Class (BIC) Designation?
  • How does it affect your business? 


Session Speakers:

  • Bill Zielinski, Assistant Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, Information Technology Category (ITC), General Services Administration (Invited)
  • Donna Ragucci, Director - Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of Treasury 
  • Bowen Fong, Management and Program Analyst, General Services Administration 
  • Brian Barnes, Associate Administrator of the Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, General Services Administration