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2012 Small Business Outreach Event Highlights

You spoke, we listened! At the 2012 OAGS Small Business Outreach Vendor Fair, we provided an opportunity for small business vendors to:

  • Learn the structure of FDA and the mission of each Center/Office;
  • Discover "How to do business with the FDA;"
  • Evaluate the key products/services each FDA Center/Office buys to target marketing efforts;
  • Be informed of the Key Procurements Planned for each Center/Office in FY12 and the opportunity to ask questions;
  • Meet one-on-one with Project Officers and Contracting Officers concerning upcoming requirements;
  • Meet one-on-one with Small Businesses that are having success at the FDA; and
  • Meet one-on-one with Large Businesses with subcontracting opportunities.

This Web page offers a webcast of the event proceedings for those who were unable to attend.

Here are just a few comments of what attendees are saying about the 2012 OAGS Small Business Outreach Vendor Fair!

small business representatives meeting with FDA officials

"The 1-on-1 experience with the FDA Program Offices and vendors is truly amazing. It allows everyone to communicate in positive and transparent manner. The FDA Vendor Outreach sessions should be used as an OMB Small Business-wide best practice approach."
—Mr. Jody Venkatesan, CISA, CISM, GGEIT
Platinum Business Services, LLC
A Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business

Presentation to an audience;

"The FDA OAGS Small Business Outreach Fair offered a unique approach to their program representing a broad spectrum of small business entities from several areas. Not only were the vendors educated on 'How to Sell to the FDA,' but they had the opportunity to share mind set with one another. Meridian will definitely benefit from this experience and we are looking forward to future events. Thank you for your continuing support of the small business community."
—Anne McGregor
Meridian Imaging Solutions - A Woman Owned Small Business


Session 1

  • Overview of FDA Office of Grants and Acquisitions - Providing high quality support to FDA programs, by managing all contracts, and assistance agreements in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost
  • Overview of How to do Business with HHS - Keys to success, what HHS buys, Understanding customers needs and employing best practices

Session 2

  • OIM - Manages information technology and related services, including technical oversight of system development processes, policies and methodologies allowing for the development of enterprise wide systems
  • ORA - Protects consumers and enhance public health by maximizing compliance of FDA-regulated products and minimizing risk associated with those products from both foreign and domestic origins

Session 3

  • CDER - Protects public health by ensuring the quality and integrity of marketed drug products

Session 4

  • CBER - Ensures the safety, purity, potency, and effectiveness of biological products including vaccines, blood and blood products, and cells, tissues, and gene therapies for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of human diseases, conditions, or injury

Session 5

  • CDRH - Ensures medical devices are safe and effective; reduce unnecessary exposure to radiation from medical, occupational, and consumer products; assures quality of mammography
  • CFSAN - Ensures nation's food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome, honestly labeled, and that cosmetic products are safe and also properly labeled
  • CVM - Animal health and animal food product safety
  • CTP - Promotes public understanding of contents and consequences of use of Tobacco products
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