Medical Products Industry Group (MPIG): The MPIG was started in 2016 as a result of the U. S. Supreme Court decision in the Kingdomware Technologies case and the Department of Veterans Affairs establishment of the “Prime Vendor” program for medical products (MSPV). NVSBC members in the medical products distribution industry were concerned that SDVOSB set-aside opportunities as required by the Kingdomware decision would be eliminated as a result of prime vendor. The group started with 6 member firms and now has 25 member firms. We engage with VA, large business manufacturers and distributors, and other trade association to ensure opportunities for SDVOSBs and VOSBs.
VETS 2 GWAC Industry Group: Executive Order 13360 requires GSA to establish a government-wide acquisition contract (GWAC) for federal agencies to use to contract with SDVOSBs for information technology services and support. To help support the VETS GWAC, NVSBC established industry groups to work collaboratively with GSA to promote the use of the GWAC as well as the unique capabilities and capacities of the SDVOSB contract holders. The current industry group meets regularly with GSA to develop marketing plans and target specific agencies requiring IT services and support. The industry group members then reach out and meet with those agencies to explain the contract vehicle as well as the capabilities of the SDVOSB contract holders.
VECTOR Industry Group: VECTOR is a VA specific multiple award contract reserved for SDVOSBs to provide management and technical services to VA customers. As a result of our success with the VETS GWAC Industry Group, NVSBC member firms holding the VECTOR contract work with VA personnel to educate VA personnel nation-wide on the contract vehicle and the capabilities of the SDVOSB contract holders.
Construction Industry Group: SDVOSBs in the construction and related fields face unique challenges because of the size, scope and complexity of the government’s needs in construction, maintenance, and facilities management. The industry group works to educate members in areas such as stronger proposals, create business relationships with bonding companies, large businesses and other SDVOSBs. The industry group also focuses on issues faced in contract performance such as mistakes in bid, delays, differing site conditions, and other issues that impact performance, a firm’s profit as well as past performance evaluations.