Registration dates set for 2023 national virtual industry outreach
Small business officials from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command are conducting command-wide advance planning briefings to industry virtually March 6-10, 2023, to allow small and large industry representatives a chance to learn about contract opportunities in support of Army installations across the country. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army illustration ) VIEW ORIGINAL

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas (Jan. 19, 2023) -- Registration opens Feb. 2-28 for the third annual Mission and Installation Contracting Command Advance Planning Briefing for Industry taking place virtually March 6-10, 2023.

MICC officials announced in November the virtual APBI event as their single, command-wide effort for 2023 allowing small business and large industry representatives to hear forecasted requirements in support of varied Army mission partners from the command’s senior contracting officials.

Registration link: 2023 APBI Registration

Ambre Wallitsch, an assistant director for the office of small business programs with the 419th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is leading planning efforts for the March 2023 APBI.

“Small businesses play a vital role in support of Army readiness. Small business outreach efforts foster competition and expand the pool of capable small business vendors that allows the Army to meet its mission requirements,” Wallitsch said. “The overwhelming success of the APBI over the last two years allows the MICC to not only successfully execute contracts to meet the needs of our supported mission partners but also support American small businesses that make up the backbone of our economy.”

On the first day of the live, virtual APBI, March 6, participants will hear from the MICC commanding general, the executive deputy to the commanding general, leaders representing supported mission partners, and the director of the Army Office of Small Business Programs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. CST. They will provide an overview of their respective command by outlining their mission and priorities.

The second and subsequent days are dedicated to briefing contracting requirements for this and coming fiscal years. It begins March 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST with briefings by contracting officials from the 419th Contracting Support Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The brigade is responsible for contract requirements at Fort Bragg, Fort Drum, New York, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

The third day of the APBI, March 8, includes a forecast of contract requirements by the MICC Field Directorate Office at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST. Installations for which the field directorate contracts supplies and services include Fort Benning, Georgia, Fort Lee, Virginia, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, Fort Eustis, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Fort Gordon, Georgia, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, West Point, New York, and Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

The MICC Field Directorate Office at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, will be brief its forecasted requirements on the fourth day, March 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST. It will include contract requirements for JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and Fort Knox, Kentucky.

On the APBI’s final day, March 10, the 418th CSB at Fort Hood, Texas, briefs its forecasted contract requirements from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST. The brigade includes subordinate contracting offices at Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Riley, Kansas, Fort Carson, Colorado, Fort Hood, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Fort Irwin, California, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, and Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.

Recorded briefings from the 2022 APBI are available on the MICC YouTube site at https://www.youtube.com/@army-micc/videos.

In fiscal 2022, MICC contracting professionals executed more than 24,000 contract actions valued at more than $5 billion in support of installation support services, facilities maintenance and sustainment, logistics, and range and mission support services for the Army enterprise across the continental United States. This included more than $2.79 billion to American small businesses allowing the MICC to achieve its small business goals for the eight consecutive year.

For more information or registration information for the 2023 APBI, visit SAM.gov notice or email usarmy.jbsa.acc-micc.list.hq-sbs-2023-apbi@army.mil.

About the MICC:

Headquartered at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, the Mission and Installation Contracting Command consists of about 1,300 military and civilian members who are responsible for contracting goods and services in support of Soldiers as well as readying trained contracting units for the operating force and contingency environment when called upon. MICC contracts are vital in feeding more than 200,000 Soldiers every day, providing many daily base operations support services at installations, facilitate training in the preparation of more than 100,000 conventional force members annually, training more than 500,000 students each year, and maintaining more than 14.4 million acres of land and 170,000 structures.