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AGC Federal Contractors Descend on Washington

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Hundreds of federal construction contractors met with major federal construction agencies and members of Congress in the Washington, DC metro area in early May at the AGC Federal Contactors Conference. Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, General Services Administration, Small Business Administration, Bureau of Reclamation and Natural Resources Conservation Service participated, with several agencies making significant announcements about their respective programs.

Among the many highlights, the Honorable Lucian Niemeyer, Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Emily Murphy, Administrator of the General Services Administration, joined AGC’s CEO Steve Sandherr to discuss their vision for reforming the procurement process and ensuring timely payments to federal contractors. NAVFAC’s commander Rear Admiral Bret Muilenburg discussed his vision for the agency’s future and partnering with the construction industry. The Army Corps of Engineer’s Lloyd Caldwell, Director of Military Programs, spoke about the roughly $17 billion worth of work from the disaster supplemental that the Army Corp intends to put out for bid. GSA gave updates on the $1 billion courthouse construction program and on the Public Buildings Reform Board that will make recommendations of at least $8 billion worth of underutilized and vacant federal properties.

Presentations and other information from the conference were made available this week to the attendees of AGC Federal Contractors Conference.

For more information, contact Jordan Howard at Jordan.Howard@agc.org or (703) 837-5368.


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