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Dear Business Community,

The Metropolitan Washington Chapter of the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) is excited to invite you to the first Metropolitan Washington Area Reverse Trade Show.

This Reverse Trade Show is an event that allows vendors, suppliers, consultants, and contractors the opportunity to meet with contracting professionals from Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia governmental procurement agencies in one room.

How many agencies is the NIGP Chapter expecting?

We are poised to host 30 DC agencies, 15 Maryland agencies, and 15 Virginia agencies, with each agency providing two agency staff members for good interactive discussions with you.

What agencies have signed up to be exhibitors?

Here's the current list of agencies that have confirmed to exhibit. We will refresh our list every Friday.

Child and Family Services Agency
DC Department of Behavioral Health
DC Department of General Services (DGS)
DC Department of Human Resources
DC Department of Transportation (DDOT)
DC Fire & Emergency Services (FEMS)
DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority (HBX)
DC Small Business Development Center Network
Department Forensic Science (DFS)
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Department of Corrections
Department of Health (DOH)
Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)
Department of Public Works & Fleet Services (DPW)
Dept. of Small & Local Business Development
District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment
District of Columbia Office of Public-Private Partnerships
District of Columbia Public Schools
Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)
Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority
OCP/Department of Employment Services
Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment
Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Office of Risk Management
Office of the Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
Office of Unified Communications (OUC)
UDC Office of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
UDC School of Business & Public Administration

Maryland Department of Transportation
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

Arlington County
Chesterfield County Virginia
Fairfax County Department of Procurement Material Management
Fairfax County Police Dept.
Fairfax County Public Schools
Loudoun County Procurement
Prince William County
Town of Leesburg, Virginia

What should vendors expect at this Reverse Trade Show?

At this event, the various government agencies will be the ‘exhibitors’ and you will be the ‘attendees’. You can walk around the trade show floor and talk to agencies about the products and services you have to offer. Agency program managers, directors, and agency staff will have an open dialogue with you regarding business opportunities, agency needs, and tips for doing business with the agency.

The Reverse Trade Show includes three different vendor workshops. Attendees will receive coffee and lunch with agency staff. The event breakdown for vendors is as follows:

  • 9:00AM – 10:00AM Vendor Check-in & Coffee
  • 10:00AM – 2:00PM Reverse Trade Show Open
  • 10:00AM 11:00AM Workshop 1
  • 11:00AM 12:00PM Workshop 2
  • 12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch
  • 1:00PM – 2:00PM Workshop 3

How can vendors register?

Register your company to have up to two company representatives attend the Reverse Trade Show. Registration is $200. Each company registration is limited to two representatives.

What are the transportation & parking options for the event?

The University of the District of Columbia Student Center is conveniently located at the Van Ness Metro Station. The college also has garage parking on campus – check out UDC Parking for price and parking details. Metered street parking is sparsely available around the college.

What is the goal of this Reverse Trade Show?

The goal of this event is to equip the business community with the knowledge to compete for contracts in the Metropolitan Washington area. The Metropolitan Washington Chapter of NIGP is geared for success with your participation.

If you're interested in being sponsor for this event or have any further questions:

Please contact: [email protected] or call (202) 656-6862

  • When: Thu Jul. 26
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Address: Student Center Ballroom
    Washington DC,US 20008

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