Procurement Conference

May 14, 2001

Congressman Adam Smith invites you to the following conference:

"Doing Business with America"

Tuesday, May 29th,2001
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
CenterPoint Corporate Park, Conference Room,
20415 72nd Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032

Working with the federal government, in the eyes of most small businesses, can be a virtual maze of red tape and impossible bureaucratic regulations. With this in mind, many businesses tend to forgo government contracts because of the perceived obstacles involved in the process.

In an effort to remove the mystery surrounding procurement by the federal government, the largest buyer of goods and services in the world, Congressman Adam Smith will to host this important conference on federal procurement. The conference will focus on helping businesses of various sizes obtain government contacts and begin to establish long-term working relationships with different agencies within the federal government.

The conference will be an excellent opportunity for the business community and federal agencies to network with small, disadvantaged business suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors. More than 20 federal agencies, large-business prime contractors, and technical assistance providers have been invited, including the Department of the Army, the Department of the Air Force, the General Services Administration, the Small Business Administration, Boeing, Microsoft, and more.

For directions to CenterPoint, or for questions about the conference, please contact Jeffrey Reading in Congressman Smith's
district office by phone at 253-926-6683, or by email at