"The COFPAES Federal Markets Conference is designed to bring together the federal government and the private sector for discussions on programs, budgets and procurement opportunities in the Architect-Engineer (A-E) and related services fields," said John Palatiello, COFPAES Administrator.
Each invited government agency will present information on its current program, the anticipated FY13 budget, the agency's requirements for acquisition of A-E services from the private sector that is on the horizon, and the potential impacts of sequestration.
Industries and markets that will be covered include Water & Transportation Infrastructure, Buildings, Defense and Security, Natural Resources and International.
A full list of participating agencies will be posted on the COFPAES website, www.cofpaes.org, as they become available. On-line registration and further information is also available on the site.
The conference will be held at The American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006.
COFPAES was formed in the 1960s to serve as the unified voice of the architectural, engineering (A/E) and related services profession on issues related to federal contracting. Member organizations are the American Institute of Architects (AIA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and national Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). Throughout its history, COFPAES has focused on ensuring quality and competence in the procurement of professional A/E (including surveying and mapping) services. COFPAES serves the American public by assisting Congress and federal agencies with policies to ensure that projects to satisfy the building, infrastructure, resource, defense, and security needs of the Nation are conducted in an efficient and quality manner.