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October Speaker Series


Interested in bidding on US Defense contracts?

The Department of Defense (DOD) has long relied on contractors to provide the U.S. military with a wide range of goods and services, including weapons, vehicles, food, uniforms, and operational support. Without contractor support, the United States would be currently unable to arm and field an effective fighting force.

In Fiscal Year 2015, DOD obligated more money on federal contracts ($274 billion in current dollars, or $283 billion in inflation-adjusted FY2017 dollars) than all other federal government agencies combined. DOD’s contract obligations were equal to 7% of all mandatory and discretionary federal spending. Services accounted for 44% of total DOD contract obligations, goods for 47%, and research and development (R&D) for 9%. This distribution is in contrast to the rest of the federal government, which obligated a larger portion of contracting dollars on services (53%), than on goods (38%) and research and development (9%) combined.

Lt. Colonel Sean Imbs is a contracting officer with the U.S. Army and is currently stationed in Kuwait. LTC Imbs will give a general overview on how to bid on contracts for US Defense projects . His presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Where: Millennium Hotel and Convention Center, Salmiya

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Networking

7:00 pm – Program starts

7:45 pm – Buffet dinner

Parking: Free self-parking in the multi-story car park, Valet parking is offered at 2 KD

Dress Code: Business attire or National Dress

RSVP: Members – 11 KD

Non-Members 16 KD

If you wish to attend, please visit our website www.abckw.org/events/october-speaker-series/ to proceed with the payment to confirm your seats or email your RSVP to Dina at [email protected]