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NCMA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Secures the 2016 Walter R. Graalman Gold Level Award!

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Welcome to the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of NCMA

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Contract Management Excellence!


NCMA Greater Phila. presents a seminar on the City of Philadelphia's Best Value Procurement and electronic bidding processes on March 1, 2019 at 1515 Arch St., Phila. from 8:30am - 11:00am

Hello Fellow Chapter Members!

I hope you have been well. Be sure to mark your calendars for another great event focused on the city’s Best Value Procurement and electronic bidding processes. The keynote speaker will be Ms. Christine Derenick-Lopez, the city’s Chief Administrative Officer. There will also be a panel discussion.

As the First Deputy in the CAO’s office, Ms. Derenick-Lopez has overseen several groundbreaking projects, including implementation of electronic signatures for professional service contracts, saving substantial time in contract conformance with the goal of the City paying vendors more quickly. She oversaw the launch of its first eProcurement system, PHL Contracts. This system, along with other modernization efforts, simplifies the contracting process and increases competition. Ms. Derenick-Lopez also spearheaded the charter change for Best Value procurement, which was approved by Philadelphia voters last year.

There will be no charge to attend. Attendees will receive CLP/CLEs. All welcome!


Brian Connolly
NCMA Greater Philadelphia Chapter


[October 18, 2017] - NCMA Greater Philadelphia chapter discussing Contract Managment insights at St. Joe's University Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart (VEJ) Program

Jeannine Roso, Executive Vice President of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Greater Philadelphia Chapter, Brian Connolly, Vice President, Programs and Jeremy Mock, Community Service Chair participated in a panel discussion for Saint Joseph University’s (SJU) Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart (VEJ) program. The VEJ program is specifically designed to provide veterans with the tools, education, and mentorship opportunities necessary for them to start their own businesses. The panel discussion detailed the steps on becoming a Federal Contractor and how NCMA can be a resource for procurement and contract management for their businesses.

In 2015, Saint Joseph’s University– Haub School of Business, joined the national consortium of schools for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), an entrepreneurial and small business education program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU), and operated by SU’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). Saint Joseph’s University runs both the EBV, open to post-9/11 disabled veterans, and a second program, the VEJ, that was designed by the SJU Office of Veterans Services which is led by two military veterans, Ralph Galati, Director of Veterans Services and Kevin Gelzhiser, Assistant Director for Veterans Services. The VEJ program is open to any honorably discharged veteran.


Congratulations to NCMA Greater Philadelphia Chapter's own, Sidney Ozer!

EPA Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Support of Small Businesses

Congratulations to the US Government Environmental Protection Agency Region III Small Business Program Team (Tiffany Cooper, Hana Hyland, Sidney Ozer, and Al Pinero) on their receipt of the EPA Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishments by an EPA employee or group in Support of Small Businesses Impacted by EPA Regulations. This award is for their demonstration of outstanding achievements in working with, and addressing the concerns of, small businesses that are impacted by EPA regulations.

Region III’s Small Business Program Team worked collaboratively with external small business assistance providers to conduct outreach to small businesses and enhance environmental regulation compliance in FY 2016 by engaging with over 1000 small businesses at 12 outreach events. The team, along with several federal acquisition professionals, became charter members of the Philadelphia Federal Executive Board’s (FEB) Mid-Atlantic Acquisition Council (MAAC). As members of the Small Business Sub-Committee, the team educated owners while promoting procurement opportunities for small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned businesses, HUB Zone businesses, and service-disabled veteran owned businesses.

In addition, the team played an instrumental role in devising and implementing an Acquisition Day to help reduce the burdens and impacts on the regulated small business community. This event hosted participants from 12 federal agencies and 2,013 contracting professionals. Another example of the team’s exemplary leadership and small business outreach is highlighted by their support of the Women in Public Policy ChallengeHER half-day training event. This event focused on participants of the Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) Set-Aside Program looking to become more effective players in the government contracting arena. The team provided four educational sessions: What WOSB’s Can Do to Help Create Set-Asides?, Working with Federal Buyers, Research and Marketing – Doing Your Homework, and Doing Business with the U.S. EPA. This event successfully brought together 72 WOSB’s and 49 federal contractors to increase awareness of and reduce the burdens regulated small business owners face.

Click on link and scroll down for photo of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and EPA OSDBU Director Denise Benjamin Sirmons presenting award to Hana Hyland and Sidney Ozer representing EPA RIII.

Executive Vice President Jeannine Roso and Greater Philadelphia member Lisa Stewart representing the chapter at the 2016 World Congress in Orlando, FL.

Coming Events

Join Us - 3/1/2019!

FREE Seminar on the City of Philadelphia's Best Value Procurement and electronic bidding processes

1515 Arch St., Philadelphia

8:30am - 11:00am

Particpants will receive CLPs!

March 27-28, 2019

SubCon Training Workshops 2019

NCMA’s SubCon Training Workshops (SubCon) provides comprehensive subcontracts training led by experienced practitioners.

Join 200+ industry procurement professionals and government buyers and program managers for two days of training in the format of your choice.

Tysons, VA

Particpants will receive up to 12 CLPs!

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July 28-31, 2019

World Congress 2019!

NCMA's World Congress is the leading training event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals.

Over 2,000+ individuals from government (federal, state, and local); industry; and commercial business come together for networking and training for all career levels.

Hynes Convention Center
Boston, MA

Particpants will receive up to 17 CLPs!

Register before 3/22/2019 and SAVE!