An official website of the United States Government Here's how you know

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Upcoming Industry Events

 

 

 

OBO 2021 Industry Roadshow
June-November

The Department of State’s Bureaus of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) and Administration’s Office of the Procurement (OPE) are offering an opportunity to engage directly with the contractor community to continue an effort to be a leader in government construction and contracting. The discussion touches on OBO’s portfolio, procurement process, partners, and goals. The efforts are focused on broadening and expanding the contractor pool, competition, and engagement while trying to understand how to be more responsive to the issues, concerns, and questions of industry.  For more information on how to attend these virtual events, please email us here.

  • Associated General Contractors of America (AGC
    June 15 — 2 PM – 3 PM
  • International Stability Operation Association (ISOA) 
    July 13 — 9 AM – 10 AM
  • Design Build Institute of America (DBIA
    August 10 — 10 AM – 11 AM
  • The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) 
    October 12 — 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • International Partnering Institute – (IPI) 
    September 14 — 3:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Lean Construction Institute – (LCI)
    November
  • Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Industry Show Wrap-up – (OBO)
    November

 

Capabilities Conversation
July 2021

OBO’s Capabilities Conversations allow for prospective firms to learn more about the OBO’s priorities, upcoming work, and opportunities for future collaboration. They also allow for firms to share their own experience, product, or capabilities. To join the conversation, please sign up here.

 

Build Business 2021 – Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
August 5, 2021

Society for Marketing Professional Services & Build Business brings together A/E/C clients, content experts, principals, business developers, and marketers to learn from and challenge one another to think differently about business. OBO Speakers: Angel Dizon. For more information, please visit here.

 

Appraisal Institute 2021 Annual Conference
August 9-10

OBO will join the conversation with Appraisal Institute and speak at the 2021 Annual Conference. The Appraisal Institute serves nearly 17,000 professionals in almost 50 countries throughout the world. This event will offer a chance to connect and reconnect, to learn and to grow, to share solutions to common challenges, and celebrate collective successes.  To find out more, please visit here .

 

Federal Design-Build Symposium
August 25-26

The 2021 Federal Design-Build Symposium, will provide Federal agencies and teams the innovative tools, design-build best practices and Federal policy insights needed to build high-performance teams delivering better projects – on time and on budget. From understanding the FAR to cutting edge design-build innovations, the Federal Design-Build Symposium will help the Federal sector deliver on the promise of economic recovery. For more information, please click here .

Greenbuild 2021 Resilience Summit
August 26, 2021

The Greenbuild International Conference + Expo, taking place September 21-23, 2021 in San Diego, CA, provides the opportunity for architects, designers, builders, sustainability professionals, consultants and governments to connect and learn. OBO, presenting on security, resilience, and sustainability in one of their projects, during their Virtual Summits, presenting August 26, 2021. For more information, please click here.

 

Capabilities Conversation
August 2021

OBO’s Capabilities Conversations allow for prospective firms to learn more about the OBO’s priorities, upcoming work, and opportunities for future collaboration. They also allow for firms to share their own experience, product, or capabilities. To join the conversation, please sign up here.

 

Making OCONUS Government Infrastructure Near- or Net-Zero
September 2, 2021

OBO will be participating on a Panel for Society of Military Engineer’s (SAME) on September 2, Making OCONUS Government Infrastructure Near- or Net-Zero. This moderated panel session explores past actions, current realities and the future challenges of achieving near- and net-zero major infrastructure projects for the U.S. government’s diplomatic platform around the world.  Participants will hear from experienced government and industry A/E/C professionals and come away with an increased understanding of how to posture and collaborate to make near- and net-zero infrastructure a reality. For more information, please visit here .

 

StormCon 2021
September 13-15, 2021

Stormwater Best Management Practices, trends, research and solutions. StormCon is an annual conference of the National Rural Water Association and is designed to bring together water and wastewater utility systems – large and small, municipal, and rural – for sessions in operations, management, boardsmanship and governance. The event will inform the stormwater and surface water quality sectors with a high-quality educational program covering such topics as stormwater infrastructure and best management practices, green infrastructure, stormwater permit compliance, funding, staffing, and managing the stormwater program, industrial stormwater management, and research and testing.   OBO Speaker:  Dami (Oludamilola) Martins. For more information, please visit here .

 

Capabilities Conversation
September/October 2021

OBO’s Capabilities Conversations allow for prospective firms to learn more about the OBO’s priorities, upcoming work, and opportunities for future collaboration. They also allow for firms to share their own experience, product, or capabilities. To join the conversation, please sign up here.

 

SAME/SMAA’s Annual Joint Forum
October 2021

 

Geo-Extreme National Conference
November 7-10, 2021

OBO will present Climate, Security, & Resilience at the Geo-hazards and Climate Security & Resilience at the United States Diplomatic Missions at the August 2021 Geo-Extreme National Conference.

 

Upcoming Recruitment Events

For the most up-to-date Recruiting Tour Dates, please see below.


Contact OBO-EA@state.gov with any questions and stay connected with us for future updates via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

U.S. Department of State

The Lessons of 1989: Freedom and Our Future