Upcoming Industry Events
OBO’s Capabilities Conversations allow prospective firms to learn more about the OBO’s priorities, upcoming work, and opportunities for future collaboration. They also allow firms to share their own experience, product, or capabilities. To join the conversation, please sign up here.
A/E Industry Roadshow
Our next A/E Design Service RFP will be for those firms interested in contributing to several of OBO’s future modernization and renovation projects. This roadshow will help firms familiarize themselves with OBO Design Standards and be more prepared for future IDIQs. For our program to continue to deliver facilities that represent American values and the best in American architecture, design, engineering, technology, sustainability, art, culture, and construction execution, we are continuously seeking to expand the pool of firms who contribute to the program. OBO Director of Architecture Curtis Clay will be visiting cities across the country to spread the word about the upcoming RFP, share information regarding the submission requirements so firms may prepare to submit once the solicitation is released, and answer questions.
Advancing Preconstruction Conference
OBO representatives will attend the 2023 Advancing Preconstruction Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Whether you are client, trade, general contractor, or designer, join over 1000 preconstruction leaders to hear real-life case studies on how to meet your client’s goals within cost and schedule constraints, drive early project collaboration, and win more work. Learn more and register to attend here.
A’23 AIA Conference on Architecture
OBO Design Managers Minh Le and Ron Tomasso and OBO Civil Engineer Noelle Trent will be presenting at this year’s AIA Conference on Architecture at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Learn more and register to attend here.
2023 Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) International Conference & Expo
The Conference & Expo convenes the leading cost and project controls experts and dedicated professionals in the world. OBO’s Sholeh Lee, Benjamin Hodel, Justin Jacobsen, and Michael T. Siburt will present “Lessons Learned from the US Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations, Office of Construction Management on its Enterprise-Wide Implementation of Project Risk Management”. Learn more and register to attend here.
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) FedCon
OBO’s Rick Sullivan, Tracy Thomas, Roman Tellez, and AQM’s Jillian Savage will present upcoming projects at this year’s AGC Federal Contractors Conference. The Conference connects construction industry leaders and their federal agency counterparts for a candid dialogue about direct business impacts happening in real-time. This year’s event will be held in-person from June 12-14, 2023, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, DC. Join us and take advantage of this unique opportunity to gain essential information and participate in the many networking opportunities. Learn more and register to attend here.
SAME-OBO Industry Day
The Society of American Military Engineers will host a two day in-person industry day in Washington, D.C., that includes matchmaking, presentations, and sessions by the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) and the Office of Acquisitions Management (AQM). This market research event is designed to provide industry with information on competing for contracts with OBO through OSDBU. Learn more and register to attend here.
Upcoming Recruitment Events
*Fall 2022/Winter 2023 schedule coming soon!
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