The Department of State’s Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) and the Bureau of Administration, Office of the Procurement Executive (A/OPE) discussed the FY 2023 program with potential bidders and introduced the FY 2024 program in advance of an in-person event later in 2023. OBO and OPE experts discussed construction risks and cost/schedule drivers that impact the program, including topics such as supply chain factors, labor shortages, and inflation. A questions and answers session followed the presentation. This event was an opportunity for companies to learn about OBO and OPE, construction projects at the Department of State, and possible teaming and subcontracting opportunities for the small business community.

2023 Virtual Industry Day Recording Transcription [366 KB]

OBO Virtual Industry Day Presentation [10 MB]

Headshots for: Neda Brown | Director, External Affairs | OBO Douglas Dykhouse | Principal Deputy Director, OBO Courtney Bustin | Senior Analyst, Office of Security Management | OBO Jillian Savage | Contracting Officer, Facilities, Design & Construction Branch Chief, Office of Acquisitions Management, Bureau of Administration Curtis Clay, AIA | Acting Director, Office of Design & Engineering | OBO | Director of Architecture | OBO Chris Dudding | Construction Operations Division Chief, Construction Management Office | OBO Stephanie Leedom, AIA | Western Hemisphere Affairs Division Chief, Project Development and Coordination | OBO Steven Arrey-Mbeng | Team Lead, Office of Cost Management | OBO Kim Baugher | Industrial Security Division Chief, Office of Information Security, Diplomatic Security George Yi | European & Eurasian Affairs Division Chief, Project Development and Coordination | OBO

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