On April 18, 2018, interns from the Veteran Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA), located in Frederick, MD, participated in an industry offsite event with the Red Gate Group located in Chantilly, VA. The group was composed of 27 interns, future 1102 Contract Specialists, who will graduate from VAAA’s 2018 Acquisition Intern Program (AIP) in May 2018.
TJ Iak, President of Red Gate Group, provided an organizational overview of Red Gate Group and led discussions on how the company navigates the proposal and contracting process, and on the selection of teaming partners. The interns were also given an opportunity to participate in a group discussion and Q&A session.
The purpose of the industry offsite is to provide the interns a vendor perspective on the contracting process from announcement – solicitation, to contract award. During their training in the two- year program, interns participate in yearly industry offsite events to provide them with an opportunity to visit with industry to develop an understanding of the customer perspective of contracting.
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