Longevity Consulting and Jackson State University Participate in First Annual National Institutes of Health Industry Day
Washington, DC – March 12, 2019 – Today Longevity Consulting joined Jackson State University at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Industry Day. The goal of the first annual event was to strengthen relationships between HBCUs and NIH through exposure to the intricacies of the federal contracting process and the provision of direct access to NIH program and acquisition officials. Participating […]
Washington, DC – March 12, 2019 – Today Longevity Consulting joined Jackson State University at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Industry Day. The goal of the first annual event was to strengthen relationships between HBCUs and NIH through exposure to the intricacies of the federal contracting process and the provision of direct access to NIH program and acquisition officials. Participating HBCUs also had access to representatives from other federal agencies and vendors with information on their respective programs and resources pertaining to federal contracts and grants.
Longevity and Jackson State signed a partnership agreement in 2018 under the NIH Small Business Program Path to Excellence and Innovation Project which provides technical assistance training and prepares HBCUs to compete and receive federal acquisition funding.
During the free two-day event, attendees participated in a variety of workshops pertaining to contract fundamentals to include structuring a capability statement, locating research and development opportunities, how to get on a GSA schedule, subcontracting tips, as well as tips for successful contract administration. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in one-on-one matchmaking sessions with other federal agency representatives, prime NIH subcontractors, and the NIH Contracting Office.
“Longevity Consulting is extremely proud to participate in the first annual NIH Industry Day.” said chief executive officer, Bobby Long. “HBCUs such as Jackson State are drivers of their local economies and prepare students for 21st century opportunities. The NIH Industry Day helps to demonstrate the importance of ensuring that HBCUs have the tools and resources to secure federal funding and continue to improve the educational outcomes for students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. We look forward to participating in upcoming NIH events with Jackson State University.”
The NIH is the largest biomedical research organization in the world with 27 institutes and centers with an estimated annual contracting budget of $4.5-5B. The Emerging Technology Consortium (ETC) a 501 (c) 4 organization presented a concept for HBCU Teams to the Director of the Office of Logistics and Acquisition Management (OALM) as a possible solution to improve the numbers of awards going to HBCUs. As a result, OALM wanted to create an Acquisition Assistance Gateway (AAG) to manage training and technical assistance for these colleges and universities.
With offices in DC and Virginia, Longevity Consulting is a full-service information technology firm providing clients with a broad range of business solutions, from support services to system integrations, enabling our clients to improve and maximize their IT operations.
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Longevity Consulting is an information technology, solution based, full-service organization, dedicated to producing results. We are a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business and our goal is to create a collaborative environment between our consultants and our clients. This synergistic relationship helps identify ways to improve our clients’ business and better positions our company to provide the most appropriate solution for each client engagement. For more information about Longevity Consulting, please visit us at www.longevityconsulting.com.