Join Us!

Join the Department of Health and Human Services in this unique opportunity to empower small businesses with real access to information, networking and resources needed to do business with HHS on June 29 - 30.

About the National Conference

This virtual interactive conference will feature experts including HHS Senior Leadership, HHS Heads of Contracting Activity, HHS Small Business Specialists, SBA Regional Offices, Small Business Resource Partners, Large Prime Contractors, and Small Businesses from across the nation.

After a dynamic program of panels, breakout sessions, speeches, and matchmaking, stay tuned for the Small Business Awards ceremony, where we will honor small businesses, government employees, resource partners and industry partners who have made outstanding contributions to small businesses within the past year. Visit this page frequently for the most recent updates on conference speakers, the agenda, and how to sign up!


9:00 AM
National Anthem
9:05 AM

HHS Mission

9:15 AM
9:25 AM
Welcome and Opening Address
9:35 AM
Strengthening Small Business:
From Access to Opportunity
9:50 AM 10 Minute Break
10:00 AM
Let's Talk Success:
Head of Contracting Activity Round Table
Journey to Procurement Readiness:
Capture Management Strategies for Your Business
What's New in Small Business
Administration (SBA) Legislation: The Buck Starts Here
10:45 AM
Building Healthy Partnerships
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Center for Clinical Standards & Quality (CCSQ)
Office Acquisition & Grants Management (OAGM)
Overview of National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Information Technology & Assessment Center (NITAAC)
Access2Capital: Journey to Financing
11:30 AM 45 Minute Lunch Break
12:15 PM
Opportunity Zone:
The Real HHS Pipeline
Fireside Chat:
Contracting and Certification Straight Talk
Building Better Together:
More Buying Power GSA Polaris Small Business GWAC
1:00 PM
Winning Strategies with IHS:
Health Care Facilities Design and
Construction / Buy Indian Act Opportunity
SBIR/STTR: Digging Deeper Into
Small Business Programs & Policies
Acquisition Made Simple at NIH:
Access to Success
1:50 AM 10 Minute Break
2:00 PM
Partnering with the Administration for
Children and Families: Are you Prepared?
Risky Business:
How to Avoid Suspension & Debarment
Winning Strategies with IHS:
Medical Services & Goods /
Buy Indian Act Opportunity
3:00 PM
Wrap-up/Closing Remarks
3:00PM - 5:00PM Networking & Exhibitors' Booths (2h)
9:00 AM
Opening Remarks
9:10 AM
Category Management
10:00 AM 10 Minute Break
10:10 AM
Connecting with Prime
Contractors: Primed for Success
GSA's OASIS Vehicle and
What Comes Next for Services
Getting Ready for Success:
Know Before You Go
11:00 AM
Veterans Accelerating to Success:
Entrepreneurship to Procurement
Fueling Sustainability
in the HUBZone Market
Marketing Advantages as a
Woman-Owned Small Business
11:45 AM
Pair Well with Others:
AIISmall Mentor-Protege Program
HHS Heightens Call for Historically
Black Colleges and Universities
Breaking Down Barriers:
Building Up Success
12:30 PM 45 Minute Lunch Break
1:15 PM
OSDBU Excellence Awards Ceremony
2:45 PM
Wrap-up/Closing Remarks
3:00PM - 5:00PM Networking & Exhibitors' Booths (2h)

About Matchmaking

After registering for the conference, you may be eligible to register for Matchmaking with large-business prime contractors and government buyers. These matchmaking sessions are geared to drive small businesses towards real access to real opportunities.

Small Business Customer Experience ("SBCX")

Take your first step today by clicking the link below to register your company with the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

HHS Access2Success

HHS Operating Divisions

Administration for Children and Families
Administration for Community Living
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
 Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registration
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The Health Resources and Services Administration
The Indian Health Service
National Institutes of Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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