LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – September 17, 2020

Join us for the virtual Langley Contractor’s Steering Council (LCSC) meeting Thursday, September 17, at 2:00 pm. This month’s keynote speaker is Dawn Schaible, Director of the Engineering Directorate. Susan McClain, Director of the Office of Procurement, will also provide Return to Onsite Work and LaRC OP updates.

Use the link below to join the meeting.

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Our meeting will address these topics:

  • VASBA Update– Laura Blumberg
  • LaRC OP Update – Susan McClain
  • RTOW Update – Susan McClain
  • Small Business Update – Rob Betts
  • Partnerships Update – Carrie Rhoades
  • Diversity Dialogue: Gender Identity in the Workplace – Charles Cockrell and Rob Lee
  • Directorate Update from Engineering – Dawn Schaible
  • Special Topics and Look Ahead

LaRC Small Business Update Slides September 17, 2020, by Rob Betts

LCSC Presentation September 17, 2020, by Susan McClain

ED Overview for LCSC September 17, 2020, by Dawn Schaible

Gender Identity for LCSC September 17, 2020, by Charles Cockrell

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PPP Forgiveness Presentation on September 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM

With the moving target that is the details on the SBA’s Payroll Protection Program, it should come as little surprise clients that were able to get it now wonder if they have to pay it back, or how much. Join ODU Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and BB&T on September 9, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM to for a virtual discussion of what you need to know to be prepared when completing the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application.

How do I fill out PPP forgiveness application/Process?
How do I make sure my PPP loan is forgiven?
When do I pay it back?

Application Review Process and Timeline (Financial Institution and SBA)

Legislative Changes:

  • Giving borrowers 24 weeks to spend the funds instead of eight
  • Giving borrowers more time to rehire employees without losing forgiveness eligibility
  • Extending the period of time during which borrowers can apply for forgiveness
  • Documents required (Payroll, FTE and Non-payroll. This documentation will need to be submitted with the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application)

FAQ’s and more!

This workshop will be presented via Google Meet. All registered participants will be emailed the link to join prior to the event. Registration will close Tuesday, September 8, at noon to ensure all participants receive link to join in time to test connection/download app if applicable.

Click here for registration link.

 

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LaRC Contractors Steering Council Meeting – August 20, 2020

Join us for the virtual Langley Contractor’s Steering Council (LCSC) meeting Thursday, August 20, at 3:00 pm. This month’s keynote speaker is Trina Dyal, Acting Director of the Science Directorate. Susan McClain, Director of the Office of Procurement, will also provide Return to Onsite Work and LaRC OP updates.

Use the link below to join the meeting.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Our meeting will address these topics:

  • VASBA Update– Laura Blumberg
  • LaRC OP Update – Susan McClain
  • RTOW Update – Susan McClain
  • Small Business Update – Rob Betts
  • Directorate Update from Science – Trina Dyal
  • Special Topics and Look Ahead

LaRC Small Business Update Slides by Rob Betts, August 20, 2020

LaRC Science Directorate in 15 Minutes August 2020 Slides by Trina Dyal

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Vendor Roundtable Presentation on August 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Rob Betts requested that the following SBA bulletin be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

Join us for a crash course in one of the NASA Office of Small Business Programs’ top principles – the power of working with and learning from your peers in the Federal acquisition community! The next webinar in our NASA LaRC OSBP Learning Series will be The Vendor Roundtable on August 19, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

This virtual panel discussion will feature some of NASA’s most successful and experienced Federal contractors, our Fiscal Year 2019 NASA Agency-level Small Business Awards Winners:

  • Denise Navarro, President and CEO of Logical Innovations, Inc., the Agency-level Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year;
  • Tim McElyea, Vice President of Media Fusion, LLC, the Agency-level Small Business Subcontractor of the Year;
  • Nazzie Keene, CEO of the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), the Agency-level Large Business Prime Contractor of The Year;
  • Todd May, Vice President of Space Strategy with KBR, the Mentor in the winning Agency-level Mentor-Protégé Agreement of the Year; and
  • Nellie Chappell-White, President and CEO of Jes Tech, the Protégé in the winning Agency-level Mentor-Protégé Agreement of the Year.

Over the course of an hour and a half, our speakers will offer unique insights into what it takes to succeed in this Federal acquisition industry. They will speak on their experiences with NASA, as well as provide tangible tips on how other companies can also effectively acquire and sustain a Federal contract. Additionally, there will be a formal question and answer section so you can ask specific questions that relate to your company and capabilities.

If your company, university, or organization is interested in working with NASA, this is the webinar for you!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nasa-osbp-learning-series-the-vendor-roundtable-registration-116935923495

Registration is required.  Log-in information for this online class will be sent after individual register, and reminders will be sent the day before and day of the webinar.

If you have questions about this topic, email them in advance to smallbusiness@nasa.gov and type “OSBP Learning Series Question – The Vendor Roundtable” in the subject line.

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Badge and Pass Office Reduced Operations

Susan Mcclain requested that the following NASA LaRC bulletin be shared with LaRC Contractors Steering Council members.

Effective July 29, 2020, the NASA Langley Badge and Pass Office (BPO) is open with reduced operations in support of mission essential functions.

Priority is currently placed in processing new credentials and renewals for approved Return to On-Site Work projects and PIV renewals. New credentials for contractors involved in approved projects should be requested via the normal IdMAX process and validated by the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) prior to issuance. PIV renewals will continue to be processed virtually, if possible, and appointments can be scheduled at https://badgeandpass.larc.nasa.gov.

Routine renewals of center-specific badges (Carpool, CDC, LEA, Alumni Association, etc.) will not be processed at this time.

If you anticipate the need for BPO services, please send an email to larc-bpo@mail.nasa.gov so we can plan for your visit and provide your services promptly.

Should you require immediate assistance to maintain logical access while teleworking, please contact the EOC at 757-864-9315 or LaRC-EOC@mail.nasa.gov for guidance. We will continually monitor mission requirements and adjust available resources to support mission needs as safely as possible.

Thank you for your understanding during these challenging times. Please stay safe!

NASA Langley point of contact:  Michelle Sowden, 757-864-6989

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