What is GCAT?

  • The acronym for the Government Contracting Advisory Team
  • A network of independent service providers who specialize in providing services to Government Contractors
  • Organizes training seminars and workshops on topics that are of most interest to Government Contractors
  • Publishes a monthly newsletter covering topics valuable to Government Contractors
  • Means swift access to a variety of consulting services needed by Government Contractors

What kind of services are available through GCAT?

  • Government cost accounting services, ICE models, audits
  • Legal services, including bid protests, claims & disputes 
  • Intellectual Property & IP rights preservation in Government
  • International trade strategies & compliance solutions (ITAR, CTPAT, etc.)
  • GSA schedules & GSA contract administration
  • Bid proposals: planning & development
  • Defense Base Act & other insurance needs
  • DELTEK hosting & other I.T. solutions

2017 Government Contracting Training Event

GCAT, with the support of the UCF Business Incubator, presents the 2017 Government Contracting Training Event for small businesses already working with the government. If you are seeking clarity about teaming agreements, IT issues, business lending, proposal writing or DCAA compliance this event is for you! Pick the topics and sessions you want to attend and learn from industry leaders. Mingle with procurement representatives and network with like-minded professionals to get the answers and support you need.

When: Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Holiday Inn Hotel Orlando East UCF Area, 1724 N. Alafaya Trail in Orlando, FL 32826
Format: Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Pick three breakout sessions on accounting, legal, proposals and bids, financing, or IT.

Breakout Session Topics and Speakers:

  • Reading and Understanding the Solicitation for Proposal Success – Dave Krigelman, Krigelman & Associates
  • Working Capital for Government Contractors – Dustin Hodgkins, Commercial Banking Funding Corp.
  • Pitfalls of Teaming Agreements and Joint Ventures – Ed Kinberg, Widerman Malek
  • Cybersecurity Protections in Federal Acquisitions – Ray Corriveau, Artemis
  • Understanding DCAA Compliance – Shay Wolf, Carr Riggs & Ingram LLC

Panelists include:

  • Marco Mendez, 45th Contracting Squadron, 45th Space Wing, Director of Business Operations
  • Sherri Richardson, 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Director of Small Business Programs
  • Tara Wagner, Deputy for Small Business Programs at US Army PEO STRI
  • Leslie Faircloth, Deputy for Small Business Programs – NAWCTSD
  • Moderated by Dr. Wes Naylor, CAPT, USN (Ret)

Cost: $45

Click here to register now. 

What is the value to Government Contractors?

Through the independent services of the Government Contracting Advisory Team businesses can quickly find professional resources to help them succeed in all areas of Government contracting.

The individual companies participating in GCAT are not affiliated with each other for any purpose other than providing educational programs for issues related to government contracting. Participating companies do not share fees, and have no obligation to refer clients to companies in GCAT and do not assume any responsibilities or liability for information provided by any member of GCAT