Army announces plans for next APG Discovery Week
On June 20, the U.S. Army posted information about the next APG Discovery Week Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry (APBI) (Solicitation Number: TEAMAPGAPBI2019).
Team Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) anticipates hosting the APG Discovery Week Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry (APBI) the week of 29 April-3 May 2019, at APG, MD. This announcement is meant only as a Save the Date as the event is subject to change.
The goal of the APG Discovery Week APBI is to provide industry with networking opportunities for both large and small businesses. The APBI will describe potential future contracting opportunities for mission areas that focus on: Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance; Research and Development; Test and Evaluation; Chemical and Biological Defense; and APG Garrison. The APG Discovery Week APBI will identify potential contracting opportunities that are aligned with the roadmaps of each respective organization, specifically focusing on Fiscal Years 2020-2021. The APBI slides are anticipated to be posted electronically two weeks prior to the start of the event. The Government will not hear formal bids from industry, as the purpose of the APBI is for the Government to brief upcoming opportunities to industry to help it better understand Army capability requirements and shape its internal development efforts.
Based on feedback from the 2018 Discovery Week APBI, the 2019 event will offer an increased number of breakout sessions intended to provide face-to-face discussions between industry attendees and Government contracting representatives. The APBI planning team is also working additional concepts that will offer a greater value and overall experience for participants.
Full information is available here.