SBC ELT News
Small Business Council (SBC) Executive Leadership Team (ELT)
Monthly Meeting Minutes
Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Location: Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP)
Attendees: Ric Slater, Ranessa Davis, Michael Zarcaro, Checo Muniz (aka cool dude), Fernando de la Pena, Loren Shafer, Kenn Hall, Chris Stergiou, Debbie Ridley, Joy Hetton, and Stephanie Johnson
The meeting was called to order around 9:00 am by Fernando de la Pena
In the most recent space advocacy campaign (Citizens for Space Exploration), members visited with roughly 80% of the members of Congress. Bob noted that NASA remains very popular nationally and that the budget for the agency will likely increase to around 22B for 2019.
Ric commented that the use of agency-wide contracts is not working as well as envisioned. Regarding other contracting trends, he said that the use of partial small business set-asides (REMIS procurement) is working well as the Government is benefitting from having access to various options.