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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Public Health Service
Indian Health Service
Albuquerque Area Office
4101 Indian School Rd, Ste. 225
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Dear Small Business Indian Firm,

The Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service (IHS) will be hosting a Virtual Industry Day on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from
9:00 am to 12:00 pm for Small Business Indian Firms (SBIF) and/or Indian Small Business Economic Enterprises.

The Industry Day will focus on the mission of the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service, the Buy Indian Act and how
small business indian firms can obtain and retain federal contracts through our federal procurement process. Guest
presenters include representatives from:

• National Center American Indian PTAC – New Mexico / Southwest Region
• Small Business Administration - New Mexico District Office
• General Services Administration (GSA)
• UNICOR (Federal Prison Industries)

The purpose of the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service Industry Day is to provide small business indian firms an
opportunity to obtain a better understanding of our procurement needs and market their relevant capabilities to the
Acquistion Team (CORs, Buyers, p-cardholders) of the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service.

The goal of the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service Industry Day is to provide small business indian firms an ability •

Incorporate small business indian firm comments into the ABQ Area Indian Health Service solicitation development
and procurement process

• Communicate interoperability and open standards
• Communicate program requirements and schedule
• Gain a better understanding of recent federal procurement developments (i.e. Buy Indian Act, etc.)
• Provide updates to small business indian firms on future Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service developments and

acquisitions

Vendors will have the opportunity to submit questions in writing during the Industry Day that will be answered via FAQ at
conclusion of the Industry Day.

This is a FREE event. TO REGISTER for the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service Small Business Indian Firm
Industry Day or to obtain more information, please contact Raelynn Ray at Raelynn.ray@ihs.gov or 505-256-6757. Due
to login constraints, the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Service has placed an attendee limit of two (2-3) per
organization. Registration is only available through 12 pm of June 28, 2022.

NOTE: This is NOT a "bidder's conference" and this announcement is not a request for a proposal, a promise to contract
or a commitment of any kind. The Government will not assume liability for costs incurred by any vendor for marketing
efforts or data offered for examination. Therefore, the cost of preparing information in response to this notice is not
considered an allowable direct or indirect charge to the Government.

Sincerely,

Eric K. Wright, Supervisory Contract Specialist (Acting CCO)
Division of Contracts and Grants Management
Indian Health Service - Albuquerque Area Office
US Department of Health and Human Services
4101 Indian School Road NE, Suite 225
Albuquerque, NM 87110-4072
Office: (505) 256-6752 Fax: (505) 256-6848 Email: eric.wright@ihs.gov