On November 9, Managing Director, Elvis Oxley, presented to sixty healthcare staffing leaders at the Staffing Industry Analysts Healthcare Staffing Summit at the new Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. An encore performance from his presentation in Las Vegas last year, Elvis laid out the significant impact that Kingdomware v United States will have on federal contracting opportunities, specifically within the US Department of Veterans Affairs.

20161109_142547Essentially, the Supreme Court ruled that the VA must observe their “Rule of Two” should two Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses be able and willing to compete for full and open competitive opportunities. If two SDVOSBs are qualified, women-owned, minority-owned, HUBZones and other small businesses can generally forget about prime contracting with the VA.

An agency that already devotes more than 50% of its purchases of goods and services to Veteran businesses, this tally is expected to spike in FY’17 as a result of the High Court’s decision.  How this may affect other agencies’ procurements remains to be seen. Stay tuned.

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Opportunities in Government Healthcare Staffing
In this session, we will meet senior representatives from federal agencies on the lookout for the very talent your healthcare staffing firm provides. As these panelists share insight from their extensive experience working inside their respective organizations, we will explore the obvious and not so obvious opportunities in staffing to the government today. If you want to learn how to best position your healthcare staffing firm for success in the unique government market, this session will arm you with that competitive knowledge.
Moderator: Adrianne Nelson, Director of Global Services, CCWP, Staffing Industry Analysts

Panelists:
Nathan Anderson, Director of Health Professions Support (Acting), Indian Health Service
Ahmed Calvo, MD, MPH, Senior Fellow, Thought Leadership and Innovation Foundation;
Senior Medical Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services
Elvis Oxley, Managing Director, McKeon Group
Shawanda Poree, Director, National Healthcare Recruitment Services, Veterans Health Administration