Cabinet for Economic Development
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to Present at Congressman Ed Whitfield's Fort Campbell Procurement Conference

Press Release Date:  Thursday, July 28, 2005  
Contact Information:  Mandy Lambert, (502) 564-7670  

                FRANKFORT, KYOfficials from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program (KPAP) will be on hand to make a presentation to participants at Congressman Ed Whitfield’s Fort Campbell Procurement Conference in Fort Campbell on Tuesday, August 9, 2005.  KPAP is a business assistance program designed to help Kentucky businesses sell their products and/or services to federal, state and local governments.


The goal of the conference is to foster business partnerships between government activities, prime contractors and small businesses.  Panels of representatives will provide information about how purchases of commodities, services and construction are made and where businesses can find sales opportunities. 


Attendees will be provided information on purchasing authority levels, purchases made through appropriated and non-appropriated funding and potential subcontracting opportunities.  A special breakout session will also be offered on Doing Business with the General Services Administration-How to Become a Federal Supply Schedule Contract Holder.  In addition, there will be an opportunity for one on one networking with government agencies and prime contractors.


The conference, which is being presented in cooperation with the Directorate of Contracting at Fort Campbell; Murray State University Small Business Development Center; Tennessee Valley Authority; U.S. Small Business Administration; Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development; U.S. Department of Defense; and U.S. Defense Logistics Agency, will take place at the Cole Park Commons, 1610 101st Airborne Division Road, Fort Campbell, on Tuesday, August 9, 2005, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm CT.  The registration fee is $30 per person (includes lunch) and is limited to the first 150 paid attendees.


To register, please contact Sara Dixon at Murray State University Small Business Development Center at 270-762-2856 or email