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Small Business Day at the U. S. Capitol

Event Location: 
Capitol Visitor Center
Small Business Industry Day

This event has already occurred — The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is hosting a Small Business Day on February 5, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in the South Congressional Meeting Room. This event is for small business concerns and is designed to provide information about doing business with the AOC. The Small Business Day is free and open to any small business owner and large businesses who are interested in subcontracting opportunities with small businesses; however, advance reservation is required. Please e-mail smallbusiness@aoc.gov by Friday, January 24, if you would like to attend.  

The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 553 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  

The AOC is seeking small business concerns that provide products or services that are necessary to maintain and repair the buildings, building structures and grounds of the U.S. Capitol; conserve and repair historical objects and artwork; and support the overall functions of the AOC as a Legislative Branch agency. The NAICS subsectors for the products and services include, but are not limited to:

238, Specialty Trade Contractors
315, Apparel Manufacturing
321, Wood Product Manufacturing
325, Chemical Manufacturing
326, Plastics and Rubber Products Manufacturing
327, Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing
331, Primary Metal Manufacturing
332, Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
333, Machinery Manufacturing
334, Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
335, Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
423, Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
443, Electronics and Appliance Stores
444, Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers
 

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