June 6th 2024 ITPA NCC Annual Awards Dinner & Gala

06jun5:30 pm9:00 pmJune 6th 2024 ITPA NCC Annual Awards Dinner & GalaSpeaker: Mr. Calvin Mitchell, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Grants and Risk Management at the Department of EducationItpa EventsAnnual Dinner


June 6, 2024 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


Westwood Country Club, Vienna Va

800 Maple Ave E, Ballroom, VA 22180

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The Annual Awards Dinner and Gala is being held on June 6, 2024, from 5:30PM to 9PM EDT at Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Avenue E., Vienna, VA 22180. Our guest speaker will be Mr. Calvin Mitchell, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Grants and Risk Management at the Department of Education. Mr. Mitchell also serves as the Department’s Senior Procurement Executive, and also oversees Suspensions and Debarments. In addition to Mr. Mitchell’s presentation, we will announce the winners of ITPA NCC's annual awards, and we will present our charities with our annual donations. The evening will also include a review of the past year's ITPA NCC highlights, and we will be sharing some exciting ideas we have for the future.

Calvin J. Mitchell Jr. serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Grants and Risk Management (OAGRM), Senior Procurement Executive (SPE) and Suspension and Debarment Official.  He is the senior executive responsible for leading the administration of $50 billion annual grant and contract portfolio. As the SPE he is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and overseeing the procurement programs of the Department of Education. Previously, he served as the Director, Department of Education, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). Mr. Mitchell is responsible for implementing the Department’s small business procurement programs across the $2.8 billion procurement operation.  As Director, he is responsible for implementing policies and initiatives throughout the Department to ensure that all socioeconomic categories of small business are afforded opportunities to compete for contracts.  Prior to the OSDBU, Mr. Mitchell was the Deputy Director of Contracts and Acquisitions Management (CAM). As CAM Deputy Director, in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, he was responsible for overseeing the work of four contracting divisions that provide operational procurement services to the Department of Education. Prior to joining the Department, Mitchell served as the Branch Chief of the Accounts Management Division at the General Services Administration. Mitchell led the organization toward meeting the Government-wide strategic goals to support all 24 CFO Act agency vision, mission, and strategic goals. Separately, Mr. Mitchell served as a Congressional Fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee reporting to Chairman Bennie Thompson. In this position he served as the Principal Procurement Advisor to Committee leadership and provided guidance and oversight to Members and Committee staff on procurement, small business programs, and related acquisition issues within the Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Mitchell has also held leadership positions at the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. Mr. Mitchell began his acquisition career with the U.S. Army Picatinny Arsenal New Jersey successfully completing the Department of Defense contract specialist intern program. He is a Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) with the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).  He has an undergraduate degree in Business and a Master’s in Business Administration from Centenary University of New Jersey.



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