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Federal Textile Summit Session: Finding Prime and Subcontract Opportunities (Virtual, May 18-20)


Session Spotlight
Finding Prime and Subcontract Opportunities: Utilizing, DLA DIBBS, DLA Website,, and Other Resources
Presenter(s) will discuss how to establish and run agency- and NAICS-focused searches on and the DLA DIBBS system in order to identify contract opportunities. They will also discuss DLA forecast resources, the textile industry page and future opportunity database, and the advantages of, which automatically matches opportunities from to registered businesses and notifies them of matched opportunities. Additionally, presenters will discuss how to identify end item prime contractors and supply chain sources, using online resources including (formerly FPDS), DLA DIBBS, eTextileCommunications,, Manufactured in NC, TextileConnect, and webpages for prime contractors, DLA and the SBA. Presenters will identify textile industry resources in NC to facilitate subcontracting, including the Textile Technology Center, Manufacturing Solutions Center, manufacturing and Textile Innovation Network, NCMBC, PTAC and other sources.
  • Mark Mills, North Carolina Military Business Center
  • Tim Malone, North Carolina Military Business Center
  • KeAnne Hoeg, North Carolina State University, Industry Expansion Solutions | North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Devin Steele, eTextileCommunications
The Offices of Senator Richard Burr and Thom Tillis and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host the Southeast Region Federal and Defense Textile (FEDTex) Summit.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the FEDTex will be held in a virtual platform.
WHEN. May 18-20, 2021, virtually.
REGISTRATION AND COST. Registration is now open. There is no fee to attend the Summit. However, registration is required in order to receive the platform credentials.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT. This Summit connects US Department of Defense clothing and individual equipment buyers and requirements officials with textile manufacturers, supply chain, research and development, testing, workforce development and academic resources from across the southeast United States. All manufacturers of textile-based clothing, footwear, equipment and soldier systems – and their supply chain, workforce and R&D resources – should attend this Summit.

The NC Military Business Center, the NC Community College System, and the State of North Carolina do not officially endorse events. These items are posted strictly for the information and convenience of NCMBC customers.

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