KSC Release No. 87 – 00

Business leaders interested in learning more about
government contracting and what local and national vendors have to offer
won’t want to miss the Business Opportunities Expo 2000 on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
The Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Cruise Terminal No. 10 at
Port Canaveral.

The annual trade show – sponsored by the NASA/Kennedy Space
Center Small Business Council, 45th Space Wing and Canaveral Port Authority
– will feature 216 business and government exhibitors, some from Brevard and
others from across the country.

Exhibitors will include vendors from a variety of product
and service areas, including computer technology, printed circuit boards,
safety products and more. Representatives of NASA, the 45th Space Wing,
prime contractors and Spaceport Florida Authority will be available to give
out information and answer specific questions about doing business with
their respective organizations. Admission is free and open to the public.

“This is an incredible networking and information gathering
opportunity for area businesses. We’ve always received good response in the
past and we’re hoping for even greater participation at this year’s event,”
said Ember Smith, small business liaison with NASA’s Central Industry
Assistance Office.

NASA’s Central Industry Assistance Office provides support
to small businesses that want to do business at KSC. That office works with
the NASA/KSC Small Business Council – which consists of United Space
Alliance, The Boeing Co., Space Gateway Support, and Dynacs Engineering Inc.
– to help small businesses learn how to navigate in the world of government
contracting. By co-sponsoring the Expo, the Council helps provide a
one-stop environment for buyers and sellers.

Also, to kick off the Expo, NASA/KSC will present a Contractor
Awards Ceremony. The following companies will be honored this year:

* Large business prime contractor, The Boeing Co.

* Small disadvantaged business prime contractor, Dynacs Engineering

* Women-owned small business prime contractor, Dynamac Corp.

* Small business prime contractor, Johnson, Levinson, Slider, Davila,

* HUBZone small business, Technonerds

* Small disadvantaged business subcontractor, Creative Management
Technology, Inc.

* Women-owned small business subcontractor, Wiltech of Florida Corp.,

* Small business subcontractor, Engravers Metal Fabricators

For more information visit: http://EXPO2000.ksc.nasa.gov