The purpose of this Government/Industry Council (the “Council”) is to provide for effective avenues of communications, cooperation and consultation between Government Contracting Activities, their Customer Activities and to private industry in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area in order to improve the productivity of contracting and the quality of the end product for the mutual benefit of the Government and industry. The Council shall explore and develop methods of quality/productivity improvement; foster a spirit of cooperation; provide a forum to share new ideas and initiatives; and suggest changes to applicable policies, regulations and/or statutes through the appropriate channels. It is not the purpose of the Council to discuss specific contractual actions or discuss particular future procurements.
Council activities will be conducted in accordance with applicable laws and regulation. Applicable regulations of note include: the DOD Regulation set forth in 32 CFR §237A, Public Affairs and Liaison with industry; DOD Directive 5500.7, Standards of Conduct; and SECNAV Instruction 5370.2J, Standards of Conduct and Government Ethics.
The Council shall consist of a General Council and an Executive Committee.
A. General Council:
B. Executive Committee:
C. Government Representatives:
D. Industry Representatives:
The General Council will meet at least once a year generally in March for the annual election of Industry Representatives and the Executive Committee presentation on the status of issues under review, any recommendation made and any achievements.
The Executive Committee will meet as appropriate, but not normally less than monthly, to conduct the business of the General Council. The time and place for Executive Committee meetings shall be set by the Executive Committee at its meetings
The Executive Committee will organize and carry out other joint Government/Industry programs or forums of mutual educational benefit as deemed appropriate.
The Government and Industry Co-Moderators will be responsible for coordinating the Executive Committee Meetings, preparing the agenda, recording the minutes, inviting any guests and keeping members informed of the time and place of meetings.
Recorder, to be assigned at each meeting, will be responsible for providing the minutes of the Executive Committee meetings to the Co-Moderators. The official minutes shall be approved by the Co-Moderators prior to release. Public access to the minutes via the General Council is critical. In addition to providing the minutes to industry, the minutes will be made available to industry through the TASC/TGIC website (tasc-tgic.org).
The Executive Committee actively solicits proposed agenda items for review from any respective member of the General Council. Agenda items will be accepted or rejected by the Executive Committee. Government Activities shall present agenda topics to the Government Co-moderator for consideration on the Executive Council agenda.