Blue Alchemy Consulting fills huge training void with world-class programs for senior government contracting professionals
ARLINGTON, Virginia — Virginia attorney Janetta Brewer has announced the official launch of her new consultancy, Blue Alchemy Consulting, LLC. The business delivers legal, consulting, and training expertise to senior procurement leaders and procurement analysts in the Federal government and industry. The new brand leverages Ms. Brewer’s previous success as a senior contracting professional within the Department of Defense.
Blue Alchemy is the only consultancy to offer comprehensive training for contracting professionals responsible for procurement policy and oversight, plugging a gap in the procurement training market.
“Early in my career, I transitioned into a procurement policy role after serving as a contracting officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,” Ms. Brewer said. “I was struck by the lack of training available. Many procurement analysts are forced to rely on their operational contracting experience which is important, but it does not provide them with the skills they need to perform their new responsibilities.”
Those responsibilities include developing an agency’s oversight processes, writing procurement policies, implementing effective control measures, and ensuring the workforce is adequately trained. The role is strategic, and it requires the analyst to look at an agency’s procurement activities through a national or global lens. For professionals who previously spent their days awarding, administering, and closing out contracts, the broader focus can come as a shock.
“All of the corporate and Government training in existence is geared towards the contracting officer, but the skill set required to be a successful procurement analyst are drastically different, because the job responsibilities are different,” Ms. Brewer said. “Our training programs — the first of their kind — assist senior procurement analysts in reducing risk and strengthening procurement operations across the agency acquisition system. I’m confident that we can help senior procurement professionals raise their game and deliver powerful results for their agencies.”
About Blue Alchemy Consulting, LLC
Blue Alchemy Consulting is a woman-owned small business providing legal, consulting, and training services tailored specifically for acquisition policy and compliance professionals. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, Blue Alchemy aims to reduce risk and increase operational efficiency for government and industry clients.
For more information regarding this release, please contact:
Janetta Brewer, Esq.
C: (571) 279‐7236