The January 3, 2007 edition of, an online publication of McGraw-Hill Construction, contains a webcast of the construction industry “matchmaking” session that the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) of the Department of State held with representatives of over 900 companies on October 10, 2006 in Arlington, Virginia. The webcast provides contractors with important information on the dramatically increased embassy design and construction program of the Department of State. Contractors need to know that the State Department employs the design-build negotiated procurement process found in Section 36 of the FAR in almost all of OBO’s capital program.