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Category Archives: Government Contracting

Federal Contracting Success Series

By Chemeketa SBDC

1. The Basics of Government Contracting

Topics:
• Who is GCAP and how can we assist your small business to succeed in government contracting
• Understanding the federal codes NAICS and PSC
• Finding leads FedBizOpps, FedConnect, GCOM
• Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
• Federal contracting set-asides HUBZone, 8(a), SDVOSB, VOSB, WOSB, EDWOSB
• Registrations SAM and DSBS

Date: February 13, 2014
Time: 9 am to 12:00 pm
Instructor:  Marta Clifford

2. Understanding Federal and State Small Business Certifications

Topics:

• FEDERAL-Understanding Small Business Certifications
• Understanding Small Business Goals|• Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Certification & 8(a) Program
• Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Certification (SDVOSB)
• Woman Owned / Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business Certification
• HUBzone Certification
• Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) Certification
• STATE-ESB- Emerging Small Business, DBE- Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
• WBE-Woman Business Enterprise, MBE- Minority Business Enterprise
• What are the benefits of state certifications?
• How do I market to state agencies? Do any agencies set aside contracts for certified small businesses?
• What are the requirements for state certification?
• How to leverage your small business certifications

Date: February 20, 2014
Time: 9 to 11 am
Instructor:  Marta Clifford

3. Marketing Materials and Methods

Topics:

• Capability Statement what it is, how to write one and how to use it to market to the Federal government
• Websites: why you should have one and what should be included on your website
• BUSINESS cards what do they say about your business
• GCOM GCAP’s Government Contracting Opportunities Match how to make it work for you.
The instructor will assist you with the form while in class.

Date: February 27, 2014
Time: 9 to 11 am
Instructor: Marta Clifford

Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry
626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
Cost: $10 each session or $25 for all three
Registration and Information: 503.399.5088


Doing Business with the Government

By Chemeketa SBDC

Doing Business with the Government

Become familiar with State of Oregon bidding opportunities, local government websites and useful resources that can assist you in growing your business. Come and learn the following:

  • How to look up state bidding opportunities
  • Strategies for networking
  • How to look up expired contracts
  • Gain helpful information about state programs that help Oregon small business

Date/ Time: October 29, 1 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
Cost: $35
Registration and Information: 503.399.5088