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Government Procurement Virtual Training Week scheduled April 26-30, to feature 24 workshops for small businesses

The 22nd annual Small and Disadvantaged Business Opportunities Council Government Procurement Virtual Training Week is scheduled for April 26-30. This event is sponsored by the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota, in cooperation with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center and U.S. Small Business Administration.

There are currently 24 workshops scheduled to increase small business access and success in selling to government. More than 15 organizations will be presenting timely topics and time-tested basics to help small businesses grow and compete on government contracts.

From April 26-29, there will be six workshops per day on the hour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is free.

Register today

Workshop subjects

Monday: Welcome and Orientation, The Basics of Selling to the Government, Selling to the State of Minnesota, GSA Multiple Award Schedules, SAM Registration and Finding Opportunities.

Tuesday: Starting a Business in Minnesota, Getting Started: A Legal Overview, Procurement Legal Update, Subcontracting and Teaming, Contract Law - Responsiveness and Responsibility and a Federal Buyer Panel.

Wednesday: Demystifying Agency Compliance Issues, QuickBooks Accounting for Federal Contractors and DCAA, Financial Management/Working Capital/Break Even Analysis, Access to Capital & Contract Financing, Estimating & Bidding/Overhead Rates/Multipliers/Cost Proposal Development and a Local Government Buyer Panel.

Thursday: Federal Certifications: 8(a); HUBZone, WOSB/EDWOSB, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification, TG/ED/VO Certifications with the State of Minnesota, CERT Program, Section 3 and a Prime Contractor Panel.

Matchmaking will take place Friday morning, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 12:42 p.m.