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4/29/2013 - Free Procurement Workshop Series

Free Procurement Workshop Series

Margaret E. Morton Government Center

999 Broad Street - 1st Floor Conference Room - Bridgeport, CT - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

To Register Contact: Lisa Powell, 860.240.4892 or lisa.powell@sba.gov

 

TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013               

  • REGISTERING FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTING, SEARCHING FOR FEDERAL AND

STATE BIDS AND SET-ASIDE PROGRAMS  

The federal government’s new System of Award Management (SAM) Program will be explained. SAM replaced Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Online Representations and Certifications (ORCA). Enrollment in SAM is mandatory for federal contracting.  This seminar will explore the various Federal and State set-aside programs through a discussion about the qualifications and benefits for each of these classifications.  Programs to be explored include those for veteran owned businesses; women owned businesses; HUBZone Certification; and 8-A Certification.  The seminar will demonstrate the websites for locating federal bids over $25,000 and the State’s bid portal where state and municipal bids can be found. Through specific searches in these bid portals companies will learn how to locate various bids along with solicitations restricted under socio-economic headings. The seminar will also demonstrate the databases where certified companies are found.  There will be a brief discussion about services offered by the Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance Program (CT PTAP) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). Presenters will be Brien Robertson, Director of CT Procurement Technical Assistance Program and Lisa Powell of the SBA.

 

 TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013            

  • DOING BUSINESS WITH THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT 

This workshop will outline doing business with the State of Connecticut, State’s Bid Portal and Supplier Diversity Program.  It will also cover the Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program as well as finding and responding to DOT solicitations.  In addition, the City of Bridgeport’s procurement process will be covered.  Representatives from the Department of Administrative Services (DAS), Department of Transportation (DOT) and the City of Bridgeport will be presenting as well as a representative from the Small Business Administration.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013             

  • WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE PROGRAM  

This seminar will outline the various State and Federal Set-Aside Programs affecting Women Owned Businesses through identifying the intent of each program, eligibility requirements, benefits of certification, and how to become certified.  Presenters will be Nicole Melville of CT Procurement Technical Assistance Program and Lisa Powell of the SBA.