This series is presented by the experts at Virginia’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and is ideal for anyone new to the federal contracting arena, has recently received their first DOD SBIR/STTR awards or are planning to submit soon, or those currently in government contracting and want to be more successful. Topics presented will help you in the earliest phases of government contracting, establish best practices, and help you be more successful in transitioning your technology to the customer. Free to all Virginia based small businesses.
Each session is approximately 1 hour long, including Q&A.
All sessions are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, and will be presented by Lisa Wood, Statewide Director, Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
Cost: Virginia based firms FREE; All others $15
TIME: 11AM-Noon each session
Gov’t Contracting – are you Procurement Ready?
July 13, 2021 -- 11AM-Noon
Be sure to set yourself up for success BEFORE you go after government contracts by getting organized. This session will provide an overview of ways to plan and organize your business to prepare for government contracting, as well as provide an intro to the services provided for FREE by Virginia’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
Tips for SAM Registration, NAIC Codes and PSC Codes
July 22, 2021 -- 11AM-Noon
The federal System for Awards Management is an essential steps to be eligible to submit for government contracts -- make sure you do it correctly! This session also explains the importance of NAICs and PSC codes and how they are crucial to government contracting success.
Market Research Essentials for Government Contracting
July 29, 2021 -- 11AM-Noon
Marketing to the Government is unique. This class will explain the best way to market your business to the government as well as how to create a capability statement and ensure all your marketing pieces are government friendly.
Cyber Security Compliance For Federal Contractors
August 3, 2021 -- 11AM-Noon
The evolving cyber security compliance rules for government contractors, particularly DOD, can be hard to follow. This session provides you with a good understanding of CMMC requirements for DOD Contractors. Be sure you know the new guidelines for small DOD contractors and ensure you are compliant.
Intro to Socioeconomic Certifications
August 12, 2021 -- 11AM-Noon
There are many socioeconomic certifications that you may consider, some providing you with some levels of preference in federal contracting. What are these certifications, and are they right for you? Be sure you know what the right certifications are, when the best time is to become certified, and what some of the new processes are.
Finding Contracting Opportunities in Today’s Environment
August 24, 2021 -- 11AM-Noon
Looking for contracting opportunities? Where do you start? This session presents a comprehensive presentation on where to find opportunities and follow the money.
Proposal Writing Tips & Tricks:
August 31, 2021 -- 11AM-Noon
This session will present some common sense tips on how to write an effective state or federal contract proposal.