On April 8, 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sponsored a small business outreach event at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.
A total of 209 business people from 30 counties across the state of Georgia registered for the event, hosted by the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC). 188 of the 209 registrants are active GTPAC clients.
This day-long event began with presentations by officials from the Fish & Wildlife Service as well as representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, USDA’s Forest Service, the National Park Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Small Business Administration.
Federal officials briefed the businesses in attendance on their upcoming contracting opportunities, small business initiatives, and available resources.
The event’s afternoon activities consisted of one-on-one appointments between the attendees and contracting representatives from the federal agencies. Because each appointment consisted of 15 minutes, this activity was referred to as “speed partnering.” In all, 144 apppointments were conducted in a three-hour period.
Conducted concurrently with the speed partnering activity was a GTPAC workshop on the topic of “Preparing Succesful Bids and Proposals.”
Copies of all presentations are now posted on the GTPAC website. You can download and view them at: http://gtpac.org/training/training-video.