GSA’s webinar series, designed to provide vendors with an indepth look at partnering with the agency, continues on Feb. 14, 2013.
In this session, “The Mentor Protégé Program,” you will:
- Review the overall GSA Mentor-Protégé Program Process
- Identify the steps to applying
- Learn the policies and procedures
- Understand expectations for participating in the GSA Mentor-Protégé Program
Make sure to take “Doing Business with GSA” to maximize the benefits of all additional training. You can download this session here: “Doing Business with GSA” – it’s a good pre-requisite to all GSA training.
Space is limited. Click here to register today!
The U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Small Business Utilization is sponsoring an on-line webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, from 9:30 to 11:30 am EST.
This webinar gives businesses the opportunity to the “learn the federal ropes” from marketing to promoting sustainability.
GSA’s Office of Small Business Utilization advocates for small, minority, veteran, HUBZone, and women business owners. The webinar will focus on the steps to “Doing Business with GSA” through contracting
options, sustainability, and more, including:
- GSA’s procurement policies and methods
- Accessing government solicitations
- Marketing your products/services
- GSA Schedules Program Pros and Cons
- The GSA Mentor Protege Program
- GSA and Sustainability
Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now at: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/152980351
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
- PC-based attendees requirements: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
- Mac®-based attendees requirements: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
- Mobile attendees requirements: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
For additional information, please contact Janice Bracey at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 21, 2012 by cs
The General Services Administration (GSA) is conducting a free webinar on Nov. 28, 2012 to explain:
- contracting options,
- GSA’s procurement policies and methods,
- accessing government solicitations,
- marketing your products/services,
- GSA Schedules Program pros and cons, and
- GSA Mentor-Protege Program.
Small, minority, veteran, service-disabled veteran, HUBZone, and women-owned small business owners are especailly encouraged to participate.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. EDT
To participate, please email Janice Bracey at: email@example.com. (You will then be sent instructions on how to access the webinar)
November 19, 2012 by cs
Now you have a chance to be briefed — directly by GSA officials – on GSA Schedules and small business set asides.
The Office of Acquisition Management of the General Services Administration is conducting a live webinar, at no cost, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EST.
No pre-registration is necessary. Just visit http://gsafas.adobeconnect.com/schedules shortly before 1:00 pm on Jan. 10th. Then, follow these instructions:
October 29, 2012 by cs
The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech will be conducting seven different government acquisition courses in 2013.
Courses now open for enrollment include:
- CON 090-1: Contracting Overview of the FAR (EASC 0901P)— This is the first of four modules from CON 090 – Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals and is a limited lecture, exercised-based curriculum that takes a look at the Federal acquisition environment from a macro-level.
- CON 090-2: Contract Planning in the FAR (EASC 0902P)— This is the second of four modules from CON 090 – Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals and is a limited lecture, exercised-based curriculum that covers acquisition plans, market research, describing agency needs, and the preference for the acquisition of commercial and nondevelopmental items.
- CON 090-3: Contract Formation in the FAR (EASC 0903P)— This is the third of four modules from CON 090 – Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals and is a limited lecture, exercised-based curriculum that applies the relevant rules of FAR Part 13 and DFARS Part 213 to make an appropriate contracting decision.
- CON 090-4: Contract Administration in the FAR (EASC 0904P)— This is the fourth and final module from CON 090 – Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals and is a limited lecture, exercised-based curriculum that covers the various aspects of contract management to include contract modifications and contract closeout.
- CON 090: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Fundamentals (EASC 0121P)—FAR Fundamentals is a four week, resident, foundational course that provides a total immersion into the Federal Acquisition Regulation (Parts 1-53) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).
- CON 120: Mission Focused Contracting (EASC 0120P)— Learn the entire acquisition process, from meeting with the customer to completing the contract closeout process, applying leadership, problem-solving, and negotiation skills.
- CON 170: Fundamentals of Cost and Price Analysis (EASC 0123P)— Learn to accomplish Cost-Volume-Profit analysis, calculate contribution margin estimates, and develop cost estimating relationships in order to accomplish an effective price analysis pursuant to FAR Subpart 15.4.
- CON 260B: The Small Business Programs (EASC 0122P)—Learn the intricacies of the associated programs and initiatives that support the SBP and the DoD’s efforts to improve small business participation in prime contracting and subcontracting.
Complete details on each course’s schedule, registration, and cost can be seen by clicking on the course titles listed above or by visiting http://www.pe.gatech.edu/Subjects/Acquisition-Government-Contracting.
Technology Association of Georgia schedules Nov. 13th panel for entities interested in doing business with the federal government
October 29, 2012 by cs
If you represent an information technology company or public sector agency interested in doing business with the federal government, you may be interested in attending a special Nov. 13th panel hosted by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).
The U.S. federal government is the world’s largest consumer, and the government spends in excess of $60 billion annually on IT projects alone. At this event, you’ll get to hear from a panel of distinguished professionals including representatives from the General Services Administration (GSA), the buying arm of the Federal government.
- Charles Wingate – National IT Commodities Program (NITCP) Division
- Cheryl Thorton – Schedule 70 Division
- Diana Hix-Watford – Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS) Division
- Paul Morris – Network Services Division
- Robert Back – Customer Accounts and Research (CAR) Division
- Oliver Yarbrough, Rainmaker Growth Partners
- Aventis Systems, AT&T, IBM, and Mobile Iron
Advance registration is required. For more information, including registration details, click here: TAG Special Event Flyer 11-13-2012
Warner Robins Air Force Base is holding its 10th annual symposium for contractors and other professionals involved in acquiring products and services to fulfill Air Force needs.
The 10th annual Requirements Symposium will be held November 7 and 8, 2012 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter in Perry, GA.
The Requirements Symposium is a unique 2-day event where senior leaders and managers at Robins Air Force Base share their current and future requirements and organizational vision of the future. This insight into requirements at Robins AFB and the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex allows aerospace industries and businesses to appropriately plan for capabilities to meet the needs at Robins AFB and the Warfighters they service, today and tomorrow.
Click here to see the preliminary agenda: http://www.wrcoc-aic.org/RS/Agenda.aspx
Click here for registration information: http://www.wrcoc-aic.org/RS/Register.asp
Visit the Requirements Symposium web site for updates: http://www.wrcoc-aic.org/Page8.aspx
Ten-day class on federal contracting, beginning Oct. 22nd, appeals to both business and government sectors
“Mission Focused Contracting” — a two-week course that is perhaps the most comprehensive of any of the courses offered by The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech — begins on Oct. 22, 2012. It’s designed to have value for both business people as well as government contracting officials.
- From a business perspective, this course is a boot camp that’s designed to provide insights and details about the government’s entire acquisition process. Business people will leave this course better prepared to submit bids for government work, creating a positive impact on business growth and bottom line.
- From a government standpoint, this Defense Acquisition University-equivalent course — that satisfies FAC-C and DAWIA certification requirements — educates contracting officers on the entire acquisition process, from initial meetings with internal customers to completing the contract closeout process — and everything in-between.
All participants have the opportunity to learn and apply problem-solving and negotiation skills in a highly-interactive class setting.
Known as CON 120 – Mission Focused Contracting, this course includes a complete review of CON 110, 111 and 112, on-line courses that are normally prerequisites for CON 120. Because a review of CON 110, 111 and 112 is built-in to Georgia Tech’s CON 120 offering, students are not required to complete any prerequisites.
As a part of this course, contracting officers will learn how to:
- Complete a market research report
- Develop a solicitation package
- Evaluate proposals and award contracts
- Monitor contractor performance, apply remedies, and make proper contract payments
- Modify contracts, exercise options, and complete the contract closeout process
As a part of this course, companies will:
- Discover business growth opportunities for your company in the government sector
- Learn how to develop a bid proposal that will put you ahead of the competition
- Gain insight on ways to get your small business subcontracting plan approved
- Network with and learn alongside government contracting officials to gain a better understanding of the process, roles, and responsibilities of government contracting
- Understand how your company fits in as an important member of the acquisition team
This 10-day course is priced at $2,000 and is next offered Oct.22 through Nov. 2, 2012 in world-class facilities on the Georgia Tech campus in midtown Atlanta. For more information or to register, please visit http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/con-120-mission-focused-contracting.
For more information on the Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech, click here.
The University System of Georgia held its annual vendor expo, this year on the campus of the University of Georgia, on Oct. 15, 2012, and the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center developed a special quiz for attendees at the event.
The quiz features details on procurement rules and procedures followed by University System of Georgia schools and state agencies, including changes in purchasing rules that became effective on July 1, 2012.
Details on Georgia Tech’s participation and a copy of the quiz can be seen at http://gtpac.org/training/training-video.