The federal Small Business Program is the subject of a new course now being offered by The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech.
The course, designated as CON 260B by the Defense Acquisition University, provides an in-depth review of the Department of Defense’s Small Business Program. This course delves into the intricacies of the associated programs and initiatives that support the Small Business Program and the DoD’s efforts to improve small business participation in prime contracting and subcontracting. Particular attention is focused on the Small Business Managers’ role as a vital member of the acquisition team.
The course is scheduled to be offered several times in 2012 on the Georgia Tech campus in midtown Atlanta. Georgia Tech is an approved Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalency provider and offers DAU-equivalent training that will satisfy the FAC-C and DAWIA certification programs. This class is not limited to government employees; individuals representing businesses who wish to gain insights into the federal procurement process are welcome to register and attend.
How You Will Benefit by Attending
Participants will learn how to do the following by participating in this course:
- Conduct market research to the extent needed to maximize small business
participation at the prime and subcontracting levels.
- Select the appropriate acquisition strategy that maximizes small business
participation either at the prime contract or subcontracting levels.
- Describe the SBA’s role in the award decision making process.
- Implement the subcontracting requirements.
- Describe how to provide assistance to small businesses in finding government
contracting and sub-contracting opportunities
A notebook containing the PowerPoint slides, assessment instruments, exercises and supplemental information will be provided to each registered participant.
CEU’s, Cost and Registration
Course participants will earn 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Georgia Tech and be eligible for Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) from DAU. The course fee is $750. The course schedule and registration information is available on-line at http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/con-260b-small-business-programs.
Who Should Attend
- State, local, federal contracting officials
- Small business advocacy associations
- Prime contractors with AND without government contracts
- Corporate supplier diversity professionals
- Small, mid-size, and large businesses
- Anyone working for a federal agency who interacts with/supports small
- Administrative Information
- Course Overview
- Market Research
- Acquisition Strategy
- SBA’s Role
- Subcontracting Plan
- Conducting Outreach
Feel free to contact The Academy’s program manager Rhonda Lynch at info@ContractingAcademy.gatech.edu.