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Training Opportunities

CYBERSECURITY WORKSHOP TRAINING

Save the date for this free training workshop in Grand Forks, July 9. Presented by Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Air Force, the University of Southern California, and the ND PTAC. Register today!

CONSTRUCTION QUALITY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION COURSE

This CQM course for contractors offers procspective QC Managers and Administrators the opportunity to satisfy the CQM-C training requirements specified in most USACE and NAVFAC construction contracts. Held July 11 at the Federal Building in downtown Fargo, requires pre-registration. See flyer for details. 

UPCOMING PROCUREMENT WEBINARS - UPDATED REGULARLY:

Monthly Webinar Log-in Instructions

The following series of webinars are hosted in partnership with MN PTAC, North Dakota and South Dakota PTACs.  Webinars typically take place the first Tuesday of every month from 9-10 a.m. Central Time.

1. Please join the ZOOM meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

                      

2. If you prefer to use phone for audio:

United States (Long distance): +1 (669) 900-6833 or +1 (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 115-541-475

July 16 – GSA Schedule:  Is it Right for You?
Michelle Leshe, General Services Administration, Office of Small Business Utilization for Region 8

In this webinar participants will be equipped with the tools to determine if submitting a proposal for a GSA Federal Supply Schedule is a step their company should take.  An overview of the schedules and process will be provided.

HUBZone CERTIFICATION

A HUBZone is an U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) program for small businesses that operate and employ people in H istorically U nderutilized B usiness Zones . Designated HUBZones in North Dakota include the highlighted counties in the graphic above (Benson, Bottineau, Burke, Eddy, Emmons, Golden Valley, Grant, Kidder, McIntosh, McLean, Nelson, Oliver, Pembina, Pierce, Rolette, Sheridan, Sioux, Towner, Walsh and Wells) as well as all Indian Reservations.

There are three workshops coming up - July 18 in Washburn and July 25 in New Town. See flyer for more details. 

Advanced registration is required. Contact Sherri Komrosky at 701.239.5658 or sherri.komrosky@sba.gov to get signed up. 

SBA PROPOSES MODIFICATION TO METHOD FOR CALCULATING SMALL BUSINESS REVENUE

The U.S. Small Business Administration published a proposed rule to modify its method for calculating annual average revenues used to prescribe size standards for small businesses. Specifically, SBA proposes to change its regulations on the calculation of annual average revenues from a three-year averaging period to a five-year averaging period. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register today. Read more.

CYBERSECURITY TRAINING VIDEO

This video provides a step-by-step guide on how government contractors can achieve compliance with the cybersecurity requirements established by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), specifically Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) clause 252.204-7012, entitled  “Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting.”

 

NORTH DAKOTA PROCUREMENT FAIR

The annual North Dakota Procurement Fair was held on March 27, in Minot. Thanks to the help of many great vendors and attendees, this seventh annual event was once again a success. 

 7th Annual ND Procurement Fair