Training & Events
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
October 1 - Understand Teaming Agreements, Joint Ventures and Mentor Protégé Program
Tim Connelly, Tim Connelly Law PLLC
Federal agencies often purchase complex goods and services, including construction services. The Federal Acquisition Regulation recognizes and encourages the use of contractor teaming arrangements to satisfy these requirements. A teaming arrangement may take the form of a prime contractor-subcontractor relationship or a joint venture. Small businesses of all kinds can benefit from the use of teaming arrangements because they let you leverage the capabilities of large businesses in performing set-aside contracts. Recent changes to the SBA all small mentor-protégé program make it possible to form a joint venture with a large business to compete for, win and perform small business set-aside contracts. The rules governing teaming arrangements can be complicated and it is important to have the required documents in order when you submit an offer. Experienced government contract lawyer Tim Connelly will provide an overview of the opportunities teaming arrangements present to your business, including tips for successful relationships and contract proposals.
November 5 – Doing Business with the VA, Veterans Verification & the Veteran Business
David Dierks, VA; Mark Cooper, MN PTAC and Wendy Klug, VBOC
This workshop is an introduction to doing business with the Veterans Health Administration
NCO 23. Learn how the VA buys, what they buy and how you can participate. Learn how
your business can support the mission of the VA. The Veterans Health Administration
has a Veterans First Contracting Program to qualify Service-Disabled Veteran and Veteran
Owned Small Businesses must be verified through the Center for Verification and Evaluation
(CVE) this session will give a brief overview of the application and review process.
Learn about the Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC). This program is a one-stop-shop for service members, veterans and military spouses looking to start, purchase, or grow a business.
The National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) is a veteran entrepreneurship program that specifically addresses federal procurement. VIP offers three (3) accelerator‐ in‐residence educational training programs that cover over 20 topics such as contracting, teaming agreements, human resources, accounting, finance, program controls and business development.
SBA 7(j) CYBERSECURITY TRAINING
Take advantage of this free interactive web-based training opportunity. Participants will learn critical cybersecurity concepts and approaches to protecting their resources and intellectual property as well as mandatory federal contracting requirements for prime and subcontractors.
Courses assist 7(j) government contractors understand DFARS 252.204-7012 (Jan 2019) and NIST 800-171 requirements. Individual course enrollment instructions with screenshots provided after participants set-up their User ID/Password and register their 7(j) Eligibility information in the LMS.
See flyer for registration details and schedule.
15TH ANNUAL GREATER MN GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT FAIR
Register today to attend the MN PTAC Procurement Fair being held October 10 at the Shooting Star Resort & Casino in Mahnomen. The fair will provide an opportunity for small businesses and contractors to learn about special programs designed to provide better access to the government marketplace. For full event details as well as a registration link, see the event flyer.
WYOMING AEROSPACE & DEFENSE INDUSTRY SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE
This conference will provide an opportunity for Wyoming manufacturers and technology companies to be introduced to the aerospace and defense (A&D) market through direct interaction with “Prime” A&D companies with operations in Colorado, Utah, Montana, and North and South Dakota. See the full agenda and get registered today!
SAVE THE DATE - 8th Annual Procurement Fair
Mark your calendar and plan to atten the Procurement Fair 2020. Our eigth annual event will be held March 25, at the State Capital in Bismarck. Register now!
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.”
To directly register for ND PTAC sponsored events visit our calendar.