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, and SBA District Offices. Webinars typically take place the first Tuesday of every month from 9-10 a.m. Central Time.
May 4 – SBA Federal Certifications
Shaun McClary, Business Opportunity Specialist, SBA
9 – 10 a.m. Central Time
Some small business groups require formal certifications to receive the benefits of their specific small business program for purpose of federal procurement. Some groups merely self-represent their business status when completing the solicitation representations and certification clauses. Learn about federal certifications you may be eligible for. SBA will cover the 8(a) Business Development Program; Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB); Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) and the HUBZone certifications. You will learn about the certifications and how PTAC can help you with your application.
June 8 - I Came, ITAR, I Conquered - The Crucial Information Military Contractors
Need to Know About the Rules on Exporting Arms
Robby Dube, Eckland & Blando
9 – 10 a.m. Central Time
Small business owners doing work with the U.S. Government might assume that something like an international arms control regime wouldn’t apply to them, but this assumption could leave them open to considerable risk. This presentation will teach the basics of the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (what it is, what types of business it can apply too, and what the penalties can be for violating it). It will also guide businesses through basic steps that can be taken to ensure they meet their obligations under ITAR, including developing an internal compliance program. Finally, the presentation will show businesses what to do if they have or think they have violated ITAR.
July 13 – Understanding the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedules Program
Eric Rettig, GSA Small Business Technical Adviser
9 – 10 a.m. Central Time
GSA “Schedules” are long-term contracts between government and commercial supplier’s aka vendors (such as yourselves), who provide GSA’s federal buyers (and in some cases, state, and local governments) with access to millions of commercial products and services at volume discount pricing. The GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS) Program represents approximately 21 percent of overall Federal procurement spending, resulting in approximately $50 billion per year. Approximately 80 percent of Schedule suppliers are small businesses. Holding a Schedule contract can transform your business, but it does require effort and commitment, especially a marketing plan, to be successful.
22nd Annual SADBOC Government Procurement Fair Virtual Training Week
Join us on April 26 from 9am - 3pm for the 22nd Annual SADBOC Government Procurement Fair. We have scheduled 24 workshops to help you grow and compete on government contracts. Over 15 different organizations will be presenting timely topics and time-tested basics. Once registered, you will receive confirmation and a copy of the final program once complete. Follow the instructions on the program for individual workshop registration and enjoy the presentations!
As one of our clients, you have the opportunity to access and attend several additional webinars available through Govology. Review the list of dates, times, and topics, read the event flyer for more details and then contact us to get the access code and get registered today!
- Compliant and Effective Teaming Agreements, Joint Ventures & Subcontracts (3-Part Series) - April 20-23 @ 12pm
- 8(a) Eligibility, Certification & Growth Strategies (2-Part Series) - April 27-28 @ 12pm
- Size and Status Protests: Eligibility, Bases, and Processes - April 29 @ 12pm
- Doing Business with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - May 6 @ 12pm
- Presenting Accounting Information to Non-Accountants - May 11 @ 12pm
- The Supreme Court’s Kingdomware SDVOSB Decision: Five Years Later - May 13 @ 12pm
- Financial Freedom Comes at a Price! It’s Your Wrap Rate - May 18 @ 12pm
- A Primer on Service Contract Labor Standards - McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act (SCA) - May 19 @ 12pm
- DIBBS Masterclass – System Overview, Searching For Opportunities, and How To Bid An Opportunity - May 20 @ 12pm
- To Bid Or Not To Bid? How To Tell And What To Do Next - May 25 @ 12pm
- Limitations on Subcontracting: A Step-by-Step Compliance Guide - May 27 @ 12pm
NASPO EXCHANGE CONFERENCE
The purpose of the NASPO Exchange Conference is to build relationships among the supplier community and state governments. This conference is a place where learning, networking, and partnering come together to develop business relationships to support public procurements that are effective, efficient, transparent, and fair.
In an effort to maximize the Exchange One-on-One experience for both suppliers and state procurement officials, only suppliers are invited to attend the 2021 NASPO Exchange Conference on April 13-15, 2021. Registration deadline in March 11th: https://2021exchange.naspoevents.org/
SBA 7(j) MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TRAINING
Who can participate? Small business owners who; are certified 8(a) participants, have a HUBZone certified small business, have an economically disadvantaged women-owned small business, have a small business located in areas of high unemployment or low income, or have a small business owned by low income individuals.
- April Online Government Contracting Training: From the comfort of your computer, you will be taught material by a live instructor on a scheduled day and time. Participants will receive all their course material in advance, participate in real-time, and directly interact with the instructor and their peers. You will become part of a virtual classroom where you can ask questions, seek guidance and participate in class discussions and interactive exercises. Use the link to register and see the classes offered throughout April.
- April Online Cybersecurity Training: Project your business and understand compliance requirements. Participants will learn critical cybersecurity concepts and approaches to protecting their resources and intellectual property, and mandatory federal directives and contracting requirements for prime and subcontractors.
- May Online Government Contracting Training: Just like a class you'd attend in person, courses are taught by a live instructor on scheduled date and time. As a participant, you will receive course materials in advance, so you can participate in real time with your instrutor and peers. See the classes that are being offered in May and register to be expand your knowledge in government contracting.
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.