Training & Events
The North Dakota APEX offers many webinars and workshops designed to help you understand and navigate the government procurement process. Training is critical to keep businesses informed of the latest procurement practices and opportunities.
NORTH DAKOTA 11TH ANNUAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT FAIR
This annual government procurement fair will offer workshops where you can learn about local, state, and federal government market sectors. In addition, you will learn how to complete registrations, about available solicitations, how to do business with federal agencies, and more.
Attendees will be provided an educational environment and the ability to network and share their capabilities with key stakeholders.
Register Today for the in-person procurement fair on Tuesday, March 28th, 2023. 9:00 am Central Time.
UPCOMING TRI-STATE PROCUREMENT WEBINARS:
The following series of webinars are hosted in partnership with Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota APEX Accelerators, and SBA District Offices. Webinars typically take place the first Tuesday of every month from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Central Time.
- April 11 - Doing Business with the USDA
9:00 – 10:00 am Central Time
USDA is comprised of 15 agencies, you will learn about all the buying agencies, where to find forecasts and
the small business coordinators for these agencies.
- May 2 - Doing Business with the Corps of Engineers
9:00 – 10:00 am Central Time
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) plans, designs, builds, and operates a vast array of civil and military projects and purchases millions of dollars’ worth of products and services each year. Learn the differences between the St. Paul and Omaha Districts. Learn how to sell to the Army Corps and be better prepared to take part in this federal marketplace.
- June 6 - SAM.gov New Look, New Search Tool, New Numbers
9:00 – 10:00 am Central Time
Join us to learn about all the changes to the System for Award Management (SAM) database. There are
many new elements, some of the same old questions, and some new problems. We'll discuss the changes
and conduct a live demonstration to answer some of your questions.
QUARTERLY STRATEGIC TEAMING ALLIANCE ROUNDTABLES
Join us quarterly for Strategic Teaming Alliance Roundtable (STAR) events with Northrup Grumman and other GBSD/Sentinel partners. The STAR series is designed to assist small businesses navigate and benefit from doing business with the federal government and large federal contractors (often referred to as Primes). Connect with panelists from a variety of large and small businesses currently successful at performing as both prime and subcontractors. Learn helpful tips to assist you in achieving your government contracting goals.
Next Event: Month of May (normally occurs on the 2nd month of each quarter beginning in February which is a new cadence for 2023)
WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND?
- Each STAR panel is unique and offers new presenters and perspectives.
- Meet new large and small contractors and learn how to connect.
- Learn about new opportunities nationally and on or near missile wing Air Force bases - (FE Warren, Malmstrom, and Minot)
- Gain insight and information about the importance of registering with the large contractors,
SAM.gov, and others to help you get noticed and propel your contracting opportunities.
- Find out about free resources to help you on your journey.
REGISTRATION LINK COMMING SOON
Mentor Protégé Summit
Mentor Protégé Summit is designed to reinforce small business supply chains and their ability to compete in a modernized defense industrial base through education, networking, and collaboration. It supports OSBP’s goal to provide practical opportunities for small businesses in the DoD industrial base to develop, competitively market and deliver innovative solutions.
The comprehensive event will equip the small business community with reliable resources
and pragmatic strategies. Learn how to develop mutually beneficial partnerships between
experienced mentoring firms and small business protégés. Participate in discussions
during training workshops and plenary sessions to increase your comprehension. Attend
keynote addresses from industry thought leaders and subject matter experts.
Date: March 27-30, 2023
Location: Orlando, FL
DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY EVENTS AND WEBINARS
Find upcoming opportunities to work with DLA through DLA's Small Business Outreach Calendar. Discover matchmaking events, attend classes or connect with other small businesses in similar industries. Details for each event can be found by selecting an event name in the calendar.
Find Procurement Technical Assistance Centers through the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers' event website .
U.S. Navy Office of Small Business Programs Upcoming Events
The mission of OSBP is to promote acquisition opportunities where small business can
best support the needs of our Sailors and Marines. We owe it to these men and women
to provide them with the systems, innovation, products and tools necessary to enable
them to accomplish their mission and return home safely. We also owe it to the taxpayer
to acquire these products and services at affordable and responsible prices. It is
our hope that through this website you will gain information that will assist you
in competing for those opportunities. You will find links to all of the DON's major
buying activities and it is there that you will get to know the business of the Navy
and Marine Corps.
View upcoming events
As one of our clients, you have the opportunity to access and attend several additional webinar's 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.
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH (SBIR) & SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER (STTR) TRAINING EVENTS
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated, and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs. Check out upcoming events to learn more.
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AIR FORCE AND SPACE FORCE CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER ASK-ME-ANYTHING
The Air Force and Space Force Chief Information Security Officer has created the Blue Cyber Education Series for Small Businesses and Academic/Research Institutions. This program provides the Small Business Cybersecurity Materials and an Every-Tuesday Cybersecurity Ask-Me-Anything.