Training & Events
GSA VIRTUAL TOWN HALL EVENTS
Join Administrator of General Services Administration, Emily Murphy, who will outline strategies for you to explore business opportunities with the Federal Government during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants will learn about current Federal requirements, how the Federal business landscape has responded to COVID-19, and how small businesses can engage with the Federal Government.
Monday, June 8, 2020, at 2:00 PM CT
If you are a Women Owned Small Business or a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, learn about policies specific to your socioeconomic program in this new normal.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at 2:00 PM CT
If you are a Small Disadvantaged Business, or are participating in the Historically Underutilized Business Zones program, gather insight into policies specific to your socioeconomic program.
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.
July 7 – GSA Schedules: Are they Right for You and Your Business?
Michelle Leshe, GSA Office of Small Business Utilization – Region 8
9 – 10 a.m. Central Time
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.
August 4 – Doing Business with the States of MN, ND, SD
Tricia Opp and Sherry Neas – ND, Steve Berg – SD, Aaron Anderson – MN
9 – 10 a.m. Central Time
This workshop will provide an overview and details about contracting with the states of Minnesota, North and South Dakota. Topics to be covered include an overview of each state’s purchasing practices, where the dollars come from, how the dollars can be spent, how to get registered as a vendor, where to find business opportunities, and what the state expects of its contractors.
September 1 – Managing Cash Flow Across Contracts/Projects
Presenter: Matt Magness, West Central MN SBDC
9 – 10 a.m. Central Time
When engaging in multiple projects at once or with a new vendor, such as the State/Federal government, managing cash flow expectations is crucial. Preparing for access to cash or credit will be necessary in advance of any new project. When and how will you invoice? When will you receive payment? Will the contract terms influence your cost of doing business? Gather some key cash management tips to prepare and thrive when pursuing business with the government.
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!
- Webinar Series: Responding to Federal RFPs: Winning Proposals - June 9-12 @ 12pm each day
- Advanced Indirect Rates - June 16 @ 12 pm
- Webinar Series: Advanced CMMC Certified Professional Concepts - June 23-25 @ 12pm each day
MINOT AIR FORCE BASE PITCH DAY
Pitch Days are designed to acquire innovative commercial items, technologies, and services. Local and regional small business vendors submit solutions to Government issues which are reviewed by Government subject-matter experts. The intent is to obtain “innovative” solutions or potential new capabilities that fulfill requirements, close capability gaps, or provide potential technology advancements. Solutions may include existing technologies or procedures that are not currently in use at Minot Air Force Base that would enhance or streamline mission capabilities. At Pitch Day, if there’s a viable solution that’s feasible to fund we can award the same day. See details about this upcoming event - slated for late June with initial submissions due late May. Get involved today!
8(a) VIRTUAL EVENTS
Plan to attend SBA 8(a) live webcasts to help you grow your business. Access SBA's training through an innovative new platform with industry experts you know and follow. Learn more and get signed up today!
SBA 7(j) TRAINING
Take advantage of this free interactive web-based training opportunity. From your computer, you’ll link to an instructor in a live, real-time, interactive learning experience. You’ll become part of a virtual classroom where you can ask questions, seek guidance and participate in class discussions and interactive exercises.
Seats are limited and self-certification of 7(j) eligibility is required. See flyer for May and June for registration details and schedule. Additionally, there is an opportunity to complete 7(j) Cybersecurity training in May and June.
FARGO MOORHEAD ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS INDUSTRY DAY
Plan to attend this even on Thursday, June 18 from 8:30am - 3:00 pm at the Concordia College Barry Auditorium. Learn more about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - St. Paul District and the FM Diversion Project. You'll also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with prime contractors and attend workshops. Register today. - This event has been postponed. We'll update with a date once it has bee rescheduled.
8TH ANNUAL NORTH DAKOTA PROCUREMENT FAIR - postponed
In light of the spread of COVID-19 and with the health and safety of our attendees and exhibitors as our main focus, we are postponing the event which was originally planned for March 25, 2020 at the Capitol Building in Bismarck. Once a new date is finalized we will notify you.
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.