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.
December 7 - Why the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the State
Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs are Critical to Early-stage Product Development
Pat Dillon, MN SBIR/STTR Accelerator
9am – 10am Central Time
The SBIR and STTR programs are mandated by Congress and allocate ~$4B annually for small businesses to research, develop and commercialize novel products and services for domestic and worldwide markets. More than 7,000 awards (grants or contracts) are competitively issued to small businesses (startup and existing) across science and technology, and industry sectors. A small business can be awarded millions of dollars by one or more of federal agencies. Industry and academic collaborations are strongly encouraged. This webinar will provide an overview of the programs and how to determine if your firm is a good fit with the programs, and which agencies might be a good fit for your early-stage product development goals.
January 4, 2022 – Legislative Update - Chages Effecting Government Contracting
9am – 10am Central Time
Government contracting laws and regulations often do not follow commercial contracting rules and are constantly changing. In this class government contract lawyer Tim Connelly will review recent court decisions and regulations impacting how small business government contractors bid on, win, and perform contracts with government agencies, including important developments related to mandatory COVID contract clauses, small business compliance issues, and cybersecurity regulations.
February 1, 2022 – SAM.gov – New Look, New Search Tool, New Numbers – Same Old Questions!
9am – 11am Central Time
Join us to learn about all of 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. The system as you probably know it is where entities register to do business with the federal government, find exclusion records, search entity registrations, and perform other tasks. That functionality has moved into the new system along with all the functionality from beta.SAM.gov—contract opportunities, assistance listings, wage determinations, and the federal hierarchy.
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!
- Determining Your Proposal Strategy - Dec. 1 @ 12pm
- Purchasing Cooperatives: What They Are and How to Leverage Them - Dec. 7 @ 12pm
- 2021 Government Contracts Year-End Review - Dec. 9 @ 12pm
CEO ROUNDTABLE: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & DIVERSIFICATION
Growth and prosperity are the direct results of thoughtful economic development. When done thoughtfully, communities prosper enriching the lives of their citizens through job creation, increased tax revenue, and enhanced quality of life. This CEO Roundtable will focus on the success stories themed around economic development and diversification. Attendees will also hear about available resources at the state and local level that understand the importance of positively positioning businesses. Join us December 8 at 10 am MST in-person in Dickinson. Register to attend.
CONSTRUCTION QUALITY MANAGEMENT (CQM) CERTIFICATION COURSE
This course offers prospective QC Managers and Administrators the opportunity to satisfy the CQM-C training requirements specified in most USACE and NAVFAC construction contracts. This course must be taken and the final test must be passed by any person aspiring to be the QC Manager or Alternate. Register to receive your CQM Certificate by attending the course on Wed., March 2, 2022 from 8am-3pm at the U.S. Federal Building in Fargo, ND. The certificate is valid for a five year period from the date of the class.
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.
- December Government Contract Training - 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.
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.