- Intervention in Federal Bid Protests: Defending Your Contract Award - Dec 5 @ 12pm
- Breaking Down Federal Solicitations - Dec 7 @ 12pm
- 2022 Government Contracts Year-End Review - Dec 8 @ 12pm
Training & Events
The North Dakota PTAC 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.
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 6 - Understanding Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
9 – 10 a.m. Central Time
This presentation will help you understand the basic elements of the Federal Acquisition Regulations, more commonly known as the FAR. This presentation will include what the FAR is, what it covers, and how it is structured. We will discuss the various and notable FAR clauses and their meanings, as well as explain some of the main supplements to the FAR, especially the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations, or, the DFARS. Finally, we will discuss how the FAR is woven into government contracts and guides each step of the government acquisition process, even with not explicitly referenced. By the end of this presentation, you will have no reason to fear the FAR!
- January 10 Changes in Government Contracting
9 – 10 a.m. Central Time
Learn about the entity validation process in sam.gov, which is a critical step in the process of doing business with the federal government. Validation is required when you register an entity, renew your entity registration each year, get a Unique Entity ID, and update or change your entity’s name or address. This webinar will discuss things you need to do to stay up-to-date and contract ready.
- February 7 - Legislative Update
9 – 10 a.m. Central Time
Government contracting laws and regulations often do not follow commercial contracting practices and are constantly changing. In this class government contract lawyer Tim Connelly will review recent court decisions and changes to regulations impacting how small business government contractors bid on, win, and perform contracts with government agencies. Topics include important developments related to Veteran-owned business certification, the use of a small business’s past performance in awarding contracts, small business compliance issues, and cybersecurity regulations.
QUARTERLY STRATEGIC TEAMING ALLIANCE ROUNDTABLES
Join us for the third of a series of STAR roundtables, hosted by regional PTACs in alliance with Northrop Grumman Corporation, designed to assist small businesses navigate and benefit from doing business with the federal government and large business contractors. Connect with panelists from a variety of large and small businesses currently successfully performing as prime and subcontractors. Learn helpful tips to assist you in achieving your government contracting goals. This is a series of events and new panelists that will provide unique information at each roundtable!
This event has been rescheduled for February 2023. Stay tuned for registration details!
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.
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 .
DON OSBP VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS SERIES
The Department of the Navy (DON) Office of Small Business Programs is excited to announce that we are expanding our webinar series to launch a virtual 'Office Hours' session. Each office hour will feature an 'Ask Me Anything' format with access to Commands "opening" their doors to educate industry on their programs and answer questions regarding small business related topics.
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!
Fall Industry Day
DATE: November 30, 2022
TIME: 9 pm - 3 pm
LOCATION: Virtual via Webex
How To Register:
• Limited to 3 attendees per company.
• Email: R8rspteam@gsa.gov- Subject Line Requirement: “Recurring Services Industry Day – Registration”
Submit Your Capability Statement by November 28, 2022
Contractors capable of performing as a prime contractor that meet the requirements
are encouraged to submit capability statements (no more than five pages in length).
Capability statements must include the following information:
• Company Information: Name, address, business size, duns.
• Unique Entity ID (UEI)
• Company status: *Company size and applicable socioeconomic status
• Affiliate information: parent company, joint venture partners, and potential teaming partners.
• Past Experience: Provide summaries for one to three similar projects (as described) above that demonstrate
the small business firm’s past experience.
• List of Attendees (Limited to 3 per company): Names, phone numbers, email addresses for all attendees.
All responses are due by November 28, 2022 to R8rspteam@gsa.gov.
FAA Prime/Subcontractor Virtual Networking Event
The mission of the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. They proudly present the FAA Prime/Subcontractor Networking event that will allow buyers and suppliers to schedule one-on-one appointments with each other to stimulate potential teaming opportunities.
In 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), which provided a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation's infrastructure and competitiveness. Businesses of all types play a vital role in the advancement of the FAA's Air Traffic Facility infrastructure into the future. This event is targeted for small businesses interested in FAA contracting and subcontracting opportunities supported by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
This is a virtual event that is taking place on December 14th and the registration is free of cost!
After registration, you will be contacted by MBM with instructions to create a matchmaking profile.
Anticipated Participating Matchmaking Hosts Include:
1. FAA Program Office, Acquisition and Small Business Personnel
2. FAA Prime Contractors including the following: CUSA Consulting, Wells Global, Burgos Group, E-Corp, Kobo Utility Construction Corporation, Parsons, Leidos, Airfield Western, Quad J and Eaton
10:00 AM - Opening Remarks
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM - One-on-One Matchmaking
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Networking Room Available
DATE: December 14, 2022
TIME: 10 pm - 2 pm CST
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.
Learn about a free service offered by the National Security Agency (NSA) to DoD contractors: Protective Domain Name System (PDNS), also known as DNS filtering. In this post, you will learn about overall experiences with PDNS, from setup to continuous monitoring, and how to identify when DNS filtering can come in handy for those pursuing Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).
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.
Register on the Every-Tuesday AMA Link: https://www.safcn.af.mil/CISO/Small-Business-Cybersecurity-Information/