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. Webinars typically take place the first Tuesday of every month from 9-10 a.m. Central Time.
1. Please join the ZOOM meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
2. If you prefer to use phone for audio:
United States (Long distance): +1 (669) 900-6833 or +1 (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 115-541-475
November 5 – Doing Business with the VA, Veterans Verification & the Veteran Business
David Dierks, VA; Mark Cooper, MN PTAC and Wendy Klug, VBOC
This workshop is an introduction to doing business with the Veterans Health Administration
NCO 23. Learn how the VA buys, what they buy and how you can participate. Learn how
your business can support the mission of the VA. The Veterans Health Administration
has a Veterans First Contracting Program to qualify Service-Disabled Veteran and Veteran
Owned Small Businesses must be verified through the Center for Verification and Evaluation
(CVE) this session will give a brief overview of the application and review process.
Learn about the Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC). This program is a one-stop-shop for service members, veterans and military spouses looking to start, purchase, or grow a business.
The National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) is a veteran entrepreneurship program that specifically addresses federal procurement. VIP offers three (3) accelerator‐ in‐residence educational training programs that cover over 20 topics such as contracting, teaming agreements, human resources, accounting, finance, program controls and business development.
December 3 – The All Small Mentor Protégé Program
Shaun McClary, Small Business Administration – MN District Office
The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 provided authority for the Small Business Administration to establish mentor-protégé programs for all small businesses. The purpose of the new program is to develop strong protégé firms through mentor-provided business development assistance, and to help protégés successfully compete for government contracts.
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!
- Convincing a Prime to Put You on Their Team - Oct 24 @ 12pm CDT
- Marketing to Government Agencies and Prime Contractors - Oct 31 @ 12pm CDT
- How to Competitively Respond to a Sources Sought and Influence the Acquisition - Nov 7 @ 12pm CST
- How to Win More Federal Contracts with Competitive Pricing - Nov 21 @ 12pm CST
SBA 7(j) CYBERSECURITY TRAINING
Take advantage of this free interactive web-based training opportunity. Participants will learn critical cybersecurity concepts and approaches to protecting their resources and intellectual property as well as mandatory federal contracting requirements for prime and subcontractors.
Courses assist 7(j) government contractors understand DFARS 252.204-7012 (Jan 2019) and NIST 800-171 requirements. Individual course enrollment instructions with screenshots provided after participants set-up their User ID/Password and register their 7(j) Eligibility information in the LMS.
See flyer for registration details and schedule.
15TH ANNUAL GREATER MN GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT FAIR
Register today to attend the MN PTAC Procurement Fair being held October 10 at the Shooting Star Resort & Casino in Mahnomen. The fair will provide an opportunity for small businesses and contractors to learn about special programs designed to provide better access to the government marketplace. For full event details as well as a registration link, see the event flyer.
WYOMING AEROSPACE & DEFENSE INDUSTRY SUPPLY CHAIN CONFERENCE
This conference will provide an opportunity for Wyoming manufacturers and technology companies to be introduced to the aerospace and defense (A&D) market through direct interaction with “Prime” A&D companies with operations in Colorado, Utah, Montana, and North and South Dakota. See the full agenda and get registered today!
SAVE THE DATE - 8th Annual Procurement Fair
Mark your calendar and plan to atten the Procurement Fair 2020. Our eigth annual event will be held March 25, at the State Capital in Bismarck. Register now!
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.