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.
October 6 – Cybersecurity
Presenter: Brad Fischer, SD Manufacturing & Technology Solutions
9 – 10 a.m. Central Time
The Basics of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC): Brad Fischer of the South Dakota Manufacturing & Technology Solutions will provide information about how the CMMC will impact businesses who work with the Department of Defense.
November 3 – Doing Business with the VA & Veteran Verification
David Dierks, Dept. of Veterans Affairs; Mark Cooper, MN PTAC; Wendy Klug, VBOC of the Daktoas
9 – 10 a.m. Central Time
Learn how the VA buys, what they buy and how you can participate. 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.
December 1 – Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) & State Technology Transfer
Gary Archamboult, Program Director – SD SBIR
9 – 10 a.m. Central Time
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the State Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are mandated by Congress and reserve $3B annually for small businesses to develop innovative new products and processes. Each year, 6,000 companies win grants or contracts from one of the eleven participating federal agencies to advance solutions to identified problems into innovative products. This webinar will acquaint you with the programs, their goals, and how to become involved.
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!
- Understanding Certified Payroll Requirements on Government Construction Contracts - Oct 1 @ 12pm
- Unallowable Costs - Oct. 6 @ 12pm
- The SBIR/STTR Program: Finding and Winning Contracts and Grants for Innovative Technology Development (3-part series) - Oct. 8, 13, & 15 @ 12pm
- Federal Contractors’ Evolving Cybersecurity Requirements - Oct. 20 @ 12pm
- Federal Data Diving: How To Go For The Gold - Oct. 22 @ 12pm
- Timekeeping and Labor Distribution - Oct. 27th @ 12pm
- How to Identify that Your Government Contracts Qualify for the R&D Credit - Oct. 29 @ 12pm
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS SMALL BUSINESS OUTREACH EVENT
Meet PTAC and USACE Northwestern Division and District Small Business Chiefs on Tuesday, 6 October, from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CT) for a free VIRTUAL seminar for NEW small business owners and/or representatives.
Learn how to do business with Federal Government; small business regulation updates; how small business can support USACE mission; regional tools (indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contracts); district mission and programs; forecast/contracting opportunities Fiscal Year 2021; and COVID19 engagement. Register now!
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 September registration details and schedule. Additionally, you can attend 7(j) cybersecurity training in October.
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.
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.