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Winning Government Contracts & Networking with Agencies - Grand Junction

Date: September 18, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM (lunch included)
Cost: $15
Location: Grand Junction Business Incubator
2591 Legacy Way
Grand Junction, CO 81503

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Are You a Small Business Interested in Doing Business with the Government? 

Each year, state and local governments purchase billions of dollars worth of products and services. These government contracts and bids are important sales opportunities for small businesses. Many small businesses miss out on this opportunity because they don’t know or understand the state and local government procurement processes. Come meet one-on-one with representatives and buyers from federal, state, and local agencies and learn about upcoming opportunities for small businesses. Get the inside scoop on who’s buying what and how you can get your foot in the door. 

This workshop will help you understand the basics of government contracting and the various minority, woman, and veteran-owned business certification programs that can give you a competitive edge. Learn how the process works and turn these government procurement opportunities into a profitable revenue stream for your business.

8:30 – 9:15: Sign-in and Welcome

9:15 - 10:00: Doing Business with the Government
  • Learn about the processes required to be awarded a government (local/State/Federal) contract 
  • Presented by Kathryn Lobdell, PTAC
10:00-10:45: Small Business Certifications
  • Overview of state and local certification programs including Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Emerging Small Business
  • Presented by Cathy Kramer, Connect2DOT
10:45 - 11:30: Government Marketing and MBO Contracting Resources
  • Learn about marketing to the government and the resources available to assist with government contracting through the Minority Business Office
  • Presented by Rosy McDonough and Andra Hargrave, MBO
11:30 – 12:00: Lunch & Networking

12:00 - 1:30: Upcoming Project Opportunities
  • Find out about upcoming projects and solicitations from local area agencies including CDOT, RFTA, Mesa County, USFS, and more!
  • Meet the buyers and get your individual questions answered