GCAP Sponsored Training

Government Contracting Basics Class - Astoria

When: June 12, 2018 from 2pm - 4:30pm

Where: Clatsop Community College, Room TBD

The federal government spends $500 billion in contracts every year. Small business will be awarded 23% of these dollars. State and Local agencies have similar objectives. This entry level class will help you get started. Geared toward small businesses across any industry, this class is best suited for those with limited to no government contracting experience or those seeking a refresher on the basics. This class with follow the Governor's Marketplace event held in the same location. 

For more information and to register click here.

GCAP Participated Training

2018 Governor's Marketplace

2018 Governor's Marketplace

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action for Governor Kate Brown is delighted to announce this edition of the Governor’s Marketplace to support Oregon small businesses.

We have partnered with the Secretary of State, Department of Administrative Services and the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity, to bring opportunities for businesses to meet directly with procurement professionals from state, federal, private and non-profit organizations who will share tips, tools, resources and strategies to aid in business growth, more successfully navigate contracting processes and nurture ongoing relationships.  Click on the link below for more information and to register.

June 11, 2018 - The Mill Casino

June 12, 2018 - Clatsop Comm Coll

June 13, 2018 - Tillamook

June 14, 2018 - Oregon Coast Comm Coll

June 20, 2018 - Florence

Additional Training

SCORE Workshops

SCORE Workshops

Portland SCORE offers over 100 business workshops designed to help you start and grow your own business. These workshops are taught throughout the Portland Metro area by experienced experts, and they are priced modestly. Complete details on each course are available here.

Click here for more information.

Braddock's The Winning Edge

Braddock's The Winning Edge

The Winning Edge: How Government and Corporate Buyers Select a Small Business Supplier - 2014 Edition

***Available at no charge!***

Braddock's The Winning Edge is a practical guide designed for small to medium sized businesses that provides important insights into the decision-making process within the government and large corporations, with an emphasis on the evaluation and selection stages.

Topics include:

  • Overview of the government procurement process
  • How government procurement officers evaluate a small business supplies
  • How small businesses can identify and win subcontracting opportunities
  • Characteristics that corporate buyers are really looking for in a small business supplier
  • Next step resources.

Please click here for additional information and for the link to the guide.

Braddock’s Procurement Opportunities Guide – 2013 Edition

Braddock’s Procurement Opportunities Guide – 2013 Edition

Braddock’s Procurement Opportunities Guide – 2013 Edition

Available to you at no charge!

Procurement Opportunities Guide-2013 Edition
An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Selling to Governments and Corporations

Braddock’s Procurement Opportunities Guide is a primer designed to help small business owners and decision makers understand the government procurement and private sector procurement spaces. The Guide provides an overview of government and corporate markets with an emphasis on who buys and how buying decisions are made. The Guide also presents “next step” resources for federal and state governments and the private sector.

Topics include:

  • Selling to the federal government/state governments
  • Selling to large corporations
  • Selling to foreign governments and international organizations
  •  “Green” procurement
  • Special resources for Women-, Minority, and Veteran-owned businesses
  • A glossary of procurement related terms, a procurement preparation checklist, information about teaming agreements and joint ventures, and more.

Please click here for Braddock's Procurement Opportunities Guide.

SBA Government Contracting Classroom

SBA Government Contracting Classroom

SBA has created a series of free online contracting courses designed to help prospective and existing small businesses understand the basics about contracting with governmental agencies. So whether you’re just getting started or looking for ways to compete more successfully in the government contracting marketplace, check out the courses below.

Please click here for additional information on SBA's classes.

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