Training

GCAP Sponsored Training

Government Contracting Basics

Government Contracting Basics

When: Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 10am - 12pm

Where: Clackamas Community College -Harmony Campus 7738 SE Harmony Rd, Rm 210, Portland

Have you ever wondered about selling your products or services to the government? This free workshop will introduce you to the basic tools for growing your business by selling to the government.

Objectives: Know what certifications and registrations are necessary to sell to federal, state, and local agencies; Hear about federal small business certifications; Find out how the government procures goods and services; Learn how to assess the government marketplace and find contracting opportunities; Recognize resources to help your businesses.

Target Audience: Entry-level class geared toward small businesses across any industry. Best suited for those with limited to no government contracting experience or those seeking a refresher on the basics. All are welcome!

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GCAP Participated Training

Governor's Marketplace - Central Oregon Edition - Redmond

Governor's Marketplace - Central Oregon Edition - Redmond

When: Friday, September 22, 2017 from 8am - 4pm

Where: COCC's Redmond Technology Education Center

This free event brings together industry professionals, public agencies, private organizations, and small businesses to build valuable relationships.

  • Continental breakfast and networking
  • Reverse vendor exhibitor fair
  • Luncheon with engaging speakers
  • Training for startup, established and growing businesses

The training portion of the day is set up as a three path system. Each path
will address the marketplace, financial and technical support, certifications,
and public contracting & procurement as they relate to your business today.
You will be able to select the path that best suits your business needs.

The Governor's Office and the State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in public contracting and procurement; bringing opportunities, access and connection for small business to thrive in Oregon.

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Intro to the General Services Administration's (GSA's) Federal Supply Schedule

Intro to the General Services Administration's (GSA's) Federal Supply Schedule

When: October 11, 2017 from 1:30pm - 3pm

Where: Online - Webinar

This webinar will define the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Schedules (FSS) Program and how a GSA/VA contract can initiate or increase your sales to federal, state, and local agencies. This online, e-commerce procurement vehicle, makes it easier for your federal customers to find your products and services while at the same time reducing contract award and project start time. Gain the knowledge needed to determine if the program is right for your firm, how to select the correct Schedule, and finally, learn the process involved in obtaining a GSA/VA Schedule contract. Topics include: The GSA Schedules Program Objective; What GSA Schedules are; Types of products & services procured via GSA contracts; How the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) uses the Program; What a GSA E-Offer is and GSA vendor’s potential benefits from participating in the program.

For more information click here.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! This event is FREE for GCAP clients - use discount code "GCAP" when registering.

Governor's Marketplace - South Coast Edition

Governor's Marketplace - South Coast Edition

When: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 8am - 4pm (Check in begins at 7:30am)

Where: The Mill Casino

Coos Bay, OR Southwestern, an Oregon Community College, Small Business Development Center (Southwestern SBDC) is pleased to work with the Governor's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action to bring the 2017 Governor’s Marketplace to the south coast 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. 

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2017 Reverse Vendor Trade Show

2017 Reverse Vendor Trade Show

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 10am - 3pm

Where: Oregon Garden Resort, 895 W. Main Street, Silverton, OR 97381

This is your once a year opportunity to meet face-to-face with public purchasing professionals from throughout Oregon, all in one place at one time! Best of all, no booths to set up, no materials to load and unload. Government procurement specialists staff their booths, and you move from booth to booth making new contacts and showcasing your products and services. SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE! This year we're even offering a free boxed lunch with every admission paid! Bring lots of business cards and brochures to distribute - you'll need them! When:

Please click here to for more information.

Governor's Marketplace - Washington County Edition

Governor's Marketplace - Washington County Edition

When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 8am - 4pm

Where: Portland Community College Willow Creek Campus

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

Braddock's
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!

Braddock’s
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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