Oregon's Procurement Technical Assistance Center


GCAP Sponsored Training

  • PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE!Building Relationships and Winning Contracts How to Prepare for Government Contracting, Updates, Changes and Best Practices...

  • When: October 31, 2018 from 8am to 12:30pm Where: Clackamas Community College 7726 SE Harmony Road, Room HW120 Ensure...
  • GCAP Participated Training

    University of Oregon Vendor Showcase

    When: October 2, 2018 from 10am - 3pm

    Where: U of O EMU Ballroom

    Don't miss out on this great networking opportunity! 

    Some highlights: Gain exposure for your business to U of O campus buyers; Highlight new brands; Develop leads for selling your products and services on campus and much more.

    More information coming soon!

    2018 Governor's Marketplace - 12 tips on Responding to a Solicitation Presented by GCAP

    October 4, 2018 -Columbia Gorge Community College

    October 16, 2018 - Woodburn TBD

    October 17, 2018 - Linn Benton Community College

    October 19 , 2018 - University of Oregon - TDB

    October 25, 2018 - Umpqua Community College

    The office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion / Affirmation 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 the procurement professionals from the 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.

    13th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show

    When: October 18, 2018 from 10am - 3pm

    Where: Holiday Inn, 8439 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland

    Are you interested in increasing your opportunities for government business?

    Talk to public agency officials from multiple organizations, Make connections & ask questions, Learn the differences between government agencies, Diversify your business outreach and Attend Spotlight discussions. 

    Please click here for more information and to register.

    Additional Training

    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

    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

    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 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.