Training

GCAP Sponsored Training

Proposal Preparation - Portland

Proposal Preparation - Portland

When: July 31, 2018 from 7:30am to 1pm

Where: Portland Community College CLIMB Center Room 201

How to Prepare Winning Proposals! This short course is designed to assist you in understanding how to prepare proposals that win government contracts. The course content provides instructions on building a foundation for proposal responses; an overview of the types of solicitations used by the government; discussion about how to organize and write a proposal; costs and pricing guidelines; and the benefits of research and follow-through.

Please click here for more information and to register.

Government Contracting Basics - Tillamook

Government Contracting Basics - Tillamook

When: August 28, 2018 from 10am - 12:30pm

Where: Tillamook Community College, Room 203

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

Class Objectives: Know which certifications and registrations are necessary to sell to federal, state, and local agencies; Find out how the government buys goods and services; Learn how to assess the government marketplace and find contracting opportunities and Identify 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! 

For more information and to register click here.

There will be another class following this one - Market Assessment & Marketing for Gov't Contracting

Marketing Assessment & Marketing for Government Contracting

Marketing Assessment & Marketing for Government Contracting

When: August 28, 2018 from 1pm - 3:30pm

Where: Tillamook Community College, Room 203

This free class will provide training on how to use government websites to find out which agencies are buying your products or services. With this information, you will be able to refine your opportunity searches and marketing approaches. 

Class Objectives: Learn how to assess potential government markets for your business; Learn how to use websites to see historical federal spending; Use Federal Business Opportunities to see historical spending and look for current opportunities; Use the Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) to see historical spending and look for current opportunities and Identify subcontracting opportunities.

For more information and to register click here.

GCAP Will be Sponsoring an Oregon Public Lands Conference SAVE THE DATE!

GCAP Will be Sponsoring an Oregon Public Lands Conference SAVE THE DATE!

When: September 25, 2018

Where: Holiday Inn, Springfield

How to Prepare for Government Contracting and Working with Public Lands?

Geared toward small businesses across any industry. Topics will be: DUNS #; SAM Registration; Capabilities Statement; GCOM - Government Contract Opportunities Match & Solicitations - 12 Step; 

More topics of discussion to be added.

Are you a Wildland Firefighter? We will cover: eAuth / VIPR; NAP / NWCC / Ross & Certifications.

For more information please click here.

Please email info@gcap.org with ideas of what topics you would like to see presented.

GCAP Participated Training

City of Eugene Supplier Summit 2018!

City of Eugene Supplier Summit 2018!

When: September 13, 2018 from 11am to 3pm

Where:  Lane Events Center - Lane County Fairgrounds

Walk the expo floor to chat and network with project managers and buyers from the City of Eugene and LTD.

Attend a presentation, Q+A session or an Upcoming Project Spotlight (schedule of presentations and spotlights coming soon).

Discuss business development with SCORE,Small Business Development Center, Small Business Administration and the Secretary of State's Office of Small Business Assistance.

Gain a better understanding of how to respond to government solicitations with GCAP presented by Marta Clifford.

For more information click here.

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.

The following dates and locations will have links when they become available.

September 12, 2018 - Central Oregon Community College

September 13, 2018 - Harney County Community Center

October 4, 2018 - Columbia Gorge Community College

October 16, 2018 - McMinnville or Newberg

October 17, 2018 - Linn Benton

October 19, 2018 - Lane County

October 26, 2018 - Southern Oregon - Medford

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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