Oregon's Procurement Technical Assistance Center


GCAP Sponsored Training

  • Building Relationships and Winning Contracts How to Prepare for Government Contracting, Updates, Changes and Best Practices September 25, 2018...

  • When: August 28, 2018 from 10am - 12:30pm Where: Tillamook Community College, Room 203 Ever wondered about selling your...

  • When: August 28, 2018 from 1pm - 3:30pm Where: Tillamook Community College This free class will provide training on...
  • Accounting System Training for Federal Contractors

    When: October 31, 2018 from 8am to 12:30pm

    Where:  Clackamas Community College 7726 SE Harmony Road, Room HW120

    Ensure your business’ accounting system is set up to succeed long term in the federal marketplace. This training will provide an overview of the accounting system design review process that federal auditors utilize in the event of an audit and requirements for federal contractors with an emphasis on Defense contracting. Additionally, the training will provide information on what makes an adequate cost proposal in the federal marketplace.

    Please click here for more information and to register.

    GCAP Participated Training

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

    When: September 12, 2018 from 8am to 3pm

    Where: Central Oregon Community College, Redmond Technology Education Center

    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.

    Please click here for more information and to register.

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    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.

    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.