Oregon's Procurement Technical Assistance Center


GCAP Sponsored Training

  • When: August 23, 2019 from 8am to 11am Where: Integrated Services Bldg., Rm. 147, La Grande This class will...

  • When: August 28, 2019 from 9:30am to 12pm Where: Clackamas Community College How well do your marketing materials reflect...

  • When: August 29, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm Where: Klamath IDEA Center for Entrepreneurship 803 Main St. This class...
  • GCAP Participated Training

    14th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show

    When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    Where: Salem Convention Center 

    Effectively meet your agency's goals; increase competition of your agency's procurement process; provide a one stop shop for the supplier community at large; satisfaction of being able to authentically engage with your supplier community; satisfaction of being able to increase the opportunities for certified M/W / ESB / DBE / SDV businesses; go above and beyond by providing your expertise as a public procurement professional and your participation in this event raises scholarship funds for both OPPA and Columbia Chapter members to professionally grow.

    For more information and to register: Vendors click here and Agencies click here

    Governor's Marketplace

    When:  October 24, 2019 from 8am to 2pm

    Where:  Klamath Community College, Building 7, Klamath Falls

    The Governor's Marketplace is hosted by the Governor's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through the Economic and Business Equity program. The purpose of the statewide editions is to bring awareness and education of public contracting opportunities and business resources to communities throughout the state to ensure equitable access. The event is free and open to the public.

    Please click here for more information and to register.

    Governor's Marketplace - Milwaukie

    When:  December 10, 2019 from 8am to 2pm

    Where:  7726 SE Harmony Road (Harmony West Building), Milwaukie

    This registration is for business owners.

    ONLY state agencies, cities, counties and other business resource organizations should register as an Exhibitor.

    This registration is for invited speakers who are not exhibiting. If you are a speaker and an exhibitor, please register as an exhibitor only to ensure a table is reserved.

    For more information and to register 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.