Oregon's Procurement Technical Assistance Center


GCAP Sponsored Training

  • GCAP Participated Training

    Does the Federal Government Buy What My Company Sells?

    When: June 18, 2019 from 1pm to 2pm

    Where: Beaverton Chamber of Commerce

    In the most recent completed fiscal year, over $1 billion in federal contracts were awarded to firms in the Portland District with nearly $900 million of that going to small businesses. Government-wide, the agencies typically spend around $500 billions per year. This workshop focuses on using market research strategies that can be used to make a decision on whether or not the federal government could be a viable customer for your business.

    For more information and to register click here.

    Meet the Primes

    When: June 21, 2019 from 9am to 12pm

    Where: SBDC - Clackamas Community College

    Meet the Primes is a free open house event hosted at Clackamas Community College, presented by Andersen Construction, Hoffman Construction Company, Howard S. Wright, and Skanska.

    For more information and to register click here

    Governor's Marketplace - Burns

    When: July 24, 2019 from 8am - 2pm

    Where: Harney County Community Center

    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.

    For more information and to register click here.

    Governor's Marketplace - Ontario

    When: July 25, 2019 from 8am - 2pm

    Where: Four Rivers Cultural Center

    The Governor's Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is committed to ensuring access and connection to public contracting opportunities and business resources throughout the state. Through the Governor's Marketplace Statewide Editions, business communities are provided with education and equipped with tools and resources to navigate the world of public contracting. Our partners include Department of Administrative Services, Oregon Secretary of State, Business Oregon, Oregon Small Business Development Centers, local Chambers of Commerce and many more! The events are supported through our generous sponsors to provide no-cost registration.

    For more information and to register click here.

    14th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show - SAVE THE DATE!

    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 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 for agencies, click here.

    Governor's Marketplace - SAVE THE DATE!!

    When:  October 24, 2019 - Klamath Falls

    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.