Oregon's Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Training

GCAP Sponsored Training


  • When: October 8th from 9am - 12pm Where: Central Oregon Comm. Coll., Redmond Tech Center Room RTEC 209 This...
  • GCAP Participated Training

    USACE Walla Walla Industry Day

    When: October 16, 2019 from 8am to 4pm

    Where: Marcus Whitman Conference Center

    Topics to be covered include: SBA Regulatory & Legislative updates; Program & Contracting Processes; Forecast of Upcoming Opportunities; Corps panel discussion; and Break-Out Sessions focused on A&E Services, Construction, Hydropower, Flood Risk-Emergency Response, Navigation, Juvenile Fish Program, Recreation, Environmental and Service contract requirements.

    For more information and to register click here.



    USACE Portland Industry Day

    When: October 30, 2019 from 8am to 3pm

    Where: Camp Withycombe 15300 SE Minuteman Way

    Both Large and Small Business contractors are invited to attend the event. Plan to join us for:

    Updates on the Portland District

    Information on current and future Corps of Engineers prime and subcontracting opportunities

    Update on the Veterans Administration Hospital

    One-on-one networking opportunities with District staff and other attendees

    Access small business resources (SBA and PTAC)

    Learn more about the Government Purchase Card Program

    Formal Breakout Sessions on various acquisition topics such as: source selection tips, construction contract administration, security training and requirements, proposal preparation best practices and the subcontracting program, and other topics as suggested by you!

    Click here for more information and to register.


    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 - Tetherrow

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

    Where:  Tetherow, 61240 Skyline Ranch Road, Bend OR 97702

    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 - Klamath Falls

    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 - Astoria

    When:  November 6, 2019

    Where:  Astoria - TDB


    Governor's Marketplace - Milwaukie

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

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

    ATTENDEE
    This registration is for business owners.

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

    SPEAKER
    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

    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.