Oregon's Procurement Technical Assistance Center


GCAP Sponsored Training

  • GCAP Participated Training

    Meet The Primes

    When: November 16, 2018 from 8am - 11am

    Where: Small Business Development Center, Clackamas Comm. Coll.,             

    DESCRIPTION: Prepare for current and future projects; Get pre-qualified with GCs; Meet with state certification specialists; Maximize state certifications through unique public contracts and Understand how state certification helps you to grow your business.

    Please click here for more information and to register.

    Make the Most of an Invitation to Bid Presented by Lane County

    When: November 19, 2018 from 3pm - 5pm

    Where: Charnelton Building, 2nd Floor, Room 258

    The attendee will receive an an understanding of an Agency's mindset when issuing Invitations to Bid (ITB). We will look at and understanding the Lane County and other governmental RFP processes and how ITB's are evaluated for responsiveness and responsibility. The best practices when submitting bids and the pitfalls to avoid when responding to ITB's will also be touch on. Light refreshments will be served. 

    To register please click here.

    For more information call Steve Nelson at 541-682-5208

    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.