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Federal Contracting Success Series


1. The Basics of Government Contracting
Topics:
• Who is GCAP and how can we assist your small business to succeed in government contracting
• Understanding the federal codes NAICS and PSC
• Finding leads FedBizOpps, FedConnect, GCOM
• Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
• Federal contracting set-asides HUBZone, 8(a), SDVOSB, VOSB, WOSB, EDWOSB
• Registrations SAM and DSBS
Date: February 13, 2014
Time: 9 am to 12:00 pm
Instructor:  Marta Clifford
2. Understanding Federal and State Small Business Certifications
Topics:
• FEDERAL-Understanding Small Business Certifications
• Understanding Small Business Goals|• Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) Certification & 8(a) Program
• Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Certification (SDVOSB)
• Woman Owned / Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business Certification
• HUBzone Certification
• Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) Certification
• STATE-ESB- Emerging Small Business, DBE- Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
• WBE-Woman Business Enterprise, MBE- Minority Business Enterprise
• What are the benefits of state certifications?
• How do I market to state agencies? Do any agencies set aside contracts for certified small businesses?
• What are the requirements for state certification?
• How to leverage your small business certifications
Date: February 20, 2014
Time: 9 to 11 am
Instructor:  Marta Clifford
3. Marketing Materials and Methods
Topics:
• Capability Statement what it is, how to write one and how to use it to market to the Federal government
• Websites: why you should have one and what should be included on your website
• BUSINESS cards what do they say about your business
• GCOM GCAP’s Government Contracting Opportunities Match how to make it work for you.
The instructor will assist you with the form while in class.
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