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Winning Government Contracts

April 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

Each year, state and local governments purchase billions of dollars worth of products and services.  These government contracts and bids are important sales opportunities for small businesses. Many small businesses miss out on this opportunity because they don’t know or understand the state and local government procurement processes. Learn how the process works and turn these government procurement opportunities into a profitable revenue stream for your business.

$15, includes lunch

Informative. Insightful. Essential!

8:30 – 9:15: Sign-in and Welcome
9:15 – 10:00: Doing Business with the Government
• Learn about the processes required to be awarded a government (local/State/Federal) contract, presented by Kathryn Lobdell, PTAC
10:00-10:45: Small Business Certifications
• Overview of state and local certification programs including Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Emerging Small Business, presented by Cathy Kramer, Connect2DOT
10:45 – 11:30: Government Marketing and Minority Business Office Contracting Resources
• Learn about marketing to the government and the resources available to assist with government contracting through the Minority Business Office, presented by Rosy McDonough and Andra Hargrave
11:30 – 12:00: Lunch & Networking
12:00 – 1:30: Upcoming Project Opportunities
• Find out about upcoming projects and solicitations from local, state, and federal agencies in the area including CDOT, USFS, and more!
• Meet the buyers and get your individual questions answered

Bring your business cards and a Capabilities Statement or brochure to share. You will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with agency representatives and small business consultants who can help you navigate government contracting.

Meet Our Facilitators

Cathy Kramer- Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

Kathryn Lobdell- Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Andra Hargrave – Minority Business Office (MBO)

Susan Boney- Small Business Development Center (SBDC)


Region 10 Small Business Resource Center
145 South Cascade Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401
Montrose, CO 81401 US
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