Topic: Government Contracting
The federal government's goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year.
To help provide a level playing field for small businesses owned by socially and economically disadvantaged people or entities, the government limits competition for certain contracts to businesses that participate in the 8(a) Business Development program.
Disadvantaged businesses in the 8(a) program can:
Compete for set-aside and sole-source contracts in the program, get a Business Opportunity Specialist to help navigate federal contracting, form joint ventures with established businesses through the SBA's mentor-protégé program, and receive management and technical assistance, including business training, counseling, marketing assistance, and high-level executive development.
Join LSBDC, SBA and LPTAC as we share with you the tools needed to get you the certification needed to win government contracts.
Who should attend? Those who would like to win a fair share of federal contracts, qualify for exclusive set-aside and sole-source contracts, and partner with established contractors to win contracts and get business mentoring and education to learn how federal contracting works.
Why should you attend? Learn Government Contracting Fuel Small Business Growth
Speakers Jo Ann Lawrence - Small Business Administration Cynthia Carrier - Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Program