The Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) offers no-cost assistance to businesses interested in pursuing government contract opportunities.
GTPAC’s services include training, electronic bid match, and one-on-one counseling.
Training sessions to be offfered in 2012 are now listed at http://gtpac.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.action and are open for registration.
- Introduction to Government Contracting (This session is the starting point for anyone new to the government marketplace.)
- Fundamentals of Working with the Government (This is a quick overview of what it takes to get ready to enter the government market.)
- Subcontracting with Large Prime Contractors (For many businesses, subcontracting is a good way to get a foot in the door of government contracting.)
- Working with Small Business Specialists (Every government agency designates personnel to act as small business advocates, and this class provided practical tips for approaching these officials.)
- Understanding the GSA Schedule Process (This is an advanced class providing instruction on what GSA Schedules are and what it takes to win one of these contracts.)
- The SBA’s Woman Owned Small Business Program (This briefing provides details on the federal government’s newest contract preference program and how to qualify.)
- Selling to the Military (This session provides insights and tips for marketing to and contracting with the military sector of the federal government.)
- Small Business Certifications (This class provides details on each of the federal government’s small business contracting preference programs.)
- Cost and Price Proposal Preparation (A must for anyone who will be preparing or is currently preparing a response to a government solicitation.)
- Marketing to State and Local Governments (This class provides instruction on how to do bsuiness with the State of Georgia as well as cities, counties and other units of government across the state.)
- Preparing Successful Bids and Proposals (This seminar is designed to help companies understand the bid and proposal preparation process when responding to government solicitations.)
- Using Your Computer To Win Government Contracts (This workshop provides a myriad of details about on-line resources to assist you in successfully pursuing and competing for government contract work.)
In 2012, many of GTPAC’s classes are offered as on-line webinars, meaning you can attend from the comfort of your home or office. Other classes are offered in classroom settings located across the state of Georgia. Make sure you visit http://gtpac.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.action for class details, schedules, locations, and to register.