New London: The Connecticut District office of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the CT Procurement Technical Assistance Program (CT-PTAP) announced their fall schedule of procurement training workshops today. Workshops will be held starting in September at three locations within the State: Manchester Community College, Gateway Community College (New Haven) and Three Rivers Community College (Norwich). All workshops are free of charge and are geared to existing small businesses that wish to learn how to do business with the federal, state and local governments, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and prime contractors. Registration is suggested and made be made by contacting Ms. Lisa Powell at the CT SBA office 860.240.9832 or at
. The full schedule of workshops follows:
Doing Business with the State of Connecticut, the 169 Towns and Cities and the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) – this workshop will outline Doing Business with the State of CT, the State’s bid portal and Supplier Diversity Program. It will also cover how to bid on MDC contracts, key terms a supplier/contractor needs to know in order to be successful.
September 7 at Manchester Community College Arts & Education Center, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Set-Aside Programs and Searching for Federal and State Bids – This seminar will explore the various Federal and State set-aside programs (qualifications and benefits). Seminar will also demonstrate websites for locating federal bids over $25,000 and the State’s bid portal
September 14 at Three Rivers Community College, Rm. B-127, Norwich, 9:30am to 12:00noon
November 2 at Manchester Community College Arts & Education Center, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Registering Your Company for Eligibility to win Government Contract Awards and Marketing to Government Agencies – The Government is phasing out CCR and other online databases and replacing them with System Award Management (SAM). This seminar will advise you about SAM and instruct you on the SAM process. Seminar will then focus on ways in which you can promote your company to government agencies and prime government contractors.
October 5 at Manchester Community College Arts & Education Center, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
October 19 at Gateway Community College, New Haven, 9:30am to 12:00noon
December 7 at Three Rivers Community College, Rm. B-127, Norwich, 9:30am to 12:00noon
Understanding the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Bid Board System (DIBBS) – This seminar will provide a brief overview of doing business with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and will focus on the Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS). DIBBS Board review will detail vendor registration guidelines, types of bids posted, DLA Collaboration Folders (cFolders), etc. Companies attending this seminar should be familiar with the federal bid process and have a general idea of topics like National Stock Numbers, CAGE codes, Federal Stock Classes, etc.
December 14 at Gateway Community College, New Haven 9:30am to 12:00noon