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Give Me 5 Federal Contracting Training Webinars

Give Me 5’s ongoing webinars and regional events bring you the most up-to-date and relevant information on the federal procurement marketplace. Registration for all courses is open to the general public at no charge.

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Give Me 5: It's Up and Running! SBA’s New Mentor-Protégé Programs

Guest Speakers: Megan C. Connor, Associate, PilieroMazza PLLC and Katie Flood, Associate, PilieroMazza PLLC

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

SBA recently released its long anticipated Final Rule establishing a government-wide mentor-protégé program for all small business concerns. The Final Rule generally adheres to the plan outlined in the Proposed Rule, which was modeled on the existing 8(a) mentor-protégé program and now include WOSB, SDVOSB and HUBZone concerns. The new rule, which became effective on August 24, 2016, creates more opportunities for small and large businesses to partner together through the use of government-wide mentor-protégé agreements and/or joint venture agreements. We will discuss the new rules to help you understand what is involved in putting a mentor-protégé agreement in place and getting it approved by the SBA.

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Give Me 5: Special Unit – Guide to the Essentials of GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contracting A Beginner’s Guide to GSA Schedules

Guest Speaker: Courtney Fairchild, President and CEO, Global Services

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

The GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program provides a fast, flexible, cost-effective procurement solution for both contractor and agencies that allows participants to meet acquisition challenges while achieving their missions. The wide variety and large number of Schedule contractors allow ordering activities to access an extensive range of supplies and services to satisfy their requirements. Currently, more than 17,000 Schedule contractors offer more than 25 million supplies and services. Navigating this world can be an overwhelming experience for even the most experience federal contractor. This series will help you better understand the world of the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program and how to avoid the pitfalls on your way to becoming a successful GSA contractor. In this session you will learn how this program works, what it takes to be a part of it and if pursuit is right for you.

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Give Me 5: Special Unit – Guide to the Essentials of GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contracting: Modifying Your GSA Schedule

Guest Speaker: Jody Franklin, Accounts Director, GSA Program, Global Services

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

The GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program provides a fast, flexible, cost-effective procurement solution for both contractor and agencies that allows participants to meet acquisition challenges while achieving their missions. The wide variety and large number of Schedule contractors allow ordering activities to access an extensive range of supplies and services to satisfy their requirements. Currently, more than 17,000 Schedule contractors offer more than 25 million supplies and services. Navigating this world can be an overwhelming experience for even the most experience federal contractor. This series will help you better understand the world of the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program and how to avoid the pitfalls on your way to becoming a successful GSA contractor. In this session you will learn to adjust your prices in accordance with the terms and conditions of your contract; maintain the overall health of your contract by removing obsolete items or labor categories and adding new ones; and update your contact information so that you can be reached.

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Give Me 5: Special Unit – Guide to the Essentials of GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contracting: Demystifying the Price Reduction Clause

Guest Speaker: Jody Franklin, Accounts Director, GSA Program, Global Services

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

The GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program provides a fast, flexible, cost-effective procurement solution for both contractor and agencies that allows participants to meet acquisition challenges while achieving their missions. The wide variety and large number of Schedule contractors allow ordering activities to access an extensive range of supplies and services to satisfy their requirements. Currently, more than 17,000 Schedule contractors offer more than 25 million supplies and services. Navigating this world can be an overwhelming experience for even the most experience federal contractor. This series will help you better understand the world of the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program and how to avoid the pitfalls on your way to becoming a successful GSA contractor. In this session you will learn the requirements of the Price Reduction Clause and how to establish systems and procedures that are adequate to ensure compliance.

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Give Me 5: Special Unit – Guide to the Essentials of GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contracting: Understanding the GSA Schedule Ordering Process

Guest Speaker: Courtney Fairchild, President and CEO, Global Services

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

The GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program provides a fast, flexible, cost-effective procurement solution for both contractor and agencies that allows participants to meet acquisition challenges while achieving their missions. The wide variety and large number of Schedule contractors allow ordering activities to access an extensive range of supplies and services to satisfy their requirements. Currently, more than 17,000 Schedule contractors offer more than 25 million supplies and services. Navigating this world can be an overwhelming experience for even the most experience federal contractor. This series will help you better understand the world of the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program and how to avoid the pitfalls on your way to becoming a successful GSA contractor. In this session you will learn the specific ordering procedures as applicable to all agencies throughout the federal government when purchasing off of the GSA Schedule.

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Give Me 5: Special Unit – Guide to the Essentials of GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contracting: When GSA Come Knocking – How to Prep for a CAV

Guest Speaker: Jody Franklin, Accounts Director, GSA Program, Global Services

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

The GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program provides a fast, flexible, cost-effective procurement solution for both contractor and agencies that allows participants to meet acquisition challenges while achieving their missions. The wide variety and large number of Schedule contractors allow ordering activities to access an extensive range of supplies and services to satisfy their requirements. Currently, more than 17,000 Schedule contractors offer more than 25 million supplies and services. Navigating this world can be an overwhelming experience for even the most experience federal contractor. This series will help you better understand the world of the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program and how to avoid the pitfalls on your way to becoming a successful GSA contractor. In this session you will learn the requirements of the Price Reduction Clause and how to establish systems and procedures that are adequate to ensure compliance.

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Give Me 5: Special Unit – Guide to the Essentials of GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contracting: Increasing Your GSA Schedule Sales

Guest Speaker: Gloria Larkin, President, TargetGov

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

The GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program provides a fast, flexible, cost-effective procurement solution for both contractor and agencies that allows participants to meet acquisition challenges while achieving their missions. The wide variety and large number of Schedule contractors allow ordering activities to access an extensive range of supplies and services to satisfy their requirements. Currently, more than 17,000 Schedule contractors offer more than 25 million supplies and services. Navigating this world can be an overwhelming experience for even the most experience federal contractor. This series will help you better understand the world of the GSA Multiple Award Schedule Program and how to avoid the pitfalls on your way to becoming a successful GSA contractor. In this session you will learn where and how to find the people who use the GSA Schedule to buy your services and products, how to plan a proactive year-round marketing strategy so that your business will be well-known to the decision-makers before the RFQ is advertised, and how to create GSA Schedule opportunities outside of eBuy.

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