Upcoming Events and Training
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.
Registering for any Give Me 5 Session gets you:
- Access to the live webinars On-Demand!
- Links to download the podcast, presentation, and all supplemental documents
Give Me 5: Doing Business with GSA
Register today to discover the GSA in 2015! GSA Regional Administrator Ann Kalayil engages in an open conversation with Ann Sullivan to outline new programs from the GSA and information on existing programs. If you are a GSA contract holder … or would like to be … it is important to stay on top of programs and policy that affect your business. Join the conversation where you can ask your questions and receive up to date information on doing business with the GSA.
Give Me 5:The Fast Track to a Facility Clearance
There are several ways a Government contractor can be granted a facility clearance. This webinar will discuss the key steps, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid in order to navigate the Government bureaucracy in order to secure a facility clearance quickly and cost-effectively.
Give Me 5: Taking Advantage of a Post Award Debriefing
A Post Award debriefing can be a valuable opportunity that all contractors should take advantage of regardless if they won or lost. Contractors can use this insider process to gain valuable knowledge to help build more business, save business and build relationships with the selection committees. Join Gloria Larkin, President of TargetGov, as she gives a thorough preparation process including instructions how to request a meeting with evaluators, how the agency scored the responses, and how to improve responses to future opportunities.
Give Me 5: Transitioning out of 8a - Introduction
The 8a program creates opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses as they attempt to compete in the federal market place; however, an alarming number of businesses fail within 2 years after leaving the benefits and protections of 8a. This series of webinars is designed to address the steps necessary for a Transitioning 8a Firm in order to position and prepare itself for continued success through government contracting. This introductory webinar provides you with the foundation so you understand the need to position your business early for federal contracting after leaving the 8a program.
Give Me 5: Doing Business with the USDA
Have you conducted your research and discovered that the USDA is on your immediate list of agencies to prospect? This webinar will help you understand the best procedures for marketing to and executing contracts with the USDA.
Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Fine Tune Your Pricing
In the 8a program, pricing has much more flexibility than when you're in a competitive situation. This webinar assists in defining a different pricing strategy for winning a Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Bid.
Give Me 5: Navigating the SAM Registration Process by Understanding Key FAR Provisions
Your journey as a federal contractor begins when you set up your business in the System for Award Management (SAM). You take a deep breath and jump in. As you get into the meat of setting up your profile, you encounter complex questions based on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). These questions require current, accurate, and complete responses. You appreciate how important it is to answer each question correctly. However, successfully completing the SAM registration process requires a sound understanding of the referenced FAR provisions. Your responses to these provisions will comprise your company profile. To assist you with providing accurate representations and certifications, this webinar addresses each of the FAR provisions you will encounter. Participants will take away practical information about SAM’s registration process, including comprehensive and user-friendly guidance on SAM’s FAR-based questions.
Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Optimize Your Marketing Strategy
Winning a contract under a competitive bid is considerably harder than direct 8a. Sign up for this webinar and learn how to narrow the playing field with other small business certification, teaming opportunities, and by fine-tuning your contact system.
Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Get Financials in Order
Outside of 8a you will have more stringent financial and cash flow requirements. Register for this webinar to learn how to seek a financial partner, increasing your line of credit, as well as being prepared for DCAA audits.
Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Establish Excellent Recruiting System
The majority of your contracts that you win will require hiring new people. Register for this webinar to learn whether or not to recruit staff internally, or utilize external staffing organization ... or a combination of both.
Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Make Teaming Your Business Culture
As a small business, your level of success is greatly dependent on your ability to team with other businesses. Register for this webinar to learn how to a recruit other businesses, both small and large, as a teaming partner.
Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - The Essential Ingredient of All – Relationships!!
The majority of federal contracts are won based on relationships with other vendors and federal buyers. Register for this webinar to learn how to develop crucial relationships for success.