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Education and Access for Women in Federal Contracts
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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: How to Use 8a Certification to your Advantage

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

The 8(a) Certification Program assists disadvantaged businesses to compete in the market place – but it doesn’t do the marketing for you. This webinar shows you how to market your certification to federal government agencies, how to leverage the certification with the WOSB program, and what government resources are available to you.

Instructor: Nancy Aber Goshow, Managing Partner, Goshow Architects

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Give Me 5: Introduction to Federal Procurement and a guide to the System for Award Management (SAM)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

Federal Contracting can be a tremendous opportunity for women business owners to expand their business. Find out if federal contracts are right for your business and get an overview of how to register your business in SAM, the new registration system required for all federal contractors.

Instructor: Gloria Larkin, President, TargetGov

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Give Me 5: Navigating Bid Protests

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

Bid protests are a valuable opportunity to insure the federal procurement system works properly. But when and how should you protest? And what if you are the target of a protest? This webinar covers topics such as understanding the protest process, the importance of intervention, knowing the common protest grounds.

Instructor: Pam Mazza, Managing Partner, Piliero Mazza PLLC

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Give Me 5: Writing Successful Proposals – Part 3

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

Don’t miss this final installment of Writing successful Proposals with Barbara English. This very special 3 part series will give you step by step instructions on the Do’s and Don’ts on how to write winning proposals on federal government solicitations. You will learn in detail the contents of an RFP, understanding pricing tools and whether "to bid or not to bid".

Instructor: Barbara English, President, English Solutions, Inc.

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Give Me 5: Responding to Sources Sought and Rule of 2

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

Sources Sought is the contracting officer’s notice of market research. If you are not properly responding to Sources Sought, then you’re missing out on an important opportunity to win a federal contract. Register for this webinar to discover the right way to respond to Sources Sought, and when to respond. This conversation will also cover the important topic of getting an opportunity set aside under the WOSB Rule of 2.

Course Instructor: Sharon Phillips (DHS) and hosted by Ann Sullivan

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Give Me 5: Doing Business with the US Department of Agriculture

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

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.

Instructor:Lance Petteway, Director, Contract Management Division, Food and Nutrition Services - USDA

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Give Me 5: GSA Ordering and Contract Compliance for New Schedule Holders

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

Many contractors enter the GSA Schedule process tantalized by the prospect of growing their business in the federal marketplace and pursue their contract with gusto. Of course, after a grueling submission and review process, most are just relieved to have gotten through the system, happy they are now finally able to set out on their new road to riches. The trouble is that most contractors aren’t fully aware of what they have gotten themselves into. This webinar will help companies understand and effectively manage the GSA Schedule ordering process as well as highlight issues regarding contract compliance and maintenance. It will be helpful to any business owners, chief executives and business development personnel that have recently been awarded a GSA Schedule, or those that just want to understand what will be involved if they decide to pursue a GSA Schedule Contract.

Topics Covered:

· GSA Schedule Ordering Rules and Regulations

· Managing the Ordering Processes for Services

· Eligible GSA Schedule Users

· What Constitutes A GSA Schedule Sale?

· Sales Tracking and Reporting

· Small Business Eligibility

· Reporting and Paying the IFF

· eOffer/eMod and Digital Certificates

· Contract Modifications

· Economic Price Adjustments

· Trade Agreement Act Issues

· GSA Advantage and eBuy Systems

Instructor:Courtney Fairchild, President and CEO, Global Services

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