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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: Unraveling Important Aspects of Bonding & Liens

Guest Speaker: Maria Panichelli Associate, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhaw & Furman PC.

Special Guest: Ellen Neylan, Founder, Surety Bonds Associates

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

As a federal contractor in many industries, it is imperative that you obtain proper bonding – but this is a highly complicated subject that could end up costing you an incredible amount of money if you don’t fully understand the nuances and ramifications. This webinar unravels the most important aspects of bonding and liens, including the latest updates on regulations, providing you with important guidelines for success.

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Give Me 5: Give Me 5: Sorting Out the Alphabet Soup of Contract Vehicles

Guest Speaker: Erica Courtney, CEO, 2020vet

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

Do you ever get lost in the alphabet soup of contract vehicle language? There is definitely no shortage of acronyms and understanding which platforms you may qualify for is an important first step in going after viable contracts. What is an IDIQ, BPA, Sole Source, MAS, MAC, GWAC, GSA FSS and more? The purpose of these vehicles is to accelerate the acquisition process and use is on the rise. Can you influence a set aside? Can you limit competition? What is your strategy for long-term business versus one-offs? Who are the players and what are their motivations?

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Give Me 5: Any Day Now! 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

Word on the street is the new programs will be announced in June. The new rules will expand the SBA mentor-protégé program to include WOSBs, SDVOSBs, HUBZones, and small businesses, and not just 8(a) firms. 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. If the rules are delayed, we will provide an up-to-minute explanation of what is expected.

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