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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.

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

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

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.

Course Instructor: Ann Kalayil, Regional Administrator, GSA, Host: Ann Sullivan, WIPP Government Relations
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Give Me 5:The Fast Track to a Facility Clearance

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

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.

Course Instructor: Cindy Brook, Binary Group
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Give Me 5: Taking Advantage of a Post Award Debriefing

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

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.

Course Instructor: Gloria Larkin, President, TargetGov
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Give Me 5: Transitioning out of 8a - Introduction

Wednesday, February 12, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

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.

Course Instructor: Barbara English, President, English Solutions
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Give Me 5: Doing Business with the USDA

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 * 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.

Course Instructor: Lance Petteway, Director, Contract Management Division, Food and Nutrition Services - USDA
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Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Fine Tune Your Pricing

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

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.

Course Instructor: Barbara English, President, English Solutions
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Give Me 5: Navigating the SAM Registration Process by Understanding Key FAR Provisions

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 * 2:00 Eastern / 1:00 Central / 11:00 Pacific

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.

Course Instructors: Pat Meagher, Shareholder, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell PC

Oliya Zamaray, Associate, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell PIC

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Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Optimize Your Marketing Strategy

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

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.

Course Instructor: Barbara English, President, English Solutions
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Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Get Financials in Order

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

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.

Course Instructor: Barbara English, President, English Solutions
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Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Establish Excellent Recruiting System

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

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.

Course Instructor: Barbara English, President, English Solutions
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Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - Make Teaming Your Business Culture

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

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.

Course Instructor: Barbara English, President, English Solutions
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Give Me 5: Transitioning Out of 8a - The Essential Ingredient of All – Relationships!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 * 2:00 eastern / 1:00 central / 11:00 pacific

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.

Course Instructor: Barbara English, President, English Solutions
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