02/09/2011

The Federal Government as your Customer: Government Contracting 101

Barbara Duncombe will present at a webinar sponsored by the Indiana Manufacturers Association on February 9, 2011 from 10:00-11:00 a.m..  Ms. Duncombe will present "The Federal Government as your Customer: Government Contracting 101."

About the Program:
Whether you are already supplying the federal government with product or are considering government as a new market, this webinar is intended to help you be effective in your government contracts.

This webinar will present the rules by which government contracting works – the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).

Key Topics Include:

  • Overview of the contracting process
  • Contract types and structure
  • Role of competition in contracting
  • Specific contract process and pricing methods
  • Contract administration, including disputes
  • Small Business Programs' Qualifications and Benefits: HUBZone, Service Disable
    Vets, 8(a), and WBE

For Example: The SBA HUBZone Program

What is it?

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Empowerment Contracting Program is designed to stimulate economic development and create jobs in urban and rural communities by providing federal contracting preferences to small businesses. These businesses obtain HUBZone certification in part by (1) being located in a geographical area, known as a HUBZone, which the US Dept of Labor has designated as a qualifying location; and (2) employing staff, workers or temp service employees who also live in a HUBZone. HUBZone certified businesses realize many benefits.

Which Indiana Counties Qualify?

Small businesses in Blackford, Crawford, Fayette, Fountain, Grant, Greene, Jay, LaGrange, Lawrence, Miami, Noble, Orange, Perry, Pulaski, Randolf, Starke, Steuben, Sullivan, Switzerland, Washington, and White county are eligible to participate. In addition, small businesses in certain census tracts in Adams, Allen, Bartholomew, Clark, Delaware, Elkhart, Floyd, Henry, Howard, Knox, Lake, LaPorte, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Porter, St. Joseph, Scott, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vigo, and Wayne are eligible to participate.

Who Should Attend?

• Senior executives
• CFOs
• Contract administrators
• Legal counsel

Registration Details:

Cost: Cost for the workshop is $49 for IMA members and clients of Taft Stettinius & Hollister and $99 for non-members/non-clients.

Location: The is an online webinar. Participants will be sent information for logging in prior to the event.

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