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Forest Service offering free government certification, market research and opportunity assessment workshops in Juneau


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JUNEAU, Alaska—May 18, 2017. The Forest Service is offering free government certification, market research and opportunity assessment workshops in Juneau on May 25, for small businesses interested in contract work with the federal government and the Forest Service.

 

“I’m pleased to be able to offer these free workshops for small businesses interested in government contracting,” said Alaska’s Regional Director of Acquisitions Management, Scott Langston. “The information in the workshops will help business owners understand the certification and paperwork requirements needed to successfully bid on federal contracts.”

 

The small business workshops will focus on resources for economic opportunities, such as the certification programs for 8(a), HUBZone, woman-owned small business, and veteran certified enterprise programs that help small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.

 

Certification Workshop

 

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Location: Juneau Federal Building, 709 W. 9th Street, 5th Floor,
Regional Forester’s Conference Rm 541A

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Workshop: Federal Small Business Certification Programs

Description: The Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Small Business Administration will provide an overview of the Federal Small Business Certification Programs to include: 8(a), HUBZone, Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and the VA Veteran Certified Enterprise (CVE) programs. This workshop will discuss the eligibility requirements, application process and specific program updates.

 

Market Research and Opportunity Assessment Workshop

 

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Location: Juneau Federal Building, 709 W 9th Street, 5th Floor,
Regional Forester’s Conference Rm, 541A

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Workshop: Market Research & Opportunity Assessment

Description: The U.S. Federal Government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year, and because the government market place is huge, having a focused market approach is critical. Agencies have their own priorities, needs, and sometimes their own contract vehicles, so it’s important to find the right fit for your business and what you have to sell. This webinar will look at several government websites and databases that include information on agency profiles, government spending, and current opportunities to help a company determine what agencies are in a position to buy what you are selling and if you have the right target market.

 

The workshops are free; however, registration is required due to limited seating. To register please go to: http://akptac.ecenterdirect.com/events?reset=1. Select the workshop location then click the “Sign-up” button. If you want to read descriptions of the workshops, please visit http://www.ptacalaska.org.

 

The workshops are provided by the Alaska Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a non-profit organization, federally funded by the Defense Logistics agency that provides free assistance with all aspects of government contracting.

 

The Alaska Region of the Forest Service manages almost 22 million acres of land within the Chugach and Tongass National Forests to meet society’s needs for a variety of goods, services, and amenities while enhancing the Forests’ health and productivity, and to foster similar outcomes for State and private forestland across Alaska. The U.S. Forest service is an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture.

 

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