Online Opportunities!

Here are a couple of upcoming educational seminars that might be of interest:

Women Owned Small Business Program Certification

1/14/21, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Free

Want learn more about the Women Owned Small Business program? Getting certified can be a great marketing tool for your business. The SBA’s WOSB program is designed to help provide a level playing field for women business owners. This small business program limits competition for certain contracts in the federal marketplace. This free webinar, will cover the changes to the SBA’s WOSB program, eligibility requirements, certification steps and help you learn if this certification is right for your business.

There is no charge to attend  but registration is required. REGISTER HERE

Patty Cox, CPP, is a government contracting advisor at the University of Montana in Missoula. She helps businesses navigate the government marketplace through one-on-one counseling.

Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Webinar

1/14/21 2:00 pm: Free

USDA Rural Development staff for a presentation on our Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program which helps helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. The goals of this program are to generate new products, create and expand marketing opportunities and increase producer income.

We will cover general program information, eligibility requirements and steps to start the application process.

Register here

How to respond to a federal Request for Quote (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP)

1/21/21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am: FREE

Join the Montana PTAC for a live training on how to respond to a federal Request for Quote and Request for Proposal. Topics include:

  • Where to find federal opportunities
  • Where to find the bid documents
  • How to make a “go no-go” decision
  • Federal standard forms: What are the differences? What information goes where?
  • How do I know what information to submit with my offer?
  • Uniform Contract Format
  • Where do I submit my offer, how, and to whom?
  • General tips and what to watch for
  • Q & A session

To register, CLICK HERE!