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Douglas County Business Resource & Lenders Fair

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Douglas County Small Business Resource & Lenders Fair is being held in the South Metro corridor!

Friday, October 19th | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Parker Library | Event Hall | 20105 E. Mainstreet | Parker, CO 80138
(east of Parker Rd. at Mainstreet & Pine Dr., just north of Parker Town Hall)


The Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is organizing this fair in collaboration with the Town of Parker, Parker-Area Chamber of Commerce and the south metro area economic development specialists.  Businesses are invited to attend at no charge.

Find out about SBA programs, loan and micro-loan programs available for small businesses through lending institutions, government contracting resources, State of Colorado and expanded SBDC services. There will be short presentations and an opportunity to visit all the resource tables. Plenty of time for Q&A!

Resources will include: SBA, SBDC, Connect2DOT, Minority Business Office, Manufacturers EDGE, Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Arapahoe/Douglas Works!, Better Business Bureau, Colorado Enterprise Fund, Preferred Lending Partners, Colorado Lending Source, Accion and more!

It's free, but please register and receive updates: http://bit.ly/2NZIyKf

Download the announcement here...

Sponsors:

                  

Central 70 Trucking Outreach

Thursday, April 19, 2018

There is an upcoming outreach event with Kiewit and Iron Woman Construction for subcontracting opportunities on the CDOT Central 70 project. There are millions of dollars of trucking subcontracts available over the next five years, and this free event will help owner-operators and other small business trucking firms learn what they need to do to get work on the project.

Central 70 Trucking Outreach Event
April 30th
5:00 to 6:00 PM -  Registration/Networking | 6:00 to 7:30 PM -  Presentation
PPA Event Center | 2105 Decatur St. | Denver, CO  80211

RSVP by Thursday, April 25th to C70KMPDBE@kiewit.com with company name, email, phone number, and number/name of attendees.

 

Your Capability Statement

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Your Capability Statement for Government Contracts
Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Why It's Important to Have A Capability Statement and What is the Purpose of a Capability Statement?

Due to the heightened competitive market place in the construction/transportation industry, Capability Statements are no longer common in the public sector procurement and are not exclusive to government contracting. They are now effective in the private sector. In order to be competitive and stay successful in your markets, a capability statement is a critical tool no matter what size company you represent.

o   Introduction
o   Preparation and Planning
o   Basic Capability Statement
o   Writing for Your Audience

Register today.

Is Certification Right For You?

Monday, March 26, 2018

Is Certification Right for Your Business?
Friday, March 30, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Are the Small/Minority Business Certification Programs Right for Your Business?

The government is a huge, diverse market with many buying offices. If you are interested in selling to the government, you should first answer some basic questions and gain a general understanding of how the government buys. Does the government buy your products/services?  If yes, how do they buy?

o Does the government buy my products/services?
o Is the local government your target market
o Are you a good candidate for DBE/MWBE/SBE certification
o Do you meet the requirements for DBE/MWBE/SBE certification
o The procurement function in Colorado
o Understanding the different certification programs

Registration link.

= = =  One-on-one consulting may be available to your business as follow-up to this workshop! = = =

Coming up in April:

Your Capability Statement for Government Contracts
Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, FREE

Why It's Important to Have A Capability Statement and What is the Purpose of a Capability Statement?

Due to the heightened competitive market place in the construction/transportation industry, Capability Statements are no longer common in the public sector procurement and are not exclusive to government contracting. They are now effective in the private sector. In order to be competitive and stay successful in your markets, a capability statement is a critical tool no matter what size company you represent.

o   Introduction
o   Preparation and Planning
o   Basic Capability Statement
o   Writing for Your Audience

Registration link.

See announcement here.

Advance Colorado Procurement Expo

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

ADVANCE COLORADO PROCUREMENT EXPO -- April 3, 2018

The Advance Colorado Procurement Expo, now in its ninth year, is Colorado's premier buyers and sellers marketplace! Every year, businesses are invited to participate in this day-long event, which focuses on state and local government procurement.

Small businesses (sellers) exhibit throughout the day to showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies (buyers). Exhibitors are able to meet with procurement professionals from those agencies to learn how to best sell their goods and services to them. All businesses, including those owned by women, minorities and veterans, are encouraged to participate.

In addition to the expo hall, training sessions are held in the afternoon on the topics of government procurement. There is also a keynote speaker during lunch, as well as engaging one-on-one sessions between buyers and sellers (by appointment only).

There is no cost for government agencies (buyers) to participate. Businesses may purchase an exhibitor table or a general admission ticket. Spaces are limited and early registration is encouraged, as this event does sell out!

When?  Tuesday, April 3rd | 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Where? Renaissance Denver Stapleton | 3801 Quebec St.| Denver  80207

Cost:
$35/Attendee | $150 Resource Table
$900/Seller (Large Business) | $400/Seller (Small Business) | Free-Buyer

Sponsors:  This event is proudly brought to you by the Minority Business Office of Colorado, State Purchasing & Contracts Office, Colorado Department of Transportation and the Connect2DOT program.

Register:  https://www.coprocurementexpo.com