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SBA: What You Need to Know about Certifications, Marketing & Subcontracting (new location)
SBA: What You Need to Know about Certifications, Marketing & Subcontracting
Many government agencies require that some percentage of the procurements be awarded to small businesses. Certifying your business can definitely help you successfully compete for government contracts. Small business certifications document a special capability or status that will help you compete in the marketplace.
Come and learn about certifications, how to market your business to government agencies as well as tips for subcontracting with prime contractors.
Get Free Assistance with Government Contracting
The PTAC Team will discuss the free services offered to small business owners when exploring government contracting opportunities.
Peter A. Susberich
Business Opportunity & Economic Development Specialist, US SBA
Peter works with economically and socially disadvantaged businesses in the 8(a) Business Development Program. He also assists and counsels small businesses on other federal contracting certifications such as the WOSB and HUBZone certifications. He promotes SBA’s products and services to various businesses, government agencies, and the entrepreneurial community. Additionally, Peter acts as the SBA HUBZone liaison for New Jersey.
Prior to joining the SBA, he was a Claims Specialist for the Social Security Administration assisting the community with all major components of the agency. Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He was part of the national honors society and graduated summa cum laude from both programs.
Maryann brings over 30 years of government contracting experience to her position as director of UCEDC’s PTAC program. She brings a unique perspective to the job as she’s held positions on both sides of the table – helping businesses to obtain government contracts as well as overseeing the government contract process for a manufacturing concern in New Jersey.
Following an 18-year tenure as a senior contracting official for Greenbrier Industries in Englewood Cliffs, Maryann served as director of the Rockland County PTAC for 13 years. She joined UCEDC in 2007, and under her direction, the PTAC program was awarded the 2010 “Outstanding Center Award” by the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).
In her role as a procurement counselor with UCEDC’s PTAC program, Nadine assists small business owners with marketing and selling their products and services to federal, state and local government agencies.
With more than 20 years of combined experience in both the public and private sectors of government contracting, Nadine has a thorough grasp of how to navigate the government contracting system. She believes that this familiarity enables her to successfully help small businesses understand how to find, bid, win, and perform on government contracts.