UCEDC offers a variety of FREE seminars to all small businesses and entrepreneurs to assist them in becoming savvy in the government contracting arena. These interactive seminars range from the basics of government contracting to complex agency and government initiatives.
Learn how to “do business” with the following agencies:
Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania & New Jersey
General Services Administration
New Jersey Air Service Department Office
Port Authority of NY/NJ
Small Business Administration Certifications
Small Business Administration Programs & Services
State of New Jersey Certifications
State of New Jersey e-Procurement System
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
U.S. Department of Interior
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Doing Business with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This seminar is designed to walk you through the process of getting started with the EPA and will provide hot tips on smart marketing to EPA buyers as well as help to determine if the EPA is buying what you’re selling. We’ll cover:
- How you can get your proposal noticed
- Helpful tips on the best ways to market and sell your products/services
Attend this event and learn if your company might be able to become one of the EPA’s small business vendors.
Click here for the EPA website.
How to Obtain a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule Contract
This seminar will give you the practical information you need to get on a schedule and start winning contracts. You’ll learn:
- How to begin the process of getting a Federal Supply Schedule
- Which schedule is right for you?
- How to really understand procurement policies and methods
- How to decipher the terms and conditions for a Federal Supply Schedule
Learn the necessary steps it takes to get your share of this lucrative market at this seminar.
Click here for the GSA website.
Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Programs & Services
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. This event will give you information about:
- Joint Ventures
- Compliance Programs
- Ethics in Government Contracting
Attend this seminar and learn how these programs and services and benefit your business.
Click here for the SBA website.
Selling to the US Army Corps of Engineers
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) plans, designs, builds and operates a vast array of civil and military projects. Committed to working with small businesses like yours, the USACE purchases a variety of services and equipment, from surveying to grass mowing to kitchen equipment to hazardous waste remediation.
This information-packed seminar will walk you through the steps to get started with the USACE and to expand into a new market and grow your revenues. In this seminar, we’ll cover:
- USACE Acquisition Program
- Procurement Forecast
- New USACE Initiatives
Maximize your opportunity as a potential supplier of USACE by attending this seminar.
Click here for the USACE website.
How to Do Business with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) is responsible for infrastructure critical to the region’s trade and transportation network. All of this is made possible by thousands of minority, women-owned, and small-business enterprise vendors in a broad range of industries. At this event, you’ll learn about:
- The bid process and opportunities
- How you can join this savvy group of contractors
This seminar will give you the information you need to potentially get the contracts you want.
Click here for the PANYNJ website.
Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
DCAA is primarily responsible for performing all contract audits for the Department of Defense and for other agencies outside of the department as requested. . The event is will guide through the various systems and audit processes. In this seminar, we’ll cover:
- Introduction to DCAA
- Accounting Systems
- Contract Briefs
- Public Vouchers
Attend this event and learn how to keep your business on track for a satisfactory audit.
Click here for the DCAA website.
Doing Business with the State of New Jersey
The Division of Purchase and Property within the New Jersey State Department of Treasury purchases a wide variety of products and services, and is committed to increasing prime contract awards and subcontract awards to the small business community. At this event, we’ll cover:
- What you need in order to bid
- How to get a State contract
Learn how to market your business capabilities to the State of New Jersey in this information-packed seminar.
Click here for the New Jersey State Department website.
Doing Business with the U.S. Department of Transportation
The DOT’s mission is to serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. In this event, you’ll learn:
- How to really understand procurement policies and methods.
- Bidding opportunities
Learn the steps you need to take to get started with doing business with the DOT.
Click here for the DCAA website.
Doing Business with the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA)
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsible for overseeing the operation of a nationwide system of hospitals, clinics, regional offices, data processing centers, etc. that require a variety of goods and services. These goods and services are purchased on a national and regional level as well as on a local level from small businesses. At this seminar, we’ll cover:
- Best Ways to Market and Sell Your Products/services
- Bidding opportunities
Learn what opportunities are available for your business with the VA at this event.
Click here for the VA website.
SBA Certifications: What’s in it for You?
Many government agencies require that some percentage of the procurements be set aside for 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. In this seminar, you will learn:
- What certifications are available?
- How to obtain the certifications?
- Why is vendor registration important?
- What are the requirements to qualify as a small business?
Learn what certifications and registrations you need for your business at this seminar.
Click here for the SBA certification website.
Getting Your Business Bonded: The Steps You Need to Take
There are many things to consider in managing a business, and it’s crucial that all business owners know what bonds are needed to operate legally and protect their business. This workshop is designed to provide insight and practical guidance for getting your business bonded. We’ll cover:
- SBA Surety Bond Guarantee Program
- Standard Surety Underwriting
- Bid Bond Process & Guarantees
- Management Systems Required to Support Bonding
- Basic Construction Management Platform Needed by Small/Emerging Contractors
Make sure you are in compliance with all legal requirements for your business by attending this seminar.
Doing Business with SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority)
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) offers a vast option of transit services, including buses, trolleys, trackless trolleys, subways, and commuter rail with a particular emphasis on expanding contracting opportunities for small, minority and women-owned businesses, SEPTA offers technical assistance, training, and other resources for vendors looking to do business with them. In this workshop, we’ll cover:
- SEPTA’s e-Procurement System (ePS)
- Bidding Opportunities
Learn how you can get started and find out just how easy it is to bid with SEPTA.
Click here for the SEPTA website.
Doing Business with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. With 11 operating divisions and over 300 programs, HHS purchases a vast array of services and products from small and disadvantaged businesses. HHS’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization offers a comprehensive outreach program to assist small businesses in identifying and bidding on appropriate contracts. With billions being awarded in small business contracts, shouldn’t HHS be on your government contracting radar? You’ll learn:
- How HHS Buys
- Bidding Opportunities
Attend this event and learn how your company can be a potential vendor of HHS.
Click here for the HHS website.
Doing Business with Picatinny Arsenal
Picatinny works extensively with businesses and universities to bring the world’s best warfighting technology to our soldiers. The Joint Munitions & Lethality Life Cycle Management Command is canvassing industry in order to develop a comprehensive listing of Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, HUB Zone, Women-owned Small Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business concerns for use in soliciting contract requirements for supplies, hardware, spares and services in support of Lethality systems and equipment.
- Where do I find contracting or subcontracting opportunities?
- How do I submit bids and proposals?
- Where can I find government regulations and technical data?
This seminar will give you the information you need to take full advantage of Picatinny’s services and programs.
Click here for the Picatinny website.
Doing Business with the U.S. Department of the Interior
The US Department of the Interior (DOI) manages America’s vast natural and cultural resources and relies on the help of America’s businesses to maintain roads, bridges, schools, office buildings, irrigation systems and reservoirs. Each of the DOI bureaus and other major organizations within DOI has its own procurement office. The DOI procurement organizations contract with the private sector for a variety of supplies, equipment and services. You’ll learn about:
- Getting Prepared to Compete for Federal Contracts
- Pursuing Opportunities
Attend this event and learn more about opportunities for small businesses at the Interior.
Click here for the DOI website.
NJSTART – The State of New Jersey New eProcurement System
NJSTART is a self-service online platform that allows vendors to manage forms and certifications, submit proposals, access training manuals and reference guides as well as receive email alerts on upcoming procurement opportunities. There are several key advantages to the new system, but increased visibility is certainly a big one. When your business is included in this new online directory, buyers in state and local agencies can easily see what you have to offer. We’ll cover:
- How to Navigate the New System
- Online Repository of Vendor Forms
- Bidding Opportunities for Your Business
Learn how to effectively use this new system to your advantage at this seminar.
Click here for the NJSTART website.
Selling to the Aviation Industry
New Jersey Air Service Department Office (ASDO) matches the purchasing needs of aviation industry buyers with the expertise of businesses surrounding Newark Liberty International and Teterboro airports. The result is hundreds of millions of dollars in new business generated into the surrounding New Jersey communities since 1988. You’ll learn about:
- What You Need in Order to Bid
- Bidding Opportunities
Attend this seminar and learn how to potentially sell your products or services to the aviation industry.
Doing Business with the U.S. Department of the Treasury
The Department of the Treasury purchases a wide variety of goods and services, from packaging materials to highly complex computer equipment and services, and is committed to increasing prime contract awards and subcontract awards to the small business community. The Treasury might be buying what you are selling. We’ll cover:
- Contract Opportunities
- Procurement Forecast
Learn how to market your business capabilities to the Department of the Treasury in this seminar.
Click here for the U.S. Department of the Treasury website.
Doing Business with the Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey
The Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey (DRPA) is responsible for operating four toll bridges between Philadelphia and New Jersey, as well as the Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO) commuter rail line. THE DRPA is committed to diversifying its pool of suppliers, contractors, and consultants. In this seminar, we’ll cover:
- Bid Process and Opportunities
- Products & Services Purchased by DRPA
This seminar will give you the information you need to be part of that pool and get the contracts you want.
Click here for the DRPA website.