Sept. 3, 2020 – System for Award Management: Registering Your Entity to do Business with the Federal Government: The System for Award Management (SAM) is a federal government-owned and -operated free website that consolidates the capabilities in Central Contractor Registration (CCR)/FedReg, Online Representations and Certifications Applications (ORCA) and the Excluded Parties List System (EPLS). One of the first steps for any entity to do business with the U.S. government is to register with the System for Award Management (SAM). This registration becomes the single source of information about your business profile for the U.S. government and must be kept current and maintained. This will be a virtual event, so after signing up, please put this in your calendar and the SB Hub will send your login information. 2-4 p.m. Sept. 3. For more information and to register, click here.
Sept. 10, 2020 – Opening Your Doors to More Business Webinar-Cleveland: Opening Your Doors to More Business attendance is free. Learn about the federal, state and local resources available to your small or mid-sized business. Agencies with direct support services and procurement opportunities will join forces and introduce the ways they help support your business growth. 9-11 a.m. Sept. 10. For more information and to register, click here.
Sept. 11, 2020 – Webinar-Intro to Federal Contracting: Each year, the U.S. government spends billions of dollars in goods and services purchases from private firms. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) works to create an environment for maximum participation by small, disadvantaged, and woman-owned businesses in federal government contract awards and large prime subcontract awards. SBA administers several programs and services that assist small businesses in meeting the requirements to receive government contracts, either as prime contractors or subcontractors. These include the 8(a) Business Development Program, SAM, HUBZone Program, and SUB-Net. Find out how these programs can help your business. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 11. For more information and to register, click here.
Sept. 16, 2020 – National PTAC Day: Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) in all 50 states, plus Guam and Puerto Rico, celebrate PTAC Day to observe the contracting successes of the small businesses that have benefited from training and technical assistance from their local PTACs. National PTAC Day unites the ninety-four Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and the 48,000 clients they serve. For information about the Ohio Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, click here.
Sept. 16, 2020 – Cybersecurity Hygiene and Certification for Your Small Business: Cybersecurity Hygiene and Certification for Your Small Business is a discussion of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and its impact on your small business. Noon-1 p.m. Sept. 16. For more information and to register, click here.
Sept. 16, 2020 – 2020 National PTAC Day webinar: All businesses are invited to join government marketplace experts from around the country for a fun, interactive, and enlightening event. Hosted by the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, participants will have a chance to test their knowledge of the federal government marketplace while hearing top tips from PTAC counselors across the country. Businesses with all levels of government contracting experience are welcome to participate in this free event. 2 p.m. Sept. 16. For more information and to register, click here.