June 1, 2023 (1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST) – AFMC’s “The DAF Installation Enterprise: AFIMSC Opps for SBs and SDBs” Hybrid Event

Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC) and Air Force Installation Contracting Center (AFICC) have partnered with the Wright Brothers Institute to present “The DAF Installation Enterprise:  AFIMSC Opportunities for Small and Small Disadvantaged Businesses” on 1 June 2023.  This Collider will provide an overview of the AFIMSC mission in executing mission support across the global Department of Air Force (DAF) installation enterprise.

Mr. Anthony Everidge (AFICC/CA) will provide opening remarks.  Mr. Everidge brings a wealth of acquisition experience and a personal commitment to furthering opportunities for small business.

This event has been specifically structured to provide small business the knowledge and connections necessary to engage with AFIMSC across the entire spectrum of market sectors in which it operates, from supplies and services to world-wide infrastructure and environmental requirements.  In Fiscal Year 2022, the AFIMSC/AFICC executed over $700 million (19.5% of its annual spend) to Small Business.

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June 6, 2023 (9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EST) – Webinar – Doing Business with the USDA Food and Inspection Service

Join the Ohio APEX Accelerator at Ohio University, in collaboration with the Cleveland SBA District Office, to learn more about doing business with the US Department of Agriculture: Food and Inspection Service. This presentation will include topics such as an overview of Food and Inspection Service, what goods and services they procure, how they can your small business engage and more!

Examples of opportunities:

  • Portable Audiometer and Testing Services
  • Relief Veterinarian Staffing Services
  • Laboratory Glassware Washer
  • Microflex Safegrip Gloves
  • Pathogen Screening Technology
  • Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (AST) Supplies
  • HP 150 Mobile Printers

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June 7, 2023 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST) – Doing Business with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Location: Rhodes State College, Lima

Ohio Department of Natural Resources oversees the State Parks and other facilities across Ohio and buys products and services from small businesses. What does ODNR purchase? Purchases range from construction to supplies for ODNR’s parks and other facilities. Where do I register to position my business to procure contracts with ODNR? Get the answers to these and other questions from Patrick Means, Agency Procurement Officer for ODNR and other department officials during this in-person event at Rhodes State College, Lima.

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June 9, 2023 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST) – Webinar – Introduction to Selling to the Federal Government

Each year, our government spends billions of dollars in goods and services purchases from private firms. The 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.

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June 14, 2023 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST) – Webinar – Department of the Army Mentor-Protégé Program Overview

The Mentor-Protege Program (MPP) was established November 5, 1990 (Public Law 101-510) as a pilot program but has been reauthorized by Congress through FY 2026. This program provides incentives to major DoD contractors to furnish eligible small business concerns with assistance designed to expand their footprint in the defense industrial base.

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June 15, 2023 (1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST) – AFMC’s “Scaling your Defense Portfolio: Accounting Systems and Indirect Rates” Hybrid Event

This is the first of a series of colliders focused on helping small businesses understand the accounting systems, proposal content and voucher submissions required to enable the award of cost type and larger dollar value fixed priced contracts. The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) provides accounting and audit services to the entire DoD enterprise. For this first event, you will learn about the DCAA mission, what is expected and required of your accounting system in order to receive a cost-type contract award and how indirect rates are defined and audited. This is foundational knowledge needed by any small business desiring to receive or expand their portfolio of cost-type or larger dollar value fixed price contracts.

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June 20, 2023 (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST) – Expanding and Diversifying Your Customer Base
Location: Ohio Hi-Point Career Center (2280 OH 540, Bellefontaine, OH 43311)

Is your business looking to expand and diversify its customer base?  Government contracts are a unique and valuable avenue to make it possible.  At this session you will hear from the APEX Accelerator at Ohio University on:
  • Why doing business with the government is worth pursuing.
  • How to navigate the federal registration process.
  • How to identify and connect with agencies and offices that need your products/services.
  • How to receive ongoing support for contract opportunities, government networking, and contract fulfillment.
Also, hear from the Central Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) on additional tools to help your business grow and operate with greater efficiency. Logan County businesses will speak about how the APEX program and MEP have directly benefited their operations.

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