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Virginia SBDC

Contracting: Preparing a Powerful Capabilities Statement

Thu 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Facilitated by Central Virginia SBDC
Topic: Government Contracting

Capabilities Statements are becoming a critical tool for competing in and remaining successful at the very competitive government contracting marketplace.

This tool allows vendors to provide company information that is most critical to a particular decision-maker; to state it in a clear, concise manner; and to reinforce company qualifications for a particular project.

Capabilities Statements are now required in many government registration processes as a means of providing proof of  "capacity and capability" as well as the ability to be a “responsible and responsive” bidder.  A strong Statement is also a way of opening the door for new opportunities!

This intermediate level contracting class will:

  • provide you with a template for use in creating your company's Statement
  • walk you through how and what to include
  • provide examples of a strong statement.

Join Lisa Wood, Director of the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), for this informative presentation - a "must" for those who are considering the Federal Government contracting market.  

Prior becoming Virginia's PTAC Director, Lisa served as the Statewide Director with the Connecticut and Ohio PTAC programs and was also Director for the Northwest Commission PTAC in Pennsylvania. Before joining the PTAC community, Lisa was a Procurement Specialist for Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. In this role, Wood performed contract administration and negotiation duties. She also recommended bidders, handled issue inquiries, negotiated bids, performed cost and price analysis, and prepared comprehensive letters to justify recommended contract actions.

Fee: No Cost

U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University, and America's SBDC

All programs of the Virginia SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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