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Virginia SBDC

Government Contracting: 8(a)

Oct
4
2022
Tue 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Online
Facilitated by Central Virginia SBDC
Topic: Government Contracting

The Federal Government buys over $600 billion per year on goods and services, 5% of that spend is allocated for Small Disadvantaged (8(A)) firms and 3% is allocated for HUBZone firms. This is a huge opportunity for small firms, who qualify, to grow their business and become part of the challenging world of Government Contracting through set-aside opportunities. In this presentation you will learn:

In this presentation you will learn:

  • Eligibility requirements for 8(a) certification
  • Understanding the Application Process
  • Understanding how to prepare for each certification before applying
  • Staying Certified

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

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