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  • Seminars
    PTAC counselors offer seminars to keep you informed in the ever-changing trends, regulations, requirements and opportunities dealing with government contracting. Contact your PTAC counselor if you would like to schedule a seminar in your area.


    PTAC OverviewProposals
    Government Contracting BasicsInvitation to Bid
    Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)RFPs
    Small Business Set-AsidesCost and Pricing
    Selling to the GovernmentConstruction Contracting
    SubcontractingDoD Marketplace
    Internet MarketingGSA Schedules
    Establishing Small Business WebsitesGovernment Packaging
    Government Solicitations Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)


    Upcoming Events
    2014 


    Pre-registration is required for all seminars
    Dates Seminar
    11/08/2007 (SBA) Small Business Programs
    Sponsored by Louisiana PTAC, this introductory presentation will present and discuss the various SBA programs and services available to help small businesses start, grow and succeed.
     
    07/29/2008 2008 Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Workshop
    This Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Workshop is being hosted by the Vicksburg District Corps. of Engineers.
    11/16/2011 -
    11/17/2011
    2011 Stennis Industry Day
    Stennis Industry Day will provide an environment of collaboration. Federal and state agencies, prime contractors, commercial industries, large companies and small businesses will all come together to share and exchange ideas, learn about new regulations and other relevant industry issues, forge new business relationships, and form strategic partnerships.
    06/11/2012 -
    06/14/2012
    2012 Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium
    Held in Reno, Nevada, the 2012 Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS2012) brings government agencies, industry leaders and Veteran entrepreneurs together in an intimate forum to discuss issues affecting Veteran-owned companies.
     
    04/23/2007 -
    04/24/2007
    2nd Annual Government Procurement Conference

    Reverse trade show presented by the North Louisiana Chapter of the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NLANIGP) and the Northwest Louisiana Government Procurement Center (PTAC Program).

    11/10/2010 2nd Annual Veterans Small Business Conference
    Seminar topics include: Procurement; Subcontracting; Financing/Financial Health; Legal Issues for Small Businesses; Social Media Tools & Web-Based Technologies and Local Small Business Resources.
     
    03/24/2009 5th Annual Connecting Businesses with Contracts
    Networking opportunity to meet Contracting Officers and Purchasing Agents.  Breakout workshops and exhibitor booths.
    08/02/2010 8(a) and Small Disadvantaged Business Certification Workshop
    A free workshop sponsored by LA PTAC, SBA, LED, LSBDC and Southeastern University will focus on the business development program created to help small disadvantaged businesses compete in the American economy and access the federal market.
    05/13/2014 8(a) Certification
    Come prepared to complete your application on site. This session will walk you through completion of the on-line certification applications.

    01/21/2009 8(a) Certification Workshop
    This free workshop will cover: all of the eligibility criteria for Section 8(a) Program Participation; completion of the electronic application; review of the required supporting documentation; review, explanation and guidance in completing the required SBA forms; provide additional information as needed by the participants.
     
    04/10/2012 8th Annual Connecting Businesses with Contracts
    A procurement conference with networking opportunities to meet contracting officers and purchasing agents. Business development seminars and workshops also presented.
     
    06/24/2008 -
    06/26/2008
    9th Annual U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Conference, Expo & Matchmaking Forum
    The Department of Energy is committed to increasing the contracting opportunities awarded to small and disadvantaged businesses.  Highlights of this conference include:  Information sessions and panels with leading industry and government experts, a Business Expo with over 200 exhibitors, including DOE's largest contractors and government procurement officials; networking opportunities with public and private sector decision-makers, a Matchmaking forum with DOE Prime Contractors.
    10/11/2006 -
    10/12/2006
    Baton Rouge Business and Technology Expo and Procurement Conference (BizTech)
    Baton Rouge River Center
    Baton Rouge, LA
    08/24/2006 Business Assistance Forum
    St. Tammany Center EDF
    08/10/2006 Government Contracting - Everything You Wanted to Know Plus a Little Lagniappe
    St. Tammany Center - Room 215
    21454 Koop Drive - Mandeville, LA 70471

    Cost: No Cost to Attend
    09/19/2006 -
    11/28/2006
    How to Contract with the Government
    Location: Nicholls State University, Thibodeaux Louisiana
    Cost: $35 for the seminar series
    05/11/2006 How to do Business with the State of Louisiana
    Lafayette Economic Development Authority (211 East Devalcourt Street)
    08/29/2006 Introduction to Government Contracting
    SWLA Chamber, 120 West Pujo Street, Lake Charles, LA 70602
    09/15/2006 Louisiana Chapter National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Reverse Trade Show
    Location: LA Department of Environmental Quality
    602 N. Fifth Street(Galvez Building)

    Baton Rouge, LA
    09/15/2006 National Institute of Government Purchasers
    LA Dept of Environmental Quality (LaSalle Building)
    Baton Rouge, LA
    05/16/2006 Southwest Louisiana Matchmaker Event
    Lake Charles Civic Center
    09/12/2006 -
    09/13/2006
    The UID Forum
    Dallas, TX
    08/16/2006 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Industry Day
    Hotel Marriott
    New Orleans, LA

    06/14/2006 What Contractors Need to Know about Bonding
    No Charge - PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
    Lafayette Economic Development Authority

    211 East Devalcourt Street
    Lafayette, LA 70506
    02/28/2012 A Meeting of the Minds for Small Business Innovators
    A large part of a thriving economy is finding technology that fits business and keeps itself relevant.  Understanding the process of how to be protected  may assist an inventor in becoming rewarded and profitable.This seminar is designed to educate innovative business people on options designed to help federally fund innovative research.
     
    05/08/2007 A-E Contracting with the Federal Government
    In-depth discussion on A-E solications including award procedures, post award and preconstruction meetings, performance requirements, liquidated damages, errors and omissions, change orders, claims, disputes, request for equitable adjustments, wages, insurance, invoices and payment.
    05/04/2007 Basic Contracting
    A general overview of the Federal Contracting Arena with emphasis on the new trends and proposed changes. (Class size is limited to 20.)
    10/24/2007 Basics of Federal Government Contracting
    A basic seminar on how to do contracting with the federal government.  This is a mobile classroom event.
    04/19/2007 Basics of Government Contracting
    A round table discussion on mandatory government contracting registrations.  This informal setting will provide the opportunity to discuss the types of bid leads clients are receiving, problems clients may be having, and ask questions.
    06/08/2011 Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Business Opportunities Workshop
    Designed for all firms interested in pursuing future work at the airport.
     
    06/17/2014 Bechtel National, Inc. Small Business Outreach
    Small business outreach event for businesses interested in future contracting opportunities with Bechtel National, Inc.

    10/06/2010 Bechtel Supplier & Subcontractor Open House
    Bechtel Intrastructure Corporation, a part of the nation's number one engineering-construction firm, has been shortlisted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to bid on the New Orleans Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps project. Benchtel is seeking expressions of interest from suppliers and subcontractors, with emphasis on small business firms. Interested firms are invited to attend the open house.
     
    10/18/2007 BizTech Expo.
    Special event designed to give small and medium sized businesses information about and access to the procurement and contracting procedures of major companies and government agencies.  The expo will feature one-on-one meetings with procurement officers from industry and government, and tips on getting contracts.
     
    05/22/2007 Bonding Requirements in Government Contracting
    When, what type and how much bonding is required in a federal government contract.  Different types of bonding and where to locate assistance are all covered.
    06/29/2007 Bonds
    The what, how and why of bonding requirements. (Class size is limited to 20).
    11/09/2010 Business and Beyond: Opportunities for Veterans
    Military veterans who are interested in finding out what small business options they have before, during and after active duty.
     
    11/09/2011 Business and Beyond: Opportunities for Veterans
    For military veterans who are interested in finding out what small business options they have before, during and after active duty.
     
    02/22/2010 Business Incentives through the State of Louisiana
    The State of Louisiana has programs designed to spur economic development and business growth in the state. This presentation will inform businesss about various incentives. Cost: $5.00. (Part of the 2010 Brown Bag Lunch Seminar Series)
    06/29/2010 Business Retention
    A mobile classroom presentation.
    11/01/2007 City of Baton Rouge Procurement Workshop
    A workshop designed to assist small and minority businesses gain a greater understanding of how to do business with the City/Parish and other governmental entities.
     
    02/13/2007 Connecting Businesses with Contracts
    Co-Sponsored Event between Southern Univeristy, Small Business Administration and Louisiana PTAC
    Procurement Conference with the opportunity to meet contracting officers and purchasing agents, sell your products and services to the government (federal/state) and private industry.
    03/18/2008 Connecting Businesses with Contracts
    Co-sponsored event between Southern University, Small Business Administration, Louisiana PTAC, and Small Business Development Center.  Networking opportunity and Procurement Conference providing businesses the opportunity to meet contracting officers and purchasing agents.  Sell your products and services to the government (federal/state) and private industry.
     
    03/29/2011 Connecting Businesses With Contracts
    Networking opportunity to meet Contracting Officers and Purchasing Agents - sell your products to private industry and federal and state government. Procurement opportunities discussions with business development seminars and workshops.
    04/16/2014 Connecting Businesses with Contracts
    10th Annual Connecting Businesses with Contracts Procurement Conference
    04/04/2013 Connecting Businesses with Government Contracts
    06/15/2007 Construction Contracting
    No longer just sealed bids, but the current upward swing in the use of Request for Proposals. (Class size is limited to 20).
    04/24/2007 Construction Contracting with the Federal Government
    In-depth discussion on construction solications including award procedures, postaward and preconstruction meetings, performance requirements, liquidated damages, errors and omissions, change orders, claims, disputes, request for equitable adjustments, bonds, wages, insurance, invoices and payment.
    01/27/2011 Contact 2011 - Transmitting Opportunities

    Conference provides a networking opportunity for government agencies, small businesses, and prime contractors. Will provide relevant information to small businesses to enhance their growth.

    03/13/2007 Contract Administration
    The now you "got it," what do you do with "it" session.  Focus on preaward surveys, postaward orientations, performance requirements, types of modifications, change orders, subcontracting, and the contractor's rights.
    06/10/2008 Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) Small Networking and Training Conference
    The Defense Energy Support Center (DESC), a field activity/inventory control point of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), is hosting a no-cost Small Business Networking and Training Conference.  The purpose of the conference is to enhance small business participation in Federal acquisitions with companies capable of providing energy commodities and services.
    04/18/2008 Defense Supply Center Columbus
    Vikki Hawthorne, Supplier Outreach Program Manager, Office of Small Business Programs at Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) will present information on doing business with the Defense Supply Centers.
     
    12/11/2007 DESC Small Business Networking and Training Conference
    This conference is structured to enhance small business participation in Federal acquisitions with companies capable of providing energy commodities and services.
     
    05/25/2010 Developing a Strong Winning Proposal
    Seminar topics will include: breakdown of RFP (Request for Proposal), FAR regulations, Best Value, Executive Summary, Debriefing and others.
     
    05/25/2011 Developing a Strong Winning Proposal
    Discussions for this workshop will include how to effectively respond to a Request for Proposal, how the government evaluates proposals, and things to avoid in proposal writing.
      

    02/23/2012 Developing a Winning Proposal
    Multiple topics to be covered on how best to develop and write a winning proposal for government contracting purposes.
     
    12/08/2008 Disaster Contracting: Are You Ready?
    Training is focused on businesses not familiar with Federal Government Contracting procedures. Firms will be shown the necessary tools to compete for emergency contracts caused by the recent hurricanes. The training will also benefit contractors desiring to participate in federal government contracting on a regular basis. 
     
    12/11/2008 Disaster Contracting: Are You Ready?
    Training is focused on businesses not familiar with Federal Government Contracting procedures. Firms will be shown the necessary tools to compete for emergency contracts caused by the recent hurricanes. The training will also benefit contractors desiring to participate in federal government contracting on a regular basis. 
     
    12/17/2008 Disaster Contracting: Are You Ready?
    Training is focused on businesses not familiar with Federal Government Contracting procedures. Firms will be shown the necessary tools to compete for emergency contracts caused by the recent hurricanes. The training will also benefit contractors desiring to participate in federal government contracting on a regular basis. 
     
    04/19/2012 Do It Yourself GSA Schedule Contract
    In this Workshop participants will learn who GSA is and how they buy and how to become a GSA schedule holder/contractor. This workshop is being taught by Mr. Albert Garza, a Business Specialist with GSA.
     
    04/26/2012 Do It Yourself GSA Schedule Contract
    In this Workshop participants will learn who GSA is and how they buy and how to become a GSA schedule holder/contractor. This workshop is being taught by Mr. Albert Garza, a Business Specialist with GSA.
    05/05/2009 Doing Business with the State of Louisiana - Eliminating the Mystique
    This seminar, held in Lake Charles, will have an emphasis on contractors and vendors wanting to sell their products and/or services to the State of Louisiana.
     
    05/06/2009 Doing Business with the State of Louisiana - Eliminating the Mystique
    This seminar, held in the Baton Rouge area, will have an emphasis on contractors and vendors wanting to sell their products and/or services to the State of Louisiana.
    05/12/2009 Doing Business with the State of Louisiana - Eliminating the Mystique
    This seminar, held in Alexandria, will have an emphasis on contractors and vendors wanting to sell their products and/or services to the State of Louisiana.
     
    06/16/2009 Doing Business with the State of Louisiana - Eliminating the Mystique
    This seminar, held in Lafayette, will have an emphasis on contractors and vendors wanting to sell their products and/or services to the State of Louisiana and also on how to do business with Lafayette Consolidated Government.
     
    10/02/2008 Emergency Contracting...Are You Ready?
    Presented by LA PTAC's Robert Dempsey and in conjunction with Louisiana Economic Development, this seminar on disaster contracting will cover: 1) Registrations required and how to complete the registrations, 2) The Acquisition Process, 3) Pricing and Labor Laws, 4) Size Determinations, 5) Prime and Sub Contracting. 
     
    10/09/2008 Emergency Contracting...Are You Ready?
    This training session conducted by LA PTAC's Robert Dempsey is focused on businesses not familiar with Federal Government Contracting procedures.  Firms will be shown the necessary tools to compete for emergency contracts caused by the recent hurricanes.  The training will also benefit contractors desiring to participate in the federal government on a regular basis.  This training session is being held in conjunction with the Baton Rouge BizTech Business Expo.
     
    10/10/2008 Emergency Contracting...Are You Ready?
    Presented by LA PTAC's Robert Dempsey and in conjunction with Louisiana Economic Development, this seminar on disaster contracting will cover: 1) Registrations required and how to complete the registrations, 2) The Acquisition Process, 3) Pricing and Labor Laws, 4) Size Determinations, 5) Prime and Sub Contracting.
     
    01/15/2009 Emergency Contracting: Are You Ready?
    Training is focused on businesses not familiar with Federal Government Contracting procedures. Firms will be shown the necessary tools to compete for emergency contracts caused by the recent hurricanes. The training will also benefit contractors desiring to participate in federal government contracting on a regular basis. 
     
    03/02/2007 Excellence in Government Contracting Conference & Trade Fair
    Seminar hosted by LA PTAC-Southeast and SLU Small Business Development Center for networking opportunities and tips on government contracting success.
    12/10/2012 Federal Subcontracting
    This seminar on government subcontracting will concentrate on opportunities in the federal marketplace. Topics will include certifications, registrations and prime contractor subcontracting goals along with emphasis on marketing strategies, submitting offers, applicable labor laws, performance and payment issues and documenting records with successful performance. The objective of this seminar is to provide training that will better position attendees to compete more effectively for subcontracts.
    10/28/2011 FEMA Industry Day
    Will provide local businesses with information abut future disaster contracting requirements and to gain industry insight regarding best practices and standards to assist with requirements development.
    11/18/2009 Government Contracting 101: The Basics (Baton Rouge)
    An informal "Round Table"  discussion on Government Contracting and mandatory registrations. In addition, an opportunity will be provided to discuss the types of bid leads you are receiving, problems you are having, and ask any questions you may have. Space is limited to 10-12 people.
     
    10/30/2009 Government Contracting 101: The Basics (Denham Springs)

    An informal "Round Table"  discussion on Government Contracting and mandatory registrations. In addition, an opportunity will be provided to discuss the types of bid leads you are receiving, problems you are having, and ask any questions you may have. Space is limited to 10-12 people.

     
    11/09/2009 Government Contracting 101: The Basics (Hammond)
    An informal "Round Table"  discussion on Government Contracting and mandatory registrations. In addition, an opportunity will be provided to discuss the types of bid leads you are receiving, problems you are having, and ask any questions you may have. Space is limited to 10-12 people.
     
    02/17/2011 Government Contracting Stragegies
    This seminar will adress two important areas when preparing to sell your company to the government: Developing Your Capabilities Statement and Developing Your Continuity Plan.
    01/27/2011 GSA Schedule Workshop
    Workshop will present a step-by-step guide to becoming a GSA contractor.
     
    04/29/2009 GSA Workshop - Alexandria
    Learn how to do business with GSA:  Who is GSA and how do we buy; Registrations; Certifications; Marketing Tips plus One-On-One Federal Small Business Counseling.
     
    04/15/2009 GSA Workshop - Denham Springs
    Learn how to do business with GSA:  Who is GSA and how do we buy; Registrations; Certifications; Marketing Tips plus One-On-One Federal Small Business Counseling.
    04/28/2009 GSA Workshop - Monroe
    Learn how to do business with GSA:  Who is GSA and how do we buy; Registrations; Certifications; Marketing Tips plus One-On-One Federal Small Business Counseling.
     
    04/11/2012 GSA: Your Partner in Business
    Tony Gregg, GSA Business Specialist, will discuss who GSA is, how they buy and how you can take advantage of a multibillion dollar government market.
     
    05/29/2014 Hammond Government Procurement Conference
    Conference to address the Coastal Restoration Projects in Louisiana and how Louisiana businesses bid these projects and secure contracts.

    07/18/2012 How to Develop a Winning Proposal
    This seminar will specifically address how negotiated "Best Value" proposals have overtaken competitive bidding as the most prevalent solicitation, especially in federal acquisitions. A more thorough knowledge of the proposal process is an absolute necessity for those businesses striving for success as government contractors and subcontractors.
     
    07/26/2012 How to Develop a Winning Proposal
    This seminar will specifically address how negotiated "Best Value" proposals have overtaken competitive bidding as the most prevalent solicitation, especially in federal acquisitions. A more thorough knowledge of the proposal process is an absolute necessity for those businesses striving for success as government contractors and subcontractors.
     
    09/25/2012 How to Develop a Winning Proposal

    This seminar will address how negotiated "Best Value" proposals have overtaken competitive bidding as the most prevalent solicitation, especially in federal acquisitions. A more thorough knowledge of the proposal process is an absolute necessity for those businesses striving for success as government contractors and subcontractors.

    11/15/2012 How to Develop a Winning Proposal
    Presents the overall process for preparing a proposal for a contract.
     
    07/17/2012 How to Develop a Winning Propsal

    This seminar will specifically address how negotiated "Best Value" proposals have overtaken competitive bidding as the most prevalent solicitation, especially in federal acquisitions. A more thorough knowledge of the proposal process is an absolute necessity for those businesses striving for success as government contractors and subcontractors.

    05/20/2014 HUBZone Certification
    Come prepared to complete your application on site. This session will walk you through completion of the on-line certification applications.

    01/21/2009 HUBZone Certification Class
    The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to small businesses.  This FREE class will help you apply for HUBZone certification, provided your business meets the required criteria.
     
    08/02/2010 HUBZone Certification Workshop
    A free workshop sponsored by LA PTAC, SBA, LED, LSBDC and Southeastern University will focus on how this program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to small businesses.
     
    08/23/2007 Hudson Initiative
    Held in Covington and conducted by the Office of State Purchasing, this afternoon seminar is designed to teach businesses about certification requirements, how to do business with the state under the Hudson Initiative, and about procurement and contracting opportunities that do not require competitive bidding.
     
    08/23/2007 Hudson Initiative
    Held in Hammond and conducted by the Office of State Purchasing, this morning seminar is designed to teach businesses about certification requirements, how to do business with the state under the Hudson Initiative, and about procurement and contracting opportunities that do not require competitive bidding.
     
    04/23/2012 -
    04/25/2012
    Innovation Engineering Leadership Institute
    This co-sponsored event offers a unique training program designed for senior managers in business, government, non-profit organizations, academia and entrepreneurs. It is equally vital to inventors, researchers and economic development professionals.
     
    08/28/2007 Intro to Government Contracting
    If you are interested in selling your products or services to the government, then this seminar is for you!  Topics covered include:  mandatory registrations, federal supply codes, marketing tips, how to become a client with the LA PTAC and more.
     
    03/01/2007 Introduction to PTAC
    Co-sponsored event between the LA PTAC-Southwest and the Jeff Davis Business Alliance.  This seminar will provide information on the Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
    09/02/2009 John C. Stennis Space Center Industry Day
    In support of NASA's Small Business Program and other procurement initiatives at the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC), the NASA Office of Procurement will be hosting an Industry Day.
     
    Offerors must provide required information (see attached file) for each company representative no later than 3:00 p.m. CST on August 28, 2009.
     
    06/01/2007 Labor Laws and Wage Rates
    A full discussion on how they apply, subcontracting, method of payment, and the application. (Class size is limited to 20).
    04/18/2007 Learn About a Unique Federal Grant Program
    Topics for this event include:  SBIR/STTR Program Overview, Tips on Preparing a Winning Proposal; Resources Available; Follow-up One-on-One Counseling
    08/26/2010 Level II Federal Contracting
    Topics include a review of the FAR; locating federal contract and subcontract opportunities; responding to solicitations and marketing strategies and tools.
     
    08/20/2013 -
    08/21/2013
    Louisiana 2nd District Congressman Cedric Richmond's Annual Small Business Summit and Expo
    Summit - August 20 from 5:00-9:00pm.  Expo - August 21 from 11:00am-4:00pm
    02/27/2007 Marketing Your Business to the Federal Government
    Designed to assist businesses in determining who is the Government customer, locating Government Markets, proven strategies for marketing success, and so much more.
    11/08/2010 Marketing your Veteran/Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business to the Government
    Veteran business owners will be provided a roadmap to help them find procurement opportunities while focusing on the preferences given to those businesses owned by Veterans and Service Disabled Veterans.
     
    03/03/2011 Maximizing Your Woman-Owned Business Ownership in the Federal Government Marketplace
    Women business owners should seek to leverage the opportunities available through the federal government to drive revenue growth.  This event will address critical area that women business owners should address when competing in the federal government marketplace. 
     
    06/06/2013 Mayor Kip Holden's 2nd Annual Small Business Summit and Expo
    This Summit and Expo will focus on how to do business with the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge. City-Parish departments as well as resource partners will be in attendance.
     
    06/26/2014 MICC Fort Polk Acquisition Forecast Open House
    This "Forecast Forum" will provide anticipated forecast opportunities for 2014 and 2015. Additional presentations will be provided.

    05/18/2010 More Tools for Government Contacting
    This seminar will focus on: 1) Solicitation sources plus responding, 2) Submitting an Offer, 3) Labor Laws, and 4) Contractor's Rights.
     
    08/15/2011 -
    08/18/2011
    National Veteran Small Business Conference & Expo
    Hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and being assisted by Halfaker and Associates, LLC, this is the largest nationwide conference of its kind. The National Veteran Small Business Conference provides Veteran-Owned and Service Disbled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses an opportunity to learn, network and market their businesses.
     
    03/28/2013 Negotiations

    Seminar will cover all aspects of the negotiation process for government contracts.

    05/15/2013 North Louisiana Chapter of the NIGP Reverse Tradeshow
    09/27/2013 NWLA Small Business Summit
    For more information: www.lagovconference.com
    06/17/2008 Obtaining & Managing a Government Construction Contract
    Mr. Bob Dempsey of the LA PTAC will cover Construction Contracting Basics, Wage Determinations, Contracting Phases, Special Contract Requirements, Changes Clause, Types of Terminations, and Contractor's Rights.
     
    07/15/2008 Obtaining & Managing Government Construction Contracts
    Free seminar presented by Louisiana PTAC counselor Bob Dempsey.  If you are a construction contractor doing business or interested in doing business with the Federal Government, then this event is for you.
    10/27/2010 One Click Social Media Management
    This class is about establishing systems to manage social media communications so they don't manage you.
     
    08/14/2013 Opportunities for Woman-Owned Small Businesses in the Federal Government Marketplace
    Seminar will target women business owners seeking to leverage the opportunities available to sell products and services to the federal government.

    04/03/2007 Overcoming Obstacles as Women Business Owners
    Presented by ABWA and LA PTAC-Southeast.  Learn how to overcome obstacles in Government Contracting as Women-Owned Businesses
    06/18/2009 Picerne Military Housing
    Picerne's Director of Small Business & Subcontractor Recruitment will present an overview of military housing operations and subcontracting opportunities available at Fort Polk and five other operational locations in the United States.
     
    08/03/2009 Picerne Military Housing
    Picerne's Director of Small Business & Subcontractor Recruitment, Gary Bertrand, will present an overview of military housing operations and subcontracting opportunities available at Fort Polk and five other operational locations in the United States.
     
    02/23/2010 Picerne Military Housing
    Picerne's Director of Small Business & Subcontractor Recruitment, will present an overview of military housing operations at Fort Polk and their five other operational locations in the United States.
     
    03/08/2013 Picerne Military Housing
    Picerne's Director of Small Business & Subcontractor Recruitment will present an overview of military housing operations at Fort Polk, Barksdale AFB and a number of their other operational locations in the United States.
    06/27/2007 Preparing Effective Proposals

    If you are interested in learning tips & strategies in order to prepare an effective proposal for the government, then this seminar is for you!  Pre-registration is requested.

    05/22/2014 Preparing to Compete Level II Seminar

    This seminar was developed with the objective of helping  businesses improve their competitive positioning and enhance their possibility of participating in the anticipated expanded commercial and government opportunities in Southwest Louisiana. 


    06/18/2008 Preparing Your Cost or Price Proposal
    Mr. Bob Dempsey of the LA PTAC will discuss the biggest step in government contracting:  determining the price for which you are willing to perform.  A wide range of topics will be covered including Groups of Contracts, The Labor Element, The Cost Element, Two Types of Costs and more.
     
    10/30/2006 -
    10/31/2006
    PT Assist Seminar Cindy Carrier will present an indepth presentation on the navigation and printable forms in PT Assist for all interested PTAC counselors
    04/16/2007 Real World Government Contracting
    A round table discussion on Government Contracting.  Sponsored by LA PTAC Southeast and SLU Small Business Development Center.  Topics will include:  Katrina Contracting Information and Opportunities, Electronic Bid Matching Service, and Marketing to the Government among other topics.  This is a FREE Seminar!
    05/18/2007 Request for Proposal Preparation
    Addressing preparation of proposals for Best Value Awards, Performance Based Contracts and Negotiation Techniques. (Class size is limited to 20).
    03/27/2013 Request for Proposals
    Covers basic information on how to respond to a Request for a Proposal.
    03/05/2008 Reverse Trade Show
    Sponsored with the North Louisiana Chapter National Institute of Government Purchasers (NLA NIGP).  Learn more about how school boards, municipal governments and other governmental agencies purchase their goods and services and visit with the buyers to market your company.
     
    03/30/2010 Roadmap to Success in Government Contracting
    A comprehensive seminar devoted to the topic of federal government contracting.
     
    09/26/2013 Roadmap to Success in Government Contracting
    Presentation will assist Louisiana businesses in updating and improving their knowledge of the recently revised administrative requirements, marketing and operational strategies needed to successfully capture and perform in the government contracting arena.
    01/23/2008 Round Table Discussion
    Discuss government contracting registrations that are mandatory.  Discuss the types of bid leads you are receiving, problems you are having, and ask questions.
     
    01/30/2008 Round Table Discussion
    Discuss government contracting registrations that are mandatory.  Discuss the types of bid leads you are receiving, problems you are having, and ask questions.
     
    03/11/2010 Round Table Discussion on Government Contracting

    This event is to discuss government contracting. The "Round Table" will be information and give the opportunity to discuss many topics.

    11/27/2012 -
    11/28/2012
    SBC & MSET Event
    Stennis Business Consortium Meeting and MSET Annual Supplier and Service Provider Showcase
    10/10/2007 SBIR Seminar
    Learn about unique federal grant programs available for innovative research.
     
    05/27/2008 -
    05/30/2008
    SBIR/STTR National Spring Conference
    In partnership with NASA, the Florida SBDC Network and the Florida Small Business Development Foundation, Inc. are co-hosting the 2008 SBIR/STTR National Spring Conference to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the SBIR Program and 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration.  This conference will bring together federal program administrators from all 11 SBIR participating agencies, venture capital and angel investors, secondary market and traditional lenders, university and federal laboratory representatives, prime contractors and others who provide assistance with the early-stage ventures.
     
    04/29/2010 Selling to the State of Louisiana
    This seminar is designed to provide meaningful information and resources to Louisiana-based businesses that will help them more effectively pursue sale of their products and/or services to the state.
     
    05/20/2010 Selling to the State of Louisiana
    This seminar is designed to provide meaningful information and resources to Louisiana based businesses that will help them more effectively pursue sale of their products and/or services to the state.
     
    04/05/2010 Shaw/St. Bernard Parish Small Business Workshop
    A free 2-hour workshop to learn how to position your small company to become a Shaw approved supplier/subcontractor on federal government projects in the area.
    05/17/2011 Skanska Mapp Subcontractor Outreach Event
    Skanska Mapp has been awarded the University Medical Center project in New Orleans. To facilitate they are hosting a Subcontractor Outreach Event so you can learn more.
     
    09/12/2007 Small Business Innovative Program (SBIR)
    The Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program is a specialized form of funding.  The program allows smaller firms to effectively compete for the opportunity to provide specific research and development for federal agencies.  This educational Small Business Innovation Workshop is being partnered by the UL-Lafayette LA Small Business Development Center and the LSU Business & Technology Center.  The cost is free.
     
    05/05/2009 Small Business Networking and Training Conference
    Purpose of conference is to enhance small business participation in Federal acquisitions with companies capable of providing alternative and aerospace energy commodities.  Information will be provided on how to do business with the Federal Government the Small Business Program, DESC's products/services contracting requirements and more.
     
    09/09/2009 Small Business Networking and Training Conference - Newport, RI
    The purpose of this conference is to enhance small business participation in Federal acquisitions with companies capable of providing energy commodities and services, hosted by the Defense Engergy Support Center (DESC), a field activity/inventory control point of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
    12/06/2011 Solutions Stop for Small Businesses' Forum
    Louisiana representatives from SBDC, Accion, MePOL, BAS, GSA, Ft. Polk, Picerne, LED, CLBI, PTAC and KD will be on hand to to answer multiple questions pertaining to small businesses.
     
    05/17/2007 Southwest Louisiana Matchmaker
    Rebuilding southwest Louisiana through resources, revenues and relationships.  Sponsored by: U.S. Small Business Administration, McNeese Small Business Development Center, Chamber Foundation SWLA, City of Lake Charles, Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Minority Business Opportunity Center (MBOC). This Matchmaker Event is an opportunity for small businesses to meet one-on-one with local, state, federal and prime contractors.  For more information, please contact Jo Lawrence @ jo.lawrence3@sba.gov.
     

     

    05/21/2008 Southwest Louisiana Matchmaker
    An opportunity for small businesses to benefit from training, technical assistance and matchmaking.  Representatives from Federal Government Agencies, State and Local Goverment Agencies and Major Prime Contractors will be available to advise participants on doing business with their organization.  At the conclusion of the conference, a loan fair will take place with applications taken on site. 
     
     
    09/17/2012 St. John the Baptist Procurement Seminar

    St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana Procurement Technical Center (LA PTAC), and DRC Emergency Services, LLC (DRC) will host a Procurement Seminar which is ideal for companies that are interested in government contracting opportunities. 

    06/21/2011 Stennis Business Consortium (SBC) General Meeting
    General meeting will feature speakers on the recent award of the NASA Test Operations Contract to Lockheed Martin and the NASA Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer. Brief presentations by local government agencies, prime contractors, and other technology organizations.
     
    06/22/2011 Stennis Business Consortium (SBC) Small Business Technology Expo
    Opportunity for government and prime contractor representatives to meet with technology providers and network with each other to discover common interests and strategic goals.
     
    05/07/2008 Structuring and Managing Subcontracts
    Presented with the Small Business Administration and in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security - FEMA.  Attendees will learn specifics on how to structure and manage subcontracts.  Presenter:  Robert (Bob) Dempsey.
     
    04/03/2007 Submitting Responses to an IFB or a RFP
    Focus on types of solicitations, price evaluation factors, sealed bid, negotiated procurements, proposal preparation, selection procedures, and how to obtain bid/proposal information.
    02/13/2007 The Basics of Federal Contracts
    Designed for the new contractor and as an update to the performing contractor in the Federal Contract environment.  Topics:  Acquisition process, FAR System, acquisition methods and types of contracts, rules for competition and the rules for competition in emergency situations.
    09/02/2010 The Importance of GSA Schedules in Today's Market
    Tony Gregg, Small Business Specialist of the General Services Administration (GSA), will present information about GSA and how and what they buy, where to register in order to do business with the GSA, and what certifications are recognized.  Learn about Commercial Sales Practices, some general marketing tips, and get all of your GSA questions answered.
     
    04/27/2010 Understanding the Federal Procurement Process
    Seminar will focus on 1) Understanding business classifications and sizes, 2) Registrations, 3) Solicitation sources plus responding, 4) Submitting an Offer, 5) Labor Laws, and 6) Contractor's Rights.
     
    06/22/2010 Understanding the Federal Procurement Process
    This seminar on federal contracting will focus on:  understanding businss classifications and sizes; registrations; solicitation sources plus responding; submitting an offer; labor laws; and contractor's rights.
     
    06/27/2011 -
    06/30/2011
    Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium
    The Veteran-Owned or Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses will use this event as an opportunity to gain the knowledge to acquire government contracts and utilize teaming opportunities.
    05/27/2014 Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification
    Come prepared to complete your application on site. This session will walk you through completion of the on-line certification applications.

    11/10/2010 Veterans Small Business Conference
    Current veteran owned or service disabled veteran owened businesses, veteran or service disabled veteran interested in starting a business, or National Guard or Reservist interested in starting a business would benefit from attending this conference.
     
    04/10/2007 Wage Rates Required in Federal Contracts
    Session deals with labor laws in Federal Contracts.  The Walsh-Healy Public Contracts Act, the Davis-Beacon Act, and the McNamara - O'Hara Service Contracts Act will be thoroughly explored to ensure understanding of how wages must be paid.
    05/06/2014 Woman Owned Small Business Certification
    Come prepared to complete your application on site. This session will walk you through completion of the on-line certification applications.

    04/25/2012 Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program
    This seminar will specifically address federal contracting programs for women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs) as recently overhauled and implemented in 2011.
     
    08/23/2011 Women-Owned Small Busines Federal Contract Program
    A Training Seminar that provides an overview and much more regarding the WOSB program.
     
    08/04/2011 Writing Successful Proposals

    Useful information will provided to help you write a high quality solicitation document that will help you "seal the deal".

     


         

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