Government Contracting 101

This workshop will provide you with an overview of the process and requirements for entering into contracts with the state and federal government. Key elements of the presentation include: overview of government purchasing; finding opportunities; laws and regulations; how the government buys goods and services; methods of contracting; GSA schedules; solicitation process; bid and proposal process; debriefings; SBA certification programs; and services available through North Central’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

Businesses are asked to provide a brief description of goods and services including either a key term of what they produce and/or their NAIC code. This will allow us to share information about potential contracts with each company through this workshop.

This workshop, led by Bob Imhof, Director of Procurement Assistance with North Central, is being held Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at PCEC’s Coudersport and Port Allegany locations. There is no cost, but participants should register by calling (814) 274-4877, (814) 545-1333 or going online to

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