Subcontracting

Virtual – Zoom

The purpose of this training is to help the Veteran-owned (VOSBs) and other small business community understand subcontracting as a strategy and gain access to resources and opportunities.

Introduction to VA

Virtual

This course introduces Veteran-owned and other small businesses to VA and its mission with highlights on services available through VA Small and Veteran Business Programs.

Attending a DAP Event

Virtual

This course explains the Direct Access Program (DAP) and how DAP provides Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and other small businesses with direct access to procurement decision makers from the federal government and the private sector through various networking events. Learn how to make the most of your attendance at a DAP event.

Responding to a Sources Sought

Virtual

This course is designed to help Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and other members of the small business community understand what a Sources Sought Notice is and how responding to one impacts you, the procurement decision maker, and the potential opportunity.

How to Leverage Social Media

Virtual

This course defines Social Media and highlights the differences between your personal and professional social media accounts. Learn the benefits of using social media to build your brand and elevate your company’s profile. Discover how to leverage social media sites to consistently update and improve your marketing strategy.

Navigating Beta.SAM.gov

Virtual

The General Services Administration (GSA) manages federal acquisition and awards processes in 10 online websites which are now being merged into one. This course will help you navigate the official U.S. government website for people who make, receive, and manage federal awards.

Effective Capabilities Statement

Virtual

Your capabilities statement is your company’s resume. It is often the first contact you will have with Procurement Decision Makers (PDM). Do you know what a Capabilities Statement is, or why it is so important? Do you know the five key areas for your capabilities statement? If your capabilities statement is the best way to get your foot in the door, wouldn't you want it to provide your company’s information in the best, most efficient way? This session defines what a capabilities statement is, why it is used, how to create one for your small business, and the information you should include in each of the five sections to effectively market your business to PDMs.

VOSB Teaming

Virtual

The purpose of this training is to help the Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) and other small business community understand what teaming strategies are in terms of doing business with VA and other federal agencies and understand the options for implementing teaming strategies.

Risk Mitigation

Virtual – Zoom

This course provides Veteran-owned and other small businesses with the necessary guidance on mitigating risk when discussing potential VA opportunities with VA procurement decision makers (PDM); when attending a VA OSDBU hosted engagement; or when responding to a potential VA opportunity. Risk mitigation strategies include building an effective capabilities statement, teaming as a subcontractor, or teaming as a Joint-Venture.

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