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Federal Contracting Classes
Federal Contracting Classes

Tue, Oct 10



Federal Contracting Classes

Join the SCBCC and SBA (South Florida District Office) from 1 until 3 pm on October 10th for three specialized classes on Federal Government Contracting.

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Oct 10, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM



About The Event

Join the SCBCC and SBA (South Florida District Office from 1 until 3 pm on October 10th for three specialized classes on Federal Government Contracting, including Federal Government Contracting 101, Federal Contracting Certification: 8(a), and Federal Contracting Certification: Hubzone. 

 *Federal Government Contracting 101

How do I get started with Government Contracting? Is this right for me and my business? What is the difference between commercial contracting and government contracting? What is a contract? How are “set-aside” contracts and goals determined? In this course, participants will learn the basic ins and outs about how the government buys goods and services. Participants will also be introduced to important websites, and external agencies such as the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Marketing to the government will also be discussed.

*Federal Contracting Certification: 8(a)

Learn how SBA's 8(a) Business Development Program helps small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the marketplace. This class focuses on the benefits of this program. It also covers the eligibility requirements necessary to participate.

  • The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
  • There are substantial benefits of partaking in the program, such as the consideration and preference for government procurement.
  • The 8(a) Program is an essential instrument for helping socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society. The program helps thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to gain a foothold in government contracting.

*Federal Contracting Certification: Hubzone

The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The Hubzone Certification program is a means of “setting aside” Federal Contracts for firms that can be certified by the Small Business Administration. This class will review the criteria and eligibility for this program and the Small Business program. The Federal Government has a goal of setting aside 3% of the $450 billion in contracts every year for Hubzone contracts. An overview of the new rules introduced in 2020 to benefit Hubzone companies will also be covered.

Due to a high demand for this training, space is reserved for SCBCC membership only on a first come, first served basis. 

Hosted by the SCBCC & SBA South Florida District Office

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