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The Contract Opportunities Center is presenting training on “Government Contracting Basics- System for Award Management & SBA Dynamic Small Business Search”


Topics will include:

  • Introduction to COC APEX Accelerator and services provided

Government Contracting

  • Understanding the Language

  • How to get started in government business: Is it right for you?

  • IRS Business Structure: Classification (Defined) vs. IRS filing

  • Acquisition Methods & Types of Contracts

  • Federal Government Contract Debriefing: A valuable opportunity!

  • CPARS (Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System)

  • Navigating through website; Workspace (redesigned) Entity Search (registration record menu), Contract Opportunities (Bid search), & Registration Process Part I (Validation-Documentation)

  • What’s new & What changed: New: Corporate Transparency Act, “Why did I lose my bid?

“ “Agree to the Updated Terms of Use” Changed; Purpose of registration

  • (secure sign in service): Overview

  • UEI, Tax ID Number, CAGE Code

  • SAM Entity Administrator Appointment Letter: How to locate template; create FSD Incident

  • North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS), SBA Size Standards & Affiliations

  • Exploring FSD (Federal Service Desk) portal

  • SCAMS- “Don’t take the Bait”: Schemes targeting small businesses

  • Capability Statement: The Essential Requirement! What is it and Why you should have one?

  • Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) / SBA Profile

What:     Government Contracting Basics - System for Award Management (SAM)                   & SBA Dynamic Small Business Search in-person Training

When:   Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Time:    9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MDT. 

Where:  ASC - 9050 Viscount Blvd. El Paso, TX 79925, Bldg. B, Room B445

Cost:      $25 per person

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