Small Business Procurement Readiness Workshops
Small businesses are important to the growth and success of Georgia's economy. They provide economic opportunity by offering greater access to business support services, education, and jobs for owners and employees. Government agencies know that directing spend to small businesses for the purchase of items and equipment that support their mission, research or initiative is a great way to support small businesses.
Most government agencies offer a good deal of information about how to do business with them and list upcoming opportunities. However, the process to sell to the government can be filled with requirements that can be difficult for a seller to understand, respond to and follow.
To help navigate through the state procurement process, the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) is excited to present a series of readiness workshops that are targeted to the small business community. These workshops will intertwine the procurement process with essential small business development training on how to increase your business core capability and capacity. Through collaborative efforts with our educational partner, the University of Georgia (UGA) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Multicultural Business Division (MBD), small business participants will receive information that may improve their business efficiency to achieve their state government contract goals. You will learn about:
- Supplier registration requirements
- Connecting with key partners and purchasing professionals
- Marketing strategies
- Do's and Don'ts for submitting bids
- Elements of government contracting
- Understanding procurement opportunities
- Purchasing methods & Using P-cards
- Most common attributes of awarded suppliers
- Available resources to small businesses and more!
OUR 2022 SERIES HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. PLEASE STAY CONNECTED WITH USE REGARDING FUTURE WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITES AND OTHER SMALL BUSINESS EVENTS BY COMPLETING THIS SURVEY.