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June 3, 2015  Webinar
Start Date 06/03/2015
End Date 06/03/2015
Time 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Facility Webinar
Contact Info Benjamin Blanc
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Join the Wisconsin Procurement Institute and guest speakers for the WPI ACQUISITION HOUR – a series of lunchtime FREE LIVE WEBINARS on a variety of Federal government contracting topics!  You will need to register to have access and be able to interact with the guest speaker– the web link will be sent to you after registering for the WEBINAR.  The schedule will be updated as speakers commit to participate.  If you have any topics that are of interest to you – please send them to

 Event description:

Did you know that SMALL BUSINESSES have unique advantages in federal marketplace? Each federal agency as well as large prime contractors with large contracts are required to set goals for participation by SMALL BUSINESSES in their Federal contracts.  Being small is definitely an advantage for Federal contractors.

  • Is my business large or small?
  • What does it mean to be affiliated with another business?
  • How does this impact in my efforts to Joint Venture or develop a Mentor Protégé agreement with another business.
  • If I am awarded a contract, how much of that contract can I subcontract out?
  • What is the non-manufacturer rule?

The Federal small business contracting regulations may often seem confusing and overwhelming. Join the Wisconsin Procurement Institute and Dave Gordon, Size Determination Manager with the U.S. Small Business Administration for the answers to these questions and more!

Presented by: Dave Gordon Size Determination Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration Chicago

Mr. Gordon is Size Program Manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Government Contracting in Chicago, IL. He joined SBA as Assistant Regional Counsel in 1991 and SBA appointed him to his current position in 2005. Prior to joining SBA, Mr. Gordon practiced corporate law, focusing his practice on small business. He has advised the Governments of Egypt and Romania on matters relating to small business and has also provided guidance to a number of other governments through the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative and the United Nations Development Programme.

Mr. Gordon has helped draft regulations for a number of SBA programs and regularly advises SBA program personnel on issues involving size regulations and their interpretation. He has given training to a number of federal agencies and has offered seminars to specialized contracting audiences as well, including the U.S. Air Force’s Contracting Innovation Group. He frequently addresses contracting personnel and small business audiences on all aspects of SBA’s size protest procedures, size regulations, and the Certificate of Competency Program



National Contract Management Association (NCMA)

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)