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January 2020

Acquisition Hour: The SBA 8(a) Certification Program

January 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Businesses that are considered Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) due to social and economic disadvantage may qualify for certification under the 8(a) program. This presentation is recommended for any small business that may qualify as socially and economically disadvantaged, and wants to take advantage of the benefits of the 8(a) program. While there is no goal for the 8(a) program, the SBA supports a goal of 5% set aside for SDB. The 8(a) program is not a minority business program, but…

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Federal HUBZone Program: Obtaining Certification and Maximizing Opportunities – Milwaukee, WI

January 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation, 6161 N. 64th St
Milwaukee, WI 53218 United States
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The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program can help small businesses in designated areas of Milwaukee (and other designated urban and rural communities) gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities (both as direct and subcontractors). Currently, many Federal agencies and Federal Prime contractors are NOT meeting their HUBZone goals. This could be a significant potential opportunity for your business. During this session we will cover: • The very basics of selling to the Federal Government • HUBZone certification requirements •…

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Acquisition Hour: Challenges in Estimating Construction Costs

January 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Effective Cost Estimation is key for securing Federal government construction contracts and for ensuring a reasonable profit is made. Attendees will learn strategies that will help contractors to analyze financial risks associated with projects and establish complete and accurate pricing for their bids. This webinar will discuss: • Thumb in the Air Estimates • Unit Price Estimate Tools • Detailed Final Estimates • Estimating for different contract types Speaker: Wenbin Yuan, President, Dakota Intertek Corp. This webinar is eligible for…

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Federal HUBZone Program: Obtaining Certification and Maximizing Opportunities – Milwaukee, WI

January 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Superior Equipment and Supply, Co., 4550 S. Burst Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53235 United States
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The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program can help small businesses in designated areas of Milwaukee (and other designated urban and rural communities) gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities (both as direct and subcontractors). Currently, many Federal agencies and Federal Prime contractors are NOT meeting their HUBZone goals. This could be a significant potential opportunity for your business. During this session we will cover: • The very basics of selling to the Federal Government • HUBZone certification requirements •…

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Acquisition Hour: The HUBZone Program – Certification Benefits and Regulations

January 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in designated urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. This presentation is recommended for any business that is interested in becoming an SBA HUBZone certified business. The HUBZone program qualifies your business to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions. A business must be certified by the U.S. SBA to qualify for…

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February 2020

WPI and NCMA WI Chapter CFCM Study Session 1: Intro- CFCM Requirements: Basic Refresher – Government Contracting – Webinar

February 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) and National Contract Management Association (NCMA) are hosting a series of CFCM study sessions for 2020. The first session will discuss the CFCM requirements, an overview of the FAR and the basics of federal contracting. These sessions are open to those seeking CFCM certification as well as those who just want to learn more about the FAR. These sessions are provided at no cost but registration is required. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 CPE…

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Acquisition Hour: Introduction to Certifications Available to Woman Owned Businesses

February 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Woman-owned businesses can receive advantage when selling to various Public and Private entities. In most cases, a certification process must be completed to qualify. It is important for business to understand the certification requirements and the potential benefits to their business prior to investing their time and resources in the certification process. This webinar will provide an overview of these programs, application process, describe eligibility requirements as well as the benefits and obligations for certifications with: Federal Government agencies State…

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Acquisition Hour: Introduction to Certifications Available to Minority Owned Businesses

February 12, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Minority owned business can receive advantage when selling to various Public and Private entities. In most cases, a certification process must be completed to qualify. It is important for business to understand the certification requirements and the potential benefits to their business prior to investing their time and resources in the certification process. This presentation will provide an overview of these programs, application process, describe eligibility requirements as well as the benefits and obligations for certifications with: Federal Government agencies…

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WPI and NCMA WI Chapter CFCM Study Session 2: FAR Parts 1-9 – Webinar

February 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM, Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The second session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 1-9. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 1: Federal Acquisition Regulations System Part 2: Definitions of Words and Terms Part 3: Improper Business Practices and Personal Conflicts of Interest Part 4: Administrative Matters Part 5: Publicizing Contract Actions Part 6: Competition Requirements Part 7: Acquisition Planning Part 8: Required Sources of Supplies…

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Acquisition Hour: State and Federal Certifications for Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses

February 25, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Securing government contracts and subcontracts is not easy. As a Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) or Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) you may gain preference when competing for contracts with the State of Wisconsin and Federal government agencies. This webinar will focus on the various veteran owned business certifications and the basics of qualifying and applying. In this webinar, businesses will learn more about certifications offered by the: State of Wisconsin Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (DVB) certification Vets…

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WPI and NCMA WI Chapter CFCM Study Session 3: FAR Parts 16-18; 10-12 – Webinar

February 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM, Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The third session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 16-18 and 10-12. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 10: Market Research Part 11: Describing Agency Needs Part 12: Acquisition of Commercial Items Part 16: Types of Contracts Part 17: Special Contracting Methods Part 18: Emergency Acquisitions Note these sessions are being held as a webinar via GoToMeeting. While there is no…

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Acquisition Hour: Learning About the Surety Bond Guarantee From the U.S. SBA

February 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The U. S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program can help your small business obtain contract bid, performance, & payment bonds. Surety bonds help small businesses win contracts by providing the customer with a guarantee that the work will be completed. Many public and private contracts require surety bonds, which are offered by surety companies. The SBA guarantees surety bonds for certain surety companies, which allows the companies to offer surety bonds to small businesses that might not meet…

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March 2020

WPI and NCMA WI Chapter CFCM Study Session 4: FAR Parts 13-15 – Webinar

March 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM, Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The fourth session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 13-15. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 13: Simplified Acquisition Procedures Part 14: Sealed Bidding Part 15: Contracting by Negotiation Note these sessions are being held as a webinar via GoToMeeting. While there is no cost to attend, registration is required. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 CPE credits. To view a…

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WPI and NCMA WI Chapter CFCM Study Session 5: FAR Parts 1-18 – Practice Test Review – Webinar

March 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM, Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The fifth session of the FAR review will be a practice test review. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Note these sessions are being held as a webinar via GoToMeeting. While there is no cost to attend, registration is required. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 CPE credits. To view a schedule of all upcoming FAR review webinars CLICK HERE.

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WPI and NCMA WI Chapter CFCM Study Session 6: FAR Parts 19-23; 24-29 – Webinar

March 17, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM, Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The sixth session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 19-23; 24-29. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 19: Small Business Programs Part 22: Application of Labor Laws to Government Acquisitions Part 23: Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace Part 24: Protection of Privacy and Freedom of Information Part 25: Foreign Acquisition Part 26: Other…

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WPI and NCMA WI Chapter CFCM Study Session 7: FAR Parts 30-33 – Webinar

March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM, Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The seventh session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 30-33. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 30: Cost Accounting Standards Administration Part 31: Contract Costs Principles and Procedures Part 32: Contract Financing Part 33: Protests, Disputes and Appeals Note these sessions are being held as a webinar via GoToMeeting. While there is no cost to attend, registration is required. This webinar…

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WPI and NCMA WI Chapter CFCM Study Session 8: FAR Parts 34-41 – Webinar

March 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM, Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The eighth session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 34-41. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 34: Major System Acquisition Part 35: Research and Development Contracting Part 36: Construction and Architect – Engineer Contracts Part 37: Service Contracting Part 38: Federal Supply Schedule Contracting Part 39: Acquisition of Information Technology Part 41: Acquisition of Utility Services Note these sessions are being…

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April 2020

WPI and NCMA WI Chapter CFCM Study Session 9: FAR Parts 42-53 – Webinar

April 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM, Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The ninth session of the FAR review will cover FAR parts 42-53. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Part 42: Contract Administration and Audit Services Part 43: Contract Modifications Part 44: Subcontracting Policies and Procedures Part 45: Government Property Part 46: Quality Assurance Part 47: Transportation Part 48: Value Engineering Part 49: Termination of Contracts Part 50: Extraordinary Contractual Actions and The Safety Act…

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WPI and NCMA WI Chapter CFCM Study Session 10: FAR 1-51 – Practice Test Review – Wrap Up – Webinar

April 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speaker: Daryl Zahn, CFCM, Manager Contracts and Compliance, DRS Power and Control Technologies, Inc. The tenth session of the FAR review will be a practice test review. You can view the FAR by CLICKING HERE. Note these sessions are being held as a webinar via GoToMeeting. While there is no cost to attend, registration is required. This webinar is eligible for 1.5 CPE credits. To view a schedule of all upcoming FAR review webinars CLICK HERE.

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