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Benjamin Blanc

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April 2019

Acquisition Hour: Update on the Hour Wage Labor Law

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This session will provide attendees with an update on federal wage-hour laws to help employers maintain compliance with Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, Service Contract Act and Fair Labor Standards Act provisions. A particular emphasis will be placed on the application of these laws in the construction industry. This webinar will cover: Prevailing wages Completing certified payrolls formsA The correct payment of overtime Tests used to determine if an employee should be classified as exempt Speaker: Corey Walton, Community Outreach and Resource…

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May 2019

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

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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Acquisition Hour: The U.S. SBA 8(a) Certification Program and HUBZone Certification

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The U.S. SBA 8(a) Certification Program 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 would benefit from the benefits of the 8(a) program. This webinar will cover: What qualifies a company as SDB Eligibility Criteria The application process Program benefits Expectations of an  8(a) participant HUBZone Certification The Historically…

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Acquisition Hour: Introduction to Certifications Available to Woman Owned Businesses

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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: Innovation in the Federal Marketplace

May 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

*More information coming soon!* Speaker: Marc Violante, Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. To view a schedule of all upcoming webinars CLICK HERE

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June 2019

Acquisition Hour: GSA Schedule Contract Management and Administration

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

You now have your GSA schedule. You worked long and hard to secure that contract. It is critical to ensure that you keep your contract up to date and compliant to maximize the long term value of your schedule contract. This webinar will cover: First steps after you sign your contract Company-wide support from purchasing, accounting, marketing, and sales GSA Advantage- what do I include? Industrial Funding Fee- how do you collect, record and reimburse. Modifications- When? Terms and conditions…

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

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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Acquisition Hour: Integrating DFARS Requirements Into Your Day-to-Day Cyber Practices

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In today’s constantly evolving marketplace, DOD contractors and subcontractor should adopt a cyber framework and develop flexible policies that will assist in hardening their computers and networks to the ever evolving threats and attacks. Realistically, there is no one strategy or set of steps that can be taken that will defend against all current and future threats. Deciding on a starting point and what factors to include is not always a straightforward decision. Both the NIST Cyber Framework and NIST…

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Acquisition Hour: Current Trends in Federal Acquisition

June 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

*More information coming soon!* Speaker: James Hasik, Senior Fellow, Center for Government Contracting, George Mason University School of Business This webinar is eligible for 1 CPE credit. To view a schedule of all upcoming webinars CLICK HERE

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