Small Business Procurement

If you are selling it, the U.S. Government and UGA are buying it.

Join us for one, or all programs to expand your market by doing business with the federal government, GDOT, and/or with the UGA.

Government Contracting & Small Business Certifications

Diversify your Customer Base with Public Sector Procurement.

There is federal, state, and local procurement.  The federal government alone typically purchases $400+ BILLION in goods and services — from light bulbs to PR, and from landscaping services to food products. Last year, over $100 billion was awarded to small businesses. So, the opportunity here is tremendous. However, new small business entrants to government contracting in general face significant time-consuming and costly challenges.

Considering government contracting? Is your business ready for the shift to B2G? Learn how to gain a strategic foothold in public sector procurement and how certifications can help. We look at federal contracting for small business as an example.

Attend this introductory program to understand the typical procurement process and how you can more efficiently gain a foothold in federal contracting. Also, learn about related small business certifications and how to leverage them.

COST: $39.00
COURSE LENGTH: 2 HOURS

Doing Business with GDOT

Routine Maintenance Contractors

Small Business Contracting with the Georgia Department of Transportation

Learn how to qualify with GDOT to become a Routine Maintenance Contractor.  This session is facilitated by GDOT supportive services representatives. The informational objectives for small business owners:

  • Learn about the projects funded by Georgia’s H.B. 170
  • Meet the GDOT District EEO Review Officer
  • Meet the GDOT District 3 Engineer
  • Understand the Process to become eligible to apply for Maintenance Projects with GDOT
  • Learn how to Register with “Team Georgia Marketplace”
  • Learn about the Supportive Services available to DBEs, Small Businesses and Veterans on State Funded Projects

Registration is required.

COST: NO COST
COURSE LENGTH: 2 HOURS

SBA HUBZone & 8(a) Programs

U.S Small Business Administration Forum: Access To Government Contracting

Did you know over $6 Billion in contracts were awarded to eligible small businesses in Georgia by the federal government last year? Here are some related small business programs:

SBA HUBZone Program facilitates contracting assistance to small businesses in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (rural and urban) to promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development.

SBA 8(a) Business Development Program helps empower small disadvantaged businesses to operate at greater capacity via ‘set-aside’ and ‘sole source’ federal contracting opportunities.

  • Learn benefits of HUBZone and 8(a) BD Programs such as possible “set-asides” and “bid offsets” on federal procurements.
  • Using HUBZone and 8(a)BD Program participation to team or partner in joint ventures.
  • Overview of the application process for HUBZone and 8(a) BD Program participation.

Space is limited for this NO COST workshop! Register today! Find the location closest to you!

Registration is required.

COST: NO COST
COURSE LENGTH: 1.5 HOURS

Doing Business with UGA

At this session, UGA Procurement staff members will provide small business owners with information on how to build a purchasing relationship with UGA, information on its DOAS eSource system, and much more. Registration is required.

COST: NO COST
COURSE LENGTH: 2 HOURS

In collaboration with the UGA SBDC Office of Minority Business Development.

 

Join us for one or all sessions to diversify your customer base and grow your business through procurement.

Upcoming Courses

August
Athens  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
August 28
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
August 28
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Athens  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
August 28
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Check out the class immediately before this one: "Intro to Federal Contracting & Small Business Certifications" http://www.georgiasbdc.org/training/?center=athens


Email us for more details or call 7065427436.
August 28
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Athens  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
August 28
01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Registration opens at 7:30am. Breakfast is included. Check out the class immediately after this one: "Doing Business with UGA" http://www.georgiasbdc.org/training/?center=athens


Email us for more details or call 7065427436.
September
Augusta  (SharedSpace Augusta)
September 18
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
September 18
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Augusta  (SharedSpace Augusta)
September 18
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 7066505655.
September 18
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Augusta  (SharedSpace-Augusta)
September 18
01:00 PM to 03:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 7066505655.
October
Athens  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
October 09 | October 23 | November 06 | November 20
08:30 AM to 03:30 PM
October 09
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Athens  (UGA SBDC in Athens)
October 09 | October 23 | November 06 | November 20
08:30 AM to 03:30 PM
Program Cost: $99.00
Actual times for the classes are below:
October 9: 8:30am-3:30pm
October 23: 8:30am-12:30pm
November 6: 8:30am-12:30pm
November 20: 8:30am-1:30pm



Email us for more details or call 7065427436.
Gainesville  (UGA SBDC Gainesville)
October 09
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
October 09
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Gainesville  (UGA SBDC Gainesville)
October 09
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Learn how to qualify with GDOT to become a Routine Maintenance Contractor.  This session is facilitated by GDOT supportive services representatives.


Email us for more details or call 7705315681.
Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
October 23
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
October 23
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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
October 23
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 6789856820.
October 23
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Lawrenceville  (UGA Gwinnett Campus)
October 23
01:00 PM to 03:00 PM


Email us for more details or call 6789856820.
November
November 12
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
November 12
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November 12
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Learn about projects funded by H.B. 170, understand how our business can become eligible to apply for Maintenance Projects with
GDOT, meet district officials, learn about DOAS, and more. 

No Cost to attend. Registration is required, 



Email us for more details or call 2294201144.
November 12
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Albany  (The Candy Room)
November 12
01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Are you ready for government contracting?

Learn how to gain a strategic foothold in public sector procurement and how certifications can help. The UGA SBDC looks at federal contracting for small business as an example.

Registration is Required.


Email us for more details or call 2294201144.

All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.