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MACOMB BUSINESS
Planning and Economic Development

Partner Events 

 

 

 

State Contracting Overview

Thursday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) Procurement Office serves as the state s Central Purchasing Office and has a portfolio of approximately 800 multiple-year contracts worth billions of Dollars. Topics to be covered: Doing Business with the State of Michigan Navigating the State Contracting Process Doing Business with MDOT How to research Competitors - Michigan Transparency Website. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.

 

 

2020 North American International Cyber Summit (Virtual Event)

Wednesday, October 7 & Thursday, October 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event, now in its ninth year, will bring together experts from around the globe to provide timely content and address a variety of cybersecurity issues impacting the world.  Attendees will hear from government and industry leaders on the latest developments and gain insights into managing today's security challenges. The agenda for the event will showcase internationally recognized keynote speakers as well as experts from around the country.

Keynote & Featured Speakers include:

  • Governor Gretchen Whitmer
  • Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II
  • Brom Stibitz, State CIO and Acting Director of the DTMB
  • Laura Clark, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan

 

 

 

Federal Market Research - 201

Thursday, October 8 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The second core class in Macomb Regional PTAC s Core Series of Federal Government Contracting is Federal Market Research 201. This training will help you identify who your customer and competitors are, as well as the current and future outlook for your Industry. You will learn how to research the consumer by identifying federal agencies who are buying what you re selling. You will also learn how to research the competition by identifying who is already selling your service or product to the federal government and for how much. And finally, you will learn how to research your industry by identifying what are the federal government s past, present and future procurement and Industry trends. This class will be conducted in a computer lab and seats are limited. Class time may run over due to the hands-on nature of training. Prerequisite: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting - 101 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.

 

 

 

DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) - 201 - WEBINAR

Thursday, October 15 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Building on what was discussed in DIBBS 101 training, we will look at other DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) applications such as how to submit a quote online, find awards, submit post award request, and discuss packaging and shipping. Prior to attending this training, if you determined your business will need to access technically controlled data packages (drawings), we recommend that you apply for the Joint Certification Program (JCP). If you need assistance with this, please contact our office. Additional topics to be covered in this training include Buy American & Trade Agreement Act, cyber compliance, Vendor Performance Evaluations CPARS and DLA packing and shipping Prerequisites: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting 101 Federal Market Research - 201 DLA Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) - 101 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Businesses that have identified DLA as a potential customer during their Market Research or are already selling to DLA. No fee to attend, but registration is required.

 

 

 

Army Contracting Command - Warren: Other Transaction Authority (OTA) 101 - WEBINAR

Thursday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Other Transaction Authorities (OTAs), have proven an effective tool to streamline acquisition, diversify the defense industrial base, and gain access to state-of-the-art technology within a collaborative government/industry environment. Join Army Contracting Command Warren, Michigan, acquisition innovation leaders, as we walk through the new guidance, lessons learned, transition to production and the 10 USC 2371(b) statue for better understanding of these streamlined acquisition capabilities. In addition to hearing about how OTAs work, you will also hear about OTAs in action, multiple solicitation processes such as pitch day (similar to the television show Shark Tank), Panel Pitches, why we use White Papers and the Annual Plan process. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting 101 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.

 

 

 

FAR Overview - WEBINAR

Thursday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Federal Acquisition Regulation governs all acquisitions and contracting procedures in the federal government. It is a substantial and complex set of rules governing the federal government s purchasing process to ensure purchasing procedures are standard and conducted in a fair and impartial manner. It is important federal government contractors take the time to understand the rules and regulations they must follow to avoid costly pitfalls. This comprehensive training will describe the basic concepts for each FAR part that every federal contractor should be aware of. Additionally, through the course of the training, attendees will learn how to navigate the FAR so they may more easily reference it as the need arises. This event will cover and overview of the FAR, Sub-chapters (A through H) and FAR Clause Flow Downs. PREREQUISITE: Introduction to Federal Government Contracting 101 WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Management and key players who will support and facilitate government contracting within your company. No fee to attend, but registration is required.