Registration is Open for October 2022 SBA Delaware Federal Government Contracting Webinars

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Upcoming SBA Delaware Webinars

Basics of Federal Government Contracting 

This webinar introduces the basic concepts of federal government contracting.

The federal government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world. Annually, the federal government buys $600+ billion of goods and services. And, annually, the federal government spends billions of dollars with small businesses selling to it as prime contractors and subcontractors. Join us to learn the basics of government contracting and assess whether contracting is a good fit for your business growth plan.


Tuesday, October 11, 2022        12:00 Noon - 12:45 p.m. EST



Opening Doors: Introduction to SBA Federal Government Contracting Certification Programs

This webinar introduces SBA's federal government contracting programs and how they can help small businesses grow: the HUBZone Program, the 8(a) Business Development Program, the Women-Owned Small Business Program, and the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program.

The federal government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, buying everything from software and building construction to financial and asset management—making its procurement a powerful tool to advance equity and build wealth in underserved communities.


Thursday, October 13, 2022        11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST



Introduction to the Federal Procurement Data System ("FPDS")

This webinar will detail how to create actionable marketing strategies using the Federal Procurement Data System ("FPDS"), a federal government database.

FPDS documents historic and real-time federal government contracting activity. That FPDS data can effectively shape marketing strategies to sell to the federal government, because that data can be used to understand which agencies buy what and when, when contracts are likely to come up for bid in the future, and more. SBA’s ‘Introduction to FPDS’ webinar teaches how to use FPDS data to determine:

- if/when federal agencies buy your product/service;

- which federal agencies buy your product/service;

- from whom federal agencies have previously purchased your product/service (including whether contracts were set aside for small businesses and/or small businesses with federal contracting certifications—8(a), Woman-Owned Small Business, HUBZone, and/or Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses);

- how much federal agencies have spent on your product/service;

- when current federal contracts will expire and, by inference, when new solicitations may be put out for bid;

- and more.

This webinar details how to craft and use FPDS queries and reports to transform FPDS data into actionable marketing strategies.

* Note: Completion of at least one of SBA Delaware's introductory federal government contracting webinars ('Opening Doors: Introduction to SBA Federal Government Contracting Certification Programs'; 'Introduction to Federal Government Contracting Certification Programs,' 'Introduction to the 8(a) Program,' 'Introduction to the Woman-Owned Small Business Program,' and/ or 'Introduction to the HUBZone Program'), id strongly encouraged before participating in this webinar.


Tuesday, October 18, 2022

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon EST