Government Contracting Assistance Events & Webinars

GCAP provides a wide range of assistance to businesses not only through one-on-one counseling sessions, but webinars, classes, seminars and events as well. Take a look at the following list of upcoming government procurement / contracting events and webinars.

Upcoming Events

SBA – Contract Bonds & Surety Bond Guarantee Webinar
05/26/2021 (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)


$0.00/attendee | Register »

Limited or no bonding experience? Difficultly qualifying for bonding? Want to increase your bond limits?

Join the SBA Office of Surety Guarantees – Surety Bond Guarantee Program to learn how to obtain contract bonds up to $10 million! This free webinar is hosted by the SBA’s North Carolina District Office and presented by Jennifer Black, Underwriting Marketing Specialist.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 10 – 11AM EST
Access the webinar: Click here to join the meeting.
Conference ID: +1-202-765-1264,,78338610#
Phone Conference ID: 783 386 150#
* Access webinar up to 10 minutes prior to start time. Click or copy/paste access link into browser to attend. Instructions for connecting to audio will be presented on screen.

SBA’s HUBZone Program – Webinar
06/08/2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)


$0.00/attendee | Register »

The HUBZone Program plays an important role in the government’s effort to award 23% of federal procurement to small business. To ensure a fair share flows to disadvantaged communities, the federal government has a goal of awarding at least 3% of all federal contracting dollars to HUBZone-certified small businesses. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office to learn if you qualify and how you can get certified as a HUBZone small business.

A representative from the NC SBTDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will also be on hand to profile the services they can offer to help you effectively tap into federal procurement opportunities.


FREE webinar – Click here to register.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 9 – 11am EST

 

Preparing an Effective Capability Statement – Webinar
06/10/2021 (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM)


$0.00/attendee | Register »

Overview of the principal matters that should be included in a capability statement aimed at assisting small businesses that are looking for government contracting solicitations.

This webinar is designed to help companies understand what components should be included on a company’s capability statement. This document is an important tool to help promote a company’s products and/or services and to help with outreach efforts, looking for partnering or subcontracting opportunities. The presenter will discuss the various options companies may consider when putting their capability statements together. Capability statements are almost always required as part of a proposal when, competing for federal contracts and also useful in seeking state and local contracting opportunities.

  •  Is your business eligible for government contracting opportunities?
  • How do you make your business stand out among its competitors?
  • What are some outreach strategies that will help me locate additional contracting opportunities?

To register for this FREE webinar, email Pam Racer at pracer@email.wcu.edu. Pam will share the webinar link with you via email response.

Our Speaker:
Pam Racer, GCAP Counselor, Western Carolina University Office

Federal Proposal Writing Workshop – Webinar
06/17/2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)


$0.00/attendee | Register »

Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) Counselor, Pam Racer, will lead an informative and interactive workshop guaranteed to jump-start your next federal government contracting proposal. You will cover:

·      Identifying contract opportunities that are realistic for you.

·      Understanding how the government describes what it needs.

·      Preparing responsive and effective proposals.

This is a free, interactive workshop led by GCAP Counselor Pam Racer. To register for this webinar, email Pam at pracer@email.wcu.edu. She will reply with the link to join the webinar.

 

SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program – Webinar
07/13/2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)


$0.00/attendee | Register »

Do you currently sell, or are you interested in selling, your goods or services to the federal government? If so, please join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office for this webinar event as we discuss the 8(a) certification for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and firms, and how to give your firm an edge in the lucrative government contracting arena. This event will cover details on benefits of the certification, eligibility and the application process.

A representative from the NC SBTDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will also be on hand to profile the services they can offer to help you effectively tap into federal procurement opportunities.

Find out how you can help the federal government meet its annual goal of awarding 23% of its procurement dollars to small businesses with help from the SBA!


FREE webinar – Click here to register.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 9 – 11am EST

 

SBA’s HUBZone Program – Webinar
08/10/2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)


$0.00/attendee | Register »

The HUBZone Program plays an important role in the government’s effort to award 23% of federal procurement to small business. To ensure a fair share flows to disadvantaged communities, the federal government has a goal of awarding at least 3% of all federal contracting dollars to HUBZone-certified small businesses. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office to learn if you qualify and how you can get certified as a HUBZone small business.

A representative from the NC SBTDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will also be on hand to profile the services they can offer to help you effectively tap into federal procurement opportunities.


FREE webinar – Click here to register.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 9 – 11am EST

 

SBA’s Small Business Certification Programs – Webinar
10/12/2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)


$0.00/attendee | Register »

Do you currently sell, or are you interested in selling your goods or services to the federal government? If so, please join this webinar hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office as we discuss small business certifications to give your firm an edge in the lucrative government contracting arena. The certification programs to be discussed include Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran, 8(a) Business Development, and the HUBZone program. This webinar will cover details on eligibility and applying for certification.

A representative from the NC SBTDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will also be on hand to profile the services they can offer to help you effectively tap into federal procurement opportunities. Find out how you can help the federal government meet its annual goal of awarding 23% of its procurement dollars to small businesses with help from the SBA and GCAP!


FREE webinar – Click here to register.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 9 – 11am EST

 

SBA’s Small Business Certification Programs – Webinar
11/09/2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)


$0.00/attendee | Register »

Do you currently sell, or are you interested in selling your goods or services to the federal government? If so, please join this webinar hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office as we discuss small business certifications to give your firm an edge in the lucrative government contracting arena. The certification programs to be discussed include Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran, 8(a) Business Development, and the HUBZone program. This webinar will cover details on eligibility and applying for certification.

A representative from the NC SBTDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will also be on hand to profile the services they can offer to help you effectively tap into federal procurement opportunities. Find out how you can help the federal government meet its annual goal of awarding 23% of its procurement dollars to small businesses with help from the SBA and GCAP!


FREE webinar – Click here to register.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 9 – 11am EST

 

Upcoming Webinars

SBA – Contract Bonds & Surety Bond Guarantee Webinar
05/26/2021 (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Limited or no bonding experience? Difficultly qualifying for bonding? Want to increase your bond limits?

Join the SBA Office of Surety Guarantees – Surety Bond Guarantee Program to learn how to obtain contract bonds up to $10 million! This free webinar is hosted by the SBA’s North Carolina District Office and presented by Jennifer Black, Underwriting Marketing Specialist.


Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 10 – 11AM EST
Access the webinar: Click here to join the meeting.
Conference ID: +1-202-765-1264,,78338610#
Phone Conference ID: 783 386 150#
* Access webinar up to 10 minutes prior to start time. Click or copy/paste access link into browser to attend. Instructions for connecting to audio will be presented on screen.


Read More »

SBA’s HUBZone Program – Webinar
06/08/2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

The HUBZone Program plays an important role in the government’s effort to award 23% of federal procurement to small business. To ensure a fair share flows to disadvantaged communities, the federal government has a goal of awarding at least 3% of all federal contracting dollars to HUBZone-certified small businesses. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office to learn if you qualify and how you can get certified as a HUBZone small business.

A representative from the NC SBTDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will also be on hand to profile the services they can offer to help you effectively tap into federal procurement opportunities.


FREE webinar – Click here to register.
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 9 – 11am EST

 


Read More »

Preparing an Effective Capability Statement – Webinar
06/10/2021 (9:00 AM – 10:30 AM)

Overview of the principal matters that should be included in a capability statement aimed at assisting small businesses that are looking for government contracting solicitations.

This webinar is designed to help companies understand what components should be included on a company’s capability statement. This document is an important tool to help promote a company’s products and/or services and to help with outreach efforts, looking for partnering or subcontracting opportunities. The presenter will discuss the various options companies may consider when putting their capability statements together. Capability statements are almost always required as part of a proposal when, competing for federal contracts and also useful in seeking state and local contracting opportunities.

  •  Is your business eligible for government contracting opportunities?
  • How do you make your business stand out among its competitors?
  • What are some outreach strategies that will help me locate additional contracting opportunities?

To register for this FREE webinar, email Pam Racer at pracer@email.wcu.edu. Pam will share the webinar link with you via email response.

Our Speaker:
Pam Racer, GCAP Counselor, Western Carolina University Office


Read More »

Federal Proposal Writing Workshop – Webinar
06/17/2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) Counselor, Pam Racer, will lead an informative and interactive workshop guaranteed to jump-start your next federal government contracting proposal. You will cover:

·      Identifying contract opportunities that are realistic for you.

·      Understanding how the government describes what it needs.

·      Preparing responsive and effective proposals.

This is a free, interactive workshop led by GCAP Counselor Pam Racer. To register for this webinar, email Pam at pracer@email.wcu.edu. She will reply with the link to join the webinar.

 


Read More »

SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program – Webinar
07/13/2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Do you currently sell, or are you interested in selling, your goods or services to the federal government? If so, please join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office for this webinar event as we discuss the 8(a) certification for socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and firms, and how to give your firm an edge in the lucrative government contracting arena. This event will cover details on benefits of the certification, eligibility and the application process.

A representative from the NC SBTDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will also be on hand to profile the services they can offer to help you effectively tap into federal procurement opportunities.

Find out how you can help the federal government meet its annual goal of awarding 23% of its procurement dollars to small businesses with help from the SBA!


FREE webinar – Click here to register.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 9 – 11am EST

 


Read More »

SBA’s HUBZone Program – Webinar
08/10/2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

The HUBZone Program plays an important role in the government’s effort to award 23% of federal procurement to small business. To ensure a fair share flows to disadvantaged communities, the federal government has a goal of awarding at least 3% of all federal contracting dollars to HUBZone-certified small businesses. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office to learn if you qualify and how you can get certified as a HUBZone small business.

A representative from the NC SBTDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will also be on hand to profile the services they can offer to help you effectively tap into federal procurement opportunities.


FREE webinar – Click here to register.
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 9 – 11am EST

 


Read More »

SBA’s Small Business Certification Programs – Webinar
10/12/2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Do you currently sell, or are you interested in selling your goods or services to the federal government? If so, please join this webinar hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office as we discuss small business certifications to give your firm an edge in the lucrative government contracting arena. The certification programs to be discussed include Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran, 8(a) Business Development, and the HUBZone program. This webinar will cover details on eligibility and applying for certification.

A representative from the NC SBTDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will also be on hand to profile the services they can offer to help you effectively tap into federal procurement opportunities. Find out how you can help the federal government meet its annual goal of awarding 23% of its procurement dollars to small businesses with help from the SBA and GCAP!


FREE webinar – Click here to register.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | 9 – 11am EST

 


Read More »

SBA’s Small Business Certification Programs – Webinar
11/09/2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

Do you currently sell, or are you interested in selling your goods or services to the federal government? If so, please join this webinar hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s North Carolina District Office as we discuss small business certifications to give your firm an edge in the lucrative government contracting arena. The certification programs to be discussed include Woman-Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business, Veteran & Service-Disabled Veteran, 8(a) Business Development, and the HUBZone program. This webinar will cover details on eligibility and applying for certification.

A representative from the NC SBTDC’s Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will also be on hand to profile the services they can offer to help you effectively tap into federal procurement opportunities. Find out how you can help the federal government meet its annual goal of awarding 23% of its procurement dollars to small businesses with help from the SBA and GCAP!


FREE webinar – Click here to register.
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 9 – 11am EST

 


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On-Demand

Our on demand training offerings are available 24/7 and are accessible for up to one year after you register.

Navigating Federal Contracts
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
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Navigating State Contracts
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
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Preparing an Effective Capability Statement
01/01/2021 - 12/31/2021
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