Government Contracting Training and Events

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) continues to prioritize the health and safety of our communities, clients, and staff. We have made the decision to cancel, postpone, or move online all CIRAS in-person events through the end of May. Webinars will continue as planned. Full refunds will be issued for canceled events and to those unable to attend rescheduled events. Please contact us at ciras@iastate.edu or 515-294-3420 with any questions.

 

July 2020


Virtual Networking and Customer Meetings (Presented by Entellect LLC)

7/29/2020, Webinar,

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Details: Government contracting requires continually reaching out to buyers and potential teaming partners to tell them what your company can do. But how do you network in the middle of a pandemic? This two-hour webinar will explain how technology and creative branding can help you continue to accomplish your goals. Contact Melissa Burant with questions at mmburant@iastate.du

 

 

August 2020


The SBA's Mentor Programs: What You Need to Know

8/5/2020, Webinar

Details: Are you a small company hoping to gain experience? A large company looking for ways to access new contracts? Join this webinar to hear a government contracting expert explain the All-Small Mentor-Protégé program, a federal program that allows businesses of all sizes to benefit from joint ventures.

 

Strategic Teaming

8/20/2020, Webinar,

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Details: Strength frequently lies in numbers. What if you could sell more of your products or services to the government simply by working with someone else? This two-hour webinar will explore the strategic aspects of teaming, how to find the right teammate, and what contractual considerations should be involved in forming a new relationship. Contact Melissa Burant with questions at mmburant@iastate.edu

 

Is the GSA Schedule Right for Your Company?

8/26/2020, Webinar

Details: The General Services administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program can be a valuable tool for selling to the federal government. But will it work for your company? This webinar will help participants learn how the program works and whether they qualify for a GSA schedule, as well as what will be necessary to keep a contract long-term. By the end of discussion, you'll have a better idea the program is a good fit for your business. For questions, please contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

 

September 2020


GovCon101

9/2/2020, Webinar

Details: This webinar will give you an introduction to local, state, and federal Government Contracting, and address the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. For questions please contact Samantha Ferm at siferm@iastate.

 

Go/No Go Decisions

9/15/2020, Webinar,

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Details: Are you bogged down in weeding through the wrong choices? How do you know which work opportunity is the best for your company? This two-hour webinar is designed to teach you how to qualify opportunities, weigh them appropriately, and make milestone decisions for your company based on the resources available.

 

GSA Consolidation: The Facts You Need to Know

9/24/2020, Webinar

Details: In October, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) released its Consolidated Schedule, part of a three-phase program to combine the previous 24 separate schedules into one solicitation. This webinar is designed to help Iowa businesses understand the changes that are coming and how these new rules will affect the government contracting game. For questions, please contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

 

October 2020


Teaming, Joint Venturing, and the SBA's Mentor Protégé programs!

10/20/2020, Webinar,

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Details: ?What's trending in government contracting today? Teaming, Joint Venturing, and the SBA's Mentor Protégé programs! Join experienced government contracting attorney Maria Panichelli for this webinar explaining how to properly implement these partnering tools. She will provide strategies for forming a successful team or a joint venture, as well as tips on how to draft enforceable and compliant teaming or joint venture agreements??. For questions, please contact Julie Fagle at jafagle@iastate.edu.

 

 

December 2020


GovCon101

12/2/2020, Webinar,

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Details: This webinar will give you an introduction to local, state, and federal Government Contracting, and address the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. For questions please contact Samantha Ferm at siferm@iastate.edu.

 

 

March 2021


GovCon101

3/10/2021, Webinar,

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Details: This webinar will give you an introduction to local, state, and federal Government Contracting, and address the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. For questions please contact Samantha Ferm at siferm@iastate.edu.

 

 

June 2021


GovCon101

6/2/2021, Webinar,

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Details: This webinar will give you an introduction to local, state, and federal Government Contracting, and address the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. For questions please contact Samantha Ferm at siferm@iastate.edu.