Service Area: Growth

A Primer on Build America, Buy America – Strategies for Success in Compliance

A Primer on Build America, Buy America – Strategies for Success in Compliance Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: Attorney Cara Wulf, partner at McCarter & English, LLP, for a webinar on the Build America Buy America Act (BABA). Discover BABA requirements, implementation guidance, and best practices for compliance as a prime contractor or subcontractor. … Continue reading A Primer on Build America, Buy America – Strategies for Success in Compliance

CIRAS Industry 4.0: Simulation and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) with Softronics Ltd.

CIRAS Industry 4.0: Simulation and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) with Softronics Ltd. Publications Growth Technology Details: Industry 4.0 creates massive productivity and efficiency improvements while allowing you to provide better service to your customers. Visit our Digital Manufacturing Lab to learn more on how you can leverage the advantages of I4.0 for your company.

CIRAS Industry 4.0: Simulation and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) with MalvenWorks

CIRAS Industry 4.0: Simulation and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) with MalvenWorks Publications Growth Technology Details: Industry 4.0 creates massive productivity and efficiency improvements while allowing you to provide better service to your customers. Visit our Digital Manufacturing Lab to learn more on how you can leverage the advantages of I4.0 for your company.

Welcome to the CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab, powered by Alliant Energy

Welcome to the CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab, powered by Alliant Energy Publications Growth Technology Details: The CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab, powered by Alliant Energy is located at the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, Iowa. The Lab is home to numerous advanced Industry 4.0 technologies that are used to help Iowa companies de-risk technology … Continue reading Welcome to the CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab, powered by Alliant Energy

CIRAS- Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Highlight: Deaf Services Unlimited

CIRAS- Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Highlight: Deaf Services Unlimited Publications Government Contracting Growth Details: The CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps Iowa businesses identify, compete for, and win government contracts. Our no-cost and nominal cost assistance comes in the form of teaching, mentoring, and coaching. We also provide clients with a complete set … Continue reading CIRAS- Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Highlight: Deaf Services Unlimited

Bioeconomy Vision and Roadmap (2002)

Bioeconomy Vision and Roadmap (2002) Publications Food Industry Growth Details: A vision for converting agricultural crops and residues into biobased products and bioenergy is highlighted, together with a roadmap for achieving this vision. The project was a collaborative effort among a diverse group of stakeholders, including producers, commodity groups, private industry, financial institutions, state agencies, … Continue reading Bioeconomy Vision and Roadmap (2002)

2021-2022 Iowa Manufacturing Needs Assessment Report

2021-2022 Iowa Manufacturing Needs Assessment Report Publications Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Workforce Details: CIRAS’s 2021-2022 Manufacturing needs assessment summarizes a survey and feedback from manufacturing leaders to identify the key needs for manufacturing in Iowa.

Motor Vehicle Electrification: Implications for Iowa

Motor Vehicle Electrification: Implications for Iowa Publications Growth Leadership Workforce Details: As the automotive industry transitions from internal combustion engines to battery electric and hybrid engines, we will see significant changes to the market and supply chain, creating risks and opportunities for manufacturers. This report provides an overview of the current automotive industry in Iowa, … Continue reading Motor Vehicle Electrification: Implications for Iowa

Identifying Successful Capstone Projects

Identifying Successful Capstone Projects Publications Growth Productivity Details: This one-page document describes what the ISU capstone program is, what clients might expect to get from a project, which departments commonly host capstone projects, how to identify a valuable capstone project, and who you can contact within CIRAS to discuss capstone projects in greater detail.

Doing Business with the Iowa DOT and Understanding its DBE Certification

Doing Business with the Iowa DOT and Understanding its DBE Certification Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: The Iowa Department of Transportation has multiple ways that Iowa companies can interact with the agency to obtain government contracts. Topics covered will include how to register and find opportunities in the Iowa DOT’s Purchasing Section, how to … Continue reading Doing Business with the Iowa DOT and Understanding its DBE Certification

Introduction to SBIR-STTR Programs: America’s Seed Fund

Introduction to SBIR-STTR Programs: America’s Seed Fund Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: Do you have a breakthrough business but lack the resources necessary to develop it? This one-hour webinar will explain the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs - two highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses … Continue reading Introduction to SBIR-STTR Programs: America’s Seed Fund

Doing Business with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Doing Business with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: Growing in government contracting requires understanding the marketplace and building relationships with the people who purchase for government agencies. Are you stymied by who to call or what you should do? This webinar is designed to help … Continue reading Doing Business with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Go & No-Go Decisions

Go & No-Go Decisions Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth 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 … Continue reading Go & No-Go Decisions

Doing Business with General Services Administration in Region 6

Doing Business with General Services Administration in Region 6 Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: ​Landing government contracts requires knowing where to look for potential sales and understanding the landscape once you find a buyer who needs what you sell. Wouldn't it be nice to know where to find that kind of information? B This … Continue reading Doing Business with General Services Administration in Region 6

Iowa Emergency Management Response – How Do I Sign Up as a Vendor?

Iowa Emergency Management Response – How Do I Sign Up as a Vendor? Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: This webinar is provided in partnership with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD). The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) will share its new online form for vendors interested … Continue reading Iowa Emergency Management Response – How Do I Sign Up as a Vendor?

Developing Indirect Rates: How to Ensure You’re Profitable

Developing Indirect Rates: How to Ensure You’re Profitable Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: Understanding indirect costs is key to turning a profit on a government contract. Indirect cost are your overhead costs that are not directly attributed to a specific contract, such as insurance, space rental, or administrative staff salaries. This is one-hour webinar … Continue reading Developing Indirect Rates: How to Ensure You’re Profitable

Regulatory Updates Affecting Government Contracting

Regulatory Updates Affecting Government Contracting Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: This one-hour webinar will cover some of 2020’s most substantive changes to the rules and regulations that impact small business government contractors. The list includes changes to the SBA’s mentor/protégé, joint venture, and 8(a) regulations; changes for size calculations; and upcoming changes to the … Continue reading Regulatory Updates Affecting Government Contracting

Changes: The Most Important Clause in Federal Construction Contracts

Changes: The Most Important Clause in Federal Construction Contracts Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: Presented by Maria Panichelli If you do business with the federal government, the Changes clause just may be the most important clause in your contract. This 90-minute webinar will walk you through the steps necessary to address changes in government … Continue reading Changes: The Most Important Clause in Federal Construction Contracts

Debriefings and Bid Protests

Debriefings and Bid Protests Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: Presented by Matthew Schoonover This one-hour webinar is designed to help contractors understand how government agencies measure past performance and how to address any concerns in their past. Attendees will learn how to leverage their past performance to enhance their competitiveness and what strategies to … Continue reading Debriefings and Bid Protests

Affiliations

Affiliations Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: Presented by Koprince Law This one-hour webinar will demystify the concept of “affiliation” in government contracting and explain what you need to know if you want to sell to the government as a small business. We’ll use plain English and specific examples to explain U.S. Small Business Administration … Continue reading Affiliations

Teaming, Joint Venturing, and the SBA’s Mentor Protégé Programs!

Teaming, Joint Venturing, and the SBA’s Mentor Protégé Programs! Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: Sometimes, one plus one equals a lot more than two. Teaming, Joint Venturing and the SBA's Mentor-Protégé programs all are popular trends in government contracting because they make companies stronger together than they are individually – whether you're a large … Continue reading Teaming, Joint Venturing, and the SBA’s Mentor Protégé Programs!

Agency Highlight: Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Agency Highlight: Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Attendees will learn how goods and services are purchased by the agency and how vendors can sign up to be on the … Continue reading Agency Highlight: Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Mentor-Protégés, Joint Ventures, and Teaming

Mentor-Protégés, Joint Ventures, and Teaming Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: This one-hour webinar is designed to help government contractors understand how government agencies measure past performance and how to address any concerns in their past. Attendees will learn how to leverage their past performance to enhance their competitiveness and what strategies to use in … Continue reading Mentor-Protégés, Joint Ventures, and Teaming

Buy American and Trade Agreements Act Compliance for Federal Procurement

Buy American and Trade Agreements Act Compliance for Federal Procurement Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: The United States government has complex country of origin requirements for the products it procures. The Buy American Act applies to some contracts, and the Trade Agreements Act to others, and each has its own specific provisions. Compliance is … Continue reading Buy American and Trade Agreements Act Compliance for Federal Procurement

Doing Business with the US Coast Guard- Ways to Build Your Capabilities Statement

Doing Business with the US Coast Guard- Ways to Build Your Capabilities Statement Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: Want to do business with the U.S. Coast Guard? This two-hour webinar will provide an overview of how and what the Coast Guard buys. Attendees also will learn tips and tricks for developing a capabilities statement … Continue reading Doing Business with the US Coast Guard- Ways to Build Your Capabilities Statement

Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy

Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy Virtual Training Government Contracting Growth Details: ​This webinar will provide information on the overall value of initial and ongoing market research for companies pursuing Government sales. We'll discuss resources available for conducting market research, and will give companies a meaningful starting point for a one-on-one discussion with their counselor for … Continue reading Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy

Preparing for Food Safety Certification, Comparing Regulations with GFSI Certifications

Preparing for Food Safety Certification, Comparing Regulations with GFSI Certifications Virtual Training Food Industry Growth Leadership Details: CIRAS offers a full suite of food safety and quality services focused on helping Iowa food companies grow their businesses. The Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) certifications could support sales growth and retention for a food company. CIRAS … Continue reading Preparing for Food Safety Certification, Comparing Regulations with GFSI Certifications