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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    • Internet-based Electronic Bidding Training-Session 1 Time: 8:00a - 10:00a Location: 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076 Details:

      The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) will be transitioning from paper/hardcopy bidding to electronic bidding. Projects advertised after July 1, 2017, will require electronic bid submittal via internet. Paper bids or bids on CDs will no longer be accepted for projects.

      Contract documents will be made available through Bid Express and will continue to be offered at no charge on eMaryland Marketplace. Registration and a paid subscription are required to submit bids through the internet-based Bid Express system. Potential bidders are encouraged to register in advance as the registration process takes up to 7 business days. In addition, SHA will be letting pilot projects in advance of the July changeover, with the first projects advertised as early as March 2017. A bid extension will not be granted for delays in registration and/or errors in submission of electronic bids. For more information about Bid Express registration and subscription, please visit https://www.bidx.com/site/registration.

      Two-hour in-person training sessions will be offered at MDOT Headquarters located at 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover Maryland 21076 on 2/28/2017 and 3/1/2017 as follows:

      • Session 1: 2/28/2017 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
      • Session 2: 2/28/2017 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
      • Session 3: 2/28/2017 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
      • Session 4: 3/1/2017 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
      • Session 5: 3/1/2017 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
      • Session 6: 3/1/2017 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

      In the event of inclement weather, the snow dates are March 6 and 7, 2017. The number of sessions and their timings will remain the same. In order to register for training please contact Kaitlyn Eng at keng@sha.state.md.us or 410-545-8946. Registration closes on February 22, 2017. When registering for training please provide the desired session number, name of individual attending, email address, telephone number and the company name.

       
       
       
    • MBE Rights and Responsibilities Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: 100 Community Place First Floor Training Room Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:

      Government contracting can offer significant opportunities for growth and sustainability to small businesses. Competition is tough in the public sector and a critical key to success lies within understanding the rules that govern the procurement process. This is particularly important when performing as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in either the prime contractor or subcontractor role. Join us for an in-depth look at your rights as well as your responsibilities.

      Who should attend? Small businesses and certified MBEs who are ready and able to perform as a prime contractor or a subcontractor on state-funded procurements.

      MBE Rights & Responsibilities is a technical training workshop offered by the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs for small businesses that want to do business with the State of Maryland. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. There is no cost to attend. Ample free parking is available on-site.

       
       
    • Ready, Set, GROW! Honoring Southern Maryland's Small Business Community Time: 10:00a - 1:00p Location: Southern Maryland Higher Education Center 44219 Airport Road California, MD 20619 Details:

      The Governor's Office of Minority Affairs 

      presents:

       

      Ready, Set, GROW!
      A Procurement Connection Workshop

      Honoring Southern Maryland's Small Business Community!

       

      Are you a small, minority, or woman business owner interested in contracting opportunities with state agencies and institutions? If so, then this unique workshop is for you! You will connect with procurement officers in the public sector in order to develop relationships to positively impact your business. 

       

      Join us to learn about navigating the government procurement process, small procurement opportunities, and current and future solicitations. In addition, we will honor local businesses and their great contributions to Southern Maryland. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards for the many buyers you will meet. You will leave with a comprehensive list of active solicitations from our panelists.

       
       
    • Internet-based Electronic Bidding Training-Session 2 Time: 10:30a - 12:30p Location: 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076 Details:

      The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) will be transitioning from paper/hardcopy bidding to electronic bidding. Projects advertised after July 1, 2017, will require electronic bid submittal via internet. Paper bids or bids on CDs will no longer be accepted for projects.

      Contract documents will be made available through Bid Express and will continue to be offered at no charge on eMaryland Marketplace. Registration and a paid subscription are required to submit bids through the internet-based Bid Express system. Potential bidders are encouraged to register in advance as the registration process takes up to 7 business days. In addition, SHA will be letting pilot projects in advance of the July changeover, with the first projects advertised as early as March 2017. A bid extension will not be granted for delays in registration and/or errors in submission of electronic bids. For more information about Bid Express registration and subscription, please visit https://www.bidx.com/site/registration.

      Two-hour in-person training sessions will be offered at MDOT Headquarters located at 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover Maryland 21076 on 2/28/2017 and 3/1/2017 as follows:

      • Session 1: 2/28/2017 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
      • Session 2: 2/28/2017 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
      • Session 3: 2/28/2017 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
      • Session 4: 3/1/2017 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
      • Session 5: 3/1/2017 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
      • Session 6: 3/1/2017 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

      In the event of inclement weather, the snow dates are March 6 and 7, 2017. The number of sessions and their timings will remain the same. In order to register for training please contact Kaitlyn Eng at keng@sha.state.md.us or 410-545-8946. Registration closes on February 22, 2017. When registering for training please provide the desired session number, name of individual attending, email address, telephone number and the company name.

       
       
    • Social Media and SEO Marketing Tools Time: 1:00p - 3:00p Location: MCE Women's Business Center 333 N. Charles Street Baltimore, ME 21201 Details:

      Social networking can seem confusing and daunting but it can be a valuable tool for a small business.  We will discuss the basics of Facebook, Linked-In and Twitter among others.  Learn how to incorporate these marketing methods, such as Search Engine Optimization, into your marketing plan in ways that save you and your employee's time.  Keep it simple, stay on track and let these new forms of marketing work for you.  

      Presented by Bonnie Barresi

      Cost: $15.00 - No Refunds Beyond Feb. 23, 2017
      Location: MCE Women's Business Center, 333 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
      Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
      Contact: Bonnie Barresi
      Phone: 410-776-8907

       
       
    • Internet-based Electronic Bidding Training-Session 3 Time: 1:30p - 3:30p Location: 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, MD 21076 Details:

      The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) will be transitioning from paper/hardcopy bidding to electronic bidding. Projects advertised after July 1, 2017, will require electronic bid submittal via internet. Paper bids or bids on CDs will no longer be accepted for projects.

      Contract documents will be made available through Bid Express and will continue to be offered at no charge on eMaryland Marketplace. Registration and a paid subscription are required to submit bids through the internet-based Bid Express system. Potential bidders are encouraged to register in advance as the registration process takes up to 7 business days. In addition, SHA will be letting pilot projects in advance of the July changeover, with the first projects advertised as early as March 2017. A bid extension will not be granted for delays in registration and/or errors in submission of electronic bids. For more information about Bid Express registration and subscription, please visit https://www.bidx.com/site/registration.

      Two-hour in-person training sessions will be offered at MDOT Headquarters located at 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover Maryland 21076 on 2/28/2017 and 3/1/2017 as follows:

      • Session 1: 2/28/2017 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
      • Session 2: 2/28/2017 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
      • Session 3: 2/28/2017 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
      • Session 4: 3/1/2017 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
      • Session 5: 3/1/2017 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
      • Session 6: 3/1/2017 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

      In the event of inclement weather, the snow dates are March 6 and 7, 2017. The number of sessions and their timings will remain the same. In order to register for training please contact Kaitlyn Eng at keng@sha.state.md.us or 410-545-8946. Registration closes on February 22, 2017. When registering for training please provide the desired session number, name of individual attending, email address, telephone number and the company name.

       
       
    • MBE Forms and Prime Self-Performance Regulations Time: 1:30p - 3:30p Location: 100 Community Place First Floor Training Room Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:

      Maryland is committed to minority inclusion in the state contracting marketplace, and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) goal requirements are included in most state procurements. Small business owners and certified MBE firms that want to compete as prime contractors in this arena must know how to correctly fill out the required MBE forms. Join us for a technical review of these critical forms, and a detailed discussion on the regulations that allow MBE primes to fulfill a portion of the MBE subcontracting goal.

      Who should attend? Small business owners who want to perform as prime contractors in the state contracting arena.

      This technical training workshop is offered by the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs for small businesses that want to do business with the State of Maryland. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. There is no cost to attend. Ample free parking is available on-site. Photo ID is required to enter the building.