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  • Sunday, November 26, 2017

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  • Monday, November 27, 2017

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  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    • Technical Training: Procurement 101 Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: Governor's Coordinating Offices 1st floor conference room B 100 Community Place Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:

      Host: Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs

      Procurement 101

      New to state contracting? Start at the beginning. This class is for small businesses that have little or no knowledge of the state procurement process. We'll focus on common procurement terminology, examine how the state contracting arena operates, and provide resources to help you determine if pursuing work in the public sector would be beneficial to your company. 

      Who should attend? Small business owners who want to assess the state contracting arena and gain a basic understanding of the procurement process.

      What you need to know:
      There is no cost to attend
      Seating is limited and advance registratiion is required.
      Bring pen and paper to take notes.
      Guest WiFi is available.
      Ample free parking on-site.
      Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
      Vending machines are located on the ground floor.
      Nearest eating establishment (Subway) is one mile away.

       
       
    • Technical Training: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Forms Time: 2:00p - 4:00p Location: Governor's Coordinating Offices 1st floor conference room B 100 Community Place Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:

      Host: Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs

      MBE Forms 

      How do you fill out your MBE forms as a prime contractor?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 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.

      What you need to know:
      There is no cost to attend
      Seating is limited and advance registratiion is required.
      Bring pen and paper to take notes.
      Guest WiFi is available.
      Ample free parking on-site.
      Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
      Vending machines are located on the ground floor.
      Nearest eating establishment (Subway) is one mile away.

       
       
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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  • Thursday, November 30, 2017

    • 15th Annual SMART PROC (2 day conference) Time: 1:00p - Fri. 12/1 3:30p Location: Clarion Inn and Event Center 5400 Holiday Drive Frederick, MD 21703 Details:

      Host: Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART)?

      Find out what it takes to thrive in today's competitive procurement arena by connecting with key government agencies, prime contractors, and state & local representatives at the 15th Annual SMART PROC. Since 2002 SMART has provided a low-cost conference with no barrier for small business to participate that has attracted over 10,000 attendees from government, industry and academia with 50 annual exhibitors in this intimate venue located near Fort Detrick, Maryland.

      Network and talk business with major purchasing agents as you meet among more than 800 construction, defense, healthcare and cyber/IT leaders lined up to attend. The 2-day event offers valuable insights from procurement experts in government, business, and academia that will benefit large contractors, small businesses, minority- and women-owned concerns, and businesses run by service-disabled veterans.  New sessions this year will discuss cyber priorities in transitioning administration, Contracting with the State of Maryland and a Special Teaming with Historically Black Colleges and University Panel.

      2-Day Small Business Procurement Conference

      CONNECTING

      Small Business,Government Contracting Officials and Prime Contractors

      Thursday, November 30, 2017 
      Keynote Kickoff at 1:00 PM
      Small Business Break-out Sessions from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Business, Banter, & Beer Cocktail Reception 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      Silent Auction from 5:00 PM- 7:30 PM

      Friday, December 1, 2017 
      Keynote at 8:00 AM
      12 Break-out Sessions 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      Wine & Beer Tasting Featuring Maryland Wineries and Breweries 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

       
       
       
       
  • Friday, December 1, 2017

    • 15th Annual SMART PROC (2 day conference) Time: Thu. 11/30 1:00p - 3:30p Location: Clarion Inn and Event Center 5400 Holiday Drive Frederick, MD 21703 Details:

      Host: Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART)?

      Find out what it takes to thrive in today's competitive procurement arena by connecting with key government agencies, prime contractors, and state & local representatives at the 15th Annual SMART PROC. Since 2002 SMART has provided a low-cost conference with no barrier for small business to participate that has attracted over 10,000 attendees from government, industry and academia with 50 annual exhibitors in this intimate venue located near Fort Detrick, Maryland.

      Network and talk business with major purchasing agents as you meet among more than 800 construction, defense, healthcare and cyber/IT leaders lined up to attend. The 2-day event offers valuable insights from procurement experts in government, business, and academia that will benefit large contractors, small businesses, minority- and women-owned concerns, and businesses run by service-disabled veterans.  New sessions this year will discuss cyber priorities in transitioning administration, Contracting with the State of Maryland and a Special Teaming with Historically Black Colleges and University Panel.

      2-Day Small Business Procurement Conference

      CONNECTING

      Small Business,Government Contracting Officials and Prime Contractors

      Thursday, November 30, 2017 
      Keynote Kickoff at 1:00 PM
      Small Business Break-out Sessions from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Business, Banter, & Beer Cocktail Reception 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      Silent Auction from 5:00 PM- 7:30 PM

      Friday, December 1, 2017 
      Keynote at 8:00 AM
      12 Break-out Sessions 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      Wine & Beer Tasting Featuring Maryland Wineries and Breweries 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

       
       
       
       
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017

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