Defense Contractor Academy - For Small Businesses Engaged in Contracting (Part 1) - Online
The Defense Contractor Academy (DCA) offers intermediate-level instruction to existing small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio. Part 1, constructed as a business development focused day, will take a deeper dive into federal contract opportunities and discuss how a business should respond to different notice types; review non-traditional opportunity types including non-competitive and limited-competition acquisitions (OTAs, Ability One, GSA, IDIQ, MATOC, MACC, etc.); demonstrate data sources available to better know your respective industry and competition; and explore available resources (FPDS, SAM.gov, MatchForce.org) to identify buyers, competitors, and contract opportunities.
9:00 AM–11:15 AM - Opening Remarks, Administrative Comments, Government Contract Opportunities and Contractor Responses
11:15 AM–11:30 AM - Break
11:30 AM-12:30 PM - Leveraging Non-Competitive and Limited-Competition Acquisitions and Sources of Supply
12:30 PM–1:00 PM - Break
1:00 PM-2:00 PM - Critical Data for Success as a Defense Contractor
2:00 PM-3:00 PM - Technology Resources
3:00 PM-3:15 PM - Break
3:15 PM-4:45 PM - Effectively Presenting Your Business to the Government, Military, and Prime Contractors (including capabilities statements, the All-Small program, SDVOSB, and new HUBZone requirements)
Facilitator: North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC)
Register by: 7:00 AM September 28
NOTE: The Zoom link for this event will be provided via email to all pre-registered participants the day before the event and again the morning of the event. Please check your inbox (or spam folder) for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org (Melissa Evans, SBC Director). Those who have 100% attendance (19.33 hours) for all three days will receive a Certificate of Completion from the NCMBC.
Co-Sponsor(s): North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC)
Fee: No Cost