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Defense Contractor Academy - For Small Businesses Engaged in Contracting (Part 1) - Online

Wed 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Facilitated by SBCN State Office
Topic: Government Contracting

ATTENTION: This is a three-part series. Separate registrations are required for Part-2, scheduled for Thursday, September 29, and Part-3, scheduled for Friday, September 30.

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,, 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 (Melissa Evans, SBC Director). Those who have 100% attendance 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

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