The federal Small Business Program is the subject of a new course now being offered by The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech.
The course, designated as CON 260B by the Defense Acquisition University, provides an in-depth review of the federal government’s Small Business Program. This course delves into the intricacies of the associated programs and initiatives that support the Small Business Program and the government’s efforts to improve small business participation in prime contracting and subcontracting. Particular attention is focused on the Small Business Managers’ role as a vital member of the acquisition team.
The course is next offered Feb. 8 through Feb. 10, 2012 on the Georgia Tech campus in midtown Atlanta. Georgia Tech is an approved Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalency provider and offers DAU-equivalent training that will satisfy the FAC-C and DAWIA certification programs. This course also is scheduled for Mar. 7-9, July 10-12, and Dec. 4-6, 2012.
How You Will Benefit
Participants will learn how to do the following by participating in this course:
- Conduct market research to the extent needed to maximize small business participation at the prime and subcontracting levels.
- Select the appropriate acquisition strategy that maximizes small business participation either at the prime contract or subcontracting levels.
- Describe the SBA’s role in the award decision making process.
- Implement the subcontracting requirements.
- Describe how to provide assistance to small businesses in finding government contracting and sub-contracting opportunities
A notebook containing Student materials, assessment instruments, exercises and supplemental information will be provided to each registered participant.
CEU’s, Cost and Registration
Course participants will earn 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Georgia Tech and be eligible for Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) from DAU. The course fee is $750, and registration may be accomplished on-line at http://www.pe.gatech.edu/courses/con-260b-small-business-programs.
Who Should Attend
- State, local, federal contracting officials
- Small business advocacy associations
- Prime contractors with AND without government contracts
- Corporate supplier diversity professionals
- Small, mid-size, and large businesses
- Anyone working for a federal agency who interacts with/supports small businesses
- Introduction and Administrative Information
- Review of CON 260A
- CON 260B Course Overview
- The Role of Market Research in Small Business Participation
- The Small Business Program as a part of Acquisition Strategy
- The Role of the Small Business Administration
- Constructing and Evaluating Subcontracting Plans
- Conducting Effective Outreach
Feel free to contact The Academy’s program manager Rhonda Lynch at info@ContractingAcademy.gatech.edu.