At the Albany Matchmaker & Expo on June 19, 2013, small business owners discussed potential contracting opportunities face-to-face with representatives from colleges and universities, large corporations and federal, state and local agencies. This annual event is a valuable networking opportunity with dozens of exhibitors and government contracting resources. Small businesses participated in morning or afternoon sessions and send up to two representatives at a cost of $45 per person. Small businesses scheduled individual appointments with participating buyers during the online registration and payment process. If you have questions about the event, please contact SBA at (315) 471-9393. Join the matchmaker mailing list by emailing email@example.com.
FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS to help you prepare for government contracting success! Why were the buyers at the 2013 Albany Matchmaker interested in contracting with small businesses? What contracting certification programs do they use to satisfy their goals for selling to small businesses and businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, and others? This webinar series will provide you with the answers to your questions about being certified and how selling to the government will assist you in the growth of your business.
Doing Business with NYS: Your Business is our Business
July 11, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.
NYS Procurement (NYSPro), operating within the Office of General Services, is the central contracting office for New York State agencies, with a portfolio of over 1100 contracts valued at approximately $5 billion annually.
- Learn how New York purchases goods & services
- Find out about centralized contracts (state/OGS/NYSPro contracts)
- Learn about the new NYS Contract Reporter and Business Registry, coming soon!
Presenters: Nancy Fisher, Empire State Development, Deputy Director, Small Business Division
Harry Brown, Contract Management Specialist, NYSPro
What Women Need to Know About Government Contracting: Programs and Certifications for Woman-Owned Small Businesses
July 25, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.
- What programs are available for a woman contractor?
- What certifications should I pursue?
- How do I know if I am eligible?
- What are the steps needed to become certified?
Presenter: Roxanne K. Mutchler, SBDC Government Contracting Coordinator
What Veterans Need to Know about Federal Contracting
August 8, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.
What programs are available to veteran and service disabled veterans?
- Who is eligible?
- How do I get certified?
- What is vetbiz.gov?
- Why should I sell to the Veterans Administration?
Presenter: Steve Barr, North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center
SBA 8(a) Business Development and HUBZone
August 22, 2013 - 10:00 a.m.
Why should I apply to SBA for 8(a) BD or HUBZone certification?
- Who is eligible?
- Why are federal agencies and prime contractors interested in my certifications?
- How do I apply?
- How can I increase my sales to the federal government by being certified?
Presenter: James Quackenbush, SBA Business Opportunity Specialist
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2013 BUYER LISTING (v. 8) : PDF listing of this year's participating buyers requested small business products, services, and certifications is now available. New Buyers for 2013 include: Bristol Myers Squibb, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, NYS Homes & Community Renewal, NYS Office of Mental Health, Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc., Tappan Zee Bridge, U.S. Postal Service, and Whiting-Turner Contracting Company.
EVENT LOCATION: The 2013 Albany Matchmaker & Expo will be held at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY, 12205.
SPONSORS: Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, Albany Small Business Development Center, New York Business Development Corporation, New York State Contract Reporter, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
PARTICIPATING BUYERS: Albany County Division of Affirmative Action, Albany County Purchasing Division, Albany Molecular Research, Inc., Ametek SCP, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, Bristol Myers Squibb, CDTA, DASNY, Ecology and Environment, Inc., Empire State Development, FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc., General Dynamics – AIS, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Harris Corporation RF Communications Division, ITT Exelis, National Grid, NY Army National Guard/ Division of Military and Naval Affairs, NYS DOCCS Diversity Management, NYS DOCCS Division of Industries CORCRAFT, NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation, NYS Dept of Health, NYS Dept of Transportation Purchasing, NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation, NYS Homes & Community Renewal, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Office of General Services MWBE & Community Relations, NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historical Preservation, NYS Police, NYS Procurement, NYS Thruway Authority, NYS Thruway Authority Construction Management, Office of NYS Comptroller, Pioneer Credit Recovery, Purcell Construction Corp., Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc., State University of New York, State University Construction Fund, Tappan Zee Bridge, U.S. Army Contracting Command - Warren –Services, U.S. Army Contracting Command - Warren –Supplies, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. DOT Small Business Transportation Resource Center, U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Postal Service, University at Albany, Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Xerox Corporation.
EXHIBITORS: Adirondack Health and Wellness, Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, Albany SBDC, Creative Marketing Concepts, Empire State Development, Mohawk Valley SBDC Procurement Assistance Center, NBT Bank, New Horizons, North Country PTAC, NYBDC, NYS Business Council, Rensselaer County Chamber of Commerce, Rockland PTAC, SBA, Schenectady Regional Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, SEFCU, Southern Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, TD Bank, Turnkey Internet, U.S. Postal Service, Women's Business Center of NYS.
Cosponsorship Authorization # 13-0248-48. SBA's participation in this cosponsored event is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products, or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accomodations for persons with disabilities will be made by request in advance to 315-471-9393.