Aug 27
SBA Participating Event
NOTE: This event has expired.

8(a) Business Development Certification Workshop

Contracting

August 27, 2014 | 10:00 am CST - 1:00 pm CST

Main Library, Tech Center

219 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA,70112

Jo Ann Lawrence

City of New Orleans, Office of Supplier Diversity

This is a free event.

Information will be presented on 8(a) eligibility criteria, GLS Login, the application process, and how the 8(a) program works. We will also discuss System for Award Management (SAM) and Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) registration and provide general information on doing business with the federal government. Detailed information will be provided on: the primary purpose of the Section 8(a) Program (business development); eligibility criteria; length of time in business requirement; how the business development and contracting aspects of the program work; the firm's responsibility as an 8(a) Program participant; electronic application process; reporting requirements; the importance of updating your SAM registration; and the DSBS supplemental profile. For additional information, please call 504-589-6688 or 504-589-6685 or email jo.lawrence3@sba.gov or gail.brogan@sba.gov. The basic eligibility requirements include: -the firm must be a small business; -the firm must be unconditionally owned and controlled by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States; -the firm must be daily managed by one or more socially and economically disadvantaged individuals who are of good character and citizens of the United States; and -the firm must demonstrate the potential for success (two-year rule). PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. EMAIL JO.LAWRENCE3@SBA.GOV