Tri-State Webinar Series- Multiple free webinars

Tri-State Webinar Series- Multiple free webinars

September 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am – September 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Tri-State Webinar Series from September 8 thru September 11th – Businesses/vendors are encouraged to attend the free series.

Multiple free webinars to pick from (1 hour each) focusing on government contracting opportunities, business education, development, and strategies. The goal is to engage and prepare businesses/vendors prior to meeting with Government agencies, Prime Contractors, and U.S. Companies on September 16, 2020.  For more information, click here:

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CTPTAC Overview

This webinar will provide you with general aspects of effectively doing business with the Federal and Connecticut State and local governments:

  • Federal  Government Contracting Process

  • Federal Government  and State of CT Bid Opportunities

  • State of CT & Municipal Government Procurement Processes

Date: September 8, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm

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Tri-State Webinar Series- Multiple free webinars to pick

Tri-State Webinar Series Agenda


10 am – NYS MWBE Certification Made Easy

Lourdes Martinez

NYS Empire State Development, DMWBD

Description- How to become certified with the NYS; What are the benefits to become certified; How can you leverage your certification; and How to obtain contracting opportunities with the NYS


1pm – CTPTAC Overview

Frank Dixon

Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Description – This webinar will provide you with general aspects of effectively doing business with the Federal and Connecticut State and local governments: Federal Government Contracting Process, Federal Government and State of CT Bid Opportunities, State of CT & Municipal Government Procurement Processes.



10 am – Understanding Project Labor Agreements

Santo Cimino & Marcello Rios

NYC Environmental Protection

Description – A detailed look at NYC’s Project Labor Agreement.


1pm – Compliance Issues for SMBs

Tom Farrell

TMF Law Offices

Description – This free workshop will consist of two parts:

1. Information about City, State, and Federal regulations that apply to any business right from the start, including regulations that are enforced by the NYS Dept of Labor, the NYS Tax & Finance Dept., and by various Federal agencies – IRS, Federal Trade Commission, NLRB, etc.

2. Information about laws and regulations that are frequently overlooked but impose serious obligations, such as the “ban the box” law, the New York State Paid Leave Law, the New York City Sick/Safe law, and sexual harassment prevention.



10 am – Navigating the NYS Contract Reporter

Christine McCann

NYS Contract Reporter

Description – The NYS Contract Reporter is the official publication of New York State agency, public benefit corporation and public authority procurement activity valued at $50,000 and over. Many New York cities, towns, vilages, counties, SUNYs/CUNYs, school/fire/water districts, museums and libraries as well as not-for-profits advertise solicitations here. The publication is a free online website that provides access to current bid opportunities for commodities, services and construction across New York State.


1 pm – How To Do Business With The FDNY

David Francis & Matthew Lee

New York City Fire Department

Description – In our presentation we will discuss formal contracts CSB & RFP. Some helpful tips to submitting bids. The importance of the Schedule B form. Where to find the M/WBE Noncompetitive Small Purchase Method procurement on our website.


2:30 pm – Equitable Price Adjustment to your Contract

Joseph A. Camardo, Jr.

Camardo Law Firm, P.C.

Description – Contractual Issues such as Defective Specifications, Differing Site Conditions, and lack of cooperation can lead to Equitable Price Adjustment.



11 am – New York Forward Loan Fund for Small Businesses, Landlords, and nonprofits in NYS

Huey-Min Chuang

NYS Empire State Development

Description – The presentation will cover in depth eligibility, qualifications, use of funds, and required documentation for a successful New York Forward Loan Fund loan up to $100K at 2% or 3% interest rates for five years for eligible applicants with fewer than 20 employees and $3 million in revenues in NYS.


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