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Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process 11:00 am
Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process @ Zoom Webinar
Jan 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process @ Zoom Webinar
Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process Presenter: Marisol Herrera, Procurement Specialist/ Business Development Manager, CTPTAC Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U6Z18jJJSnWQMNc6wgkOWQ Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org   In order to do business with the Federal Government your entity must[...]
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Webinar: Improving SBA Certification Applications 11:00 am
Webinar: Improving SBA Certification Applications @ Zoom Webinar
Jan 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Webinar: Improving SBA Certification Applications @ Zoom Webinar
Webinar: Improving SBA Certification Applications Presenter: Allisa Young, Procurement Specialist, CTPTAC Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0GqxLAufQWGF_27p9Pb2Pw Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org   This Webinar will discuss the following three (3) Certifications:  8a, Historically[...]
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Webinar: Determining Your Proposal Strategy 11:00 am
Webinar: Determining Your Proposal Strategy @ Zoom Webinar
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Webinar: Determining Your Proposal Strategy @ Zoom Webinar
Webinar: Determining Your Proposal Strategy Presenter: Ishrat Nazmi, Procurement Specialist, CTPTAC; Carrie Ann Williams, CPSM, F. SAME, CEO/President, Andana Consulting Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b2Y1SOf8Te2UQoz7AMBOkg Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org   Success to winning a proposal is not[...]
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Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process 11:00 am
Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process @ Zoom Webinar
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process @ Zoom Webinar
Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process Presenter: Marisol Herrera, Procurement Specialist/ Business Development Manager, CTPTAC Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DsOr-NIHSnO05GhIOvoaew Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org   In order to do business with the Federal Government your entity must[...]
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Webinar: Strategic Pricing 11:00 am
Webinar: Strategic Pricing @ Zoom Webinar
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Webinar: Strategic Pricing @ Zoom Webinar
Webinar: Strategic Pricing Presenter: Ishrat Nazmi, Procurement Specialist, CTPTAC Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dZNSuZJeROG6rPM7Spbseg Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org   In this webinar, learn five fundamental approaches to pricing. Price to Win, Market-Based (Top-Down)[...]
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Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process @ Zoom Webinar
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process

Presenter: Marisol Herrera, Procurement Specialist/ Business Development Manager, CTPTAC

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DsOr-NIHSnO05GhIOvoaew

Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org

 

In order to do business with the Federal Government your entity must be registered in the System for Awards Management (SAM.gov). This webinar provides step-by-step instructions on How to Create an Account and Registration Process.

Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process

 

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Jan
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Webinar: Strategic Pricing @ Zoom Webinar
Jan 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: Strategic Pricing

Presenter: Ishrat Nazmi, Procurement Specialist, CTPTAC

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dZNSuZJeROG6rPM7Spbseg

Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org

 

In this webinar, learn five fundamental approaches to pricing. Price to Win, Market-Based (Top-Down) pricing, and Cost-Based (bottom-Up) pricing. The Hybrid approach to pricing and the alternate pricing Strategies. Learn what is a best value purchase. Often government agencies will buy based on overall values of the proposal, and not based on lowest price. Understand typical contract types, such as, fixed priced, T&M (time and material), or Cost type. And know the difference between direct cost and indirect costs.

Webinar: Strategic Pricing

 

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Feb
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Webinar: Accessing Procurement Opportunities @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: Accessing Procurement Opportunities

Presenter: Jerry D. Smith Sr, New England (NE) Region Small Business Technical Advisor (SBTA), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) – General Services Administration (GSA)

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9L1oTFeOQt-KIVIt8lHaSw
Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org

The purpose of the Accessing Procurement Opportunities webinar is to provide companies with an overview of GSA, the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), how to do business with GSA, the tools and resources available to assist small businesses with locating potential prime and subcontracting opportunities, etc.

Webinar: Accessing Procurement Opportunities

Jerry D. Smith Sr, New England (NE) Region Small Business Technical Advisor (SBTA), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) – General Services Administration (GSA)

Jerry D. Smith Sr. assumed the position of Director, GSA New England Region, Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU), in December of 2007. As of Oct 2019 the Office was reorganized as the Regional Small Business Advocacy and Engagement Division, GSA New England Region, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). In Oct 2020, Mr. Smith assumed the regional leadership role as the GSA New England Region’s Small Business Technical Advisor (SBTA)

Mr. Smith joined the GSA team in May 2005, as an IT Project Manager. In Dec 2005 he was re-assigned as the Manager of GSA’s Regional Network Services Operations, Director, Boston Defense Metropolitan Area Telecommunications System (DMATS), and Regional Coordinator for Federal Emergency Communications, located at Hanscom AFB, MA.

Mr. Smith’s military service includes 24 years of active duty as Air Force Tactical and Fixed Communications Systems Engineer & Manager; Combat Communications and IT Systems Installation Team Chief; NATO Survival to Operate (Emergency Management) Evaluator/Trainer; and as a United Nations Emergency Communications Planner.

After retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Smith worked in the wireless communications industry as an Advance Wireless Technology Trainer for SPRINT Mobile Communications. He also spent time in the IT industry as an IT Project Manager, Training Consultant, Value Added Reseller (VAR) Relations Manager, Business Line Developer and a Special Events Coordinator for several small business IT start-ups. As a Federal Business Developer, he provided professional IT Consulting Services and engineering design of Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telecom systems for customers including Department Of Defense, Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

In his current capacity as SBTA, NE Region OSBU, He manages GSA’s small business outreach, and business development educational programs throughout the region. He also acts as an advocate for small socio-economic disadvantaged businesses presently doing business, or interested in doing business, with GSA and other Federal agencies.
His office oversaw the award of $70.3 million in FY2019, $61.8 Million in FY2020, and $59.6 Million in FY2021 (as of 2/25/2021) in federal contracts by the New England Regional Acquisition Workforce. During the listed period, over 85% of all GSA R1 Federal Contracts were awarded to small businesses. Mr. Smith also acts as the GSA liaison to the Small Business Administration (SBA), the New England states Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), and Congressional Representatives’ Economic Development staff located throughout the New England states.

Mr. Smith holds an Associates Degree in Electronic Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Fore; a Bachelors in Electronic Engineering Technology from Texas State University; a Masters in Human Relations, specializing in workplace diversity, from the University of Oklahoma; and Post Graduate courses toward his PhD in Organization and Management with Capella University. He served as the GSA New England Regional EEO Officer from 2005 to 2009. He also holds advance training certificates in Process Improvement, Sustainable Business Practices, Customer Relations Management, Event Planning, Business Development, Quality Control Management, Federal Contract Administration, Project/Program Management, Federal Workplace Mediation, IT & Telecommunications Operations Management, Network Design Engineering, Academic Instructor, and National Security Agency (NSA) Cryptographic Systems Installation and Maintenance Team Chief.

Mr. Smith also serves the Massachusetts North Shore community as a community advocate for diversity outreach and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Salem MA Common Association, an organization dedicated to the preservation of the Historical Salem Common (The original site of the founding of the US National Guard). He is a Life member of Blacks In Government (BIG) and has served as a member of the BIG’s National Board of Directors, as well as the past President and Parliamentarian of the Greater Boston Chapter of BIG. He holds memberships in several organizations including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC (Dr Martin Luther King’s fraternity). He presently serves as the local college Minority Alumni recruiting point of contact for Texas State University, in San Marcus TX, Oklahoma University, in Norman OK, University of Vermont, in Burlington VT.

 

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Feb
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Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process

Presenter: Marisol Herrera, Procurement Specialist/ Business Development Manager, CTPTAC

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QD4byVXuTN2GSietbubS9A

Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org

 

In order to do business with the Federal Government your entity must be registered in the System for Awards Management (SAM.gov). This webinar provides step-by-step instructions on How to Create an Account and Registration Process.

Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process

 

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Feb
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Webinar: The SBA Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: The SBA Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program

Presenter: Frank Dixon, State Director, CTPTAC; Peter C. Gibbs, President, Foundation Surety & Insurance Solutions

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ozDJOHKiRoGLlPuXgEk-Fw

Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org

 

Surety bond or contract bonds help small businesses guarantee that the work is performed in accordance with contract terms and that subcontractors, and suppliers, are paid in a timely and accurately manner. Many public and private contracts require surety bonds, which are offered by surety companies. The SBA guarantees surety bonds for certain surety companies, which allows the companies to offer surety bonds to small businesses that might not meet the criteria for other sureties. Join this webinar to learn more about the SBA’s SBG Program and the benefits of this program to your business.

Webinar: The SBA Surety Bond Guarantee (SBG) Program

Peter C. Gibbs, President, Foundation Surety & Insurance Solutions

Peter C. Gibbs is the Former Director for the Office of Surety Guarantees (OSG) at the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Headquarters in Washington, DC where he managed a staff of over 25 professionals at the organization’s headquarters and regional offices in Denver, CO and Seattle, WA.

Mr. Gibbs retired from SBA after 32 years of service on August 31, 2021.  On October 1, 2021, Mr. Gibbs started Foundation Surety & Insurance Solutions, where he is the President and operates out of Bowie, MD.  Foundation is licensed in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rice, US Virgin Islands and Guam.  Mr. Gibbs’s want to make Foundation Surety the premier surety bond agency in the US serving small businesses, including the underserved community.

Mr. Gibbs joined OSG in 2005 and is responsible for developing and recommending policies and procedures, guidelines and criteria for evaluating and mitigating all programs and operation efforts, including those governing the regional office.  In addition to operations and personnel management, Peter works closely with Surety Companies who provide over $9 billion annually in surety bond credit to small businesses throughout the United States.

Mr. Gibbs is responsible for establishing federal partnerships with some of the largest Surety Companies in the world, including Cincinnati Insurance Company, QBE Insurance, International Fidelity Insurance Company (IFIC), Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Market Insurance Company, The Hartford and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.  These partnerships were instrumental in $ billions awarded to small and emerging businesses in the US economy.

Prior to joining OSG, Mr. Gibbs worked in the SBA Investment Division for over 14 years in the Office of New Markets Venture Capital and the Rural Business Investment Program.  Beginning as a Senior Program Analyst, he rose through the ranks to Deputy Director and successfully launched the New Markets Venture Capital Program (NMVCP) from inception to fruition; establishing and implementing policies, regulations, and evaluation procedures.  The New Markets Venture Capital Program is designed to promote economic development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in low-income geographic areas and among individuals living in such areas.  His primary charge was to evaluate private venture capital management teams to determine their eligibility for $180 million in debenture and grant funding.

 

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Feb
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Webinar: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0: What It Means for You @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0: What It Means for You

Presenter: Allisa Young, Procurement Specialist, CTPTAC; Tom Neclerio, Principle Cyber Advisor, Conquest Cyber 

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j27XYQ_8QC2B91w0J1oWXw

Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org

The Department of Defense announced updates to the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. Known as CMMC 2.0, these changes will simplify the CMMC standard and provide additional clarity on cybersecurity regulatory, policy, and contracting requirements.

In this webinar, we’ll be discussing what’s changed with CMMC 2.0, what you need to be doing today as a defense contractor, and what solutions are available to you.

Webinar: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0: What It Means for You

 

 

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Feb
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Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process @ Zoom Webinar
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process

Presenter: Marisol Herrera, Procurement Specialist/ Business Development Manager, CTPTAC

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gKrtEfR0QVWxGOBjvw3SLg

Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org

 

In order to do business with the Federal Government your entity must be registered in the System for Awards Management (SAM.gov). This webinar provides step-by-step instructions on How to Create an Account and Registration Process.

Webinar: SAM.gov Registration Process

 

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