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Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs to Connect Small Businesses

Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs to Connect Small Businesses in Southern Maryland to State Contracting Opportunities

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Maryland procurement professionals will help small businesses in Southern Maryland connect to state contracting opportunities during the Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connection Workshop on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs is conducting the free workshop at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Public procurement can be a difficult process to navigate,” said Jimmy Rhee, special secretary of the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs. “We want to help small businesses master the skills necessary to compete with confidence as they go after prime and subcontracting opportunities in the public sector.”

The workshop features a presentation on how to navigate the state’s procurement process with a focus on accessing small procurement opportunities. The program will also honor local businesses that have made significant contributions in Southern Maryland. Participants will be able to meet with buyers from the State Highway Administration, Department of General Services, Maryland Aviation Administration, and Maryland Transit Administration. Representatives from several small business resource programs will also be available to meet with business owners.

To register for the Ready, Set, GROW! workshop on February 28th at the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, visit the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs’ website at www.goma.maryland.gov and follow the Ready, Set, GROW! link on the home page. For more information, contact the Minority Affairs’ Small Business Outreach Manager Eduardo Hayden at 410-697-9606 or eduardo.hayden@maryland.gov.

WHAT: Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connection Workshop

WHERE: Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, 44219 Airport Rd., California, MD 20619

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 10 AM to 1 PM