Maryland B2G Events: Insights on Business to Government and Contracting Opportunities

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Maryland B2G Events
B2G event updates from Helga Weschke, Director, Federal Business Relations, Maryland Department of Commerce, Office of Military and Federal Affairs. For more information about the events, please contact the organizer.

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING TIP FOR TODAY
Did you miss the 2019 Joint Base Andrews Small Business Summit? You now have the opportunity to learn about the many contracting opportunities through the slides from the event. Opportunities can range from HVAC maintenance to major construction projects; from laundry services to medical equipment. Take a look at the broad scope of JBA’s Mission Partners’ needs.

How to do Business with DISA
GovConnects BizBreakfast

July 24, 2019
8:00 – 10:00 am
CrestPointe Conference Center
7110 Samuel Morse Drive, Suite 130
Columbia, MD 21046
The Defense Information Systems Agency is a combat support agency of DoD. Learn how to navigate doing business with the agency and hear from Douglas Packard, Procurement Services Executive Director, Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization.

Opportunity MDOT Kick-off Workshop
I-495 & I-270 P3 Program

August 1, 2019
8:30am – 1:30pm
University of Maryland
Stamp Hall Grand Ballroom
3972 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT)’s I-495 and I-270 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Program established “Opportunity MDOT” for the small business community to learn about contracting opportunities and business support services and training. These P3 projects offers $9 billion to $11 billion in business opportunities. This is a free event.

Maryland Defense Networking Breakfast

September 17, 2019
7:30 – 10:30am
7178 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Maryland Commerce is presenting the new version of the Maryland Defense Network, a free research tool with millions of defense agency transactions and thousand of defense vendor profiles. Look for opportunities, partners and even competitors. Agency buyers can seek potential contractors for opportunities. Learn about this powerful tool, which includes a Networking Forum, Manufacturing Directory, and FedBizOpps integration. The event is free and includes breakfast.

Technical Training Classroom
Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

July 23, 2019
Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs Coordinating Offices
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
This series of FREE classes covers a broad range of topics designed to help small, minority, women, and veteran business owners improve managerial efficiency and gain an insightful understanding of the government contracting arena.

Contract Cost & Price Analysis
This class will help you gain a better understanding of the different types of contracts common to the government arena, such as IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity), cost reimbursement, and fixed price. It also covers the principles and guidelines of government contract audits and cost accounting principles as applied to daily operations.

July 23, 2019
10 am – 12 noon

State Procurement 101
This class is for small businesses that have little or no knowledge of the state procurement process. We’ll focus on common procurement terminology, examine how the state contracting arena operates, and provide resources to help you determine if pursuing work in the public sector would be beneficial to your company.

July 23, 2019
2 pm – 4 pm

Look for more topics that include proposal writing, contract cost & price analysis, federal contracting 101 and more here. To learn about potential opportunities, go to the Maryland Forecasting page.