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Orange County SBDC Office

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Cost:  FREE

Where: Western State University College of Law Building, 1 Banting, Irvine, CA 92618

Description:  One way a company can gain an advantage when bidding on government contracts is through certifications that restrict competition to only certain types of businesses. There are several certifications at all levels of the government – federal, state, and local – and this FREE workshop will focus on certifications at the federal level through the Small Business Administration and the state level through the State of California, presented by Brett Housholder, Deputy Director from the San Diego, Orange, Imperial Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

You will learn about the requirements, qualifications, and how to apply for the 8(a) Business Development Program. This program focuses on socially and economically disadvantaged businesses and is a unique certification that lasts for nine years and provides sole source opportunities (contracts that aren’t competed) for 8(a) companies.

Register:  TODAY AT

Earlier Event: February 12
Minority Business Opportunity Day
Later Event: March 7
MBE Orientation