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Annual Government Procurement Fair
7th Annual Government Procurement Fair
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Minot Armed Forces Reserve Center
3420 2nd Street NE, Minot, ND 58701
The fair is an opportunity for small businesses, contractors and resource partners to learn about the special programs designed to provide better access to the government marketplace. A trade show will be open, in addition to a variety of workshops.
This event is FREE and open to all businesses.
Register Online Today: https://ndptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/185
Contact Us For More Information and Hotel Information:
Cathy Lindquist, ND PTAC at 701.261.0737 or cathy.lindquist@und.edu
Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Cathy Lindquist at 701-261-0737 or cathy.lindquist@und.edu.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.
8:30 am – Registration and Exhibits Open
9:00 am - Welcome
David Martin, ND Center for Business Engagement & Development, UND
Dave Kleppe, ND Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Sherri Komrosky, Small Business Administration (SBA)
9:15 am – What, Why and How of Capability Statements
Moderator: Suzzanne Danielson, Industrial Contract Services, Inc. (ICS)
Expert Presenter: Cathy Lindquist, ND Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Description: Be prepared to present your company in a professional and concise manner, all on one page. Learn key information that contract officers need from potential vendors. Understand how and why a capability statement should be used with government agencies.
10:00 am – Visit the Exhibits, Refreshments
10:30 am – Responding to a Solicitation
Moderator: Jill Lysne, Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Expert Presenter: Wade Vinje, Construction Flight Chief, Minot Air Force Base
Description: Understand what is required in a solicitation. Learn what documentation you need to provide, where to find evaluation factors, how to respond to evaluation notices, and performance requirements.
11:15 am – Visit the Exhibits, Refreshments
11:45 am – Basics of Selling to the Government 
Moderator: Sherri Komrosky, SBA
Expert Presenter: Dave Kleppe, ND Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Description: Learn how to start selling to the US government, sector market segments, buying channels, terminology, registrations, certifications and positioning.
12:30 pm – Visit the Exhibits, Refreshments
1:00 pm – GSA Schedule: Is it Right for You?
Moderator: Dave Kleppe, ND PTAC
Expert Presenter: Michelle Leshe, GSA Office of Small Business Utilization- Region 8
Description: In this workshop participants will be equipped with the tools to determine if submitting a proposal for GSA Schedule is a step their company should take and be provided with an overview of the process.
1:45 pm – Visit the Exhibits, Refreshments
2:15 pm – Reducing Cybersecurity Risk
Moderator: Cathy Lindquist, ND PTAC
Expert Presenter: Jodie Mjoen, Impact Dakota MEP
Description: Employees can potentially expose their organizations to huge amounts of cyber risk. Whether it’s through careless handling of sensitive data, falling for phishing attacks, or poor password management, many data breaches are directly or indirectly caused by user awareness issues. We will provide insights into how to instill ownership of security across an organization’s workforce, including discussion on DoD’s NIST 800-171.
3:00 pm – Closing Remarks
Dave Kleppe, ND Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
3:30 pm – Exhibits Close
701.852.6000 1020 20th Ave Sw, Minot, ND 58701
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