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Government Contracting

Government contracting, hands-on workshops are provided in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration, CT District Office.

Cost: Free

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Learn more about government contracting services at the Entrepreneurial Center.


Doing Business with the State of CT, Dept. of Transportation, Metropolitan District Commission and CIGNA
Friday April 4, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: Free

This workshop will outline how to do business with the State of Connecticut, the State’s bid portal and Supplier Diversity Program. It will also cover The Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program as well as finding and responding to DOT solicitations. In addition, the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC) and CIGNA procurement processes will be covered.


Matchmaker Primer 2014: Learn to Improve Your Government Contracting Prospects
Friday, May 2, 9:30 am - 12 pm
Cost: Free

Attending the Connecticut Business Advantage 2014 Matchmaker Conference in June? Don't miss this workshop!

Learn to manage all three phases of the event including preparation, the event, and folllow-up. In the this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Write a powerful one-page capability statement to set yourself apart from the competition
  • Research procurement opportunities
  • Register for prime contractor appointments online
  • Prepare an effective presentation for the 10-minute appointments during the event
  • Develop an effective follow up strategy with new contacts after the event


Provided by the CT Procurement Technical Assistance Program 

April 16th: VetBiz Verification: Verification: Why you Need it, How to Get It

May 21st: Capability Statements: How to Write a Powerful Capability Statement

June 18th: The Matchmaker Is Over, What Do I Do Now?

July 16th: State Procurement: Doing Business With the State of CT

August 20th: HUBZone: Location, Location, Location: How to Utilize Your HUBZone Location

Win Government Contracts

The Connecticut Business Advantage Matchmaker Conference helps match small businesses with large contractors.

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