GSA Holds Open House, Training Conference in Washington, D.C.

Mar 18, 2016 9:03:04 AM / by David Rockwell

The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), on March 10, held a small business training conference in Washington, D.C. to bring together policy and contracting professionals with small business to discuss federal contracting opportunities.
The training conference highlighted Women’s History Month with a training focused on this small business category. The event also included five training session on varied topics and four roundtables that focused on important issues in federal procurement. One-on-one counseling was also available from the Small Business Administration (SBA), Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), GSA procurement staff, and the GSA Ombudsman.
"Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and are essential to creating the jobs our country needs," said GSA Office of Small Business Utilization Associate Administrator Jerome Fletcher. "[The GSA is] committed to make it easier for all businesses — especially small businesses — to contract with the federal government."
GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth was also on-hand at the conference. During her remarks, she touched on the GSA schedule.
 
“This year we are focused on increasing the volume of businesses getting on schedule and making it easier for them to do business with the government,” said Roth. “We are constantly looking for smarter ways to encourage increased involvement of small businesses in service to government and the American people."
The training conference highlighted Women’s History Month with a training focused on this small business category. The event also included five training session on varied topics and four roundtables that focused on important issues in federal procurement. One-on-one counseling was also available from the Small Business Administration (SBA), Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs), GSA procurement staff, and the GSA Ombudsman.
In 2015, GSA also exceeded all prime small business goals awarding $1.6 billion in contract awards.
"Contracting with small businesses is a win-win for both the federal government and the small business community," said Fletcher. "The government receives great service at great value, while small businesses gain opportunities to grow their businesses and create jobs."
If you were unable to attend the event, US Federal Contractor Registration is available to help your business qualify to contract with the federal government and also learn more about the GSA schedule and how getting on the schedule simplifies efforts to get your products and/or services in front of procurement officers.
For more information, call US Federal Contractor Registration at 877-252-2700.

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David Rockwell

Written by David Rockwell

David is a writer and educational multimedia producer for government contractors around the world. Some of his favorite work, with the experts at USFCR, is telling success stories of businesses that win federal contracts.

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