DURANGO - The U.S. Forest Service and Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center will offer a free course for small business owners interested in working with the government on Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court, Durango.

The first two hours will focus on Marketing to the Government, providing step-by-step guidance for navigating local, state and federal web sites to locate teaming partners, subcontract opportunities and new markets with government agencies. The course instructor will demonstrate how to use web sites, such as dynamic SB Search and the Federal Procurement Data Systems Next Generation, to search for state pricing agreements, business opportunities, and government contracts. The last hour will feature a presentation on How to Work with the U.S. Forest Service. Topics covered will include updates on regulations, contracts, the ordering and payment process, and types of services needed to support crews.   

Pre-registration is recommended so participants can be notified of any changes in schedule in advance. Twenty-four hour notice is appreciated for cancellations. Business owners should bring with them the following items, if they have them, to the seminar: your firm’s Duns #, NAICS codes, Capability Statement or Statement of Qualifications, or company brochure. If already registered in FBO.gov, please bring your USER ID and PASSWORD.

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For more information, please contact: Kathryn Lobdell (719) 494-7227.