Thank You, SAME Seattle Post!

I am back in Lawrence after a great trip to the Pacific Northwest for the SAME 2017 Small Business Symposium, hosted by the SAME Seattle Post.  I gave two talks at the Symposium: the first focused on the legal requirements for joint ventures and prime/subcontractor teaming arrangements, and the second on the SBA’s new All Small Mentor-Protege Program.

A big “thank you” to Julie Erickson for organizing the event and inviting me to speak, and thanks also to Thomas Nichols for his kind introductions at both talks.  And of course, thank you to all of the contractors, government officials and clients who attended the sessions and asked such insightful questions.

I’ll be sticking around Kansas for the next several weeks, but that doesn’t mean that I’ll be taking a break from speaking about government contracts.  Please join me and the Kansas PTAC for in-depth sessions on the government’s four major socioeconomic programs: 8(a), SDVOSB, HUBZone, and WOSB.  These sessions will be held in Wichita and Overland Park; click here for details and to register.  Hope to see you there!

PTAC Spotlight: Kansas PTAC Helped Small Businesses Land 400+ Contracts Since 2013

Since its inception at Wichita State University on February 1, 2013, the Kansas PTAC has helped Kansas small businesses obtain 433 contract awards worth over $32 million.  These successes should come as no surprise, because the Kansas PTAC is staffed by highly-experienced procurement professionals, who have played key leadership roles in APTAC, the national PTAC organization.

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Event: Communicating With Contracting Officers (Overland Park, KS)

In April, I gave a presentation in Wichita on interacting with federal Contracting Officers.  Now it’s the Kansas City area’s turn.

To help contractors understand the rules surrounding communications with contracting officials, I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting a seminar entitled “Dealing with Government Contracting Officials: What Can You Really Say And Do?” on June 25, 2014 in Overland Park, Kansas.  The seminar is sponsored by the Kansas PTAC, and admission is free.  For more information, and to register, simply follow this link.

See you there!

Thank You, Wichita!

I am back from a day-long road trip to Wichita, where I gave a presentation on communications between industry and contracting officials.

It was great to spend the morning meeting with so many local government contractors.  A big “thank you” to Terri Bennett, Jason Porch, Scott Knapp, and Lisa Haggard of the Kansas PTAC, as well as Marcia Stevens and the Kansas SBDC, for organizing the event.  And of course, extra thanks to the contractors and others who attended the session and asked great questions.

If you’re a Kansas government contractor but weren’t able to make it to yesterday’s event, I have good news.  In June, I will be presenting the same seminar in Overland Park.  Details coming soon.

Event: Communicating With Contracting Officers (Wichita, KS)

Interactions with federal Contracting Officers are part and parcel of government contracts, but many traps exist for the unwary.

To help contractors understand the rules surrounding communications with contracting officials, I am pleased to announce that I will be presenting a seminar entitled “Dealing with Government Contracting Officials: What Can You Really Say And Do?” on April 29 in Wichita, Kansas.  The seminar is sponsored by the Kansas PTAC, and admission is free.  For more information, and to register, simply follow this link.

See you there!