Small businesses will be offered tips on how to procure government contracts at a workshop Friday sponsored by U.S. Rep. Crescent Hardy, R-Nev.
The meeting is intended as an information session for small businesses to learn about the application process and to identify the state and federal agencies who might be potential customers to various small businesses, Hardy’s office said. It will take place from 10 a.m.-noon at the College of Southern Nevada’s Cheyenne Campus in North Las Vegas, 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave., in the Morse Arberry Jr., Telecom Building.
The federal government paid $2.9 billion to Nevada businesses in fiscal year 2012, 84 percent of which went to small businesses, according to the governor’s office of economic development. Hardy will be joined by local business representatives and officials from Nellis Airforce Base, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Nevada Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a state agency that advises small businesses on how to procure government contracts.
“A lot of time businesses don’t even know they (PTAC) exist(s),” said Monica Phillips, outreach representative for Hardy. “They know a little about the contracts, they don’t know a lot about the process.”
Phillips said the meeting will include a presentation on the certifications and licenses required for government contracts and demonstrations of how to complete the application process.
For questions or to RSVP contact Hardy’s office at 702-912-1634.