Explore Doing Business with the Government at Upcoming Entrepreneur Road Map

October 2nd, 2014

In Washington DC, the Federal government’s demand has been an economic engine fueling job and population growth to the region. In the October edition of the WDCEP’s “Entrepreneur Road Map” series, our distinguished panelists will cover the processes, as well as the credentials business owners need to equip themselves with in order to qualify for contracting opportunities in DC.

Robert Summers, Director of the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development, will discuss the process for becoming a Certified Business Enterprise, as well as the procurement process for DC contracting opportunities.

Anthony Ruiz, Assistant District Director/8(a)/Business Development at the US Small Business Administration, will cover the certification process to become 8(a) certified and share tips on how to acquire contracts once you are certified.

Deidre White-Randall, a Specialist at the General Services Administration (GSA), will walk attendees through the process of getting on the GSA schedule, as well as the steps to take to acquire contracts once you have been placed on the schedule.

Sheila Mobley, Assistant Director for Procurement at the DC Office of Contracting and Procurement, will discuss the procurement and contracting process for companies interested in doing business with the District of Columbia government.

About Entrepreneur Road Map

The Entrepreneur Road Map Series is a cosponsored initiative between Washington DC Economic Partnership and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Venable LLP, and Capitol One Bank, that is aimed at guiding business owners on the intricacies of doing business in the District of Columbia. Attendees will gain access to some of the city’s top thought-leaders and have the opportunity to network with panelists and other attendees.

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