Southeastern SBDC to host government contracting course


Thursday, July 12, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University is hosting a free government contracting course in Walker July 31.
     Co-sponsored by Louisiana PTAC, the workshop titled “Get on Schedule with GSA: Step by Step Guide to Doing Business with the Federal Government” will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center lecture hall, located at 9261 Florida Blvd.
     GSA (General Services Administration) Lead Small Business Specialist Albert Garza will serve as speaker for the course.
     According to SBDC Assistant Director Sandy Summers, the course goes into details of how a company can become a GSA Schedule Contractor, going over procedures, tips and guidance for obtaining a GSA Schedule.
     “The course is presented in two parts,” said Summers. “The first part deals with market research and finding a ‘niche’ that would help a company find business as a GSA Contractor. The second part goes into the details of submitting a solicitation offer and working through the contracting process. We will end the seminar with a question and answer session and one-on-one counseling.”
     Summers said under the GSA Schedules Program, GSA establishes long-term government-wide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to over 11 million commercial supplies and services that can be ordered directly from GSA Schedule contractors or through the GSA Advantage!® online shopping and ordering system.
     For more information, call 985-549-3831. Registration is available on line at

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