LSBDC at Southeastern to host event for Government Contracting


Tuesday, October 30, 2018 
by: Tonya Lowentritt 

     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University will present the seminar “Roadmap to Success for Government Contracting” in Hammond on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. –12 p.m.
     Co-sponsored by Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), the event will be held at the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, located at 1514 Martens Dr.
     Assistant Director of Southeastern’s SBDC Sandy Summers said the seminar will provide a roadmap or step-by-step guide for business owners to find government procurement opportunities.
     “The event coincides with National Small Business Veterans week, so although anyone interested in government contracting is welcome to attend, there a special section that focuses on programs for VOSB’s or veteran owned small businesses,” she said.
     Topics to be covered include the federal definition of veteran and service disabled veteran; Veterans Affairs (VA) verification process, certifications and registrations, forecast of contracting opportunities; veteran first contracting program, doing business with the VA, VA on FedBizOpps, VA Small Business Liaisons – identify first points of contact, VA socioeconomic goals and accomplishments, effective capability statement, effective marketing strategy, and effective subcontracting pursuits.
     Guest speaker is Cindy Carrier with Louisiana PTAC.
     There is no cost to attend the event; however, pre-registration is preferred, as seating is limited. For more information, contact LSBDC Southeastern at 985-549-3831 or  Online registration is available at

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