​Small Business Contracting Institute Provides Educational Series for Municipal Contracts

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The City of Virginia Beach and the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads will offer a free training series to learn best practices for bidding on municipal construction contracts. Participants will learn how to develop a bid strategy, ensure bid compliance, meet the procurement staff, and learn from the experts with one-on-one counseling.

The series will be held Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and Oct. 9 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, 4525 Main St., Suite 700, Virginia Beach. Reservations should be made for all three sessions by Sept. 22 at www.hrsbdc.org.

Session 1

Top 10 Things a Small Business Needs to Know in Pursuing Contracting Opportunities with the City of Virginia Beach

City Procurement Procedures

Virginia Beach Forecast Opportunities

Small Business Award Metrics

Session 2

Create Your Business Value Proposition

Solicitation Overview

Develop a Winning Bid Strategy

Session 3

Solicitation Project Plan Development

Compliant Bid Submittal

Raise Your Pwin (Team Construction, Pricing, Low Price vs. Best Value)

Operational Execution and Performance Considerations When You Win

Meet City\School Procurement Staff

For additional information, contact Jim Carroll, jcarroll@hrccva.com or Lavera Tolentino, ltolenti@vbgov.com.  For information regarding small business resources, visit www.yesvirginiabeach.com.  

The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, Inc. is part of a statewide network that is directed by George Mason University. It is hosted locally by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and supported by Thomas Nelson Community College, Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Tourism Alliance and the Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce.

The mission of the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development is to attract and retain national and international businesses to stimulate capital investment and create jobs. Virginia Beach is the most populous city in Virginia with a population of 440,000, and it is the 37th largest in the United States. It is recognized as one of the Best Run Cities in America by 24/7 Wall St. The Department of Economic Development received re-accreditation through the International Economic Development Council in 2012 and is one of only 29 economic development organizations in the world to have this recognition. It is listed among the Top Five Overall Mid-sized American Cities of the Future, Top 10 for Economic Potential and Top Five for Infrastructure by fDi Magazine. CNNMoney.com ranked Virginia Beach as the Easiest Place to Start a Business and the 2nd Most Business-Friendly City in the country. For more information, visit www.yesvirginiabeach.com.

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