Prospecting for Government Market Opportunities
Format: Live webinar (on-demand recording available on May 7th)
Duration: Approx. 90 minutes
Instructor: Carroll Bernard
NCMA Certifications: 1.5 CPEs
APTAC Certifications: 0.75 ATC
APTAC BOK: C.21 Marketing to Government Agencies (Core)
*Your registration includes access to the on-demand recording.
Did you know that most government opportunities, purchases, and small projects never get posted to the general public? In this course, you’ll learn how to easily set up effective and efficient prospecting techniques for finding not only opportunities that are posted to the public but also those that are not.
We will also provide a brief overview of the new Contract Opportunities portal at beta.sam.gov, and discuss some of the websites where agencies publish opportunities outside of this portal.
In addition, you’ll learn about PTAC bid lead/ bid matching systems, and how to position your small business within the proper buying channels to gain greater visibility.
Target Audience: Small businesses pursuing federal government opportunities
Meet Your Instructor:
CARROLL BERNARD, Govology Co-Founder
As a coach and trainer in the government marketplace, Carroll offers a unique 360-degree perspective. Over the last 15 years, he has served as a Supply Officer in the acquisition community of the U.S. Navy, a Procurement Specialist for the City of Vancouver, Washington, and a Contracting Officer at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to his experience in government procurement, he has also provided mentorship, counseling, and training to thousands of small businesses seeking government contracts as a counselor in the Procurement Technical Assistance Program, an SBA Business Opportunity Specialist, and an independent coach, consultant, and trainer. Carroll is also a seasoned entrepreneur and has successfully built his own business through government market opportunities. He works collaboratively with non-profits and government entities who share his mission of supporting the small business community. These partnerships include Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, Women Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers to name a few.