Upcoming Contracting, Small Business Training, and Open House Opportunities - Section 3

Below are contracting opportunities with regional Section 3 agencies.  These projects have goals of 10% contracting with Section 3 businesses, 3% of contracting with professional services, and 30% of Section 3 new hires where available.  Please reach out to them if you are interested in participating.    

Contracting Opportunities

Opportunity

Date/Time/Location

Contact

Description/Flyer

1295 Galtier St - Rehab Affordable Single Family Home

Neighborworks Home Partners

Respond by August 15, 2019

Jamie Lewis of J. Lewis Building & Remodeling, LLC.

612-282-0363

JLewisBR@aol.com

Complete Rehabilitation of Single Family Home for Affordable Housing

 

1011 Bryant Ave, South St. Paul

Rehab Affordable 8-unit Apartment Building

 

September 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Michelle Franke, Scott Dakota Carver CAP Agency – 651-322-3518 or mfranke@capagency.org

Rehab Affordable 8-unit Apartment Building with the Dakota County Community Development Agency

 

Park ADA Access Upgrade

City of Rosemount

 

2:00 PM on Thursday, September 26, 2019

Dan Schultz

Parks and Recreation Director

City of Rosemount

651-322-6012

dan.schultz@ci.rosemount.mn.us

ADA Ramps & Pads in several Rosemount Parks.

Please see bid packet.

 

Training Workshops, Capacity Building, and Open Houses

 

Event

Date/Time/Location

Contact

Description/Flyer

CERT Certification and Local Government Contracting Workshop

City of Saint Paul

 

4th Wednesday of each month.

Wednesday, July 24th from 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Rondo Community Library 461 North Dale St.  Saint Paul, MN 55103

 

 

Jef Yang

jef.yang@ci.stpaul.mn.us

651-266-8968

This workshop is important for local and disadvantaged businesses who are interested in contracting opportunities with local government - namely the City of Saint Paul, City of Minneapolis, Ramsey County, Hennepin County.  There are business opportunities worth thousands of dollars with these and other government contracting offices.  This is your chance to find out about them, meet contracting officers, and get in the door.  We can also help you with applying for the various types of certifications (Section 3 and Central CERT), and learn how these certifications can benefit your company.

 

 

Bidding & Estimating Workshops

 

 

10:00 AM To 2:00 PM

Saturdays September 7, 14, 21 and 28

Eastside Enterprise Center

804 Margaret Street

Saint Paul, MN 55106

Workshop is Free

Visit www.tfscorporation.com, then Click on the CONTACT  Button

Call 651-649-4714

E-mail  info@tfscorporation.com

Beginning September 7th, there will be 4 free Saturday workshops in

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Sept. 7       Calculating Prevailing Wages, Benefits, and Payroll Taxes
  • Sept. 14     Estimating Overhead, Direct and Indirect C.O.G.S.
  • Sept. 21    Making Job Cost Adjustments, and Calculating Contingency Cost
  • Sept. 28    Competitive Bidding Strategies

WHO SHOULD TAKE THESE WORKSHOPS?

Any Saint Paul Section 3, MBE, WBE, SBE, DBE, or VOSB businessimage with limited or no estimating and bidding experience.

ONE-ON-ONE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING:

  • Customizing and Using Computerized Estimating Software
  • Registering with St. Paul Supplier Portal and CERT Program, Section 3 and Other Certification  Programs
  • Developing Business Loan and Cash Flow Financial Projections

TRAINING

Advanced Foundations in Contracting – Proposal Development

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Urban Research & Outreach

Engagement Center of the University of Minnesota

2001 Plymouth Avenue N.

Minneapolis, MN 55411

Ruffin Consulting at jwheeler@ruffinpc.com or 615-528-1110 x2

Training session on Federal Contracting. We welcome all SBA 8(a) firms and other small businesses who are currently, or are interested in, doing business with the Federal Government. This course will provide insight on how businesses can position their firms to successfully win Federal contracts.

 

 

Advanced Foundations in Contracting - Federal Contracting Readiness

Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Barry Auditorium at Concordia College, 901 8th St. South, Moorhead, MN 56562

Ruffin Consulting at jwheeler@ruffinpc.com or 615-528-1110 x2 Training session on Federal Contracting topics such as federal market research, federal procurement process, federal open market, small business 8(a) eligibility, strategic planning, capture management, performance metrics, stakeholder analysis, federal contracting qualifications, and much more!

 

Advanced Foundations in Contracting - DCAA Compliance

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Minnesota State (formerly MNSCU) Wells Fargo Place, 30 7th St. East Suite 350, Conference Room 3304/3306, St. Paul, MN 55101

Ruffin Consulting at jwheeler@ruffinpc.com or 615-528-1110 x2

SBA 7j provider Ruffin Consulting will be on hand to provide training on how to setup a Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) compliant accounting system using QuickBooks. Participants will also learn the purpose of the Pre-Award Accounting System Survey and how to prepare, and pass, a DCAA Pre-Award survey audit.

2019 PTAC Procurement Webinars

Finding Contracting Opportunities

Webinars typically take place the first Tuesday of every month

September 10 from 9 – 10 a.m. Central Time

Please join from any PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android.  Pre-registration recommended:  https://und.zoom.us/j/115541475

If you prefer to use phone for audio:
US (Long distance) +1(669)900-6833 or +1(646)558-8656

Meeting ID: 115-541-475 

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Finding Federal Contracts can be difficult and time consuming. This session will show you how you can cut your research time significantly. You will learn where and how to find better opportunities!  Sites that will be covered include: FedBizOpps, Subnet, state and local procurement sites, subcontracting and more.   

2019 PTAC Procurement Webinars

Understand Teaming Agreements, Joint Ventures, and Mentor-Protege Program Requirements

Webinars typically take place the first Tuesday of every month

October 1 from 9 – 10 a.m. Central Time

Please join from any PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android.  Pre-registration recommended:  https://und.zoom.us/j/115541475

If you prefer to use phone for audio:
US (Long distance) +1(669)900-6833 or +1(646)558-8656

Meeting ID: 115-541-475 

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Federal agencies often purchase complex goods and services, including construction services.  The Federal Acquisition Regulation recognizes and encourages the use of contractor teaming arrangements to satisfy these requirements. A teaming arrangement may take the form of a prime contractor-subcontractor relationship or a joint venture. Small businesses of all kinds can benefit from the use of teaming arrangements because they let you leverage the capabilities of large businesses in performing set-aside contracts. Recent changes to the SBA all small mentor-protégé program make it possible to form a joint venture with a large business to compete for, win and perform small business set-aside contracts. The rules governing teaming arrangements can be complicated and it is important to have the required documents in order when you submit an offer. Experienced government contract lawyer Tim Connelly will provide an overview of the opportunities teaming arrangements present to your business, including tips for successful relationships and contract proposals.

2019 PTAC Procurement Webinars

Doing Business with the VA, Veterans Verification and the Veteran Business Outreach Center

Webinars typically take place the first Tuesday of every month

November 5 from 9 – 10 a.m. Central Time

Please join from any PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android.  Pre-registration recommended:  https://und.zoom.us/j/115541475

If you prefer to use phone for audio:
US (Long distance) +1(669)900-6833 or +1(646)558-8656

Meeting ID: 115-541-475 

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University of Minnesota

2019 Supplier Diversity Fair

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

8:00 PM to 3:00 PM

St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102

 

http://bced.umn.edu/SD/Expo

The Supplier Diversity Expo is hosted by the Office for Business & Community Economic Development and provides an excellent networking opportunity for contractors and business owners to identify new suppliers, discuss business opportunities and form joint ventures to maximize inclusion on University construction projects and goods & services contracts.  This Expo provides a direct link between the University and general contractors, sub-contractors, professional service providers, small business owners and businesses owned by women, minorities and disabled persons.

The Expo gives businesses an opportunity to network business to business.  For those businesses who chose to have a booth on the expo floor, there is an opportunity to demonstrate the goods and services their company can provide as a subcontracting partner.