TAMPA — Bay area business seeking to do business with local government entities such as Tampa International Airport may find that an upcoming six-part series is the ideal way to learn the “Ins and Outs” of doing businesses with government agencies.
The series, which starts Oct. 4, is presented by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the University of South Florida. Classes take place in the Tampa Port Authority building, intersection of Kennedy and Channelside Drive, at 1101 Channelside Dr., Suite 210, Tampa FL 33602. There is complimentary parking, organizers said.
The first in the six-part series starts Oct. 4. Participants may register online or contact Kristy Apostol at (813) 905 5828.
“Cost for all six modules is $120,” organizers said. “Individual modules are not available. Topics subject to change.”
Module 1 – Doing Business with Tampa International Airport, Oct. 4: “Becoming a business partner with the Tampa International Airport (Hillsborough County Aviation Authority) has the potential of opening doors to additional business opportunities. This workshop includes presentations relating to the Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) and Women/Minority Business Enterprise (W/MBE) programs, as well as procurement process and on-line business and supplier registration database.”
Module 2 – Doing Business with USSOCOM, Oct. 11: “USSOCOM is looking for solutions to equip, train and provide services to Special Operation Forces war fighters. Join us for an interactive workshop to locate business opportunities with USSOCOM and other federal agencies. We highly recommend bringing your Laptop, iPad or tablet for this session.”
Module 3 – Doing Business with Florida Turnpike, Oct. 18: “Learn what types of opportunities are available with the Florida Turnpike and were these opportunities can be found. You’ll gain insight into the bidding process, and discover if you meet the requirements to be certified as a minority-owned business and a vendor with the State of Florida.”
Module 4 – Doing Business with Hillsborough County, Oct. 25: “This module covers how to register with Hillsborough County, how to find bidding opportunities and where to find assistance.”
Module 5 – Doing Business with Pinellas County, Nov. 8: “Pinellas County’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program ensures that local small businesses have opportunities to participate in the competitive process for county contracts. This seminar provides information about the county purchasing system as well as personal assistance with the registration process for doing business with county government.”
Module 6 – Doing Business with MacDill Air Force Base, Nov. 10: “Do you have the products or services MacDill needs to meet its mission? You’re invited to learn about the opportunities available for your business.”
For more information, visit the SBDC Web site call (813) 905 5828.