SBA announces remaining free webinars for November

NASHVILLE – The SBA will offer the following free webinars for companies and business owners:

Monday, November 26, 2018, 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. CST, Online, Negotiating Government Contracts

This training will allow participants to: Recognize when negotiations are used in Federal Government contracting; Apply guidelines in negotiating with the Federal Government in contracting situations; Demonstrate the use of techniques and skills involved in negotiations; and Increase their effectiveness in negotiating for Federal Government contracts. For more information, click here.   

Thursday, November 27, 2018, 12:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. CST, Introduction to Managing Government Construction Projects

This training will cover the following: Introduction to Project Management Planning and Controls; Defining key construction project management terms; Discussion of balancing of priorities; Important relationships and chain-of-command requirement; Achieving best efficiency; Documentation Techniques; Introduction to the business model and defining the information to be monitored and reported; Discussion of electronic project management software. Financial Management; Definitions of key accounting procedures and forms; Discussion of the importance of job cost accounting and how bonding is connected to net worth; Cost Estimating; Introduction to developing cost estimates; Discussion of levels of estimates and required accuracy; Required documents; Scope of work; the estimating process; and Preparation of a cost reduction list. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. CST, Online, Strategic Planning

This training will enable participants to: Explain the strategic planning process steps and the advantages of strategic planning to the small business owner; Identify where strategic planning fits in the business process cycle; Recognize the importance of strategic planning; Summarize strategic planning benefits and pitfalls; and Distinguish the difference between strategic planning, business planning, and long-range planning. For more information, click here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. CST, Online, Contractor Teaming

This training will allow participants to: Recall FAR guidance related to Contractor Teaming Arrangements; Explain the characteristics of Prime/Sub Teams and Small Business Joint Ventures; Describe long and short-term formal teaming programs; Discuss teaming in a multiple award environment; and Recall guidelines and instructions for documenting subcontractor relationships. For more information, click here.

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 12:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. CST, Online, Understanding Requests for Proposal

This training will: Describe the Government’s Request for Proposal (RFP) structure and purpose; Explain the key documentation included in the RFP; and Apply knowledge of the RFP structure to locate information and explain its meaning. For more information, click here.

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