How to Become a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Holder and
Government Contracting 101
This free one-day workshop is held monthly in
This workshop, designed to encourage and
support small businesses interested in obtaining a GSA Federal Supply
Schedule contract; learn more about contracting opportunities, the
procurement process and resources available.
Not sure which solicitation applies to
your product or service? Refer to GSA's
Schedules e-Library website in order to view or download
solicitations. You can also view and download solicitations by visiting
Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website.
Before attending the workshop, please
GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program and the
GSA Vendor Tool Box. Please direct any questions regarding the GSA
MAS Program to the GSA MAS Helpdesk (National Customer Service Center)
by phone at 1-800-488-3111 or by email at email@example.com.
Space is limited to the first 25 participants, so register early!
Dates: Monthly on Wednesdays
- for dates, see calendar at top of page
Registration 9:45 a.m.; Program 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building, 10 Causeway
Street, 1st Floor, Room 177, Training Room A (Training Room C for
September date), Boston (directions)
Questions about GSA
Multiple Award Schedules Program, contact the GSA MAS Helpdesk at
800-488-3111 or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. For difficulties with seminar registration,
please contact Deborah Tarleton of GSA at
or 617-565-8100, press 9.
the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Government
Win Contracts with MassDOT
MassDOT, in partnership with Next Street, for a 3-day workshop series
for local business owners who want to build capacity and grow their
business to secure procurement opportunities with the Massachusetts
Department of Transportation.
You will learn "what it takes" to scale and
build a sustainable business through:
Strategy: Know how your business is positioned and create a
strategic plan that will edge out the competition and grow your
Financial Management: Know how you compare to other businesses
in the market. Get a personalized assessment of the financial health
of your business and the financial tools you need to plan for
Pursuing Contracts: Master the MassDOT contract application and
bidding process and learn how to network with other firms to bid on
the more than $3 billion dollars in upcoming MassDOT contracts.
Talent Management: Gain techniques to better understand your
team’s strengths and leverage your leadership skills to drive
Certification Benefits: Learn more about the benefits of
becoming or maintaining a M/W/DBE certification.
Key benefits of the program include:
Prime Roundtable: Learn about upcoming bid and partnerships
opportunities with large prime contractors.
Contract Steering Committee: Meet Senior Procurement O!cers from
several state agencies responsible for awarding contracts (i.e.
MassDOT, MassPort, MBTA, DCAMM, etc.).
Action Plan: Create an action plan to scale your business,
pursue partnerships & target MassDOT bid opportunities.
Network & Teaming: Meet other M/W/D/SBEs interested in growing
their business and joint venturing.
Who should attend:
Participants in the program should meet the following criteria:
Business Location: Based in Massachusetts
Certification: Businesses that are or interested in becoming
Track Record: Businesses that have or are interested in bidding
on MassDOT contracts
Commitment: CEO must be available to participate in all 3
Dates: September 4, 18 & October 2, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), 2808 Main Street, 3rd Floor,
Springfield (parking reserved in PVTA’s bus garage)
Contact: To register, contact Lynn Wahlquist at
617-312-1361 or via e-mail at
for a flyer (pdf).