Course Detail: SBDC-9333 - Introduction to Government Contracting and Certification

Are you interested in learning the basics of government contracting? Join our live webinar to learn all you need to know! 

In Part 1 of the workshop, we will cover everything from the ground up, so whether your business has had no prior experience with government contracting or you just need a refresher, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Topics we will be discussing include our free bid lead/bid matching system, vendor registration at all governmental levels (such as SAM, IPG, etc.), small business certifications that can help you succeed, and subcontracting opportunities.

In Part 2, we will delve deeper into small business certifications, specifically which ones are best for you. We will discuss various federal certifications such as 8(a), EDWOSB, HUBZone, SDB, SDVOSB, WOSB, and VOSB, as well as state and local certifications like DBE, FBE, FMBE, MBE, PBE, WBE, and VBE.

Meet the Presenter
Ileen Kelly came on board July 2019 and is the Illinois APEX Accelerator (fka PTAC) Program Manager. She brings to the table over 10 years of providing Leadership and Capacity Building training for both small businesses and non-profit organizations. She spent over 10 years in the workforce development arena across multiple industries assessing and providing training for both incumbent and future workforce. She also spent over 30 years in marketing, advertising and public relations - Managing the public message for national clients and brands at the Chicago Tribune Media Co. Her primary responsibility is to advise clients to grow their business through local, state and federal government contracting which includes certifications. 

Webinar Details
This workshop is available both online and in person at KCC's campus, in Room D123.  The presenter will be delivering the workshop virtually, so you can attend from anywhere. 

Please indicate if you will be participating online or attending on campus when registering. Participants will be emailed instructions if they register for the live webinar 24 hours before the session. Please include your email when registering.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about government contracting, so don't miss out!


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