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    When:
    Thursday, September 19, 2013
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Where:
    Tropicana Evansville
    421 NW Riverside Drive Evansville, Indiana

    Registration
    Register by September 16, 2013
    Cost: $0


    Conference Agenda


    8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Registration

    8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks

    8:30 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. DBE Certification Workshop
    Derrick Casson; Indiana Department of Transportation
    Are you interested in being certified as a DBE by the Indiana Department of Transportation? This workshop will include a step-by-step review of INDOT’s certification application process.

    9:30 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. MWBE Certification Workshop
    Luther Taylor; Indiana Department of Administration
    Are you interested in being certified as a MBE or WBE by the state of Indiana? The MWBE Certification Workshop will include a step-by-step review of the State of Indiana’s Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises certification application process. Free step-by-step training for MBE and WBE Certification is available the third Wednesday of each month in Indianapolis.

    10:30 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Doing Business with the State of Indiana
    Teresa Bucker; Indiana Department of Administration
    Doing Business with the State of Indiana will cover how the State of Indiana procures goods & services. Business owners will learn how to register with the State and find bidding opportunities. The session will also cover how to qualify for pricing preferences as an Indiana Business, Indiana Small Business or Indiana Small Diverse Business.

    12:30 p.m. - 1:25 p.m. Doing Business with the Federal Government, Federal Contracting ABC’s
    Ron Martin; Nexpointe Supply Chain Network
    Learn how easy it is to find opportunities that match your business and how bidding is not as competitive as you think! In this session you will learn how the Federal Government procures goods & services, what they buy and how the federal agencies post their bid opportunities, the size of agency budgets and the types of solicitations that are used.

    1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Understanding Federal Solicitations & Tips on How to Bid
    Learn valuable tips on how to bid – including Why You Should NEVER Offer the Federal Government an early payment discount! In this session you will also learn how to read through and understand the different types of solicitations, and what sections of the solicitation are the most important for your bid.

    2:35 p.m. - 3:35 p.m. Getting Registered with the Federal Government
    In this session you will learn how to register your business on Sam.gov and how to keep your registration active. Learn why you want to complete the online Assertions Reps & Certs and why JCP is important for manufacturers.

    3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Pay Audit Training
    Arthur Sample IV; Indiana Department of Administration
    Are you on a state contract and trying to report your diversity spend? This session will include a step-by-step review of the State of Indiana’s Pay Audit System. Free step-by-step training for the Pay Audit System is available the second Wednesday of each month in Indianapolis.