Seminar to Help Businesses Understand
Commercial Item Government Contracting
May 30, 2013, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Parsons-Stulen Building, 2600 Aero Park Dr., Traverse City
TRAVERSE CITY, MI—The Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), in conjunction with Foley & Lardner LLP, and the Northwest Michigan Business Atlas, have developed a program to help businesses understand the ease, benefits, and advantages of becoming a U.S. government commercial item contractor. “Government Procurement Made Easier” will be held May 30 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Northwestern Michigan College’s Parsons-Stulen Building, 2600 Aero Park Drive, Traverse City.
The U.S. government is the largest purchaser of goods and services in the world, with a procurement budget of roughly $500 billion, buying everything from sophisticated weapons to office supplies. But businesses sometimes get discouraged when trying to understand the government’s Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and its procurement process.
The seminar will help businesses utilize special FAR provisions; outline the key aspects of becoming a government contractor and negotiating the contract; and highlight key compliance concerns. The program will be presented by George W. Ash, a partner in Foley’s Detroit office and a widely recognized leader in the field of government relations.
The seminar is intended for businesses with some knowledge of government contracting. There is no charge to attend the event but space is limited and pre-registration is required by contacting Deb Donovan at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-929-5076.
The PTAC is a non-profit organization that provides assistance (normally at no cost) to companies who are interested in doing business with federal and state government agencies. For more information about services provided by the PTAC go to nwm.org/ptac.
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