| August 24, 2007 - The
City of Knoxville's Equal Business Opportunity Program will kick off
its second series of business workshops this fall on September 18th
with a session on United States General Services Administration contracts.
The city is partnering with GSA, the University of Tennessee's
Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Knoxville Utilities
Board to offer the series.
The other two sessions are set for October 2nd and October 9th
and all three of the workshops will be conducted in the Knox Community
Room at the Knoxville News Sentinel Building, 2332 News Sentinel
The city will conclude the series of workshops with a November 13th
reception that will highlight timelines and bidding opportunities
for large upcoming city projects like the South Waterfront Development
and the Knoxville Station Transit Center among others.
The goal of the workshop series is to give individuals involved
in small businesses in Knoxville and the surrounding area a better
understanding of government contract processes helping them take
advantage of the opportunities available to them.
The three workshops include:
Sept. 18th - 9 a.m. until noon: GSA Schedule Contract Training
The workshop will assist small businesses in obtaining a GSA Schedule
and understanding how they are used in the federal acquisition process
among other topics.
This session will feature Calvin A. Stevens, deputy director of
the GSA's Marketing Division.
Oct. 2nd - 6-8 p.m.: Bid Estimating
This workshop will feature topics like estimating and bidding methodologies;
indirect and overhead costs; calculating profits on a contract and
finalizing a profitable and competitive bid proposal.
Oct. 9th - 6-7:30 p.m.: Doing Business with KUB
The workshop looks at all elements of working with KUB including
how to develop a responsive quote, bid or proposal; learning about
the utility's Supplier Diversity Program and construction and service
November 13th - 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Reception, location to be determined
City of Knoxville reception for workshop participants. This event
will include information on bidding opportunities for city projects.
Seating is limited for these workshops so early registration is
To register for one or all of the workshops please submit the following
Name of the business, address, telephone number and email address
Number of years you have been in business
Number of people from your business who will be attending
To: The Equal Business Opportunity Program @ 865-215-3867 or
fax 865-215-2211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org