The state departments of General Services and Public Welfare have decided to join forces with the City of Harrisburg and the Naval Supply Systems Command for the Second Annual Small Business Exposition. The expo is designed to help small business owners work through the procedures and processes required for government contracting.
The event is scheduled to run on March 28 from 8am to 4pm at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and will assist smaller businesses in their attempts to compete for government contracts. In addition to that, the event will explain local, state and federal processes for construction, procurement and certification, as well as where and how to identify contracting opportunities.
Sheri Phillips, the Secretary of the Department of General Services, along with Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson, Deputy Secretary for Administration for the Department of Public Welfare Karen Deklinski and Naval Supply Systems Command Vice Commander John Goodhart are all expected to start off the event. The event itself will feature over 50 government and private exhibitors on-site for networking and information on contracting needs.
In addition to that, information with regard to certification processes and procedures for construction, information technology and products/services contracting will also be covered during morning workshops. An afternoon panel will then discuss the different contracting opportunities available at the local, state and federal levels by industry. The day will conclude with a construction diversity session and time to visit exhibitors.
There will be on-site registration the day of the event from 7am to 8am, though advanced registration is highly encouraged. The last thing anybody wants is to show up the day of the show and not make it in time to register. All the information on registration fees and registration can be found here.
Source: Market Watch – March 28 Expo to Help Small Businesses Explore Contracting Opportunities