May 31, 2011 by ei2admin
Need to figure out what City Ward you live in or your business is located in?
Now you can use the City of Albany/Dougherty County Geographic Information System (GIS) search tool located on the Internet at http://gis.albany.ga.us/external/
Be sure to click on “City Ward” in the left hand column.
You can also use Google Maps to search your business address and the major cross streets to get the general vicinity of where to look in the GIS system. Go to www.google.com and click on Maps or enter the search term “Google Maps”.
May 28, 2011 by ei2admin
If you’re interested in learning about what and how the Marine Corps Logistics Command buys, then you ought to consider being at the Albany Civic Center on Aug. 4 and 5, 2011.
The Albany Marine Corps base is hosting a two-day trade show specifically focused on procurement and acquisition that support of Warfighter requirements.
The Command is looking for exhibitors and attendees specializing in:
- Industrial Electronics
- Information Technology
- Parts Obsolescence
- Warehousing (including Supplies)
- Material Handling
- Green Initiatives
- Structure Ventilation/Controlled Environments for Workers
On Thursday, Aug. 4th, an anticipated 100 exhibitors — representing both small business and large business as well as local, state, and federal government agencies – are expected to be on hand at the Albany Civic Center. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:00 a.m.
Mid-day on Thursday, attendees will gather for lunch across the street from the Civic Center at the Albany Hilton Garden Inn to hear featured keynote speaker, Lieutenant General Frank A. Panter, Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics, Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps.
Following lunch, activities will resume in the exhibit hall at the Civic Center from 1:30 until 4:00 p.m.
On Friday, Aug. 5th at the Albany Civic Center there will be eight (8) workshops running concurrently, each repeated on the hour at 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 a.m. Workshop topics include: The Mission and Function of the Marine Corps Logistics Command Centers (including Distribution Management, Maintenance Center, and Supply Management); Expert Services for Entrepreneurs; Acquisition Courses for Contractors; the Federal Logistics Information System and the Internet Bid Board System; Construction Requirements of the Marine Corps Logistics Base; Small Business Program Updates; Getting on GSA Schedules; and Doing Business with the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM).
There is a registration fee of $100 to attend this two-day event. The registration fee includes access to all events both days, including one lunch ticket for Aug. 4th.
Companies wishing to exhibit at the event must make arrangements and pay a fee in advance. The exhibition fee for large businesses is $550, and the exhibition fee for small businesses is $450. Each of these exhibitor registration packages covers two attendees and two lunch tickets. (Exhibitors must set-up at the Civic Center on Wed., Aug. 3rd, between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Exhibit teardown takes place on Thurs., Aug. 4th between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.)
Pre-registration is required to attend this event. The deadline for registration is Thursday, June 16, 2011. Complete details may be found at: http://www.logcom.usmc.mil/sbpo/files/trade-show/2011/Key-Information.pdf.
- The Industry Exhibitor registration form is at: http://www.logcom.usmc.mil/sbpo/files/trade-show/2011/Industry-Exhibitor-Reg.pdf
- The Industry Attendee registration form is at: http://www.logcom.usmc.mil/sbpo/files/trade-show/2011/Industry-Attendee-Reg.pdf
- The Government/Non-Profit registration form is at: http://www.logcom.usmc.mil/sbpo/files/trade-show/2011/Govt-Reg.pdf
If you want to learn the fundamentals of selling to government agencies, June 8th is an important date!
May 28, 2011 by ei2admin
Even if you are just thinking about doing business with the government, the seminar on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 is a perfect introduction to this subject.
The Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center will be presenting a comprehensive overview of how the government buys goods and services, including the 7 phases of government procurement — which you must know about to have a chance to succeed in the government market.
There will be a detailed discussion of the government vendor registration process, market research on what the government buys, how government agencies advertise their procurements, understanding “ads” from sources like FedBizOpps, an introduction to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA), the Federal Acquisition Computer Network (FACNET), how to find internet marketing opportunities, how to locate subcontracting opportunities with government “prime” contractors, bidding, and much more.
Jone Debnam is the guest instructor for this class. The class will begin at 10:00 am in the 1st floor conference room at the Microbusiness Enterprise Center located at 230 S. Jackson St., Albany, GA 31701-2885.
This terrific class is free of charge, but you are urged to register in advance. You may register at http://gtpac.ecenterdirect.com/ConferenceDetail.action?ID=6870.
May 27, 2011 by ei2admin
If you are interested in learning about the tools needed to pursue business with the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC), the place to be is Warner Robins, GA on June 22, 2011.
(For a list of recurring products and services procured by WR-ALC, please consult: http://www.robins.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-081216-015.pdf )
The event will begin at 8:00 am with opening remarks by Major General Robet McMahon, Commander of WR-ALC.
Presentations are scheduled to be made by the Small Business Administration’s Procurement Center Representative (PCR) as well as staff of the Air Force Reserve Command’s Small Business Office and the WR-ALC’s Office of Small Business Programs.
Additional presentations will be made by the Small Business Development Center, the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC), and the General Services Administration. GTPAC’s director Chuck Schadl will be providing instruction on how to do research on contract opportunities in the government marketplace.
The event will end at 12:00 noon.
Attendance is free of charge, but is limited to the first 240 persons who pre-register. To register, contact Ms. Crystal Storie at email@example.com or (478) 926-5873. You must pre-register to attend, and no more than 2 persons per company may attend.
The event will be held in the Robert L. Scott, Jr. Theater, Museum of Aviation Eagle Building, Robins AFB, Georgia. For a map and directions, please click on this link: Museum Layout & Directions
May 11, 2011 by ei2admin
Want to see the current list of free classes now being offered by Georgia Tech is support of the City of Albany’s Small Business Program?
The class list has just been updated, and it’s available for viewing, and printing, by simply clicking here.
When you take a look at the updated training calendar, you’ll see we are offering classes on all of the following topics:
- Albany Small Business Program Orientation
- Business Planning, Development and Management
- Preparing Successful Bids and Proposals
- Business Development in the Government Market
- Introduction to Government Contracting
- Contract Accounting
- Contract Law
- Subcontracting to Prime Contractors
- Selling to the Military
- Fundamentals of Working with the Government
- Surety Bonding
- How to Work with Small Business Specialists
- How to Use the GTPAC Bid Match Service
- Understanding the GSA Schedule Process
What a “treasure trove” of useful information! Register now for the classes of your choice!
May 10, 2011 by ei2admin
Current bids and proposals for the City of Albany and Dougherty County may be found on-line by clicking right here.
Most documents are available on this site to download to print. For more information on current bids and proposals, call the City’s Procurement Office at (229) 431-3211. Documents also can be requested by e-mailing Christen or by contacting the Procurement Office.
When communicating by email, please be sure to state the purpose of your email in the subject line. All unknown mail with unclear subject lines or mail marked as “spam” will be deleted without being read.
Please note that bids to the City of Albany cannot be returned by facsimile.