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How to Obtain a GSA Schedule Contract

Event date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 8:30am - 1:00pm
Event location: 
Liberty Hall Corporate Center, 1085 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083


How to Obtain a GSA Schedule Contract

Want to put your business in front of thousands of government purchasers?  This workshop will give you the practical information you need to get on a schedule and start winning contracts.  You'll learn:

  • How to begin the process of getting a Federal Supply Schedule.  We'll show you how not to get overwhelmed.

  • Which schedule is right for you?  Learn how to focus your efforts.

  • How to really understand procurement policies and methods.  We'll help you make sense out of government-speak.

  • How to decipher the terms and conditions for a Federal Supply Schedule.  Protect yourself by understanding these important elements.

Selling to the Airports

Newark Liberty International and Teterboro Airports buy millions of dollars of goods and services from local small businesses.

Learn how to make the right connections at the right time to join the ranks of successful vendors.

What you Need to Know about Government Contracting

Monitoring and responding to solicitations, processing paperwork, writing proposals, pricing your services/products - government contracting can be overwhelming, no matter the agency.

This highly interactive session will help you make sense of what's really important and how to keep on track. Bring your questions and share your experiences - you'll come away better prepared.

Learn from the experts

Janice Bracey
Lead Small Business Specialist, US General Services Administration, Northeast and Caribbean Region

As Lead Small Business Specialist, Ms. Bracey is responsible for planning, marketing and conducting regional small business outreach events.  Ms. Bracey also counsels small business owners regarding GSA's procurement policies and methods.   

During the course of her career with GSA, Ms. Bracey has counseled thousands of small business owners regarding possible contracting opportunities within the Federal Government.

Helene Gibbs
Program Manager, New Jersey Air Services Development Office (NJASDO)

NJASDO, funded by the Port Authority of NY & NJ, matches the talent and resources of area businesses with the purchasing opportunities of aviation industry buyers through a system of referrals. Helene’s leadership of this organization has resulted in over $860 million in contract awards to businesses in Union, Essex, Hudson and Bergen counties.

Helene brings a solid background in the aviation industry, having worked at Eastern Airlines at both Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports and KLM, where she was involved in the development of a global distribution system for the travel and tourism industry.

Maryann Williams
Director, UCEDC PTAC

Maryann brings over 30 years of government contracting experience to her position as director of UCEDC’s PTAC program.  She brings a unique perspective to the job as she’s held positions on both sides of the table – helping businesses to obtain government contracts as well as overseeing the government contract process for a manufacturing concern in New Jersey.   

Following an 18-year tenure as a senior contracting official for Greenbrier Industries in Englewood Cliffs, Maryann served as director of the Rockland County PTAC for 13 years. 

She joined UCEDC in 2007, and under her direction, the PTAC program was awarded the 2010 “Outstanding Center Award” by the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC).

 For more information contact Rogers Ramsey @ /908-527-1166

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 TD Bank


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