ILDA Conference April 20, 2009 Ocean City, Maryland Presenter: Morgan Allyn Procurement Specialist & Trainer [email protected] Office: 301-403-2740 x28 Mobile: 240-421-1358. MA 4.09/print version ILDA. What are Procurement Technical Assistance Centers?.
FACT: It is about relationship-building – get to know your customer
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Q.Does registering in the CCR market my company to the government?
A.Nooooooo. Registering in the CCR does not market a company to various government buyers. The CCR collects information necessary for a government buying activity to contact or maintain contact with a company. This registration also provides the information necessary for the transfer of funds via an electronic funds transfer (EFT).
Q.Why is RFID technology being implemented in the DoD Supply Chain?
A.RFID addresses a key challenge that has been noted at every node within the DoD supply chain - lack of visibility of item data. RFID will become a key technology enabler for the DoD logistics business transformation and will support long-term integration of the Unique Identification (UID) into the DoD end-to-end supply chain. RFID (both active and passive) is required by DoD.
NO MORE LOST HELICOPTERS!!!
Q.What is the HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program?
A.The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to small businesses.
These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone. The company must also maintain a "principal office" in one of these specially designated areas.
This program is managed by the SBA.
Q.How does a firm qualify for this program?
A. To qualify for the program, a business must meet the following criteria:
-- It must be a small business by SBA size standards;
-- Its principal office must be located within a HUBZone, which includes lands on federally recognized Indian reservations;
-- It must be owned and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens (N.B.-this means any level of ownership in an applicant small business by another company would result in a decline).
-- At least 35% of its employees must reside in a HUBZone.
Listen carefully to what your potential customer says:
don’t sell what you have, sell them what they want.
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