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August 14, 2014. Veteran-Owned Business Seminar Presented by Gayle Nuppnau Dept. of General Services Bureau of Small Business Opportunities. DGS Overview. New Initiatives Small Business Procurement Initiative ( SBPI) Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement
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August 14, 2014 Veteran-Owned Business Seminar Presented by Gayle Nuppnau Dept. of General Services Bureau of Small Business Opportunities
New Initiatives Small Business Procurement Initiative (SBPI) Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement On-line Small Business Self-Certification and Small Diverse Business Verification Locating Opportunities Small Diverse Business Program Benefits Topics for Discussion
Small Business Procurement Initiative Purpose To increase opportunities for small businesses to compete for award of Commonwealth contracts as prime contractors without the competition of larger more established firms. Scope Commonwealth agencies shall identify contracts for award to small businesses pursuant to direction provided by DGS, with independent agencies also encouraged to participate. - Race and Gender Neutral Program - Yearly Renewal 5
Step 1 PA Vendor Registration PA Vendor Registration The pa supplier portal, www.pasupplierportal.state.pa.us, is a website where you can register your company as a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Supplier and participate in electronic bidding opportunities The Vendor Number is a unique six-digit number assigned to a registered Commonwealth Supplier. As part of registration you will create a User ID and Password PA Supplier Portal Help Desk 877-435-7363, option 1 On Line Self-Certification and Small Diverse Business Verification Small Business Website, www.smallbusiness.pa.gov Before you self-certify Frequently asked questions Guidelines Portal Home Page
Step 2 and Step 3 Small Business Procurement Initiative (SBPI) And Small Diverse Business Verification
SBPI & SDB Online Application Process • SBPI Certification: Steps 1 to 5 • Business Eligibility – 1 • Participation Criteria • - The business must be a for-profit, United States business • The business must be independently owned • The business may not be dominant in its field of operation • The business may not employ more than 100 full-time equivalent employees • The business must meet the maximum three year gross receipts thresholds • Company Contact & Identification – 2 • Business Profile – 3 • UNSPSC Codes • Document Upload - 4 • First page of tax returns • Review/Submit Application - 5 SDB Verification: Steps 6 to 8 Third Party Verification Upload – 6 Dept. of General Services will accept approved third-party certifications from any of the below entities: - Unified Certification Program (UCP) - United States Small Business Administration (SBA) 8 (a) Program - National Minority Supplier Development Council - - (NMSDC) - Woman’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) - VetBiz Vendor Information Pages (VIP) at vetbiz.gov Service Category Identification - 7 - Construction/Subcontractor - Manufacturer - Stocking and Non-Stocking Review and Submit Application – 8 - 7-14 days for BSBO Verification Approval - New Small Business Certificate with SDB Designation - Verification Letter Issued
SBPI & SDB Renewal • Annual SBPI Certification/SDB Verification • Recertification 12 Months Subsequent form Date of Most recent Cert./Verification • DGS, BSBO Notification of SBPI Certification/DB Verification Expiration (Email) • First Notice: 30 Days Prior to Expirations • Second Notice: 15 Days Prior to Expiration • Vendor Removal Day of Expiration: SBPI/SDB • Renewal Without Lapse • Renewal Subsequent to 15 Day Grace Period • Renew with Lapse
SBPI Statistics - Commonwealth spend is 3.5 billion for goods and services - Registration for SBPI began in July 2012 - Small Business Reserves began in September 2012 - Over 3,77 self-certified registered business as of 8.11.2014 - Over 3 million dollars has gone to Small Businesses as a direct result of the program - The Commonwealth has actually spent over 117 million with small businesses - Number of Small Business in PA with 1-100 employees based on 2008 census data is 227,502
Small Business and Small Diverse Business Benefits • Small Business Directory • Emarketplace • Small Business Reserves • - IT Categories • Prime Opportunities • Networking • - Subcontracting Opportunities
Opportunities E marketplace
To Locate State Wide Contracts To View Current Solicitations>10,000 Procurement Forecast Invitation To Qualify Contracts
Small Diverse Business Program • Small Diverse Business Program • Technical, Cost, SDB • DB weight remains 20% of the total RFP points • Veterans and Service Disabled Veterans now included • Locating Opportunities • Emarketplace • Pre-Proposal Conferences • Subcontracting Opportunities • Networking • Compliance
Contacts Contact Information BSBO Main Number 717-783-3119 Ms. DeShawn Lewis, Director email@example.com Phone: 717-783-7131 Ms. Gayle Nuppnau, Procurement Liaison firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 717-346-3819 Ms. Paula Murphy, Construction Liaison email@example.com Phone: 717-787-8324