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Navigating The Procurement Process: Who Can Help?. Pam McDonough, CEO Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing & NORBIC. OPENING DOORS OF OPPORTUNITY. Eligibility and process for certifications ( see chart) Don’t wait to complete basic required registrations:

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Navigating The Procurement

Process: Who Can Help?

Pam McDonough, CEO

Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing &

NORBIC

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Eligibility and process for certifications (see chart)

Don’t wait to complete basic required registrations:

http://www.ccr.gov Centralized Contractor Registration

*free required for all contractors needs annual renewal

http://www.orca.bpn.gov On-line Representations and Certifications Application

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PTAC: Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

National Program find locations at www.APTAC-us.org

A procurement technical assistance center can help your business earn its share.  Among the services a PTAC can provide:

·         Military Specifications including bid histories and quality assurance

·         Targeted Marketing Assistance to attract government agencies and prime vendors

·         Assist with sub-contracting opportunities for small businesses

·         Automated Bid Leads and Opportunities through E-Commerce Access

·         Assist with State of Illinois set-aside opportunities

·         Certification Assistance for Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Businesses

·         Assist with the process of obtaining a GSA Schedule

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Break-Out of your Bunker !! Join Industry Organizations

Can Lead to Teaming and Sub-Contracting

FEDERATION OF WOMEN CONTACTORS

The Federation of Women Contractors (FWC) has been in existence since 1989 and is committed to the advancement of entrepreneurial women in the construction industry. The 100-plus members of FWC include general contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers and service related firms representing every facet and component of construction. It is the largest women construction trade group in Illinois and one of the strongest nationally.

FWC is very involved in government procurement and certification and legislative advocacy to improve programs serving women and minorities in construction. For more information:

www.fwcchicago.org

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WOMENS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Is the oldest and most comprehensive business assistance center in the U.S. Know for its innovative,

effective programs and advocacy efforts. It is also a certification agency.

www.wbdc.org

CHICAGO MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

COUNCIL

Funded by U.S. Department of Commerce/Minority Business Development Agency

Assist Companies with: Business opportunities with government and private corporations –

Business planning and strategies –business coaching –preparation of materials to secure financing.

www.cmboc.org

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ALLIANCE FOR ILLINOIS MANUFACTURING

Alliance Assessment Program – Matches Companies with Programs and Incentives

All Business Assistance Centers under on ROOF:

Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - International Trade Center (ITC)

Illinois Transportation & Customs Center (TCC) – Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Also a City of Chicago Local Industrial Retention Initiative (LIRI)

www.illinoismanufacturing.org

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NATIONAL RESOURCES, ORGANIZATIONS:

U.S. WOMEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

www.uswcc.org/

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTORS

TRADE-SPECIFIC ORGANIZATIONS

www.nasbc.org/

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LOCAL/REGIONAL

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS

LOCAL CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

LOCAL TRADE ORGANIZATIONS, BUSINESS GROUPS

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