Federal Contracting Series for Small Businesses

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) and the Government Contracting Assistance Program (GCAP) will host the following collaborative in-person trainings across North Carolina during 2024.  The duration for training is 3.5 hours which includes three one-hour sessions and two 15-minute breaks.  

Part 1: Federal Contracting Fundamentals (one hour). This training explores the fundamentals on doing business with the federal government. Topics include: levels of federal purchasing; how the federal government buys products, construction and engineering and non-personal services; registering as a federal contractor; locating, identifying and responding to federal business opportunities; and resources available to assist federal contractors in North Carolina.

Part 2: Navigating Federal Small Business Certifications: An In-Depth Analysis (one hour). This session offers a deep dive into various certifications such as 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB/VOSB and Women-Owned, covering eligibility, application processes, and strategies for leveraging these certifications to expand business opportunities.

Part 3: Effectively Presenting Your Small Business to the Federal Government (one hour). This training focuses on real world tips, tricks, tools and lessons learned on how to effectively market a business to federal customers. It also focuses on techniques to market a business to federal prime contractors, in anticipation of teaming on current and future opportunities.

Registration.  This is a free training opportunity; however, pre-registration is required.  To register, click here.  


April 11, 2024 from 1:00 – 4:30 pm. 
Location: Sandhills Community College, Van Dussen Building in the Small Business Center
3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374
Parking: Douglas Parking Lot
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April 16, 2024 from 9:00 – 12:30 pm. 
Location: The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, Conference Room
1451 S Elm-Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC 27406
May 9, 2024 from 1:00 – 4:30 pm.
Location: A-B Tech Community College, Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development, 10 Genevieve Cir, Asheville, NC 28801
Campus map. The Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development (# 24 on the campus map), the meeting space is not in the Ferguson Building (#7 on the campus map).
May 16, 2024 from Noon – 3:30 pm. 
Location: Cape Fear Community College, Union Station, Daniels Hall
501 N. Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
*Lunch will not be provided, bring your own lunch.
Parking: Parking passes will be emailed out to registrants closer to the event date for “VP” parking. Parking lot spaces will be subject to availability. There is also street metered parking available.
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September 17, 2024 from 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: Wayne Community College, Wayne Learning Center, Moffatt Auditorium
3000 Wayne Memorial Drive, Goldsboro, NC 27534
Parking: Front parking lot
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October 8, 2024 from 9:00 – 12:30 pm
Location: Fayetteville Technical Community College, General Classroom Building, Room 108
2817 Fort Bragg Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Parking: Available in lot 30A.  
Campus Map: https://www.faytechcc.edu/contact/fayetteville-campus/.  Building #17
October 22, 2024 from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Location: Catawba Valley Community Corporate Development Center
2664 US Highway 70 SE, Hickory, NC 28602
*Lunch will not be provided, bring your own lunch.
November 21, 2024 from 1:00 – 4:30 pm
Location: South Piedmont Community College, Tyson Family Center for Technology, Classroom 1407
3509 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, NC 28110
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