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Where Preparation Meets Opportunity
The Tribal Procurement Institute (TPI) is a coopertive agreement which provides training, technical, assistance, events, and opportunities for Tribally-owned and American Indian-owned businesses. Throughout our eight-state region, we help our clients build and enhance their capacity to increase federal, state and local government contracting opportunities.
Small Business Administration Announces 2013 Wisconsin Business Awards
One of the Tribal Procurement Institute's clients is among those being honored.
Congratulations to Jean Marie Thiel of Belonger Corporation as a graduate from the 8(a) Business Development Program.
May 7, 2013
SBA Finalizes Rule Adopting Changes to Contracting Program for Women-Owned Small Businesses
WASHINGTON –An interim final rule published in the Federal Register and effective immediately will amend regulations to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program allowing for greater access to federal contracting opportunities for women-owned businesses as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) signed in January.
The interim final rule removes the anticipated award price of the contract thresholds for women-owned small businesses (WOSB) and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSB) to allow them greater access to federal contracting opportunities without limitations to the size of the contract. The rule can be accessed at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-05-07/html/2013-10841.htm and comments can be submitted on or before June 6, 2013, at www.regulations.gov, identified by the following RIN number: RIN 3245-AG55.
As a result of the rule change, contracting officers will be able to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs at any dollar level which will help federal agencies achieve the existing statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs. The SBA is currently working on the changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulations. See more
From Indian Country Today Media Network:
The Growing Economic Might of Indian Country
The financial impact of Indian gaming beyond Indian country is fairly well-known. Less well-known is the impact made by noncasino enterprises—retail, housing, farming/ranching, tourism, Internet services, among many. When bundled with that gaming money,
Native ventures have a hefty impact on state and local communities throughout the U.S. Read more
GSA Helps Small Businesses Grow
The U.S. General Services Agency has published a blog article regarding on our events in which they participated.
Please visit their blog here.
We are proud and pleased to have such a great relationship with the GSA and Regional Administrator Kalayil.
SBA Launches 2013 Emerging Leaders Initiative
The U.S. Small Business Administration launched its 2013 Emerging Leaders executive-level training initiative, formerly known as e200, in 27 cities and communities across the country. Since 2008 the initiative has trained more than 1,300 promising small business owners in underserved communities, and continues to expand its impact helping small businesses grow and create jobs.
For more information click here
Communities that will be participating in the Emerging Leaders Initiative include:
- Boston, Mass.
- Detroit, Mich.
- Minneapolis, Minn.
- Syracuse, N.Y.
Native American Communities
- Milwaukee, Wis.
Tribal Leaders Meet in Green Bay to Increase Federal Contracts
Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Feb. 1 2013
Tribal PTAC Hosts Second Annual 'Growing Your Business with Government Contracts' Conference
Most people would agree that going from zero to $5 million in government contracting in one year is a good track record for a new non-profit organization that helps tribal governments and Native businesses get government contracts.
Now the fast-growing organization that teaches individual and tribal businesses what it takes to successfully sell their goods and services to the federal governments, will host the second annual “Growing Your Business with Government Contracts” regional conference for rural and tribal businesses, The event will take place on January 28 and 29 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Details and registration are available online at wwwtpiptac.com.
. . .The full-day program on January 29 will kick off with opening remarks by Ada Deer, former Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior. Morning presentations will include Leveraging the Federal HUBZone Programpresented by Mariana A. Pardo, Director of HUBZone Program, A Mentoring Panel – The Challenge and Rewards of Selling to the Government presented by successful Federal contractors; Selling to the Federal Government – Updates on BIA Programs. What you should know, presented by Anne Mendoza Jennings, Economic Development Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs; Ruby Crenshaw-Lawrence, Indian Incentive Program, Department of Defense; Katherine R. Ragland, US Small Business Administration; and Shawn M. Lacina, Contracting Officer, Lake States Acquisition Team US Forest Service. The afternoon session will include presentations on selling to the Department of Defense, the Forest Service, and the General Services. Read entire article
SBA Regional Administrator and Wisconsin District Director to Speak with Regional Native American Leaders
WWW.MARKETWATCH.COM Press release.
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Tribal, rural business contracting opportunities and issues addressed
U.S. Small Business Administration Regional Administrator Marianne Markowitz and Wisconsin District Director Eric Ness will be speaking on SBA support for tribal, native, and rural businesses at a regional contracting conference on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Green Bay. . . READ MORE
INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY article entitled Tribal PTAC Provides Businesses Priceless Help in Federal Contracting READ IT NOW
TPI PTAC now serves eight states: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Maine, Massachusetts and Illinois. If your business is at least 51% Native-American owned and resides in any of the seven states we serve, we urge you to contact us by e-mail or at 920-496-7430 to see if government contracting is right for your business. To learn more about what is needed to get started, click here.
(to register click the event you would like to attend)
The SBA will honor the winners of the Small Business Awards for 2013 at the Spectacular Event Center in Bangor. Online registration will be available May 6th, for additional registration information, please contact Sandra Fontaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-622-8381.
June 24 2013 - Bangor, ME
Small Business Administration Maine Awards Luncheon
UPCOMING EVENTS FROM OUR PARTNERS
May 14-15, 2013 - MICHIGAN
- Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) and Directorate of Logistics Updates
- Program Executive Office – Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS) briefing
- How to Market your Small Business to Primes and Government
- Partnering for our Nation’s Security
- Sustaining the Decisive Edge for the Army and the Joint Force 2020
- Fulfilling Requirements in Partnership with Small Businesses
- see more
Government Contracting 101, 8(a), HUBZone Program, WOSB Advantage, Market Research, Veterans' Guide, Business Opportunities, and more
Government Contracting 101; Selling to the Government; 8(a) Business Development Program & Native American Tribal Information; The Certification Process for 8(a), HUBZone, Woman Owned and SDVOB, Finding Opportunities, GSA Schedules, Joint Ventures and Teaming, Selling to DOD; SBA Updates for Native, Tribal and Rural Businesses, and more