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Contracting with Federal Departments? USDA is Here to Help.

Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced that small business owners will have an opportunity in June to learn how to grow and support their businesses by partnering with USDA and other Federal Agencies.  The North Carolina event supports the White House Initiative on Small Business Contracting.

Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan invited small businesses to participate in educational workshops and networking sessions in Durham, North Carolina on how to do business with USDA and other Federal agencies.  Topics include acquisition needs and opportunities, prime contracting and subcontracting opportunities, and business development resources.  Included in the sessions is an opportunity to meet one-on-one with USDA small business contracting specialists.

Merrigan noted that USDA is continuing to conduct a series of small business conferences to facilitate rural economic growth and increase small business contracting participation by enhancing the competitive posture of small farmer-owned cooperatives and small rural businesses to compete successfully for government and commercial contracts, both prime and subcontracts.

Pre-registration is preferred with onsite registration available.  Please register by email osdbu.smallbizconf@dm.usda.gov by May 25, 2012.  For further information please call 202-720-7117 or visit our website at www.usda.gov/osdbu

USDA purchases more than $5 billion dollars annually in goods and services essential to meeting the needs of our customers and the various missions of the agency.  Approximately 60 percent of these dollars are spent on food commodities.

 

The upcoming Durham event will include networking with stakeholders, similar to the OSDBU event where USDA Deputy Secretary Merrigan spoke earlier in April.

The upcoming Durham event will include networking with stakeholders, similar to the OSDBU event where USDA Deputy Secretary Merrigan spoke earlier in April.The upcoming Durham event will include networking with stakeholders, similar to the OSDBU event where USDA Deputy Secretary Merrigan spoke earlier in April.

 

 

3 Responses to “Contracting with Federal Departments? USDA is Here to Help.”

  1. Kate C Gaston says:

    I could not locate the date for the event in Durham in June publicized in thus blog or find it on the referenced website. Thank you.

  2. Greg Faulkner says:

    I plan to attend the contracting event per for small businesses. However, I have been attempting to do business with the USDA Department and other agencies. I have not been able to obtain a contract regardless of what I attempt to do.

    I would like to request an open opportunity to acquire a Federal Contract and to get started on whatever is necessary to acquire the Contract.

    Please contact me as soon as possible to acquire a contract. My Business is Advanced Systems Associates, and I’am the CEO. I look forward in obtaining a Broadband contract and/or a Acgricultural opportunity.

    Regards,

    Greg Faullkner

  3. Rebecca [USDA Moderator] says:

    Kate –

    The event will be held Wednesday, June 6, 2012, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the campus of North Carolina Central University, 1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, NC 27707.

    More information in our Press Release: http://www.usda.gov/2012/04/0137.xml

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