"Connecting Businesses with Contracts" Procurement Conference


Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 · 7:30 am


Southern University Baton Rouge campus, Smith-Brown Memorial Union Get Directions

Southern University’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center will hold its 8th Annual “Connecting Businesses with Contracts” Procurement Conference from 7:30 a.m. – 3p.m., Tuesday, April 10 in the Smith-Brown Memorial Union, 500 Jesse N. Stone Ave., on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus.

All small business owners and contractors are invited to attend.

The conference will bring together potential and existing contractors, entrepreneurs and government agencies with contracting officers and purchasing agents.

Attendees will receive information on sources of assistance, the process of registration and obtaining licensing, methods of financing, and securing contracts. Participants will also be exposed to the latest techniques on selling products and services to private industry and the federal, state, and local government.

Representatives from the United States Small Business Administration will be available to discuss SBA programs, guarantees, the certification process, bonds and surety, GO Loans, and disaster loans. The Louisiana State Contractor Licensing Department will also be available to answer questions from individuals who want to become licensed or from existing contractors.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

The conference is hosted by the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Center for Rural and Small Business Development, Southern University College of Business, the U.S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Small Business Development Centers of Baton Rouge and Lafayette, and Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

For more information or to register, contact Gloria London, Director of the Center for Rural and Small Business Development, or Eual Hall, Business Development Specialist, at 225.771.4107 or 225.771.4105.

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