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County hosting bid workshop

By November 11, 2011

As part of the government procurement workshop series for small businesses, El Dorado County is sponsoring a free workshop entitled Responding to an Invitation for Bid from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Dec. 1. It will be held in the El Dorado County administration building at 330 Fair Lane, Building A, OES conference room, Placerville.

An IFB is the solicitation document used for competitive sealed bidding for the purchase of equipment, materials, goods and construction. Writing a proposal for an IFB may seem simple enough, however, it requires special attention to detail. If you are a small business considering responding to IFBs for government contracts, you won’t want to miss this workshop.

In this workshop you will learn the techniques of putting together responsive bids. Areas covered will include:

• Understanding the bid package
• Recognizing the key elements of bid formats
• Identifying pre-bid conference requirements
• Understanding insurance, bonding, and wage determines

This workshop will be presented by the Federal Technology Center (FTC), which is California’s leading expert in federal, state, and local government contracting.

The FTC’s contracting counselors and instructors have over 200 years of combined experience in all forms of government contracting. Since its inception, The FTC’s procurement assistance program has assisted over 8,300 businesses that have reported receiving 18,296 contract awards valued at $1.1 billion in federal, state, and local government prime contracts and subcontracts.

Using the federal standard, $1.1 billion in contract awards equates to 21,095 jobs created or retained. Approximately $897 million of these awards were federal contracts, which could have gone to businesses in other states without The FTC’s assistance.

Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Register online at www.TheFTC.org.

For questions or further information call El Dorado County Economic Development at (530) 621-5147.

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