SBA to Conduct Federal Contracting Workshops in Puerto Rico
To support disadvantaged small businesses
SAN JUAN – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands district office will conduct a series of workshops in San Juan over the next few months as part of the SBA’s 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance program, “to support socially and economically disadvantaged” small businesses in their efforts to obtain federal contracts, the agency said.
The 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program provides training, executive education, and one-on-one consulting in a range of business activities, including marketing, accounting, opportunity development and capture, contract management, compliance, and financial analysis.
“The SBA is fully committed to providing small Puerto Rican firms with the training and technical assistance they need to better their chances of obtaining federal contracts and creating jobs,” said SBA District Director Yvette T. Collazo. “Over the course of several months, we will deliver individual workshops on topics such as construction quality management, how to prepare a federal proposal, and FAR [Federal Acquisition Regulation] Basics, among others.”
All courses are free of charge and will be conducted in English from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., as follows:
–USACE Construction Quality Management – May 17, 2019 at HUD San Juan Field Office
–Federal Contracting Opportunities Basics/Bootcamp – June 28, 2019 at SBA PR&USVI District Office
–How to Prepare a Proposal for the Federal Government – July 26, 2019 at SBA PR&USVI District Office
–Understanding RFPs and RFIs – August 23, 2019 at HUD San Juan Field Office
–FAR Basics – September 9, 2019 at HUD San Juan Field Office
The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) San Juan Field Office is located at Parque Las Américas I, 235 Federico Costa Street, Suite 200, San Juan, PR 00918. The SBA District Office is located at 273 Ponce de León Ave., Plaza 273 Suite 510, San Juan, PR 00917.
For more information on SBA assistance for small businesses, visit www.sba.gov/pr.