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Disaster Contracting Webinar: How to Do Business with FEMA and the State of Florida

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Thank you for participating in the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Headquarters’ and Florida PTAC at FAMU‘s “How to Do Business with FEMA and the State of Florida” webinar that took place on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.  During the webinar, representatives from the Florida PTAC, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Industry Liaison Program, and the Florida Division of Emergency Management discussed specialized topics for small businesses including the agencies’ procurement policies and practices, business registrations and requirements, and common goods and services purchased.

The webinar materials can be downloaded here:

Webinar: Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Level 1 Training | June 17, 2020, 10:00 AM (EST)

New DoD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMCC): Everything you need to know.

Though contracting opportunities for small businesses are abundant, cybersecurity poses a threat to small businesses in the defense industrial base and our national security. To help mitigate cybersecurity threats, the Department of Defense (DoD) will soon require all businesses bidding on contracts and performing on current contracts to certify that they meet at least a basic level of cybersecurity standards when responding to solicitations. 

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a five-level certification process developed by the DoD to help ensure contractors have a system for protecting sensitive data and information. 

  • Level 1: Demonstrate basic cyber hygiene 
  • Level 2: Demonstrate intermediate cyber hygiene 
  • Level 3: Demonstrate good cyber hygiene
  • Level 4: Proactive 
  • Level 5: Advanced/progressive

Project Spectrum, an initiative of the DoD Office of Small Business Programs to strengthen the cybersecurity of small and medium-sized businesses, and the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), will host a no-cost webinar to help small business owners understand the CMMC Level 1 certification.

Don’t miss out! Join us for this no cost, informative event to better understand the CMMC requirements to help better position your business as a government contractor.

Register through GoToWebinar by clicking the Register Here button below. You will receive a “virtual ticket” to attend the webinar. If you have trouble accessing the webinar, please contact Ron Scott, Chief Curriculum Architect at Project Spectrum at

Register Here

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Free Small Business Webinar Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Free Small Business Webinar

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

9:00 AM – 11:00 PM (CST) / 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (EST)

Prime Contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD LLC) & Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center


Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD LLC) & Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Florida Atlantic University


Join us for this free webinar focusing on Small Business Opportunities, education and networking. This webinar will provide the following presentations


·         Brief summary of the free resources from SBA (Small Business Administration), by Norma Alberts, GLDD LLC.

·         GLDD’s specific project needs: tugboat & towing services, endangered species observers, diesel fuel (#2 low sulfur-marine diesel), safety products, rental equipment, welding machining, rental apartments and marine hardware and supply.

·         Special Guest Speaker: Mike Bell, Government Contracting Consultant, Florida PTAC, Florida Atlantic University

·         Question and Answer period.


This webinar is Free to attend, however advance registration via email is required. Please fill out the Supplier Size Business form in the link below and email to along with your capabilities statement.


Link to our Supplier Size Business form:


After I receive your email, I will forward you the access/ link for this webinar. We hope you can join us


Best Regards, Norma Alberts



NORMA J. ALBERTS, ‘Advocate for the advancement of Small Businesses’
Small Business Plan Administrator and Small Business Liaison Officer

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC

2122 York Road | Suite 200 | Oak Brook, IL 60523 | USA

+1 (630) 574-3023 | office
+1 (630) 574-1515 
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Save the Date: CDC Partnering with NITAAC (NIH) for Small Business Industry Day, Nov. 5, 2019, Atlanta

Attention: IT Small Business Vendors

Save the Date – CDC Partnering with NITAAC(NIH) for Small Business Industry Day, November 5, 2019, at the HYATT Regency, downtown Atlanta

The National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition Assessment Center (NITAAC), in conjunction with the Atlanta Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Contract Management Association Atlanta, is pleased to invite you to participate in the Atlanta-area Industry Day on November 5, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

The Atlanta Industry Day is a one-day industry event, where agencies, local businesses, and private sector government contractors come together to learn, share and connect with each other. Attendees are a mix of federal agency IT decision-makers, procurement officials, and industry stakeholders.

Attendees will leave the industry day with a better understanding of the NITAAC GWAC vehicles, recent industry/government developments and various program requirements and other procedures.

Register Now:

This event is complimentary to attend. Register Now, space is limited.

Free Webinar: Subcontracting Requirements from Prime Contractors, October 1, 2019

Prime Contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD LLC) is co-hosting an outreach webinar with the Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) on October 1, 2019, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST / 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time).

The webinar will include the following presentations:

  • Brief summary of the free resources provided online by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) by Norma Alberts, GLDD LLC |
  • GLDD’s specific project needs:  Tugboat & towing services, endangered species observers, diesel fuel (#2 low sulfur-marine diesel), safety products, rental equipment, welding machining, rental apartments, and marine hardware and supply
  • Special Guest Speaker:  Marc Violante, Director, Federal Market Strategies Specialist at WPI, will speak on the topic of “Innovation – Trends, Programs, and Technology in the Federal Marketplace” |
  • Question and answer period

This webinar is free to attend; however registration via email is required in advance.

Please fill out the attached Supplier Size Business form and email it to along with your capabilities statement.  Your company name, address, capabilities/brief description, and business size is required on the attached form.  You will receive the access link for the webinar after submitting the form.