HUBZone Informational Workshops
Free to attend │ Registration required
May 23, 2019
Fortune Bay Resort & Casino, Tower Minn.
Register here: https://mngov.ecenterdirect.com/events/1366
June 18, 2019
Shooting Star Resort & Casino, Mahnomen, Minn.
Register here: https://mngov.ecenterdirect.com/events/1367
The MN PTAC and SBA are hosting an informational workshop to promote, educate, and provide resources to small businesses eligible to participate in the SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
The HUBZone certification helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.
This conference will provide the pre-work necessary to get ready for contracting with HUBZone certification.
Also included is an overview of the HUBZone program, along with a discussion of the program eligibility, benefits, and how to get certified. HUBZone certified and
potential HUBZone vendors will have the chance to talk directly with federal agency representatives.
8:30 – Sign in
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Getting HUBZone Ready presented by PTAC staff
• Understanding Government Contracting
• SAM & DSBS Registrations
• Capabilities Statements
12:00 to 1:00 – Break for lunch on your own
1:00 to 2:30 – Stepping into the Zone presented by SBA staff
• HUBZone Overview (What is it, where are the
zones, how to apply)
• Finding HUBZone Opportunities (checklist,
application, process and online searches)
2:30 to 2:45 – Break
2:45 to 4:00 – Agency Meet n’ Greet for HUBZone certified and HUBZone potential vendors to meet with federal agency representatives.
Invited agencies include:
• Air National Guard
• 934th Airlift Wing
• US Army Corps of Engineers
• Veteran’s Administration
• Dept. of Agriculture – APHIS
• Federal Bureau of Prisons
• Indian Health Service
• Dept. of Labor
• General Services Administration
• US Fish & Wildlife
Blocks of rooms are reserved at both locations for the night before the events. Call the resort to reserve your room and please use the code HUBZone if registering to stay overnight.