Training set for June 19

Training set for June 19.

Northern Minnesota businesses looking to grow their businesses with state and federal agencies have an opportunity to learn more about securing government contracts at a free training June 19 in Grand Rapids.

This is the first of a series of “On the Road with Admin” events around Minnesota this summer and fall hosted by the Minnesota Department of Administration's Procurement Technical Assistance Center, or PTAC, and the Office of Equity in Procurement, OEP.

Topics covered at the training include:

  • Introduction to government contracting – General overview of all levels of government contracting, what to expect, and where to look for opportunities.
  • Doing business with the state/state certifications – Learn how the state of Minnesota is working to improve opportunities for small businesses throughout the state, the new online small business certification portal, and the benefits of certification.
  • Opportunities in your backyard – Representatives from state agencies around Minnesota will present information about procurement and contracting needs, and will be available for networking.

Sign-in begins at noon June 19, and the event takes place from 12:30-4 p.m at Blandin Foundation, 100 N Pokegama Avenue in Grand Rapids, Minn.

The cost is free, but participants need to register at

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