Thursday morning, several governmental agencies will unite to teach business owners how to obtain government contracts in the Rocky Mountain region. The effort will be moderated by the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, or PTAC.
The discussion takes place from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 1675 Garden of the Gods Road.
The event unites the PTAC with the Rocky Mountain Chapter National Defense Industrial Association for an open discussion focused on small business government contracting issues in the region. Brian Castro, a national ombudsman with the U.S. Small Business Administration will introduce the panelists.
Others include Willie Franklin, director of Small Business for CH2MHill; David Hollenback, CEO of DSoft Technologies; Paul Aldrich, specialist with Schriever Air Force Base; Kim Diercks, with the U.S. Air Force Academy; and Russ Farmer with the NDIA.
The cost is a $15 suggested donation.
Organizers stressed that space is limited and to reserve a spot early by calling 719-481-4877, X124.
Immediately after the meeting, Castro will convene a regional hearing to hear testimony from small business owners and others regarding federal regulations and enforcement and compliance actions that impact the small businesses.
The hearing registration begins at 11 a.m., and the hearing runs from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.