Date: February 16, 2007
Contact: Eric Matanyi
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, Illinois, February 16, 2007 – The CenterPoint Business Development Center and the College of Business and Public Administration at Governors State University, in conjunction with CCH, Inc., are offering a seminar entitled “The Art of Government Contracting.”
The event will be held on Wednesday, March 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on the university’s main campus. Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway in University Park, Illinois.
The $195 registration fee includes seminar materials and lunch featuring a keynote speaker.
Topics to be discussed include:
• The local government procurement process
• Establishing and refining procurement processes and procedures
• The ethical issue of political and business practices
• The solicitation process
• Minority, Veteran, and Women Business Enterprise Certification
• Management of risk
• Identifying procurement regulations and how to present contracts that meet these guidelines
• How to better procure products and services at more competitive prices and with better on time deliveries
The seminar offers a training opportunity in procurement and contract management practices and procedures. Management of the procurement process is critical to an efficient, responsive, and ethical community government.
“This workshop is ideally suited for local government officials and economic development managers,” said William Hett-Dobricky, CenterPoint business analyst and seminar moderator. “Business owners entering the government contracting market will also greatly benefit from the course content.”
“The Art of Government Contracting” is the first in a series of workshops targeting local community government and small businesses. “Doing business with the government can be profitable, but can often be confusing,” added Hett-Dobricky. “This seminar series will answer important questions and dispel myths about the process.”
For more information or to register, call CenterPoint at (708) 534-4929.