If you are an MWBE wanting to land government contracts in NYC, you’ll need to go through a rather daunting competitive bidding process to show you are up for the job. But before you do that, you need to find an opportunity suited to your organization.
All state bid opportunities are posted on the New York State Contract Reporter, with new opportunities posted daily by government organizations and state agencies. Keeping up-to-date on what’s available is crucial to a successful bidding process.
After finding a bid you are interested in, you need to decide if you want to bid yourself or become a partner, as some bids are written to encourage subcontracting or joint partnership opportunities between businesses.
Remember, as an MWBE, there are certain certifications and resources available to help make your bid response more competitive.
If you’re lost when it comes to responding to bids and want to better understand your chances of winning a solicitation, then the NYC Department of Small Business Services PTAC’s upcoming webinar, Responding to Competitive Sealed Bids, is for you. Using an actual solicitation, this webinar examines the tools and techniques for responding to a Competitive Sealed Bid in a way that will garner a response!
Additional topics covered include:
- Identifying Key Dates, Timelines, and Procedures
- Understanding Proposal Evaluation Criteria
- Specifications and Schedule of Quantities and Prices
- Contract Specific Terms and Conditions
- Required Forms and Attachments
- Post Proposal Submission Follow-up
The webinar will be held Thu, February 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST, and spots are limited – register while you still can!
We will send you the WebEx Link 24 hours before the start of the event, so be sure to keep an eye on your Junk Mail folder, just in case it lands there by accident!