Government contracting focus of two-day seminar by TROY

Posted: Thursday, 10 September 2009

TROY—Troy University’s Small Business Development Center is co-sponsoring “Government Contractor Training” with the Alabama Procurement Technical Assistance Program.

The seminar is scheduled for Sept. 24-25 at the Phenix City Board of Realtors Building in Phenix City and costs just $25 to attend. Businesses sending three or more employees will pay only $75.

According to Sandra Lucas, TROY’s SBDC director, the two days combine both lecture-style presentations and hands-on learning.

On Sept. 24, Jerry Ellison, a nationally known business leader and consultant with experience in securing and managing government contracts, will lead a two-hour lecture followed by scenario-based training in “Effective Federal Government Proposal Preparation Methods and Practices.”

“The scenario-based training will provide participants an opportunity to experience the various steps and stages in developing a complete proposal,” Lucas said.

On Sept. 25, Rhonda Boudreaux, a veteran and retiree from the Department of Defense, will cover “Wide Area Work Flow Training.”

Wide Area Work Flow is a secure, web-based system for electronic invoicing, receipt and acceptance used by the Department of Defense for contractors.

“DOD contractors must use this system,” Lucas said. “Understanding and using it effectively is vital to receiving payment in a timely manner.”

Participants are asked to bring a laptop computer for hands-on exercises in conjunction with the session.

For more information, or to register for the seminar, contact Judy Callin, TROY SBDC, at or 334-674-2425.

The program is co-sponsored by TROY’s Center for International Business and Economic Development, the Phenix City-Russell County Chamber of Commerce and is funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.