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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

 

Training Resource Library

RESOURCES TO DO BUSINESS
WITH OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES

VA OSDBU offers online training resources for the Veteran small business community to help do business with VA, other government agencies, and commercial corporations.

OVERVIEW

This page includes links to interactive tools, webinars, videos, best practices and information from other federal agencies.


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GSA - An Introduction to GSA's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) Learn what GSA does and how it’s Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU) can assist your business with the federal government.
GSA OSDBU Business Lines Learn how to sell to GSA, watch this video to learn about GSA programs and what products and services each may purchase.
GSA - Doing Business with GSA as a Subcontractor Learn how to sell to the U.S. federal government and the GSA through subcontracting opportunities from prime contractors. 
GSA - Roadmap for getting on a GSA MAS (Multiple Awards Schedule) contract Learn how to do business with GSA by getting on a GSA MAS (Multiple Awards Schedule) contract. 
GSA - Doing Business with GSA, Sustainable Acquisitions Learn about which products and services are routinely purchased by GSA and other federal agencies from companies like yours.
GSA - Forecast of Contracting Opportunities: An Introduction This course provides an overview on how to navigate through GSA's forecast of contracting opportunities
SBA - All Small Mentor-Protégé Program An overview about SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program.
SBA - Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts Provides an overview of federal contract procedures and how to sell to the government.
SBA - Certificate of Competency Provides an overview of the COC program and the appeal process.
SBA - Contracting Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs An overview of federal contracting opportunities for Veterans.
SBA - Competitive Advantage Learn how to brand, study your competition, identify customers, create pricing strategies & much more.
SBA - Government contracting 101 (Part 1) Learn how the government buys goods and services through government contracting.
SBA - Government contracting 101 (Part 2) Learn the process the government goes through as it buys goods and services from contractors.
SBA - Government contracting 101 (Part 3) Learn how to sell goods and services to the government.
SBA - Growing an Established Company Evaluate your business needs and determine if you are ready to expand your business.
SBA - HUBZone Mini-Primer #1 What are HUBZone designations, how they are determined, where they are located and how to find them.
SBA - HUBZone Mini-Primer #2 HUBZone Eligibility Requirements, including principal office, employee and residency requirements.
SBA - HUBZone Mini-Primer #3 Understanding HUBZone status protests.
SBA - How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals How to Prepare Government Contract Proposals.
SBA - Non-Manufacturer Rule Primer Overview of the Non-Manufacturer Rule, describing what it is, why it’s important and how it’s applied.
SBA - Pre-8(a) Business Development program - Introduction to federal contracting Get an overview of federal contract markets and learn how the government buys goods and services.
SBA - Pre-8(a) Business Development program - Winning contracts Learn how to win contracts from the federal government as a socio-economically disadvantaged business.
SBA - Small Business Primer – Understanding Small Business Size Standards and Affiliation Learn more about the standards to qualify for federal small business programs.
SBA - Strategic Planning Learn what Strategic Planning is and why it is a vital part of running your business.
SBA - The HUBZone Primer - Eligibility & Certification Requirements Federal contract markets and participating in those markets as a HUBZone certified firm.
SBA - The WOSB Advantage This course is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.
SBA - Women Owned Small Business Program - A Primer for Contracting Officers This course, for contracting officers, is about increasing contract opportunities for women owned small businesses.
SBA - Business Resources for Veterans Learn about the various business resources available to veterans from the U.S. Small Business Administration in this short video.
SBA - Resources for Women Learn about the various business resources available to women entrepreneurs from the U.S. Small Business Administration in this short video.
SBA's HUBZone Program: Learn How It Can Help Your Small Business This short video describes SBA's Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program which helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.
SBA - HUBZone Certification Program (Part 1) This video explains the basics of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors. HUBZone certification allows certain small businesses to compete for set-aside contracts aimed at spurring investment in low median income or high unemployment areas.
SBA - HuBZone Certification Program (Part 2) This video explains advanced concepts of the HUBZone certification program for small business federal contractors. HUBZone certification allows certain small businesses to compete for set-aside contracts aimed at spurring investment in low median income or high unemployment areas.
SBA - How to Sell to the Federal Government as a Small Business In this video, small business owners will learn how to sell their products or services to the federal government.
USAID Manage A Business - Exploring Funding Opportunities to Partner with USAID This course explains where USAID works, what USAID’s priorities are, how the budget process works, and what types of funds Congress provides for foreign assistance.
USAID Manage A Business - Understanding Types of USAID Awards This course covers the differences between a grant, cooperative agreement, and a contract; key phases of the award cycle; the different partner communication tools that USAID may use to communicate with interested partners; and competition rules for acquisition. 
USAID Manage A Business - Effectively Responding to USAID Award Solicitations This course explains best practices in drafting a response to a solicitation, such as understanding the various parts of a response, developing a time-conscious approach, and becoming familiar with the evaluation process.
USAID Manage A Business - Registering for Federal Award Systems, Part 1 DUNS Number This course, Part 1 of 3, covers how to register for a DUNS Number (Data Universal Numbering System).
USAID Manage A Business - Registering for Federal Award Systems, Part 2 CAGE/(N)CAGE Code This course, Part 2 of 3, focuses on obtaining a CAGE/NCAGE Code (Commercial and Governmental Entity (CAGE) for U.S.-based entities or NATO Commercial and Governmental Entity Code (NCAGE) Code for non-U.S. based entities).
USAID Manage A Business - Registering for Federal Award Systems, Part 3 SAM Part 3 provides a step-by-step guide on how to register for the System for Award Management (SAM).  
USAID Manage A Business - Sub-Partnerships This course presents subcontracting strategies; it provides tips on identifying and choosing potential partners, becoming better known and marketing your organization, and developing teaming agreements.
USAID Manage A Business - Post-Award Orientation Conferences This course explains what will take place at a post-award orientation conference, the roles and responsibilities of USAID and partner personnel, and tips for preparing for a successful post-award orientation conference.  
USAID Financing - Financial Reports This course defines purpose, format, and timing of key financial reports, including the Quarterly Federal Financial Report (SF-425), advance and reimbursement requests (e.g. SF-1034, pipeline analysis, timeline and burn rate calculation), and tips for outstanding financial reports.  
USAID Marketing - Strategies for Local USAID Partner Success This course helps simplify the process for doing business with USAID. It previews solutions and initiatives; presents innovative approaches; and explains the importance of showcasing your local expertise.

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