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    • 05 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
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    How To Assess Your Starting Point And

    Creating A Strategic Capture Plan

    In Government Contracting


    To Attend One Class

    REGISTER HERE


    Official Enrollment: www.CaptureManagement.org

    Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts.

    These sessions are designed to prepare those enrolled in the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program to pass the CCM Exam and to become certified professionals.

    Also, these classes are open to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend and audit the classes with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org

    When:       Tuesday, 5 March, 2024

    Time:        6pm-8pm EST/ 3pm-5pm PST

    Location:  Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)




    Cost:

    • CCM students-all access
    • GCA members can attend class-all access (This is not official enrollment into the FULL CCM course. To officially enroll  http://www.CaptureManagement.org)
    • Guests/Non-Members: $50.00 per class (This is not official enrollment into the FULL CCM course. To officially enroll http://www.CaptureManagement.org )

    Not yet a member, Join Here: https://www.govassociation.org/join




    Questions-Guy Burns is available to help

    To set up a time to chat please use:  https://calendar.app.google/u2MhrnU5AW7ac89HA



    Assessment: Assessing and Preparing Your Business for Success in the Government Market

    1. Government Contracting Roadmap/GPS
    2. Getting Started in the Government Market
    3. Building Your Business Infrastructure
    4. What Resources Do You Need?
    5. Business Development Assessment
    6. Other Business Infrastructure Considerations
    7. Personal Development: Your Business Will Grow as You Grow

    Strategy: Creating a Strategic Capture Plan

    1. Establishing a Short-term Contracting Plan (Quickest Path to Winning Contracts)
    2. Subcontracting for Success
    3. Establishing a Long-term Contracting Plan (Best Path for Sustainable Growth)
    4. Benchmarking After Successful Companies
    5. Coopetition: The best strategy in government contracting
    6. Getting Your Finances in Order/Raising Capital
    7. Other Strategy Considerations (Exit Plan: Legacy & M&A)


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    1. Sales professionals
    2. CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    3. Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    4. Business Development Managers
    5. Consultants looking to grow professionally
    6. Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    7. Contracting professionals and government employees
    8. All members of Government Contractors Association
    9. Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    10. New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market


    • 06 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Understand The Marketing Process In The Government Sector

    (Dream 100/Capture Plan)

    This week’s lab is set up to help you understand the marketing process in the government sector.

    REGISTER HERE

    Lab Topic:

    • Review attendee Dream 100s
    • Review attendee marketing emails
    • Email marketing Strategies
    • Who to contact
    • What your not allowed to do
    • Networking rules
    • Networking events
    • Phone strategies
    • Associations


    Submit Documents

    If you want your instructor to review your content during lab, use this link to submit your content: https://forms.gle/zai6Qpgb8oTJEsnX8

    Class Time: Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm (EST)/ 10am to 11am (PST)

    Location: Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    REGISTER HERE


    Cost:

    Members-Free

    Guests/Non-members: $50

    Join GCA: https://www.govassociation.org/join


    About Lab Sessions

    Classes are awesome, but Labs are even better. Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts. These Lab sessions are designed to prepare CCM students with the hands-on support through your government contracting journey.

    Also, these labs sessions are open to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend the labs with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org


    Lab Sessions:

    I. Branding Labs: Get help with your business infrastructure, branding, business name, capability statement, capability brief, capability website, capability video, business card, etc.

    II. Marketing Labs: Learn about networking, relationship building, creating your Dream 100, email marketing, competitor research, etc.

    III. Proposal Labs: Used to dive deeper into proposal writing, cost estimation, competitor research, go-or-no go decisions, creating a requirement matrix, reviewing your proposals, compliance, etc.

    IV. Open Labs: These labs are set up as open office hours for you to attend to get extra help. It's designed to help you get caught up, ask questions, review homework, AMA: ask-me-anything, or other items you may need support with.


    Lab Agenda:

    Each Lab will follow this general agenda outlined here:

    - 5 minutes of intro, chat, status update

    - 15 minutes of PPT training on a specific topic for the week

    - 10 minutes of Q&A about the week’s lesson or any other items

    - 25 minutes of reviewing specific students work (students should submit content for review prior to class)

    - 5 minutes of announcements, final comments


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    • CCM students
    • BD/Sales professionals
    • CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    • Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    • Business Development Managers
    • Consultants looking to grow professionally
    • Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    • Contracting professionals and government employees
    • All members of Government Contractors Association
    • Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    • New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market


    • 07 Mar 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Government Contracting: Luck Or Strategy


    If you own a business that you want to expand from the commercial market to the government market, then this training session is for you. The government is the largest customer in the world and you should be selling your product or service to your country. Find out how you can expand your business by working with Uncle Sam.

    When: Thursday,  March 7, 2024

    NOTE: Unable to attend this session, we have an encore presentation  March 20th  at 5pm EST/ 2pm PST 


    Time: 11am to 12:30pm EST/8am to 9:30am PST


    Where: Online (Link will be emailed to registrants)


    Cost: Free

    REGISTER HERE

    Who Should Attend:

    • Existing business owners interested in expanding in the government market,
    • Any business interested in doing work for the federal/state/local government
    • Entrepreneurs and Businesses interested in learning what successful companies are doing and how they’re doing it

    What You Will Learn:

    • Find out how BIG the government market is
    • Learn how you can expand your business to government buyers
    • Find out what your competitors are doing and how you can do the same
    • Learn one of the best secrets to winning government contracts
    • How the procurement cycle works
    • What are the 6 types of relationships which you must have
    • Learn about set-aside contract opportunities for small businesses
    • What are certifications and how to qualify for them
    • How teaming with another company can accelerate your win cycle
    • Find out how to qualify for government contracts
    • Plus… much more
    • 07 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Learning To Write Winning Proposals And Find Opportunities

    In Government Contracting

    REGISTER HERE

    Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts. These sessions are designed to prepare those enrolled in the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program to prepare their businesses for success and to prepare them to become certified capture manager professionals.

    CLASS TIME: Every Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm EST/ 3pm to 5pm PST

    LOCATION: Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    REGISTER HERE

    COST:

    *Member: Free

    Join: https://www.govassociation.org/join

    *Guests/Non-members: $50


    Opportunity: Finding The Right Contracting Opportunities For Your Business

    • Types of Opportunities (understand the different types of opportunities)
    • Federal Procurement Process (Purchasing Cycle, FAR 7.105, Fiscal Year)
    • How to find Contract Opportunities
    • How to find Past Projects/Awards and why this matters
    • How to find Current Opportunities on the streets right now so I can bid
    • How to find Future Projects (Forecasts)
    • How to find Grant Opportunities
    • Live training on using bid matching software

    Proposal Writing – Part I - Understanding The Proposal Regulations

    • Understanding Contracting Vehicles
    • The difference between Solicitations/RFP/RFI/RFQ/Sources Sought/Pre-Sols/IFB
    • How to set up a Preliminary Preparation for Bid/Proposal
    • Getting Teaming/MP/Subcontractors in Place
    • What type of agreements do I need
    • Live training on key agreements usage
    • Reviewing Teaming Agreements
    • NDA & Other Documents
    • Proposal development insights
    • Preparing your Past Performance list


    Also, these classes are OPEN to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend and audit the classes with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org


    CLASS AGENDA: (2 hours)

    This is a general agenda guide to the weekly class sessions:

    • 15 minutes of intro, chat, status update, homework review
    • 30 min - 45 min of PowerPoint training on key topics for the week
    • 30 min - 45 min of live training or GovFastTrack training
    • 15 minutes of homework assignments


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    • Sales professionals
    • CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    • Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    • Business Development Managers
    • Consultants looking to grow professionally
    • Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    • Contracting professionals and government employees
    • All members of Government Contractors Association
    • Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    • New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market
    • 12 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Learning To Speak Governese And Understanding The Procurement Process In Government Contracting

    (Education and Contract Vehicles)

    REGISTER HERE

    Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts.

    These sessions are designed to prepare those enrolled in the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program to pass the CCM Exam and to become certified professionals.

    Also, these classes are open to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend and audit the classes with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org

    When:        Tuesday, 12 March, 2024

    Time:          6pm to 8pm EST/ 3pm to 5pm PST

    LocationOnline (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    Cost:

    Members: Open to all active GCA members

    Not a member-join: https://www.govassociation.org/join 

    Guest/Non-members: $50.00 per class (This is not official enrollment into the full CCM course. To officially enroll http://www.CaptureManagement.org)


    REGISTER HERE


    Education Part 1: Learning to Speak Governese

    1. The Language of Government Contracting
    2. Discovering Free Government Contracting Classes
    3. Understanding the Regulations
    4. How to Use Regulations to Help You Win More Contracts

    Education Part 2: Contract Vehicles – Government Buying Methods

    1. What are Micro Purchases?
    2. Do Agencies Use Credit Cards?
    3. What are Simplified Acquisition Procedures?
    4. GSA Schedules Mistakes
    5. Sole Source Contracts: The Best Kept Secret
    6. Using Certifications to Unlock Set-Asides Opportunities
    7. IDIQ/MATOC/SATOC and other Contract Vehicles
    8. Reverse Auctions/FedBid (Unison)


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc.

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    1. Sales professionals
    2. CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    3. Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    4. Business Development Managers
    5. Consultants looking to grow professionally
    6. Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    7. Contracting professionals and government employees
    8. All members of Government Contractors Association
    9. Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    10. New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market


    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Capability Statement, Brief, Website-Your Brand In Government Contracting

    REGISTER HERE


    This week’s lab is set up to help you create an image that is attractive to government buyers. Feel free to submit any marketing materials you have for review.

    LAB TOPIC:

    • What is Branding
    • Why do you need government friendly marketing materials?
    • What is different between branding in the government market compared to the commercial market
    • Should you create your own marketing pieces?
    • What information must be in your marketing materials?
    • Government branding materials you need:  Business Cards, Capability Statements, Capability Briefs and Government tab on website


    SUBMIT DOCUMENTS:

    If you want your instructor to review your content during lab, use this link to submit your content:

    https://forms.gle/zai6Qpgb8oTJEsnX8



    CLASS TIME: Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm (EST)/ 10am to 11am (PST)

    LOCATION: Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    REGISTER HERE

    COST: 

    Members: Free

    Non-members: $50

    Join GCA: https://www.govassociation.org/join


    ABOUT LAB SESSIONS

    Classes are awesome, but Labs are even better. Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts. These Lab sessions are designed to prepare CCM students with the hands-on support through your government contracting journey.

    Also, these labs sessions are open to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend the labs with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org

    LAB SESSIONS:

    I. Branding Labs: Get help with your business infrastructure, branding, business name, capability statement, capability brief, capability website, capability video, business card, etc.

    II. Marketing Labs: Learn about networking, relationship building, creating your Dream 100, email marketing, competitor research, etc.

    III. Proposal Labs: Used to dive deeper into proposal writing, cost estimation, competitor research, go-or-no go decisions, creating a requirement matrix, reviewing your proposals, compliance, etc.

    IV. Open Labs: These labs are set up as open office hours for you to attend to get extra help. It's designed to help you get caught up, ask questions, review homework, AMA: ask-me-anything, or other items you may need support with.

    LAB AGENDA:

    Each Lab will follow this general agenda outlined here:

    • 5 minutes of intro, chat, status update
    • 15 minutes of PPT training on a specific topic for the week
    • 10 minutes of Q&A about the week’s lesson or any other items
    • 25 minutes of reviewing specific students work (students should submit content for review prior to class)
    • 5 minutes of announcements, final comments



    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    • ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital
    • STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime
    • EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc
    • REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.
    • IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance
    • MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?
    • RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships
    • OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?
    • PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators
    • PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?
    • COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?
    • CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    • CCM students
    • BD/Sales professionals
    • CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    • Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    • Business Development Managers
    • Consultants looking to grow professionally
    • Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    • Contracting professionals and government employees
    • All members of Government Contractors Association
    • Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    • New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market


    • 14 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Developing The Technical Proposal In Government Contracting

    REGISTER HERE

    Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts. These sessions are designed to prepare those enrolled in the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program to prepare their businesses for success and to prepare them to become certified capture manager professionals.

    CLASS TIME: Every Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm EST/3pm to 5pm PST

    LOCATION: Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    REGISTER HERE


    COST:

    Member: Free

    Join GCA: https://www.govassociation.org/join

    Guests/Non-members: $50



    Proposal Writing – Part II: Developing the Technical Proposal

    • Short cut Guidance: Section L & M and SOW
    • Developing the Price/Cost Proposal
    • Contract Cost Principles & Procedures FAR Part 31
    • Preparing the Proposal Response
    • Proposal Resources
    • Requirement Matrix
    • Proposal Templates
    • Filing Protests (engage KO, SBA, Ombudsman, GAO, OMB)
    • Asking for Debriefs – Guaranteed Appointment with Government Buyers
    • Live training on pricing model (benchmark www.gsaadvantage.gov)

    Review:

    • Learning to source the right opportunities
    • Understanding the Proposal Regulations
    • Developing the Technical Proposal

    Also, these classes are OPEN to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend and audit the classes with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org


    CLASS AGENDA: (2 hours)

    This is a general agenda guide to the weekly class sessions:

    - 15 minutes of intro, chat, status update, homework review

    - 30 min - 45 min of PowerPoint training on key topics for the week

    - 30 min - 45 min of live training or GovFastTrack training

    - 15 minutes of homework assignments


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    • Sales professionals
    • CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    • Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    • Business Development Managers
    • Consultants looking to grow professionally
    • Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    • Contracting professionals and government employees
    • All members of Government Contractors Association
    • Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    • New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market


    • 19 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Learn The Importance Of Certifications And Small Business Programs

    In Government Contracting

    REGISTER HERE

    Join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts. These sessions are designed to prepare those enrolled in the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program to prepare their businesses for success and to prepare them to become certified capture manager professionals.

    Certifications And Small Business Programs

    1. The History of Small Business Certifications
    2. Why do I need to get certified
    3. What are set-aside contracts
    4. How to use Sole Source contracts to win contracts with no competition
    5. What are the Best Certifications for my business
    6. All Certifications are Not created equal
    7. How to obtain Federal Certifications – 8(a), SDVOSB, HUBZone, ED/WOSB, etc.
    8. Which State Certifications are Ideal – DBE
    9. Should I get certified with Local Cities and Counties
    10. Accessing Commercial Certifications for Supplier Diversity Vendor Opportunities
    11. If I don’t qualify for certification, is my business dead in the waters
    12. Strategies to win contracts without any certifications

    Also, these classes are OPEN to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend and audit the classes with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org


    CLASS TIME: Every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 8pm EST/ 3pm to 5pm PST

    LOCATION: Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)


    REGISTER HERE

    COST:

    Members-Free

    Guests/Non-members: $50

    Join GCA: https://www.govassociation.org/join


    CLASS AGENDA

    This is a general agenda guide to the weekly class sessions:

    - 15 minutes of intro, chat, status update, homework review

    - 30 min - 45 min of PowerPoint training on key topics for the week

    - 30 min - 45 min of live training or GovFastTrack training

    - 15 minutes of homework assignments


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    1. Sales professionals
    2. CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    3. Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    4. Business Development Managers
    5. Consultants looking to grow professionally
    6. Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    7. Contracting professionals and government employees
    8. All members of Government Contractors Association
    9. Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    10. New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market


    • 20 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Pricing, Cost Estimates, Research Competitors-To Make Your

    Proposals Stand Out In Government Contracting

    REGISTER HERE


    This week’s lab is set up to help you understand the pricing component of the proposal process. We’ll review some pricing templates and benchmarks after your competitors’ pricing. This is part one of a two-part proposal lab series.

    LAB TOPIC:

    • Benchmarking after your competitors' prices
    • Pricing strategies to help you win
    • Developing your cost estimation
    • Blended rate techniques
    • Reviewing your company’s pricing competitiveness

    SUBMIT DOCUMENTS:

    If you want your instructor to review your content during lab, use this link to submit your content: https://forms.gle/zai6Qpgb8oTJEsnX8


    CLASS TIME: Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm EST/ 10am to 11am PST

    LOCATION: Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    REGISTER HERE


    COST:

    Members-Free

    Guests/Non-members: $50

    Join GCA: https://www.govassociation.org/join



    ABOUT LAB SESSIONS

    Classes are awesome, but Labs are even better. Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts. These Lab sessions are designed to prepare CCM students with the hands-on support through your government contracting journey.

    Also, these labs sessions are open to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend the labs with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org


    LAB SESSIONS:

    I. Branding Labs: Get help with your business infrastructure, branding, business name, capability statement, capability brief, capability website, capability video, business card, etc.

    II. Marketing Labs: Learn about networking, relationship building, creating your Dream 100, email marketing, competitor research, etc.

    III. Proposal Labs: Used to dive deeper into proposal writing, cost estimation, competitor research, go-or-no go decisions, creating a requirement matrix, reviewing your proposals, compliance, etc.

    IV. Open Labs: These labs are set up as open office hours for you to attend to get extra help. It's designed to help you get caught up, ask questions, review homework, AMA: ask-me-anything, or other items you may need support with.


    LABS AGENDA:

    Each Lab will follow this general agenda outlined here:

    - 5 minutes of intro, chat, status update

    - 15 minutes of PPT training on a specific topic for the week

    - 10 minutes of Q&A about the week’s lesson or any other items

    - 25 minutes of reviewing specific students work (students should submit content for review prior to class)

    - 5 minutes of announcements, final comments

    - Submit content for review prior to class: link: https://forms.gle/zai6Qpgb8oTJEsnX8


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    • CCM students
    • BD/Sales professionals
    • CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    • Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    • Business Development Managers
    • Consultants looking to grow professionally
    • Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    • Contracting professionals and government employees
    • All members of Government Contractors Association
    • Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    • New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market


    • 20 Mar 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Government Contracting: Luck Or Strategy


    REGISTER HERE

    If you own a business that you want to expand from the commercial market to the government market, then this training session is for you. The government is the largest customer in the world and you should be selling your product or service to your country. Find out how you can expand your business by working with Uncle Sam.

    When: Wednesday,  March 20, 2024

    Time: 5pm to 6:30pm EST/ 2pm to 3:30am PST

    Where: Online (Link will be emailed to registrants)

    Cost: Free

    REGISTER HERE

    Who Should Attend:

    • Existing business owners interested in expanding in the government market,
    • Any business interested in doing work for the federal/state/local government
    • Entrepreneurs and Businesses interested in learning what successful companies are doing and how they’re doing it

    What You Will Learn:

    • Find out how BIG the government market is
    • Learn how you can expand your business to government buyers
    • Find out what your competitors are doing and how you can do the same
    • Learn one of the best secrets to winning government contracts
    • How the procurement cycle works
    • What are the 6 types of relationships which you must have
    • Learn about set-aside contract opportunities for small businesses
    • What are certifications and how to qualify for them
    • How teaming with another company can accelerate your win cycle
    • Find out how to qualify for government contracts
    • Plus… much more
    • 21 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Delivering Your Products/Services, Staying In Compliance

    And Getting Paid In Government Contracting

    REGISTER HERE

    Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts. These sessions are designed to prepare those enrolled in the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program to prepare their businesses for success and to prepare them to become certified capture manager professionals.

    Also, these classes are OPEN to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend and audit the classes with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    CLASS TIME: Every Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm EST/ 3pm to 5pm PST

    LOCATION: Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    REGISTER HERE


    Cost:

    Members: Free

    Guests/Non-members: $50

    Join GCA: https://www.govassociation.org/join

    Performance – The Art of Delivering Your Product/Service

    • Performance Agenda
    • How to obtain Facility Clearance
    • Mobilizing on Your Project
    • Getting Your Mobilization Fund in Place

    Compliance – Complying with Regulations and Legal Obligations

    • Making Sure You Stay in Compliance
    • Getting CMMC ready (Cyber Security Plan)
    • Why understanding the4 FAR can help me stay out of trouble, especially Part 3
    • Seek Legal Counsel Specializing in the Government Space
    • DCAA Compliance - Seek a CPA Specializing in the Government Space
    • View the Government agencies website for supplements to the FAR
    • Create an Ethics Program for your Company
    • Employees should know who to contact if there is an ethical question

    Closure – Getting Paid and Closing out the Project

    • Understanding closeout from the view of a contracting officer
    • Payroll Strategies
    • How to invoice Government Buyers
    • WAWF – Wide Area Work Flow and other Portals
    • Why HR Compliance matters
    • Quality Assurance Programs – ISO’s/CMMI/ITEL/etc.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org


    CLASS AGENDA: (2 hours)

    This is a general agenda guide to the weekly class sessions:

    - 15 minutes of intro, chat, status update, homework review

    - 30 min - 45 min of PowerPoint training on key topics for the week

    - 30 min - 45 min of live training or GovFastTrack training

    - 15 minutes of homework assignments


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    • Sales professionals
    • CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    • Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    • Business Development Managers
    • Consultants looking to grow professionally
    • Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    • Contracting professionals and government employees
    • All members of Government Contractors Association
    • Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    • New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market


    • 26 Mar 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    What Government Agencies Do You Register With And

    Where To Find Them In Government Contracting

    REGISTER HERE


    Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts. These sessions are designed to prepare those enrolled in the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program to prepare their businesses for success and to prepare them to become certified capture manager professionals.

    CLASS TIME: Every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 8pm EST/3pm to 5pm PST

    LOCATION: Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    REGISTER HERE

    COST:

    Members-Free

    Guests/Non-members: $50

    Join GCA: https://www.govassociation.org/join


    Registration: What Government Agencies Do You Register With And Where To Find Them

    1. There are over 85,000 gov’t agencies, who do I register with
    2. Registration Mistakes to Avoid
    3. 70% of Companies are Improperly Registered
    4. What is Federal Vendor Registration in Sam.gov / DSBS.SBA.gov / Subnet
    5. What is State Vendor Registration
    6. What is Local Vendor Registration
    7. Commercial Registration with Prime and Large Contractors
    8. How to register with large prime contractors
    9. Do I need to register for Disaster Response Opportunities

    Reviewing Your Preparation Phase

    1) ASSESSMENT:

    • Do you have resources?
    • Are your finances in place?
    • Do you have a line of credit / mobilization capital?
    • Have you implemented your HR infrastructure?

    2) STRATEGY:

    • Do you have a strategic plan?
    • What’s your short/long term plans?
    • Do you plan to set a JV, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime strategy?

    3) EDUCATION:

    • Do you speak governese?
    • Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION:

    • How to get registered for opportunities.
    • What certifications will you need, etc.

    Also, these classes are OPEN to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend and audit the classes with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org


    CLASS AGENDA: (2 hours)

    This is a general agenda guide to the weekly class sessions:

    • 15 minutes of intro, chat, status update, homework review
    • 30 min - 45 min of PowerPoint training on key topics for the week
    • 30 min - 45 min of live training or GovFastTrack training
    • 15 minutes of homework assignments


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    1. Sales professionals
    2. CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    3. Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    4. Business Development Managers
    5. Consultants looking to grow professionally
    6. Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    7. Contracting professionals and government employees
    8. All members of Government Contractors Association
    9. Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    10. New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market


    • 27 Mar 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Proposal Writing And Requirement Matrix-To Make Your Proposal Stand Out In Government Contracting

    REGISTER HERE

    This week’s lab is set up to help you dive deeper into the proposal process. We’ll review some key proposal techniques and break down a winning proposal. This is part two of a two-part proposal lab series.

    LAB TOPIC:

    • Go or no-go decision process
    • Establishing your past performance, even if you’re a new company
    • 5 types of agreements every contractor must have
    • Using Unsolicited Proposals to win unpublished opportunities
    • Breaking down a $20 billion dollar winning proposal
    • Reviewing verbiage to use for sole source opportunities
    • Reviewing your company’s proposals

    SUBMIT DOCUMENTS:

    If you want your instructor to review your content during lab, use this link to submit your content: https://forms.gle/zai6Qpgb8oTJEsnX8

    CLASS TIME: Wednesday, 1pm to 2pm EST/ 10am-11am PST

    LOCATION: Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    REGISTER HERE

    COST:

    Members-Free

    Guests/Non-members-$50

    Join GCA: https://www.govassociation.org/join



    LAB SESSIONS:

    • Branding Labs: Get help with your business infrastructure, branding, business name, capability statement, capability brief, capability website, capability video, business card, etc.
    • Marketing Labs: Learn about networking, relationship building, creating your Dream 100, email marketing, competitor research, etc.
    • Proposal Labs: Used to dive deeper into proposal writing, cost estimation, competitor research, go-or-no go decisions, creating a requirement matrix, reviewing your proposals, compliance, etc.
    • Open Labs: These labs are set up as open office hours for you to attend to get extra help. It's designed to help you get caught up, ask questions, review homework, AMA: ask-me-anything, or other items you may need support with.


    LABS AGENDA:

    • Each Lab will follow this general agenda outlined here:
    • 5 minutes of intro, chat, status update
    • 15 minutes of PPT training on a specific topic for the week
    • 10 minutes of Q&A about the week’s lesson or any other items
    • 25 minutes of reviewing specific students work (students should submit content for review prior to class)
    • 5 minutes of announcements, final comments
    • Submit content for review prior to class: link:https://forms.gle/zai6Qpgb8oTJEsnX8 


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    • CCM students
    • BD/Sales professionals
    • CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    • Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    • Business Development Managers
    • Consultants looking to grow professionally
    • Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    • Contracting professionals and government employees
    • All members of Government Contractors Association
    • Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    • New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market
    • 04 Apr 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Grow Your Business With Government Contracting

    REGISTER HERE

    If you own a business that you want to expand from the commercial market to the government market, then this training session is for you. The government is the largest customer in the world and you should be selling your product or service to your country. Find out how you can expand your business by working with Uncle Sam.

    When: Thursday,  April 4, 2024

    NOTE: Unable to attend this session, we have an encore presentation  April 17th  at 5pm EST/ 2pm PST 


    Time: 11am to 12:30pm EST/8am to 9:30am PST


    Where: Online (Link will be emailed to registrants)


    Cost: Free

    REGISTER HERE

    Who Should Attend:

    • Existing business owners interested in expanding in the government market,
    • Any business interested in doing work for the federal/state/local government
    • Entrepreneurs and Businesses interested in learning what successful companies are doing and how they’re doing it

    What You Will Learn:

    • Find out how BIG the government market is
    • Learn how you can expand your business to government buyers
    • Find out what your competitors are doing and how you can do the same
    • Learn one of the best secrets to winning government contracts
    • How the procurement cycle works
    • What are the 6 types of relationships which you must have
    • Learn about set-aside contract opportunities for small businesses
    • What are certifications and how to qualify for them
    • How teaming with another company can accelerate your win cycle
    • Find out how to qualify for government contracts
    • Plus… much more
    • 17 Apr 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Grow Your Business With Government Contracting


    REGISTER HERE

    If you own a business that you want to expand from the commercial market to the government market, then this training session is for you. The government is the largest customer in the world and you should be selling your product or service to your country. Find out how you can expand your business by working with Uncle Sam.

    When: Wednesday,  April 17, 2024

    Time: 5pm to 6:30pm EST/ 2pm to 3:30am PST

    Where: Online (Link will be emailed to registrants)

    Cost: Free

    REGISTER HERE

    Who Should Attend:

    • Existing business owners interested in expanding in the government market,
    • Any business interested in doing work for the federal/state/local government
    • Entrepreneurs and Businesses interested in learning what successful companies are doing and how they’re doing it

    What You Will Learn:

    • Find out how BIG the government market is
    • Learn how you can expand your business to government buyers
    • Find out what your competitors are doing and how you can do the same
    • Learn one of the best secrets to winning government contracts
    • How the procurement cycle works
    • What are the 6 types of relationships which you must have
    • Learn about set-aside contract opportunities for small businesses
    • What are certifications and how to qualify for them
    • How teaming with another company can accelerate your win cycle
    • Find out how to qualify for government contracts
    • Plus… much more
    • 02 May 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Learn One Of The Best Secrets To Winning Government Contracts

    REGISTER HERE

    If you own a business that you want to expand from the commercial market to the government market, then this training session is for you. The government is the largest customer in the world and you should be selling your product or service to your country. Find out how you can expand your business by working with Uncle Sam.

    When: Thursday,  May 2, 2024

    NOTE: Unable to attend this session, we have an encore presentation  May 15th  at 5pm EST/ 2pm PST 


    Time: 11am to 12:30pm EST/8am to 9:30am PST


    Where: Online (Link will be emailed to registrants)


    Cost: Free

    REGISTER HERE

    Who Should Attend:

    • Existing business owners interested in expanding in the government market,
    • Any business interested in doing work for the federal/state/local government
    • Entrepreneurs and Businesses interested in learning what successful companies are doing and how they’re doing it

    What You Will Learn:

    • Find out how BIG the government market is
    • Learn how you can expand your business to government buyers
    • Find out what your competitors are doing and how you can do the same
    • Learn one of the best secrets to winning government contracts
    • How the procurement cycle works
    • What are the 6 types of relationships which you must have
    • Learn about set-aside contract opportunities for small businesses
    • What are certifications and how to qualify for them
    • How teaming with another company can accelerate your win cycle
    • Find out how to qualify for government contracts
    • Plus… much more
    • 09 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    Register



    What Is A Capture Manager And Its Vital Role In Government Contracting

    (Class 1 Certified Capture Manager Training)


    Official Enrollment: www.CaptureManagement.org


    TO ATTEND CLASS ONE: 

    REGISTER HERE


    Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts.

    These sessions are designed to prepare those enrolled in the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program to pass the CCM Exam and to become certified professionals.

    Also, these classes are open to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend and audit the classes with the CCM students.

    Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: https://www.capturemanagement.org

    When:      Thursday, January 18, 2024

    Where:    Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    Time:       6pm-8pm EST/ 3pm-5pm PST


    TO ATTEND CLASS ONE: 

    REGISTER HERE

    Cost:

    • CCM students-all access
    • GCA members can attend class-all access (This is not official enrollment into the FULL CCM course. To officially enroll  http://www.CaptureManagement.org)
    • Guests/Non-Members: $50.00 per class (This is not official enrollment into the FULL CCM course. To officially enroll http://www.CaptureManagement.org )

    Financing to enroll in the full course:

    https://flexxbuy.com/government-contractors-association/


    Not yet a member, Join Here: https://www.govassociation.org/join


    To learn more about the Government Contractors Association, please contact:

    Guy Burns, CSP, CCM

    Executive Vice President of Training and Business Development

    To set up a time to chat please use this link.

    https://calendar.app.google/u2MhrnU5AW7ac89HA


    CLASS ONE:

    Discover the 5-P’s Success Formula and 12 Step Methodology

    1. What is Capture Management
    2. Why your current commercial sales model will fail you in the government market
    3. What is the difference between Business Development and Capture Management
    4. How to develop a winning capture management process
    5. What is the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program
    6. Learn how to speak Governese, the language of public procurement
    7. Discover the 5 P's Success Formula: P+P+P+P = P
    8. Learn the 12 Step Methodology to unlocking government contracts
    9. What are the best government contracting tools, software and resources to use
    10. How to get you or your BD or sales person certified as a capture manager
    11. What are the benefits of being a Certified Capture Manager
    12. How to enroll in the CCM Program


    WHAT IS CAPTURE MANAGEMENT?

    Capture management is the process of creating a plan, managing a team of professionals, and executing winning strategies to capture opportunities with long sales cycles. This is often associated with government contracting or large enterprise sales.

    WHAT IS A CAPTURE MANAGER?

    The role of the Capture Manager is to lead the sales and capture management plans of the company to grow revenue, capture new clients, and close deals in the government sector. The capture manager creates a capture plan, sources out the opportunities, qualifies the opportunities, evaluates the likelihood of success, develops a winning strategy, supports the marketing team, engages key teaming partners, fosters winning relationships, facilitates the proposal strategy, guides the development of the pricing strategy, closes the deal, and turns the win to the fulfillment team to perform on the contract.

    What is the CCM™ Certification?

    The Certified Capture Manager (CCM™) Program is a professional designation assigned to individuals who have successfully completed a rigorous training curriculum, have certain years of experience and can proficiently pass the CMBOK exam.


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    1. Sales professionals
    2. CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    3. Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    4. Business Development Managers
    5. Consultants looking to grow professionally
    6. Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    7. Contracting professionals and government employees
    8. All members of Government Contractors Association
    9. Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    10. New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market



    • 15 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Learn One Of The Best Secrets To Winning Government Contracts


    REGISTER HERE

    If you own a business that you want to expand from the commercial market to the government market, then this training session is for you. The government is the largest customer in the world and you should be selling your product or service to your country. Find out how you can expand your business by working with Uncle Sam.

    When: Wednesday,  May 15, 2024

    Time: 5pm to 6:30pm EST/ 2pm to 3:30am PST

    Where: Online (Link will be emailed to registrants)

    Cost: Free

    REGISTER HERE

    Who Should Attend:

    • Existing business owners interested in expanding in the government market,
    • Any business interested in doing work for the federal/state/local government
    • Entrepreneurs and Businesses interested in learning what successful companies are doing and how they’re doing it

    What You Will Learn:

    • Find out how BIG the government market is
    • Learn how you can expand your business to government buyers
    • Find out what your competitors are doing and how you can do the same
    • Learn one of the best secrets to winning government contracts
    • How the procurement cycle works
    • What are the 6 types of relationships which you must have
    • Learn about set-aside contract opportunities for small businesses
    • What are certifications and how to qualify for them
    • How teaming with another company can accelerate your win cycle
    • Find out how to qualify for government contracts
    • Plus… much more
    • 16 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    How To Assess Your Starting Point And 

    Creating A Strategic Capture Plan

    In Government Contracting

    Official Enrollment: www.CaptureManagement.org

    Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts.

    These sessions are designed to prepare those enrolled in the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program to pass the CCM Exam and become certified professionals.

    Also, these classes are open to all GCA members, partner members, and the public. You're welcome to attend and audit the classes with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org


    When:       Thursday, 25 January, 2024

    Time:        6pm-8pm EST/ 3pm-5pm PST

    Location:  Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    Register for one class.

    REGISTER HERE


    Cost:

    • CCM students-all access
    • GCA members can attend class-all access (This is not official enrollment into the FULL CCM course. To officially enroll  http://www.CaptureManagement.org)
    • Guests/Non-Members: $50.00 per class (This is not official enrollment into the FULL CCM course. To officially enroll http://www.CaptureManagement.org )

    Not yet a member, Join Here: https://www.govassociation.org/join

    Financing to enroll in the full course:

    https://flexxbuy.com/government-contractors-association/


    Register for one class.

    REGISTER HERE

    Assessment: Assessing and Preparing Your Business for Success in the Government Market

    1. Government Contracting Roadmap/GPS
    2. Getting Started in the Government Market
    3. Building Your Business Infrastructure
    4. What Resources Do You Need?
    5. Business Development Assessment
    6. Other Business Infrastructure Considerations
    7. Personal Development: Your Business Will Grow as You Grow

    Strategy: Creating a Strategic Capture Plan

    1. Establishing a Short-term Contracting Plan (Quickest Path to Winning Contracts)
    2. Subcontracting for Success
    3. Establishing a Long-term Contracting Plan (Best Path for Sustainable Growth)
    4. Benchmarking After Successful Companies
    5. Coopetition: The best strategy in government contracting
    6. Getting Your Finances in Order/Raising Capital
    7. Other Strategy Considerations (Exit Plan: Legacy & M&A)


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    1. Sales professionals
    2. CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    3. Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    4. Business Development Managers
    5. Consultants looking to grow professionally
    6. Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    7. Contracting professionals and government employees
    8. All members of Government Contractors Association
    9. Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    10. New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market
    • 23 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Learning To Speak Governese And Understanding The Procurement Process In Government Contracting

    (Education and Contract Vehicles)

    REGISTER HERE


    Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts.

    These sessions are designed to prepare those enrolled in the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program to pass the CCM Exam and to become certified professionals.

    Also, these classes are open to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend and audit the classes with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org

    When:        Thursday, 23 May, 2024

    Time:          6pm to 8pm EST/ 3pm to 5pm PST

    LocationOnline (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    Cost:

    Members: Open to all active GCA members

    Not a member-join: https://www.govassociation.org/join 

    Guest/Non-members: $50.00 per class

    REGISTER HERE


    Education Part 1: Learning to Speak Governese

    1. The Language of Government Contracting
    2. Discovering Free Government Contracting Classes
    3. Understanding the Regulations
    4. How to Use Regulations to Help You Win More Contracts

    Education Part 2: Contract Vehicles – Government Buying Methods

    1. What are Micro Purchases?
    2. Do Agencies Use Credit Cards?
    3. What are Simplified Acquisition Procedures?
    4. GSA Schedules Mistakes
    5. Sole Source Contracts: The Best Kept Secret
    6. Using Certifications to Unlock Set-Asides Opportunities
    7. IDIQ/MATOC/SATOC and other Contract Vehicles
    8. Reverse Auctions/FedBid (Unison)


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc.

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    1. Sales professionals
    2. CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    3. Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    4. Business Development Managers
    5. Consultants looking to grow professionally
    6. Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    7. Contracting professionals and government employees
    8. All members of Government Contractors Association
    9. Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    10. New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market


    • 30 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
    Register


    Learn The Importance Of Certifications And Small Business Programs

    In Government Contracting

    REGISTER HERE

    Come join us weekly as we train and prepare you to capture government contracts. These sessions are designed to prepare those enrolled in the Certified Capture Manager (CCM) Program to prepare their businesses for success and to prepare them to become certified capture manager professionals.

    Certifications And Small Business Programs

    1. The History of Small Business Certifications
    2. Why do I need to get certified
    3. What are set-aside contracts
    4. How to use Sole Source contracts to win contracts with no competition
    5. What are the Best Certifications for my business
    6. All Certifications are Not created equal
    7. How to obtain Federal Certifications – 8(a), SDVOSB, HUBZone, ED/WOSB, etc.
    8. Which State Certifications are Ideal – DBE
    9. Should I get certified with Local Cities and Counties
    10. Accessing Commercial Certifications for Supplier Diversity Vendor Opportunities
    11. If I don’t qualify for certification, is my business dead in the waters
    12. Strategies to win contracts without any certifications

    Also, these classes are OPEN to all GCA members, partner members and the public. You're welcome to attend and audit the classes with the CCM students. Join the official CCM program when you're ready to receive all the course material and software.

    Learn more or enroll in the CCM Program: www.capturemanagement.org


    CLASS TIME: Every Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm EST/ 3pm to 5pm PST

    LOCATION: Online (Remote access will be emailed to confirmed registrants)

    REGISTER HERE


    COST:

    Members-Free

    Guests/Non-members: $50

    Join GCA: https://www.govassociation.org/join


    CLASS AGENDA

    This is a general agenda guide to the weekly class sessions:

    - 15 minutes of intro, chat, status update, homework review

    - 30 min - 45 min of PowerPoint training on key topics for the week

    - 30 min - 45 min of live training or GovFastTrack training

    - 15 minutes of homework assignments


    We cover a new topic each session. We will guide you through our 12 Steps to Winning Government Contract Methodology.

    1) ASSESSMENT: Do you have resources? finances, credit, hr/strong staff, talents, mobilization capital

    2) STRATEGY: Do you have a strategic plan? short/long term, jv, teaming, mentor protégé, sub, prime

    3) EDUCATION: Do you speak governese? Understand contracting language, regulations, policies, standards, etc

    4) REGISTRATION: How to get registered for opportunities. What certifications will you need, etc.

    5) IMAGE: How's your brand? strong, recognizable, broad, reputation, past performance

    6) MARKETING: Capability statement, biz card, website, marketing collateral, brand that speaks to gov't buyers?

    7) RELATIONSHIP: Do you have the proper types of relationships in the gov't market. Triangle of relationships

    8) OPPORTUNITY: Do you know where to find oppty’s, FBO, bid match, past awards, prospecting, etc?

    9) PROPOSAL: Can you write proposals? Can you learn or hire one? technical experts, estimators

    10) PERFORMANCE: Can you deliver and perform or do you need subs?

    11) COMPLIANCE: Are you DCAA compliant? accounting system, cyber ready, QA program, insurance, bonding?

    12) CLOSURE: Successful completion of project? Proper close out? Paid yet? ACO happy?


    Who Should Attend:

    1. Sales professionals
    2. CEO, Executives and key decision makers of companies
    3. Entrepreneurs and small business owners
    4. Business Development Managers
    5. Consultants looking to grow professionally
    6. Capture managers looking to gain a competitive edge
    7. Contracting professionals and government employees
    8. All members of Government Contractors Association
    9. Primes, subcontractors, & potential teaming partners
    10. New & existing business owners interested in expanding into the government market


    • 06 Jun 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Online
    Register


    How The Procurement Cycle Works In Government Contracting

    REGISTER HERE

    If you own a business that you want to expand from the commercial market to the government market, then this training session is for you. The government is the largest customer in the world and you should be selling your product or service to your country. Find out how you can expand your business by working with Uncle Sam.

    When: Thursday,  June 6, 2024

    NOTE: Unable to attend this session, we have an encore presentation  June 17th  at 5pm EST/ 2pm PST 


    Time: 11am to 12:30pm EST/8am to 9:30am PST


    Where: Online (Link will be emailed to registrants)


    Cost: Free

    REGISTER HERE

    Who Should Attend:

    • Existing business owners interested in expanding in the government market,
    • Any business interested in doing work for the federal/state/local government
    • Entrepreneurs and Businesses interested in learning what successful companies are doing and how they’re doing it

    What You Will Learn:

    • Find out how BIG the government market is
    • Learn how you can expand your business to government buyers
    • Find out what your competitors are doing and how you can do the same
    • Learn one of the best secrets to winning government contracts
    • How the procurement cycle works
    • What are the 6 types of relationships which you must have
    • Learn about set-aside contract opportunities for small businesses
    • What are certifications and how to qualify for them
    • How teaming with another company can accelerate your win cycle
    • Find out how to qualify for government contracts
    • Plus… much more
    • 17 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Online
    Register


    How The Procurement Cycle Works In

    Government Contracting


    REGISTER HERE

    If you own a business that you want to expand from the commercial market to the government market, then this training session is for you. The government is the largest customer in the world and you should be selling your product or service to your country. Find out how you can expand your business by working with Uncle Sam.

    When: Monday,  June 17, 2024

    Time: 5pm to 6:30pm EST/ 2pm to 3:30am PST

    Where: Online (Link will be emailed to registrants)

    Cost: Free

    REGISTER HERE

    Who Should Attend:

    • Existing business owners interested in expanding in the government market,
    • Any business interested in doing work for the federal/state/local government
    • Entrepreneurs and Businesses interested in learning what successful companies are doing and how they’re doing it

    What You Will Learn:

    • Find out how BIG the government market is
    • Learn how you can expand your business to government buyers
    • Find out what your competitors are doing and how you can do the same
    • Learn one of the best secrets to winning government contracts
    • How the procurement cycle works
    • What are the 6 types of relationships which you must have
    • Learn about set-aside contract opportunities for small businesses
    • What are certifications and how to qualify for them
    • How teaming with another company can accelerate your win cycle
    • Find out how to qualify for government contracts
    • Plus… much more