scottsbluff, nebraska – The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) APEX Accelerator Program will hold its bi-annual Meet the Buyer Government Contracting Conference in Scottsbluff from October 17th to 19th, with the Nebraska, South Dakota, and Colorado It attracted over 90 participants from 50 different companies and 10 different states, including . , California, New Jersey, and North Carolina. This free conference was an opportunity for Nebraska business owners to learn more about growing their businesses through government contracting opportunities at the local, state and federal levels.
“We love hosting this event in western Nebraska every year,” said Veronica Doga, director of NBDC's APEX Accelerator program. “Unprecedented opportunities now exist for Nebraska businesses to grow revenue through government contracts. Meet the Buyers provides business owners with a competitive opportunity to receive contracts, ask questions, and submit bids. It’s the best place to meet face-to-face with government officials who choose who gets their power.”
Thirteen federal, state, and local agencies, prime contractors, and resource partners spoke directly to attendees about bidding opportunities and resources within their organizations. Participating agencies include Ellsworth Air Force Base, Northrop Grumman, the National Park Service, and the Nebraska Department of Administrative Services.
The conference featured a video address by U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer discussing the Sentinel Program and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Col. Elizabeth M. Harwood, director of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's nuclear operations division, spoke about the latest updates on the U.S. Air Force's Sentinel program. Subsequent presentations by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials included updates on programs such as Sentinel at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, B-21 Bed Down at Ellsworth Air Force Base, and the Offutt Air Force Base Reconstruction Project.
Participants received training on topics such as cybersecurity, mentor-protégé programs, subcontracting, and marketing to federal agencies. Some attendees attended his one-day training course in Construction Quality Management (CQM) conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and received a certificate upon completion.
Interested parties should reserve their dates for the 2024 Meet the Buyer conferences on April 24th in Lincoln, Nebraska and September 5th in Omaha, Nebraska.
“Whether you come to this event once or every time, you will have new opportunities to grow your skill set and network directly with decision makers,” Doga said. “This is a great resource for business owners looking for additional markets for their business. The government needs all kinds of goods and services, and we want Nebraska businesses to be in a position to make as much money as possible.” I am.”
More information about these events will be available soon at http://nbdc.unomaha.edu/mtb.