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SADBOC has gone Virtual!

Thank you again for participating and we hope to see you in person at the 22nd Annual SADBOC Government Procurement Fair on Thursday, April 29th, 2021! Save the date!

2020 SADBOC Government Procurement Virtual Training Week!

Monday, May 4th to Thursday, May 7thfrom 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we’ve altered the 21st Annual SADBOC Government Procurement Fair into a week of virtual workshops and matchmaking. This is our effort to make the planned workshops available to you while we continue to socially distance.

Slides have all been uploaded!

Click on the title to view and download. Final agenda:2020 SADBOC Program Agenda

Presentation Slides

Monday, May 4th: Basics of Selling to the Government-John Kilian, MN Department of Administration –PTAC Doing Business with the State of Minnesota -Doug Heeschen, MN Department of Administration –Office of State Procurement Understanding the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Program -MaureenCruz,GeneralServicesAdministration(GSA) Doing Business with the Army Corps -Christine Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Addressing the Disconnect between federal Contracting Officers and Contractors -Steven Szalo, U.S. Small Business Administration Tuesday, May 5th: Federal Certifications: (8(a); HUBZone; ED/WOSB) -Shaun McClary, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Using Section 3 for Local Contracting Firms -James Baltazar, Housing and Urban Development CERT Certification -Jef Yang, City of St. Paul Selling to the State of Minnesota, Where to Find Opportunities, and Certifications. -TwaunaMullins and Aaron Anderson, Dept. of Administration -OEP What happens if….? Answers to the Most Common Coronavirus Questions -Tim Connelly, Tim Connelly Law PLLC Wednesday, May 6th: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification -Scott Hoffman, Minnesota Department of Transportation Starting a Small Business In Minnesota -Maribel Reigstad, Small Business Administration (SBA) Are You and Should You be Registered in Beta.SAM.Gov? -Pat Dotter, Dept of Administration –PTAC Finding Opportunities -Patricia Dotter, MN Department of Administration –PTAC MBE (Corporate) Certification for Minority Owned Businesses -AntronetteMahomes, North Central Minority Supplier Development Council Thursday, May 7th: Small Business Government Contract Legal Developments -Tim Connelly, Tim Connelly Law PLLC Suing Uncle Sam: How to Win a Contract Claim Against the Government -Mark Blando, Eckland& Blando Cybersecurity and the CMMC -Derek White, Beryllium – recorded webinar: Families First Coronavirus Response Act -The Paid Leave Laws Made Simple! -Corey Walton, U.S. Department of Labor WBE (Corporate) Certification for Women Owned Businesses -Yana Massey, Women’s Business Development Center –Minnesota Thank you for attending! SADBOC Government Procurement Virtual Training Week Matchmaking Friday, May 8th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The purpose of the SADBOC Government Procurement Virtual Training Week Matchmaking event is to facilitate a private meeting between a small business like yours and a buyer from a government agency or large prime contractor that typically buys the type of product/service that you are selling. Thank you to all the buyers and small businesses that participated!


Small and Disadvantaged Business Opportunity Council

SADBOC’s Mission The Small and Disadvantaged Business Opportunity Council or SADBOC is a council under the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota whose mission is to promote supplier diversity in the public sector through collaboration and information sharing between its members and through education and outreach to the small business public. SADBOC members include Federal, State and local agencies as well as non-profits with an interest in supplier diversity. To stay current on upcoming events and training opportunities, LIKE our SADBOC Facebook Page at


Where do I need to go to be certified to receive a preference or satisfy a goal on a contract?

CERT Central Certification Program MBE (Minority-Owned Business Enterprise) WBE (Women-Owned Business Enterprise) SBE (Small Business Enterprise) • Hennepin County • Ramsey County • City of Minneapolis • City of St. Paul Jef Yang CERT Certification Specialist 651-266-8900 Information:CERT Certification Apply:Minnesota Small Business Certification Portal
MNUCP MN Unified Certification Program DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) • City of Minneapolis • Metropolitan Airports Commission • Metropolitan Council • Minnesota Department of Transportation Jeffrey A. Weinhagen 612-726-8193 Information:MNUCP Apply:Minnesota Small Business Certification Portal
OSP The Office of State Procurement Cut and paste /mn02001.htm TG (Targeted Group small businesses) ED (Economically Disadvantaged small businesses) VO (Veteran-Owned Small Businesses) All State of MN Agencies 651-201-2402 Information:Office of State Procurement Targeted Group Eligibility Apply:Minnesota Small Business Certification Portal
SBA U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program WOSB (Women-Owned Small Business) SDVOSB (Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business) HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zones) All Federal Agencies, except VA Shaun McClary Business Opportunity Specialist/ Chair | FEB SADBOC 612-370-2320 Information: SBA Contracting Assistance Programs Apply: Self-Certify:
WBDC Women’s Business Development Center WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise) Corporations Yana Lentz Associate Director of WBE Certification 612-259-6584 Information: WBDC Apply: 10 Steps to Become WBE Certify
NCMSDC North Central Minority Supplier Development Council Cut and paste URL: MBE (Minority-Owned Business Enterprise) Corporations Antronette Mahomes MBE Certification Specialist 612-465-8885 Information: NCMSDC Apply: MBE Certification Cut and paste MbeCertification/HowToGetCertified
    Last update 4/24/2020