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Break Through the Fog of Government Contracting

October 28 2015 - 2:54 pm

News Release
For Immediate Release

October 28, 2015

Branddy W. Stevenson
Logistic Specialties, Inc. (LSI)
Office: 801-593-2231

Michael Sullivan
GOED Communications Director

Break Through the Fog of Government Contracting
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, GSA and Nellis Air Force Base highlight opportunities for Southern Utah small businesses to grow and gain certification

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—Thanks to a partnership between the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) and Logistic Specialties, Inc. (LSI), small businesses in Southern Utah have three upcoming opportunities to gain valuable insight about government contracting. All events are free of charge.

“With all the momentum we’re seeing around workforce development, these outreach events are geared directly at the lifeblood of our economy: small businesses,” said Ben Hart, GOED managing director of business services. “There is tremendous opportunity to succeed in government contracting and these events aim to show small businesses the path forward.”

The first event to be held is Quality Management for Contractors training. This two-day workshop will provide the background, concept of requirements and certification expected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in order to do business with them. Certificates will be issued upon successful completion of the workshop. These certificates are required for quality control personnel on all Corps of Engineers projects.

Quality Management Training:
Dates: Tuesday, November 17 and Wednesday, November 18
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Dixie Business Resource Center
1071 East 100 South
Building C, Second Floor
St. George, UT 84770

Next, come find out what a General Services Administration (GSA) schedule can do for your business. GSA covers buildings, real estate, products and services. GSA establishes long-term government wide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to millions of commercial products and services.

Intro to GSA Workshop
Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Dixie Business Resource Center
1071 East 100 South
Building C, Second Floor
St. George, UT 84770

The final event features Nellis Air Force Base in a half-day outreach event. Topics such as, average annual expenditures to support Nellis AFB mission, current and upcoming opportunities and Nellis small business goals will be highlighted.

Nellis Air Force Base Outreach
Date: Thursday, November 19
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Dixie State University
Taylor Health Science Building Auditorium
First floor, west side of building
1526 S. Medical Drive
St. George, UT 84770

To attend any or all of the events, please RSVP by Tuesday, November 10 to:

Laurie Pless

Branddy Stevenson


About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. Utah’s economic development vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business environment and tourist destination. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission.  For more information please contact:  Michael Sullivan, 801-538-8811 or