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September 19, 2014

Small Business Educational Series through VB

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The City of Virginia Beach and the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads will offer a free training series to learn best practices for bidding on municipal construction contracts. Participants will learn how to develop a bid strategy, ensure bid compliance, meet the procurement staff, and learn from the experts with one-on-one counseling.

The series will be held Sept. 25, Oct. 2 and Oct. 9 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development, 4525 Main St., Suite 700, Virginia Beach. Reservations should be made for all three sessions by Sept. 22 at

Session 1

Top 10 Things a Small Business Needs to Know in Pursuing Contracting Opportunities with the City of Virginia Beach

City Procurement Procedures

Virginia Beach Forecast Opportunities

Small Business Award Metrics


Session 2

Create Your Business Value Proposition

Solicitation Overview

Develop a Winning Bid Strategy


Session 3

Solicitation Project Plan Development

Compliant Bid Submittal

Raise Your Pwin (Team Construction, Pricing, Low Price vs. Best Value)

Operational Execution and Performance Considerations When You Win

Meet City\School Procurement Staff


For additional information, contact Jim Carroll, or Lavera Tolentino,  For information regarding small business resources, visit

The Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads, Inc. is part of a statewide network that is directed by George Mason University. It is hosted locally by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and supported by Thomas Nelson Community College, Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Tourism Alliance and the Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce.


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