U.S. Small Business Administration 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program for Small Businesses
Training is provided by Stover & Associates, Inc.
7(j) training, provided to eligible firms and their employees, includes very
specialized training in the areas of federal contracting. The training will
be provided in an online format with live instructors and the ability for
students to participate and ask questions. Up to 40 participants per
workshop will receive training on how to make "real world" business
decisions that will facilitate their firm's success.
A total of 140 online workshops will be conducted during FY 2017. Course
offerings include the following topics:
- Marketing to the Government Buyer
- Using E-Commerce to Generate Federal Business Opportunities
- Capture Management
- Developing and Managing Contractor Teams
Federal Contracting Topics:
- Understanding Requests for Proposal (RFP)
- Federal Contracting Basics
- Developing Technical and Past Performance Volumes in Response to RFPs
- Developing Pricing and the Cost Volume in Response to RFPs
- Government Contract Negotiations
- Managing and Administrating Government Contracts
- Government Contracting Vehicles
- Audits and Accounting Systems
- Construction Contracting
- Introduction to Construction Project Management
- Special Topics for Construction Management
Other Related Topics:
- Facilities Clearances
- How to Qualify for the GSA Schedule
- Integrating Exporting into Market Development
- Strategic Planning for Small Business
There are NO prerequisite for any of the above courses, however, the order
in which they are listed above provides a logical sequence for participants
with little or no knowledge of federal government contracting.
Registration will be handled on a first come - first served basis and will
be accomplished through Adobe Connect. Each registration will be approved or
disapproved by the close of the next business day. To be approved, a
registrant must self-certify their eligibility to receive 7(j) services by
selecting, "Yes" to the self-certification question during registration.
Firms eligible to receive 7(j) services are either: (a) a socially and
economically disadvantaged individual whose firm may or may not be a
participant in the 8(a) Business Development Program; (b) a firm located in
a high unemployment or low income area, as defined in the U.S. Census
Bureau's County and City Data Book and in the Poverty Guidelines issued by
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); or (c) a firm owned
by a low-income individual, as defined in under HHS Poverty Guidelines."
Click on the appropriate button on the left to view our online catalog and
register for upcoming courses.
In addition to the instructor-led online training, an 8(a) Readiness
Self-Assessment Tool is made available to firms wishing to determine their
eligibility and potential for success in the 8(a) Business Development
Click on the appropriate button on the left to register and access the 8(a)
Readiness Self-Assessment Tool.
Finally, two self-paced web-based training modules are provided in FY 2017.
- The first is designed to assist firms in completing their application for
the 8(a) Business Development Program. It contains detailed instructions and
identifies common errors made by applying firms.
- The second course is designed to assist 8(a) program participants in
planning for transition from the 8(a) Business Development Program,
explaining program requirements during the transitional stage of the program
and offering suggestions that will enable firms to position themselves for
continued success after graduation.
Select the appropriate button on the left to participate in these FY 2017
You must be a registered user and logged-in to use the self-assessment tool