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
A total of 140 online workshops will be conducted during FY 2015. Course offerings
include the following topics:
Marketing to the Government Buyer
Using E-Commerce to Generate Federal Business Opportunities
Developing and Managing Contractor Teams
Federal Contracting Topics:
Federal Contracting Basics
Government Contracting Vehicles
Understanding Requests for Proposal (RFP)
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
Audits and Accounting Systems
Introduction to Construction Project Management
Special Topics for Construction Management
Other Related Topics:
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
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 for the 8(a)
Business Development Program.
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 2015.
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
Select the appropriate button on the left to participate in these FY 2015 self-paced
You must be a registered user and logged-in to use the self-assessment tool