20th Annual SADBOC Government Procurement Fair



Get a piece of the action!

Small businesses interested in doing business with government agencies and prime contractors are encouraged to attend this Trade Fair.

Coupling education with marketing strategies, this event will provide small businesses an opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 70 Federal, State and local agencies, commercial/prime contractors, and nonprofit organizations; access available technical assistance; and learn about upcoming contracts.

The 20th Annual SADBOC Government Procurement Fair is sponsored by the Federal Executive Board’s (FEB),  Small and Disadvantaged Business Opportunity Council (SADBOC), in cooperation with Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).


Small businesses have the opportunity to be matched with a government or corporate buyer interested in their particular product/service (by appointment only). Register now for a 10 minute appointment click here, http://sadbocmatchmaking.eventbrite.comMatchmaking will close April 12th, 2019.


Getting the Most Out of SADBOC Procurement Fair


Thursday April 4th, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Registration begins at 8:30 AM
Location: UROC, Urban Research and Outreach Engagement Center, 2001 Plymouth Avenue North, Minneapolis 55411

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Learn what is available at SADBOC and develop a strategy built to meet YOUR BUSINESS needs.


This workshop helps small businesses prepare for the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota’s Small Disadvantaged Business Opportunities Council (SADBOC) Fair. The SADBOC Government Procurement Fair offers so much, that small businesses can be overwhelmed and may not know where to begin. In this workshop, businesses will learn strategies that will get the maximum return on attending and participating at the SADBOC fair. 


To make SADBOC work for you, attend this session to learn how to showcase your business with strategy!




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20th Annual SADBOC Government Procurement Fair 


8:30 am: Registration
9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Trade Fair and Workshops
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm:  Matchmaking





The Basics of Selling to the Government
MN Dept. of Administration, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)


Fundamentals of Government Contract Law
Eckland & Blando, LLP


Understanding the GSA Federal Supply (FSS) Schedule Program
General Services Administration (GSA)


Section 3 Collaborative
HUD, Washington County CDA, and City of St. Paul


Selling to the State of Minnesota
MN Department of Administration


Finding Contracting Opportunities
MN Dept. of Administration, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)


Federal Certifications: 8(a); HUBZone, WOSB/EDWOSB
US Small Business Administration (SBA)


CERT and St Paul Business Services and Resources
City of St. Paul


WBE and MBE: Corporate Certifications for Minority and Women Owned Businesses
Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) and North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC)


TG/ED/VO Certifications with the State of Minnesota 
MN Dept of Administration, Office of Equity in Procurement (OEP)


Don't be a Fraud! The False Claims Act and Other Dangers
The Law Office of Tim Connelly, PLLC


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification
Metropolitan Council


The Davis Bacon and Service Contract Acts
Corey Walton, U.S. Dept of Labor

Rights & Responsibilities of a Federal Subcontractor
Morrison Sund, PLLC, Attorneys at Law


Cybersecurity Considerations for Small Business
MN Small Business Development Center


Six Part Series on Federal Contracting Readiness!
- DCAA Compliance
- Pre-Award Survey and the SF 1408
- Developing Indirect Rates and Multipliers
- Bid vs. No Bid Estimating Templates
- Job Costing: Estimating vs. ActuaL
- Management Accounting 
Eric Ruffin, Ruffin Consulting Services






Federal Government
USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Air Force Reserve Airlift Wing 934th, VA Medical Center, VA National Acquisition Center, U.S.D. A. Forest Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Small Business Administration, U.S. Dept of Labor, U.S. EPA, Indian Health Service, Minot Air Force Base, HUD, GSA


Non-Profit Service Providers
Association of Women Contractors, Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), Minnesota Minority Goods and Services Association, Wisconsin Procurement Institute, North Central Minority Supplier Development Council, Veterans Business Outreach Center, SCORE, Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), National Association of Minority Contractors, LegalCorps


State and Local Government
City of Minneapolis, MN Dept of Administration - OEP, MinnState, MN PTAC, MNDoT, City of Saint Paul, Metropolitan Airports Commission, Metropolitan Council, Ramsey County, University of Minnesota, Hennepin County


Prime Contractors
LHB, Noridian Healthcare Solutions, Mayo Clinic, Knutson Construction, Cargill, HGA Architects and Engineers, ICS Inc, LS Black Constructors, McGough Construction, Medtronic, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Red Wing Brands, Toro Company, Walman Instruments, Xcel Energy, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Kraus-Anderson, PaR Systems, IC Systems, Walman Instruments., 3M, J.F. Brennan, Kraus Anderson, Ames Construction, Rosemount Aerospace, Ryan Companies



This event is sponsored by the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota, in cooperation with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center and U.S. Small Business Administration.