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2004 Native American Conference
Firms Can Learn How to Get Work from Uncle Sam

Posted March 17, 2004

The 2004 Native American Conference: Doing Business with the Government is designed to connect American Indian/Alaskan Native small business owners with federal buying agencies, corporate purchasers, business assistance centers, and other small businesses that are potential customers. The conference poses an excellent opportunity to get the tools needed to bid and contract successfully, gain valuable information, and share success stories.

In addition to senior managers from GSA, upper-level officials from several other agencies will speak at the conference. There will be presenters from:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Transportation
  • Commerce Department Minority Business Development Agency
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of the Interior
  • Small Business Administration

GSA, under its Multiple Award Schedules Program, establishes long-term governmentwide contracts with commercial firms. Ordering offices have access to over four million commercial services and products. Items can be ordered directly from GSA Schedule contractors or through the ™ online shopping and ordering system.

The GSA Schedules program is just one highlight of the two-day, first-ever event intended to help American Indian/Alaskan Native small business owners better position themselves for contracting opportunities with the federal government.

Conference workshops will focus on marketing strategies, electronic resources, networking, SBA programs, and veteran initiatives. Program experts will be available to answer questions. Matchmaking sessions will help connect businesses with outlets for their products.

Conference registration is still taking place!

To promote the conference in local communities, GSA is offering public service announcements in English and Spanish. A PDF file is available for download.