WIPP's myContracting Magazine January 2015 - Page 39

The WIPP Federal Contracting Certificate Program helps demonstrate the capability and competence of women entrepreneurs to compete in the federal contracting arena, and provides the credentials and formal recognition needed to build business opportunities with contracting officers and prime vendors.

WHO: Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) are at a turning point in the federal marketplace. It is time for women business owners to show the federal government that we are ready, willing and capable of helping to meet its goals and strengthen America's economy.

WHAT: The WIPP Federal Procurement Certificate Program is an opportunity for you to receive formal recognition of your experience, skills, understanding of procurement policy, and your ability to compete in federal contracting.

WHY: WIPP develops relationships with contracting officers and Prime vendors, follows contracting opportunities and promotes Certificate Program participants in fulfillment of those contracting opportunities.

Completion of the Program will serve as a tool to build business opportunities with federal contracting officers and prime vendors. WIPP members who complete the program will be listed in WIPP’s Directory of credentialed WOSBs.

With your Certificate you will:

1. Receive WIPP’s WOSB Opportunity Watch and Bidders Wanted Bulletin;

2. Participate in WIPP Procurement Committee meetings and briefings on policy changes;

3. Network with top tier women contractors and OSDBUs at exclusive WIPP events

4. Attend Agency and Prime Contractor meetings and events

5. Opportunity to appear in MyContracting Magazine’s featured Contractor Spotlight, which will be distributed to Agency/Prime vendors.

This program is a benefit for WIPP dues-paying members. If your not a WIPP member, please consider joining WIPP. For additional information on this program, please contact Lin Stuart at Procurement@wipp.org.

Is WIPP's Federal Contracting Certificate Program Right for Your Business?