KOSBE/TSBDC & Kingsport Chamber Recruiting Small Businesses for East Tennessee Government Contracting Event

March 26, 2013

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) in collaboration with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) and the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the Y-12 National Security Complex’s new Uranium Processing Facility(UPF), the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC), Vendor Registry and the Small Business Administration (SBA) at the Government Procurement and Contracting training and networking event on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 1:00PM to 4:30PM at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education.

Y-12’s new UPF is Tennessee’s most expensive capital construction project estimated at $6.5 billion. Located in Oak Ridge, Y-12 is actively looking for small business contracts in the areas of IT, construction materials and services, professional and administrative services, lab safety products, mechanical equipment, electrical systems, R&D, engineering, computer software, waste management, electronic instruments, etc. These products and services are regularly purchased by Y-12. Dale Christianson, UPF Deputy Project Director and Richard Brown, UPF Procurement Director, will be presenting on behalf of Y-12 at the event.

Paul Middlebrooks, PTAC procurement counselor from Chattanooga, will give a presentation on securing federal business opportunities.

Bryan Strong, President of Vendor Registry, will be presenting on his Knoxville-based company which augments the matching of state and local government buyers with East Tennessee vendors.

Gloria Armstead, SBA Business Opportunity Specialist from Nashville, will also be presenting on the criteria and benefits of becoming certified as an 8(a), Woman-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Minority-Owned or HUBZone Small Business.

Read the flyer here.

Cost is free but pre-registration is required. Register at www.kosbe.org or call 423-392-8811. The venue is located at 300 W. Market St. Kingsport, TN 37660-4222.

For more information about the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office and your Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), visit tsbdc.org and kosbe.org or call (423) 392.8825. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook, Kosbe – The Small Business Connection, Twitter, @KOSBEConnection, LinkedIn group, KOSBE — The Small Business Connection and our YouTube Channel, KOSBEConnection.