By Mrs Beth Clemons (ACC)August 26, 2011
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. --Local small business owners got the opportunity to learn more about doing business with the Army during a workshop here.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command's Office of Small Business Programs hosted the two-hour workshop Aug. 23. The training provided the opportunity to learn more about doing business with ACC and the U.S. Army. Approximately 10 people attended and ACC tweeted highlights of the seminar for those who were unable to attend.
"Having a small group allows us to have one-on-one discussions and address the needs and issues specific to their business," said Christopher Evans, ACC Small Business deputy associate director.
During the seminar, ACC small business specialists discussed ACC's roles and mission, where to find Army small business opportunities, sources sought responses, bid matching services, subcontracting opportunities, company capability statements, federal acquisition regulations and marketing strategies.
Tiffany Noel, district director for U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks' office, also attended to gain some insight into the world of Army contracting. In a statement to the group, Noel stressed the importance of small business on both the local and national level.
This was ACC's third small business workshop; more are scheduled for Sept. 28 and Oct. 26. Registration for the upcoming workshop will be available online at www.facebook.com/USArmyContractingCommand.
The ACC Office of Small Business Programs provides outreach support to the small business community through a variety of methods. For more information about the ACC Office of Small Business Programs, email Redstone-HQACC-OSBP@conus.army.mil, call 256-955-0369, or visit www.acc.army.mil.