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JEDCO to host government contracting seminar

There are a number of reasons companies choose to seek contract work with the government. Government contracts can help a small business grow. They can raise a business profile. They can provide a long-term source of funding.

Government contracts also generate employment and improve the economy. That’s why the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) and the Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (LA PTAC) teamed up to bring Jefferson Parish businesses a seminar on government contracting.

Join JEDCO and LA PTAC for “Government Contracting: Everything you want to know; plus a little lagniappe.” This useful, fact-filled seminar is free to the public. It will be held October 6th from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the JEDCO Conference Center, 701A Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094. Click here for a map of the space.

Founded in 1989, LA PTAC has helped Louisiana businesses in 54 parishes secure more than $4.5 billion in government contracts since its inception. The organization helps businesses identify government programs for which they may qualify and then, trained procurement counselors walk those businesses through the bidding process.

Cindy Carrier, a Procurement Consultant with LA PTAC, will cover a variety of topics to help your business at this event, including:

  • Marketing to the government
  • Tips on getting started
  • The bid process
  • Government contracting levels
  • Dollar thresholds
  • Electronic commerce
  • Specifications
  • Certifications
  • Award evaluation factors
  • Set-aside programs
  • Subcontracting
  • Assistance Available

Register online at Questions can be directed to Matt Babineaux, JEDCO Economic Development Specialist. He can be reached at (504) 875-3912 or via email,