DAS Procurement-Related Events

Upcoming Events

AS Small/Minority Business Enterprises (S/MBE) Hands On Certification Clinic


12:00pm - 2:00pm 

The MDC Training Center
125 Maxim Road
Hartford, CT 06114

Representatives from DAS Procurement, including the Supplier Diversity Certification Unit, will be on hand to assist with the certification process and answer any questions.

To Register, email Kevin Nodwell at Kevin.Nodwell@ct.gov

Subject line: RSVP MDC Clinic (date of clinic)

RSVP by dates listed above

See flyer for more details.


PURCHASING MONTH Purchasing Diversity Day

Friday, March 31, 2023 (rescheduled from Wednesday, March 15, 2023)
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

West Hartford Town Hall Auditorium
50 South Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107

Happy Purchasing Month.  In celebration, PPAC (a membership of purchasing agents from Connecticut Towns and Cities) is hosting Diversity Day, on opportunity for vendors to learn how to get on the Bid List of various communities such as Norwich, Middletown, Hartford, Wallingford, Stamford, New Britain, West Hartford and others.  Whether it’s ARPA, COVID, or Infrastructure, municipalities are awash with Federal funding that require a small business component.  Now is the time for your company to learn what it takes to get on their bid lists. 

The State of Connecticut DAS Procurement Business Outreach Team will be available to provide information on getting certified as a S/MBE, and also Construction Contractor Prequalification.  Stop by to learn more.

Please feel free to enter the website as a guest, then register as an attendee.  Parking can be validated.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Tammy Bradley at tammyb@westhartfordct.gov, or 860-561-7472.  

The fee for this opportunity is $30. 
Get more details and register here

So You Want to Work with the Government - 3-Part Webinar Series Sponsored by SO CT Black Chamber

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Part 1:  Government Contracting - Are You Ready to Receive Government Contracts?
Presenter:  Tanisha Baptiste, Business Opportunity Specialist for the CT District Office of the SBA
Presenter:  Steven Semaya, SBDC advisor

There are opportunities on the table for all business owners with Government Contracting! The government has an unlimited supply of contracts ready to pay out to Business. Now is the time to act and become “contract ready.”

Find Out How: 

-To get into government contracting
-What is required
-And much more...

Get more details and register here

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Part 2:  Government Contracting - Getting Government Contracts in Connecticut
Presenter:  Meg Yetishefsky, Manager of Procurement Programs at the Department of Administrative Services

State government contract opportunities are abundant. The government relies heavily on small businesses to fulfill many of its operational goals.

Find Out How: 

-What is required to sell to the state
-The difference between federal and state contracts
-And much more...

Get more details and register here

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Part 3:  Government Contracting - Getting Federal Contracts
Presenter:  Jerry Smith, Director, New England Office of Small Business Utilization (OSBU)

The federal government is made up of countless government agencies, offices, and organizations that require a specific type of product or service. If you are feeling unsure whether a federal agency will buy whatever you are selling, chances are they will.

The Presenter will talk with you about:

-What do you need to see from federal agencies to make you consider bidding on their projects?
-Do you feel there are systemic barriers that federal agencies don’t see that keep you from partnering with them?
-And much more...

Get more details and register here.


Women-Owned Business Day 2023

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Legislative Office Building 
300 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Connect with other CT women entrepreneurs and lawmakers in Hartford.

Be seen.  There's strength in numbers.  Let's show our state legislators how strong CT's women-owned business community is!

Be heard.  Seize the opportunity to voice your opinion on the issues that matter to you and your business.

Registration Required