DAS Procurement-Related Events

Upcoming Events

 

May
23

   

AAPI Connect

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Celebrating Greater Hartford Asian Business Owners: business resources, speakers, and networking.

Location: Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT

May
30

 
   

Latinas and Power Symposium

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Our day will feature inspiring speakers, engaging panels, an exhibitor showcase, an awards presentation to recognize our 2024 Entrepreneur of the Year, Latina Champions, Community Warrior and Company of the Year, plus networking opportunities. Whether you are just starting out on your career journey, you're a seasoned professional, a small business owner or looking for inspiration in your personal life, Latinas & Power Symposium is the premier place to network and make those important connections.

Location: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard Hartford, CT

Register here

 

Jun
10

   

Connecticut Legal Conference

All day event, DAS/SBDC presentation: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 

The Connecticut Legal Conference (CLC) is the CBA’s preeminent event comprised of dozens of engaging CLE seminars covering a diverse range of topics in state and federal law. The CT DAS and the CT Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will review the state's Small/Minority Business Certification eligibility, benefits, and resources.

Location: Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Boulevard Hartford, CT

Register here

Jun
12

 
   

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

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

S/MBE certification helps companies build revenue and find potential new customers through growth and marketing opportunities. Representatives from the state's Procurement Division and Connecticut APEX Accelerator will be onsite to review your applications for the S/MBE Certification and SAM.gov registration (required for certification). See flyer.

Location: The MDC Training Center, 125 Maxim Road, Hartford, CT 06114

To register: Email Kevin Nodwell at Kevin.Nodwell@ct.gov
Use subject line: RSVP MDC Clinic (date of clinic)

 

Jun
13

   

Small Business Resource Fair

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join entrepreneurial ecosystem providers that can help you start, grow and expand your small business!

Location: Joe Trapasso Community House, 46 Church Street, Branford

Jun
26 & 27

 
   

2024 Direct Supplier Summit & MatchMaker

All Day

The 2024 CT Supplier Connection Direct Supplier Summit & MatchMaker  is designed to specifically help the region’s small and diverse suppliers meet with large buyers and prime contractors in Connecticut and strengthen the local supply chain community and its ability to grow in a post-pandemic market.

Location: Online

Register here

 

Aug
20

   

CT Small/Minority Certification: Benefits for Your Business

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The State of Connecticut contracts everything from catering to construction and gasoline to guiderails. Learn how certification in the Supplier Diversity Initiative can help Small and Minority Businesses build revenue and find potential new customers. We’ll cover eligibility, steps, and the growth and marketing opportunities certification brings to your company. You will learn about:

  • Set-aside program benefits
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Certification steps 
  • Growth and marketing opportunities

Location: Baldwin Center, 1000 W Broad Street, Stratford, CT 

Registration info coming soon.

Aug
21

 
   

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

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

S/MBE certification helps companies build revenue and find potential new customers through growth and marketing opportunities. Representatives from the state's Procurement Division and Connecticut APEX Accelerator will be onsite to review your applications for the S/MBE Certification and SAM.gov registration (required for certification). See flyer.

Location: The MDC Training Center, 125 Maxim Road, Hartford, CT 06114

To register: Email Kevin Nodwell at Kevin.Nodwell@ct.gov
Use subject line: RSVP MDC Clinic (date of clinic)

Sep
18

 
   

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

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

S/MBE certification helps companies build revenue and find potential new customers through growth and marketing opportunities. Representatives from the state's Procurement Division and Connecticut APEX Accelerator will be onsite to review your applications for the S/MBE Certification and SAM.gov registration (required for certification). See flyer.

Location: The MDC Training Center, 125 Maxim Road, Hartford, CT 06114

To register: Email Kevin Nodwell at Kevin.Nodwell@ct.gov
Use subject line: RSVP MDC Clinic (date of clinic)

 

Sep
18

   

Doing Business with the State: Construction Contractor Prequalification

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

All contractors planning to bid on/or perform work for state/municipal construction contracts that cost more than $1M and are partially state-funded must become prequalified. During this training, learn about the value of certification, the documents required, and the process.

Location: Online - Minority Construction Council

 

Oct
16

   

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

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

S/MBE certification helps companies build revenue and find potential new customers through growth and marketing opportunities. Representatives from the state's Procurement Division and Connecticut APEX Accelerator will be onsite to review your applications for the S/MBE Certification and SAM.gov registration (required for certification). See flyer.

Location: The MDC Training Center, 125 Maxim Road, Hartford, CT 06114

To register: Email Kevin Nodwell at Kevin.Nodwell@ct.gov
Use subject line: RSVP MDC Clinic (date of clinic)

 

Oct
21

   

How to do Business with the State

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The State of Connecticut wants to be your customer of choice. They contract construction, gasoline, guiderails, and more. Learn about certifications for Small and Minority Businesses as well as the Construction Contractor Prequalification Program.

Location: Online

Registration info coming soon.

Nov
13

 
   

Doing Business with the State: Construction Contractor Prequalification

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

All contractors planning to bid on/or perform work for state/municipal construction contracts that cost more than $1M and are partially state-funded must become prequalified. During this training, learn about the value of certification, the documents required, and the process.

Location: Online - Minority Construction Council

 

Nov
20

   

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

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

S/MBE certification helps companies build revenue and find potential new customers through growth and marketing opportunities. Representatives from the state's Procurement Division and Connecticut APEX Accelerator will be onsite to review your applications for the S/MBE Certification and SAM.gov registration (required for certification). See flyer.

Location: The MDC Training Center, 125 Maxim Road, Hartford, CT 06114

To register: Email Kevin Nodwell at Kevin.Nodwell@ct.gov
Use subject line: RSVP MDC Clinic (date of clinic)