DAS Procurement-Related Events

Upcoming Events

 

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
20

   

Bridgeport, CT Industry Day

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Water Pollution Control Association (WPCA), City of Bridgeport, CT is moving forward with the implementation of the upgrade and expansion of their two wastewater treatment plants: the 30 mgd West Side WWTP and the 10 mgd East Side WWTP.  The program will be phased over the next 12 years and is expected to cost over $1 Billion. The first phase of this program is expected to go out to bid this year as a conventional design-bid-build, followed by Phase 2 next year, then sequentially through Phase 6.

This virtual meeting is being conducted to inform the Construction Community of the upcoming opportunities in Bridgeport, including the scope, schedule and estimated opinion of probable construction cost.  In addition, representatives from Connecticut Department of Administrative Services (DAS) will be available for questions regarding Contractor Certification in Connecticut.  

Location: Online

To receive an invite to the Teams meeting:

  • Email MaddenJE@cdmsmith.com with subject line: Register June 20 Bridgeport Day
  • Please save project questions for the meeting on June 20.
 

Jun
20

   

O&G Industries Outreach Event

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Farmington Country Club, 806 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 

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

July
9

 
   

Statewide Contracts: Streamlined Purchasing for Municipalities 

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Leveraging state contracts makes the acquisition process more efficient and cost-effective while ensuring access to high-quality products and services. Purchase road work materials, IT (hardware, software services), building services, consulting services, and more under 900+ contracts. We'll cover the types of contracts available for municipal use and how to use them, as well as answering your questions regarding contract availability.

Location: Connecticut Conference of Municipalities - Online

Aug
13

 
   

Statewide Contracts: Fireside Chat 

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Are you ready to save time and money by taking advantage of statewide contracts? Join us for an engaging and informative Fireside Chat with DAS Contract Team Leaders. This open forum is designed to help you navigate the world of state and municipality procurement partnerships, providing insights and answers to all your questions. We will explore current contracts, review the piggyback process, and cover NASPO ValuePoint navigation.

Location: Connecticut Conference of Municipalities - Online

 

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 

To register: Email Hannah.vogt@cga.ct.gov

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
10

 
   

Surplus 101: Find Resources at a Fraction of the Price

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cut costs while promoting environmental sustainability through the State of Connecticut’s State and Federal Surplus programs. Learn how to save money by acquiring and repurposing valuable resources including surplus equipment and personal property such as furniture, office equipment, trailers, mowers, and vehicles.

Location: Connecticut Conference of Municipalities - Online

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
8

 
   

Supplier Diversity Certification: Grow Your Small Business in Connecticut

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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.

Location: Connecticut Conference of Municipalities - Online

 

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. See flyer.

Location: Online

Registration info coming soon.

Nov
12

 
   

Construction Contracting with the State: Prequalify to Bid

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Prequalification is a vital step for contractors seeking to engage in significant state or municipal construction projects. Contractors planning to bid on or perform work for projects that cost more than $1M must become prequalified. Learn how to manage the process including eligibility and required documentation.

Location: Connecticut Conference of Municipalities - Online

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)