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19th Annual SADBOC Government Procurement Fair


Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

19th Annual SADBOC Government Procurement Fair

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Small businesses interested in doing business with government agencies and prime contractors are encouraged to attend this Trade Fair.

Coupling education with marketing strategies, this event will provide small businesses an opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 70 Federal, State and local agencies, commercial/prime contractors, and nonprofit organizations; access available technical assistance; and learn about upcoming contracts.

The 19th Annual SADBOC Government Procurement Fair is sponsored by the Federal Executive Board’s (FEB),  Small and Disadvantaged Business Opportunity Council (SADBOC), in cooperation with Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).


Small businesses have the opportunity to be matched with a government or corporate buyer interested in their particular product/service (by appointment only).  

To schedule your matchmaking appointment click here,




8:30 am: Registration
9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Trade Fair and Workshops
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm:  Matchmaking




Basics of Selling to the Government 
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) 

Doing Business with the State of Minnesota
MN Department of Administration

Understanding Flowdown Clauses as They Pertain to you, a Government Subcontractor 
Morrison Sund

Understanding the GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) Program
General Services Administration (GSA)

The False Claims Act:  Past, Present, and Future  
Eckland & Blando, LLP

Ownership & Control – a Legal Update 
The Law Office of Tim Connelly, PLLC

Finding Opportunities 
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) 

Proposal Preparation 
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) 

Understanding the Registration Process & Updates of SAM and DSBS
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) 

Kick Start Your Business
Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

CERT & Section 3 Certifications (Local)
City of St. Paul 

MBE/WBE Certifications (Corporate) 
Women's Business Development Center - MN and North Central Minority Supplier Development Council 

Federal Certifications
US Small Business Administration (SBA) 

TG/ED/VO Certifications 
State of Minnesota Department of Administration

DBE Certification 
MN Department of Transportation (MnDot)

Small Business Certification Portal 
State of Minnesota Department of Administration



Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Metropolitan Airports Commission, Metropolitan Council and MN DOT

Local Government Agencies
Hennepin County, Ramsey County, City of Minneapolis, City of St. Paul and Minneapolis Public Schools

Federal Government Agencies
Corps of Engineers, APHIS, Forest Service and 934th Airlift Wing

Prime Contractor Panel: Are You Ready for Prime Time? 
Cargill, PaR Systems, Medtronic

Minority Enterprise Panel - Small & Wow!



USDA Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) MRPBS AAMD Contracting, USDA Forest Service, 934th Contracting Air Force Reserves, Veterans Health Administration, US Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, US Small Business Administration (SBA), US Dept. of Labor, US General Services Administration (GSA)


Metropolitan  Airport Commission,  City of St. Paul Department of Human Rights in Equal Economic Opportunity, Ramsey County, Metropolitan Council, City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, The Minnesota Department of Transportation, Minnesota Department of Administration - Office of Equity in Procurement, University of Minnesota, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MinnState), Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC),  


Association of Women Contractors, Veterans Business Outreach Center @ WBDC, Wisconsin Procurement Institute, Minnesota Small Business Development Centers, Meda, North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC ), Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), Association of the United States Army - Vessey Chapter, SCORE MN


Medtronic, Orbital ATK, 3M,  Red Wing Brands of America Inc., HGA Architects and Engineers, McGough Construction, PCL Construction Services Inc., Mayo Clinic,  Xcel Energy, LS Black Constructors, ICS Inc, The Toro Company, Fastenal Company, MTS Systems Corporation, United Technologies Aero Space, Thermo Fisher Science, M.A. Morteson Company, LHB, PaR Systems, Kraus-Anderson, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, Noridian Healthcare Solutions LLC, Knutson Construction, Veit, Woodward


Getting the Most Out of SADBOC

This workshop helps small businesses prepare for the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota’s Small Disadvantaged Business Opportunity Council (SADBOC) Fair. 

The SADBOC Procurement Fair offers so much, that small businesses can be overwhelmed and may not know where to begin. In this workshop, businesses will learn strategies that will get the maximum return on attending and participating at the SADBOC fair. 

Date: 4/19/2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (CDT) 
Registration Deadline: 4/18/2018 5:00 PM (CDT)
Fee: No Fee 



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Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

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The Small and Disadvantaged Business Opportunity Council or SADBOC is a council under the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota whose mission is to promote supplier diversity in the public sector through collaboration and information sharing between its members and through education and outreach to the small business public. SADBOC members include Federal, State and local agencies as well as non-profits with an interest in supplier diversity.

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