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    • Sunday, July 26, 2015
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    5 Quick Tips: Winning State Contracts

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    Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Series (VETS)

    Welcome to VETS Season I, Episode 05
    In this episode
    Wayne Gross, Outreach Liaison, State of California, Department of General Services, Procurement Division, gives you 5 Quick Tips on winning State Contracts.

    #Education #Business_Tips #VA

    Join us for our next Episode at http://www.VETS.training


    Questions?


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    Grace Preuss,

    Space is limited so please register early.


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    • Wednesday, August 05, 2015
    • 08:30 - 12:00
    • The Caesar Chavez Library 163 E. San Jacinto Perris 92570

    Doing Business with the County

    This event will be split into two parts

    08:30 am to 10:30 am
    Hands-on Vendor Registration

    11:00 am to Noon
    “How to Do Business with Riverside County”

    Where:
    The Caesar Chavez Library
    163 E. San Jacinto Perris 92570

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    Attend all four sessions and complete Season 1 of VETS and you will receive:
    • The SWVBRC Diploma signed and recognized by the County. 
    • 15% Discount to any non-recurring service provided by TheARRC.com

    What We Will Cover
    Wednesday, August 5, 2015

    What the County Buys, Who Buys for the County, How the Procurement Process Works, Vendor Registration,  Online Procurement; Bidding Thresholds, Public Records Requests, Procurement Preference Programs, Purchasing Laws

    Meet the Speakers
    Virginia WilsonVirginia Wilson,
    MBA, C.P.M., CPPO  Compliance Contracts Officer  County of Riverside  Purchasing and Fleet Services


    Virginia Wilson is currently a Compliance Contracts Officer for the County of Riverside, CA–Purchasing & Fleet Services Department.  She has over twenty years of experience in contracting and Procurement in both the private and public sectors. 

    Virginia earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of the State of New York and a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from National University. Virginia has earned certifications as a Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) and as a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.).

    Virginia has been very active in the California Association of Public Procurement Officer (CAPPO), serving on the Board as Director South (2011–2013).  Additionally, Ms. Wilson has also been active in the Inland Empire Chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA–IE), elected to serve as Chapter President for five (5) years (2007–2011).  She is presently serving on the NCMA-IE Chapter’s Advisory Committee.

    Ms. Wilson has presented numerous professional development papers and workshops to procurement professionals, county staff, contractors and community organizations on topics such as, Dealing with Vendor Protests, Responding to a RFP, Best Practices for Bid Solicitations, Doing Business with the County of Riverside, Green Procurement for Riverside County, and Surviving a Purchasing Audit.

    For Information

    Call for more details and directions:

    Grace Preuss,

    Phone: (951) 940-6505

    Space is limited so please register early.

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    • Wednesday, October 07, 2015
    • 08:30 - 12:00
    • The Caesar Chavez Library 163 E. San Jacinto Perris 92570

    2-Part Event
    Hands on Certification &
    How to do Business with the State


    This event will be split into two parts


    08:30 am to 10:30 am
    Hands-on certification 

    11:00 am to Noon
    “How to Do Business with the State”  



    Instructions for Hands-on:    
    Gather these documents:    
    • Applicant/Affiliate Federal Tax Returns for three most recent tax years
    • Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
    • Secretary of State Number
    • Home address  of Officers, Member/Manager and Partners
    • Dun & Bradstreet Number (if applicable)
    • Contractors State License Board Number (if applicable)
    Wayne Gross
    Department of General Services
    Outreach LiaisonSubcommittees



    Attend all four sessions and complete Season 1 of VETS and you will receive:
    • The SWVBRC Diploma signed and recognized by the County. 
    • 15% Discount to any non-recurring service provided by TheARRC.com
    Get Directions

    Location:
    The Caesar Chavez Library
    163 E. San Jacinto
    Perris 92570


    Get Directions


    Speaker Bio


    Wayne Gross has thirty-nine years of customer service skills starting from his early days as a USAF Captain. Wayne currently serves as a Customer Liaison and SB/DVBE Advocate for the State of California Department of General Services, Procurement Division, Certification and Outreach Branch. In this role, he educates the business community and ensures that Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) businesses can access their share of state contracts.   Wayne received two 2012 State Agency Recognition Awards for his advocacy and support of SBs and DVBEs seeking to understand and navigate the State's procurement system. These awards honor state departments and employees for their best practices, creativity and outstanding achievements to advance California's SB programs and DVBE programs. Recently, Wayne was awarded the Spotlight Award in recognition of his total body of public service work, his commitment to the economic health and vitality of Bay Area businesses and communities, exemplary leadership, by the Bay Area Business Roundtable. Furthermore, the North San Diego Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 2014 SBDC Business Builder Award for unwavering commitment and continued contributions to the local business community and for providing an invaluable resource for local businesses was presented to him by Marie Waldron, Assemblymember 75th District and Bruce Maienschein, Assemblymember 77th District.  Wayne holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from Golden Gate University.  

    Email:
    Wayne.Gross@dgs.ca.gov


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