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    • Friday, August 07, 2015
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    5 Quick Tips: Winning State Contracts

    After viewing the video, register to complete the quiz!


    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?


    E-Mail for more details and directions:

    Grace Preuss,

    Space is limited so please register early.


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    • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
    • 08:30 - 12:00
    • The Caesar Chavez Library 163 E. San Jacinto Perris 92570

    Responding to County Solicitations

    When:

    08:30 am to Noon

    Where:

    The Caesar Chavez Library
    163 E. San Jacinto Perris 92570

    Get Directions

    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, September 16, 2015

    Responding to a Bid/Proposal, Vendor Selection Process, Prevailing Wage, Construction and non-Construction Bids, Vendor Ethics and Code of Conduct Policy

    Meet the Speakers

    Rod JaffeRod Jaffe,
    Contract and Services Officer and Administrative Services Manager
    County of Riverside - Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)

    Rod Jaffe has worked for Riverside County for 15 years the last event as the DPSS Contract and Services Officer and Administrative Services Manager.  Rod has educational experience from several universities' most recently from CUR's Executive Management Program, San Diego State's Leaders in Action program and Riverside County's Leadership Initiative.  Before he joined the COunty, Rod was Vice President and General Manager of Quality Drug Corporation in Newport Beach, California.  Rod is also the current President of the National Contract Management Association - Inland Empire chapter. 

    As a regular speaker, Rod has done presentations on Ethics in Government, Generations in the Workplace, Understanding Social Service Funding and How to Answer a Request for Proposal.  Rod currently oversees a wide range of units in the County including: Contracting, Purchasing, Warehouse Operations Vehicles, Asset Management, Records Management and Travel. 



    Rita M. MedellinRita M. Medellin,
    Project Manager II
    County of Riverside - Economic Development
    Agency/Project Management Office

    Rita Medellin was raised in Compton, California and relocated from Los Angeles County to Riverside County in 1988.  She was employed as a Purchasing Agent with a firm in Montebello, CA and decided to pursue a professional field in Purchasing by receiving her certification from UCLA as a Purchasing and Materials Manager.

    Rita is currently a Construction Project Manager with EDA/PMO for the County of Riverside.  Currently Rita specializes in small construction projects and has completed approximately 250+ projects to date, with her largest roject valued at $2.6 million.  Prior to working with EDA/PMO, Rita worked with Purchasing & Fleet Services for 17+ years as the Procurement Contract Specialist for several commodities including Public Works for construction projects under $125,000. 

    Rita has presented several Public Works training classes for county departments throughout and continues to assist when called to duty.

    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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