The Chesapeake Innovation Center (CIC), of Odenton, recently announced the launch of FedPath, a government contracting workshop series. This hands-on program will help CIC member companies and area technology entrepreneurs enhance their understanding and better compete in the federal government contracting space.
Funding for FedPath is made possible by grant support from the Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO). “Emerging technology companies that are new to the government contracting need to better understand economic, programmatic, supply chain and subcontracting components beyond the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) or procurement codes,” said Michael Tentnowski, executive director of the CIC. “We are grateful for TEDCO’s support of FedPath, which will help entrepreneurs access the best experts in the field.”
FedPath workshops take place the first Wednesday of every month, starting on Oct. 5, from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The first module, “Registering as a Federal Contractor,” features guest presenter Gloria Larkin, founder of Linthicum-based TargetGov and author of The Basic Guide to Government Contracting. Future workshops will cover such topics as federal contracting basics, identification of key decision-makers and purchasing agencies (particularly those in national security), successful opportunity searches, bid pricing, reporting requirements and audits.
The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council will serve as a promotional co-sponsor of the series, which is a partnership that will maximize the program’s outreach to entrepreneurs in Maryland. Current CIC programs include a monthly synergy luncheon for member companies and quarterly events, such the TechKNOW workshop and Cyber C-Level Roundtable