Upcoming CIRAS Events

January 2, 2021
Upcoming CIRAS Events

Agency Highlight:  Iowa Dept. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Date/Time:  January 12 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. virtual
Description:  This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of how to do business with the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Attendees will learn how goods and services are purchased by the agency and how vendors can sign up to be on the vendor list in the event of a disaster proclamation.
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Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy

Date/Time: February 9 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. virtual
Description: This webinar will provide information on the overall value of initial and ongoing market research for companies pursuing government sales. We'll discuss resources available for conducting market research and will give companies a meaningful starting point for a one-on-one discussion with their counselor for specific market research assistance. This session will provide a framework for companies to locate and define their top targets and what they are buying and assist in their marketing and pursuit of government customers.
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Developing Indirect Rates:  How to Ensure You’re Profitable

Date/Time: February 10 | 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. virtual
Description: This one-hour webinar is designed to give Iowa businesses a background in the fundamentals of indirect costs, how they’re allocated and the typical indirect-cost pools used for accounting. Expert panelists from the Barclay Group will explain the impact of government contracting requirements, how the government monitors indirect costs and how contractors can best manage them.
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Capability Statement Webinar

Date/Time: February 24 |12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Description: You can't sell your product or service to the government without government purchasing agents understanding who you are and what your business can do. But how do you let them know?
This one-hour webinar will explain the Capabilities Statement, one of the most important pieces of any plan to market to a government agency. Attendees will learn what the Capabilities Statement is, how to draft one, and where and how to share them with potential government customer.
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GovCon 101

Date/Time: March 10 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. virtual
Description: This webinar will give you an introduction to local, state and federal government contracting, and address the various factors to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the government.
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