First National Teleconference to Address Subcontracting Needs For Katrina Disaster Relief and Reconstruction

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The first national teleconference Â?Subcontracting Opportunities for Katrina Disaster Relief and ReconstructionÂ? will be held, Thursday, September 15, 2005 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time. It covers timely and critical issues relating to subcontracting opportunities for emergency and reconstruction services, materials and products at the federal and state levels.

The first national teleconference “Subcontracting Opportunities for Katrina Disaster Relief and Reconstruction” will be held, Thursday, September 15, 2005 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time. It covers timely and critical issues relating to subcontracting opportunities for emergency and reconstruction services, materials and products at the federal and state levels. “The Federal government is focused on contracting with the prime contractors for the billions budgeted, but no one was focused on outreach efforts to subcontractors, so we, as a private sector company, are conducting this first national teleconference to inform the subcontractors of the requirements and processes needed to become involved in this massive relief and reconstruction process” said Gloria Berthold, President of TargetGov (http://www.targetgov.com).

The teleconference format makes participation simple as only a telephone is needed. There is no wasted travel time or related expenses. Attendees have direct access to the speakers and the materials are delivered by email immediately upon registration.

The speakers will provide an overview of the subcontracting opportunities at the federal level and address state and local relief and reconstruction issues. Most importantly, subcontractors will learn who to contact at federal and state levels, what are the requirements and the opportunities for both short and long term contracts.

Mr. Mui Erkun, Chief of Staff and Director, Industry and Acquisition Relations, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security, will speak on the procurement processes regarding the involved federal agencies. Prime contractors have been invited to address their specific issues and the host, Ms. Gloria Berthold, will relate to the attendees the actual contracting process needed.

In addition to discussions with the speakers, participants may ask questions and share their own concerns and challenges regarding the subcontracting process through email and the TargetGov blog prior to the teleconference. The teleconference attendees will also receive a Disaster Relief and Reconstruction Contracting Business Development Toolkit, a 75+ page resource guide detailing the federal and state agencies, prime contractors, related contact people, specific processes and methods to find contracting and subcontracting opportunities related the Katrina Disaster Relief and Reconstruction process.

“We want to give the businesses throughout the US, the small contractors, the companies who support this country, the opportunity to provide services and materials in the relief and reconstruction efforts. Small, minority, disadvantaged, women and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses should have the opportunity to provide services and products just as much as the large prime contractors who can afford the lobbyists” explained Ms. Berthold.

TargetGov is a division of Marketing Outsource Associates, Inc., a woman-owned, full service marketing firm. It is a privately owned company specializing in government contracting business development at federal, state and local levels. Ms. Berthold, the President, is an expert author regarding government contracting. Her recent book “The Veterans Pocket Guide to Government Contracting” addresses the needs of veterans entering the government contracting market. She has instructed contractors on the ins and outs of government business development in recent teleconferences and procurement conferences. She may be reached through the Website: http://www.targetgov.com or at 866-579-1346.

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