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Government Contracting 101

June 7 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

  • Virtual – No fee, registration is required.
  • Contact: Schoolcraft College APEX Accelerator Team at 734-462-4438

Part 1: System for Award Management (SAM) and Small Business

Get a jumpstart on government contracting with our Government Contracting 101 virtual offering! The first session focuses on Small Business Programs and SAM (System for Award Management), essential building blocks to assist you with becoming a successful government contractor. As a result of the session you will learn about five small business programs, eligibility requirements, and advantages of participation. The section on SAM will assist you with understanding the purpose of SAM and prepare you for registering your business with the federal government.

Part 2: Marketing to the Government and Finding Opportunities 

Take next steps to growing your government contracting knowledge with our Marketing to the Government and Finding Opportunities session. This session provides you with resources to help you develop an effective government-focused marketing strategy, highlight your true differentiators and generate brand awareness. You will also learn time-saving tips for identifying federal, state, and local government opportunities to bring you one step closer to reaching your contracting goals.


The APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense. Additionally, the Schoolcraft College APEX Accelerator is funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Schoolcraft College.