Small Business Matchmaker

Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 8:30am - 4:00pm
Small Business Matchmaker - Your Connection to Government Contracts
Nashua Technology Park, 200 Innovative Way (off Tara Blvd.), Nashua, NH
Thursday, April 12, 2012

8:30 - 4 p.m.

Small business owners are invited to join us for this day-long event designed to open the doors to government contracting by providing access to federal and state agencies and large prime contractors.

The majority of the day will be filled with time for small businesses to explore contracting opportunities by meeting one-on-one with many of the 35-40 expected exhibitors. See below for the current list of New England-based federal agencies and prime contractors, state agencies and local small business resources who plan to participate as exhibitors.

Workshop breakout sessions on various topics will also be offered throughout the day:

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Contract Financing

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Surety Bonding

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. How to Position Your Company as a Viable Subcontractor

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Small Business Certifications - Which Ones Make $ense for Your Company?

The NH Procurement Technical Assistance Program and the U.S. SBA will offer attendees a free webinar on getting prepared for the Matchmaker prior to the event on Monday, April 9, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Click here to download a pdf with instructions to access the webinar.

This conference is a joint effort to assist New Hampshire small business in exploring government contracting and winning their fair share of federal contracting dollars.

Presented by:

  • Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen
  • Office of U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte
  • NH Procurement Technical Assistance Program
  • NH Small Business Development Center
  • U.S. Small Business Administration

Sponsored by: 

Exhibitors, as of 3/28/12:

BAE Systems
DEW Construction Corporation
Elbit Systems of America
Environmental Chemical Corporation (ECC)
GENERAL DYNAMICS Electric Boat Division
Goodrich Corporation
KMK Construction
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Raytheon - Andover
Raytheon - BBN Technologies, Cambridge
Raytheon - Network Centric Systems, Marlborough
Rolls Royce Naval Marine, Inc.
U.S. Air Force - Electronic Systems Center - Hanscom AFB
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District
U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center
U.S. Army National Guard
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
U.S. SBA Office of Government Contracting
University System of New Hampshire
Waters Corporation BAE Systems
Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Rachael Roderick, 603-225-1603