To supportGeorgia-based, small businesses by providing access to the State's purchasing opportunities, create jobs and to provide economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, and business support services.
The Department of Administrative Services (DOAS) State Purchasing Division (SPD) is offering a virtual professional development/learning and networking symposium for small businesses. This event will provide the following opportunities:
Learn about how to do business with the State of Georgia
Learn about upcoming bid opportunities
Learn about statewide contract opportunities
Learn how to connect with purchasing professionals throughout the State of Georgia
Learn about the DOAS Small Business Initiative
Understand opportunities for SBA 8(a) businesses through our Surplus Property program
Network with other small business attendees
Be the first to hear about the new virtual Georgia DOAS Small Business Procurement Readiness Workshops and Georgia DOAS Procurement Connect Informational Sessions
Understand key partners and resources available to small business
Hear about small business success stories with the State of Georgia
Our symposium sessions will be educational in nature, including audience question and answer opportunities with speakers in a virtual platform. Learn how to get a "Piece of the Peach" through our live sessions featuring representatives from our SPD Strategic Sourcing and Contracts Management team. We will focus on the launch of new learning opportunities for small businesses throughout the year, including our new Georgia DOAS Small Business Procurement Readiness Workshops and Georgia DOAS Procurement Connect Informational Sessions.
Through these upcoming workshops and informational sessions, we offer an in-depth look at supplier registration, bid opportunities, how to connect with purchasing professionals, and put your best foot forward in the bidding process. Small business participants will network with other small business attendees and hear directly from SPD, various state entities and other small business partners, plus more!