Advance Colorado Procurement Expo

The Advance Colorado Procurement Expo is an annual event for businesses to showcase their goods and services to local and state government agencies, attend workshops, and network. You will be able to meet government procurement professionals to discuss how to best sell your goods and services, exhibit throughout the day to potential buyers, and network with over 100 businesses. We encourage all businesses – including those owned by women, minorities, and veterans – to participate. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this expo. Please contact the event manager below to learn more. 

 The 2022 Advance Colorado Procurement Expo will be held virtually on October 6, 2022. Register now

Overview

Type: Trade show

For: Entrepreneurs and businesses

Event date: October 6, 2022

OEDIT division: Minority Business Office

We encourage all businesses – including those owned by women, minorities, and veterans – to participate. We offer low-cost tickets for our virtual event to allow for all interested parties to attend. You may buy a ticket for general admission, small business exhibitor, or large business exhibitor. 

General Admission
All are welcome to attend this virtual event. Attendees will have access to sessions, the virtual exhibit floor, and the live roundtables. Early bird pricing ends September 7, 2022. Sales end October 5, 2022. 
Ticket pricing is $15.00 +$2.55 fee.

Small Business Exhibitor
Small businesses have 100 employees or fewer. Any small business owner is invited to exhibit regardless of business size (up to 100 employees) or ownership, especially businesses owned by women, minority, veterans, and LGTBQ+. Book this ticket and your confirmation email will provide next steps on virtually exhibiting. This ticket includes the same access as General Admission. Sales end September 28, 2022.
Ticket pricing is $59.00 +$5.23 fee.

Large Business Exhibitor
Large businesses have more than 100 employees. Any large business owner is invited to exhibit regardless of business size (greater than 100 employees) or ownership, especially businesses owned by women, minority, veterans, and LGTBQ+. Book this ticket and your confirmation email will provide next steps on virtually exhibiting. This ticket includes the same access as General Admission. Sales end September 28, 2022.
Ticket pricing is $129.00 +$9.49 fee.

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9am

Opening Remarks
Welcome - Antonio Soto, MBO
Why Procurement - David Musgrave, CDOT
Gratitude for Colorado's Small Businesses - Special Guest

9:10am Panel: Small Dollar Purchases
9:40am  Presentation: Procurement and Contracting Over $50k
10:10am Panel: Certifications
10:40am Governor's Minority Business Awards
10:55am Live Roundtable Conversations
11:55 Closing Remarks - Barb Musick, DPA
12pm Event Concludes

Small Dollar Purchases

Doing business when no bids are required - For many businesses this is the "sweet spot" as businesses don't have to compete for a contract.  Attend this session and find out how small dollar purchasing happens.

Speakers and moderators

Brooke Dunn, CPCP Valerie Scott Dave Korman Barb Musick
Commercial Card Program Administrator Purchasing & Contracts Manager Small Business Liaison Officer Communications Manager, Supplier Diversity Liaison
Colorado Department of Transportation City of Longmont Procurement Service Center, University of Colorado State Purchasing & Contracts Office

 

Large Dollar Purchases & Contract Considerations

Come to this session to learn about bid thresholds for different entities and what terms you may have to agree to in contracting with state and local government. 

Speakers and moderators

Chelsea Gilbertson Alicia Armentrout Tim Wellman David Musgrave
Central Contracts Manager Assistant Supplier Inculsion Programs Manager Purchasing Director Vendor Outreach Administrator
Central Contracts Unit, Colorado Department of
Personnel & Admnistration
Procurement Services, Colorado State University St. Vrain Valley School District Colorado Department of Transportation

 

Business Certifications

Having a business certification can give your business a leg up in the bidding process. Attend this session to learn about the various certifications, how to become certified, and how to leverage a certification to win business.

Speakers and moderators

Cathy Kramer Elly Bacon Brttany Eroen
Program Manager Assistant Director, Certification &
Capacity Building, Division of
Small Business Opportunity
DEDO Assistant Director
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Denver Economic Development & Opportunity
| City and County of Denver
City and County of Denver

 

 

Event Partners

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This event is hosted in partnership with the Colorado Minority Business Office - Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the State Purchasing & Contracts Office - Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration, and the Center for Procurement & Contract Services at the Colorado Department of Transportation.

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