WHAT IS THE BID ADVANCE RESPONSE PROGRAM?
The Bid Advance Response Program is a 6-month mentoring program administered by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT). The program is funded by the MBO and is conducted in collaboration with RFPrepared, a Colorado-based, women-owned company.
The program consists of group-based training and one-on-one guidance to prepare small businesses wanting to enter or expand their market into government contracting opportunities. It is designed to work in conjunction with MBO’s consulting and training programs and will help businesses navigate through the government procurement and contracting process, including relevant registrations, proposal preparation strategies and tools, personnel management and other resources.
The ultimate goal of the program is to help small, minority-owned businesses successfully win government bids.
This mentoring program is valued at $750, and is provided FREE to all accepted businesses!
MEet the Program Instructor
Founder & CEO, RFPrepared
Kirsten Sandlin has experienced first hand the struggles small companies face when looking to respond to an RFP. After many years in marketing and public relations for large corporations, she joined two small firms and ended up wearing many different sales and marketing hats.
As a result, she could clearly see the difference between those companies that were more organized, and those that had a hard time pulling it all together. She created RFPrepared to give small companies that are already stretched thin a chance to let the rest of the world know what they can do.
All businesses that meet the eligibility requirements and can commit the personnel, time and resources required to this program are encouraged to apply. All industries are welcome.
- Submit the online application below. Applications are due February 25.
- Applications will be reviewed by MBO and RFPrepared. A maximum of five businesses will be accepted.
- Accepted applicants will receive a notification from the MBO by February 28.
- All accepted applicants will be required to attend the in-person, 4-hour initial consultation on March 4 from 9 am-1 pm at the Minority Business Office in downtown Denver. Lunch will be provided.