WHAT IS THE BID ADVANCE RESPONSE PROGRAM?
The Bid Advance Response Program is a 6-month mentoring program administered by the Minority Business Office at OEDIT and is conducted in collaboration with UNCHARTED, a Colorado-based, women-owned company.
The highly-competitive 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-, women-, and veteran-owned businesses successfully win government bids.
This mentoring program is valued at $750, and is provided FREE to all accepted businesses! No more than seven businesses will be accepted into this program.
- Application closes: September 30
- Applicants notified: Week of October 26
- Program kickoff (one-on-one meeting): November 9, 9:00-11:30 am
Meet the Program Instructor
Meridith Marshall is the CEO of UNCHARTED, where she utilizes data and one-on-coaching to create the best places to work. Her unique ability to lead as both a practitioner and an industry-recognized expert has provided her with opportunities to drive significant impact quickly and to help others do the same. Meridith has considerable experience partnering with businesses in a variety of settings designing and implementing the State of Colorado’s economic development strategy “Blueprint 2.0” and setting a record of the deployment of federal disaster relief aid following Hurricane Sandy. She is an established leader and recipient of the 2017 International Economic Development Council’s 40 Under 40 award, as well as, a 2020 German Marshall Fellowship recipient. Meridith has an MBA, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Economics and a Minor in Neuroscience from Drake University.
THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY NOT TAKING APPLICATIONS.
Applications will open again in spring 2021. To be notified when the next application period opens, please sign up below.