March 14, 2013

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Department of Commerce

SBA Alabama District Office and the South Region Minority Supplier Development Council to Conduct Joint Seminar


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News Release

Release Date: March 12, 2013

Contact: David V. Ramp (205) 290-7101 x247

Release Number: 13-06

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Seminar will include an introduction to 8(a) government contracting and SRMSDC certification orientation.

BIRMINGHAM – The South Region Minority Supplier Development Council (SRMSDC) is joining with the U.S. Small Business Administration Alabama District Office to offer a comprehensive orientation experience to new Minority and Small Business Enterprises. They are working together to create a one stop orientation shop for small businesses who are interested in completing Minority Certification and an introduction to Government 8(a) Contracting. The seminar will be an on-going monthly service on the first Tuesday of each month.


The seminar will consist of a morning session devoted to supplier certification with the SRMSDC and an afternoon session devoted to an introduction to SBA 8(a) government contracting. The combined seminar is a result of the recent Strategic Alliance Memorandum signed by SBA and SRMSDC. The SRMSDC orientation will run from 10:00 am until 11:30 am. There will be a break for lunch and the seminar will resume with SBA 8(a) contracting at 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. There is no charge for the seminar. Pre-registration is not required.


Anyone interested in business certification for minority, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses and in selling to the government is encouraged to attend.


WHO:             SBA Alabama District Office and South Region Minority Supplier Development Council


WHAT:           Joint Minority Business Certification and Introduction to 8(a) Government Contracting Seminar


WHEN:           Tuesday. April 2, 2013 at 10:00 am and the first Tuesday of each month thereafter


WHERE:         SBA Alabama District Office

                        801 Tom Martin Drive, Suite 201

Birmingham, AL 35211


For additional information contact the SBA Alabama District Office at (205) 290-7101 or Martha Bozeman of SRMSC at (205) 957-1883 or email at


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