This position is an intermediate level professional position through which the SBTDC's counseling, training, research and technical assistance services are provided to small business owners. The Procurement Counselor will counsel clients on a variety of business issues with emphasis on how to do business with federal, state, and local governments. The counselor will help a sizable number of clients, both in the regional offices and elsewhere throughout an assigned multi-county geographic area. The counselor's services will include but are not limited to: a. Identifying marketing opportunities for the client's products or services through researching award history. b. Advising and assisting clients in the preparation and proper submission of applications, certifications, registrations, locating government specifications and standards. c. Advising and assisting clients with preparation and submission of bids and proposals (contract administration). d. Advising and assisting clients concerning post award functions. As a minimum the assistance should include: Production, Quality Systems, Accounting Systems, Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF), Transportation and Packaging, and Subcontracting. e. Educating Clients in the following areas: Federal, state, and local government contracting laws, policies, and procedures. Emphasis should be placed on requirements and procedures used by the DoD and other federal agencies.; DoD Mentor-Protege Program, SBIR and STTR and other federal and state specialty programs. f. The counselor has been designated as part of the SBTDC
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