Missouri SBDC at MSU
405 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65806-1110

Government Contracting may be a critical tool for growing your small business and increasing your bottom line. Join us to hear from state and federal contracting experts. Participants will learn the potential benefits of participating in government contracting. Certification programs will be explained and highlighted. Don't miss these informative presentations by the experts. Light refreshments will be provided.

  • Presentation 1 - State of Missouri Supplier Diversity Program
    Diana Hilliard
    from the state of Missouri's Office of Equal Opportunity will discuss efforts to promote opportunities for minorities and women to participate in state contracting. If you're a small business owner who may qualify as a minority, or a woman, or a service-disabled veteran, this event will provide insights into theMBE, WBE and/or SDVE certification process. Explore the benefits of obtaining these certifications, understand the application procedure, and familiarize yourself with the required documentation.
  • Presentation 2 - Contracting Opportunities with MODOT
    Kami Sanders with MODOT will discuss the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program, a federally mandated program administered by MoDOT's External Civil Rights Division. The office is responsible for the certification of firms owned and operated by socially and economically disadvantage individuals. The overall intent of the program is to provide opportunities to participate in the economic benefits of highway construction to small businesses owned and operated by disadvantaged individuals.
  • Presentation 3 - Get Started with or Increase Federal Contracting Opportunities
    The federal government purchases billions of dollars in products and services every year. Allen Waldo from the Missouri APEX Accelerators will give an overview of federal procurement and very basic information on how to begin selling to the federal government either as a prime or subcontractor.


Cost: No fee

Register at:


  • Missouri APEX Accelerator
  • Missouri SBDC at MSU
  • eFactory
  • SBA
  • Missouri Office of Equal Opportunity
  • Missouri Department of Transportation
U.S. Small Business Administration

The Missouri SBDC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance to the SBDC hosting the event.  The Missouri SBDC is a University of Missouri Extension partner.