Online Training

We host a selection of online training modules on topics relating to doing business with government agencies.  These modules are online, self-paced courses available 24/7.  Below is a listing of the current offerings.

 

 

 

Online Course: Bidding and Estimating

Description:

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This course presents a brief overview of the bidding and estimating process, providing you with basic information to:

  • Understand the bidding process
  • Identify and mitigate risk factors
  • Develop scopes of work and create work breakdown structures
  • Analyze costs and develop a bid

This course is an online, self-paced course available 24/7.

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During the registration process, you will create your username and password. This username and password is used to login to SCOOP’s online course system.

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Online Course: Registering on The Network

Description:

This online course will assist you in registering as an interested vendor on The Network, the San Diego County Water Authority’s online vendor registration, solicitation, and notification system.

After completing this online course, you will be able to:

  1. Select NIGP codes applicable to your business
  2. Complete your vendor registration with The Network
  3. Edit and renew your vendor registration account
  4. Search for solicitations and projects
  5. Search for small businesses registered on The Network
This course is an online, self-paced course available 24/7.

Register Here

During the registration process, you will create your username and password. This username and password is used to login to SCOOP’s online course system.

Already registered?

Login Here


Online Course: Introduction to Surety Bonds

Description:

This course will provide you with a brief overview of surety bonds and the process of obtaining bonding.

After completing this online course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the types of surety bonds.
  • Describe the process of obtaining a bond.
  • Outline common prequalification factors used by bonding companies and understand costs associated with bonding.
  • Understand the Water Authority’s bonding requirements.
  • Identify bonding resources within the community.

This course is an online, self-paced course available 24/7.

Register Here

During the registration process, you will create your username and password. This username and password is used to login to SCOOP’s online course system.

Already registered?

Login Here

 


Online Course: Doing Business with the San Diego County Water Authority

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This course will assist you in understanding how to do business with the San Diego County Water Authority.

After completing this online course, you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the Water Authority’s mission, projects, and business opportunities.
  2. Identify and understand the basic policies and requirements of contracting with the Water Authority.
  3. Outline the steps involved in the Water Authority’s pre-proposal/pre-bid process.

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This course is an online, self-paced course available 24/7.

During the registration process, you will create your username and password. This username and password is used to login to SCOOP’s online course system.

Already registered?

Login Here

 


Online Course: Marketing to Government Agencies

Description:

This course will help you better understand how to market your firm’s products and/or services to government agencies.

Topics that will be covered include: 

  • Identify your target government customers.
  • Research your competition within the government market.
  • Build relationships with your target customers.

This course is an online, self-paced course available 24/7.

Register Here

During the registration process, you will create your username and password. This username and password is used to login to SCOOP’s online course system.

Already registered?

Login Here


Recorded Webinar: Overview of DIBBS

Description:

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) provides automated access to 85% of DLA’s solicitations, which support America’s combat logistics, including nearly 100 percent of consumable items (ie: food, fuel and energy, uniforms, medical supplies, construction and barrier equipment) and more than 85 percent of the military’s spare parts. If DLA were a private company, it would be ranked in the top 15 percentile of the Fortune 500, based upon sales and revenue in FY 2013. Being knowledgeable about DIBBS will allow your company to access more business opportunities, making it easier to submit quotes, view and download drawings, and compete for long term contract opportunities.

Take advantage of this free recorded webinar tutorial, hosted by APTAC and led by DLA Small Business Specialist Kevin Scoles, which gives an in-depth guide to getting your business registered in DIBBS, complete with tips and best practices to set yourself up for success.

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Video: What is SCOOP?

Description:

Watch this quick video to learn about SCOOP, the Water Authority’s Small Contractor Outreach and Opportunities Program.

 


Video: SCOOP Training

Description:

SCOOP, the Small Contractor Outreach and Opportunities Program, offers both online and in-person business training to teach you how to work successfully with the Water Authority.  Watch this brief video to learn more.