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: Government Contracting in 10 Steps

Description:

Are you interested in selling your products and services to government agencies, but are not sure where and how to start?

This course will discuss ten steps you should take to get ready to do business with government agencies, including market research strategies and tools in order for you to determine whether government contracting is a fit for your business.

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.

If you already have a username and password for the system, you can simply login.


Online Course: Responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs)

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This course presents a brief overview of the process involved in responding to a Request or Proposal or RFP.  After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the Water Authority’s Request for Proposal (RFP) and source selection processes
  • Understand the various sections of a Water Authority Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Outline the required sections and important details of a responsive proposal
  • Describe the proposal interview process and identify key factors for delivering an effective interview/presentation

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

Register or Login 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.

If you already have a username and password for the system, you can simply login.


Online Course: Responding to Notices Inviting Bids (NIBs)

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This course presents a brief overview of the process involved in responding to a Notice Inviting Bids or NIB. After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the Water Authority’s Notice Inviting Bids (NIB) and contract award processes
  • Understand the various sections of a Water Authority Notice Inviting Bids (NIB)
  • Identify the bonding and insurance requirements for a sample project

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

Register or Login 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.

If you already have a username and password for the system, you can simply login.


Online Course: Bidding and Estimating

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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.

Register or Login 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.

If you already have a username and password for the system, you can simply login.


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 or Login 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.

If you already have a username and password for the system, you can simply login.


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 or Login 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.

If you already have a username and password for the system, you can simply login.

 


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.

Register or Login Here

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.

If you already have a username and password for the system, you can simply login.


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 or Login 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.

If you already have a username and password for the system, you can simply login.


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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