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SBA - San Diego Advanced Defense Cluster for Job Creation

For the Small Business Administration (SBA) award to the San Diego Advanced Defense Cluster, FED provided training services, including mentoring and counseling, for small businesses. 

The San Diego ADT Cluster is 1 of 10 regional economic development efforts awarded by Small Business Administration to:

  • Provide business and training services, including mentoring and counseling, for small businesses
  • San Diego State Research Foundation, CONNECT and FED as lead
  • Focus on autonomous systems, cyber security and other technologies applicable to defense needs
  • Provide customized professional business support and services at no cost to help small innovative companies expand their business into the defense marketplace

Read the press release

In collaboration with San Diego State University Research Foundation (note to Ben, please link to http:// )

In collaboration with San Diego State University Research Foundation.

SBA: ADT Workshops

ADT: Proposal & Strategy Execution | March 6, 2012 |

  • Business Development Lifecycle, Evaluating Opportunities, Bid/No Bid Process, Capture Strategy, Proposal Prep, Best Practices/Lessons Learned

ADT: Proposal Compliance, Proposal Content, Selection Criteria | May 22, 2012

  • Federal Funding Mechanisms, Compliant Responses to Solicitations, Technical Content, Commercialization Plan Content, Intellectual Property, Customer Evaluation Process & Selection Criteria, Best Practices/Lessons Learned

ADT: Preparing for Navy Gold Coast Conference | June 7, 2012

  • Capabilities Assessment, Qualifications/Certifications, Past Performance, Facilities, Key Personnel Marketing Materials Development, Preparing to Network, Best Practices/Lessons Learned

SBA: NEST - Network for Enabling Small-Business Teaming

The FED, together with PTAC, delivered in-depth training supporting knowledge-base and skill development to support small businesses in  successfully teaming to compete and win large federal procurements. 

Five-year pilot program will help small businesses work together to grow and create jobs” - Read more

SBA: NEST Workshops

NEST: Forming Successful Teams | November 29, 2011

  • Conducting Market Research, Federal Data Sources, Prime vs. Sub Role, Team Formation, Team Risks/Mitigation, Best Practices/Lessons Learned

NEST: Developing a Winning Response to Large Fed Procurements | June 19, 2012

  • Identifying High Potential Opportunities, Deciphering & Responding to Solicitation Terms and Conditions, Pricing Strategies to Win and Deliver

NEST: Assessing Your Readiness to Secure Teammates and Win Contracts | September 18, 2012

  • Review Small Business Self-Assessment Tool, Prepare Self-Assessment, and Develop Next Steps in Increasing Readiness

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Government Contracting

The FED works with the federal R&D community in technology strategic planning to promote innovation in solving problems of national and global importance.