Small Business Matchmaker Events

Throughout each year, the Government Contracting Assistance Center provides New Hampshire companies with opportunities to have face-to-face contact with small business specialists from government agencies, as well as with small business liaison officers (SBLOs) from large prime contractors. The Government Contracting Assistance Center's clients are kept informed of these opportunities, which vary in size and structure, via email. Primary sponsors of these events include the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), the Small Business Association of New England (SBANE), the DoD Northeast Regional Council for Small Business Education and Advocacy (NERC), and the offices of House and Senate members.

Registration is now open!

2017 DoD Northeast Regional Council Training & Matchmaking Event
March 23, 2017
Crowne Plaza - Warwick, RI

Join over 300 plus small businesses, government agencies and prime contractors at the 2017 DoD Northeast Regional Council Training & Matchmaking Event to be held at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island on March 22 & 23, 2017.

This event is being co-hosted by the Rhode Island Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the DoD Northeast Regional Council.

The mission of this event is to connect small businesses with government agencies and prime contractors so that the agencies and primes can fulfill their procurement goals and the businesses can capitalize on immediate procurement opportunities.

At this year’s event, you will be able to:

• Network with Government agencies, prime contractors, and small businesses
• Meet with Government procurement representatives
• Meet with MWBEs, SDVOBs, VOSBs, 8(a)s, Hub Zone, WOSBs, EDWOSBs, and DBEs
• Locate potential subcontracting opportunities
• Attend two Sponsored Networking Receptions
• Meet other small business manufacturers

How the Matchmaking Process Works

Online Matchmaking! Businesses will have an opportunity to be matched with agencies and organizations interested in their products and services through this online matchmaking website. A few weeks before the event, vendors (small businesses) will be requested to complete a pre-scheduling meeting request form based upon confirmed agencies and primes. This form along with confirmed registration form you submit with your fee will match vendors with purchasing entities based the vendor’s company profile and the criteria of the purchasing agency. The site will then pre-schedule 8-15 minute appointments for the vendor with the buying agency. Only vendors who have paid their registration fee and received a code will be allowed to add their company profile to the matchmaking site (when a purchasing entity’s schedule is full, a waiting list will be developed).

For more information and to register visit: 

Small Business Matchmaking Cost: $85 / $100.00 Per Person - after February 1, 2017.

For more information, contact the Government Contracting Assistance Center:

The NH Government Contracting Assistance Center (NH GovCon) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. We are also funded by the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, and we operate as a program within the Division of Economic Development.