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Events

On this page, you’ll find information on all upcoming events that we at Jean Kristensen Associates are taking part in or hosting, plus links to register/attend each event. We hope to see you there!

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NYC Small Business Services

Hosted with the participation of the The NYC Department of Small Business Services, these events cover important topics that all small businesses should know if they aim to work with government agencies.

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MassDOT

Events geared towards small business owners who are looking at doing business with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Topics include self-evaluation, bidding, and more.

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JKA

These events are directly hosted by Jean Kristensen Associates, LLC and cover vital topics for all MBWEs.

 


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NYC Small Business Services Events

 

Marketing to Government

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Learn how to research what goods New York City agencies are purchasing, and how to market your goods to city agencies and prime contractors. By the end of this workshop, contractors should know how to research the goods that NYC government agencies are currently purchasing. This allows them to specifically target agencies that are compatible with their core competencies.

Topics

  • Strategies for conducting market research to determine what types of products are commonly purchased by New York City agencies.
  • Identifying bids, proposals, and RFPs for goods and services.
  • Overview of opportunities to sell goods directly to government buyers through the MWBE Non-Competitive Small Purchase.
  • Tips on how to market goods to government agencies and prime contractors.
  • Tips on competitive pricing strategy.

Who Should Attend

  • Business Owners / Executives Bidding on Public Works Contracts
  • Small Business Owners
  • Minority and Women-Owned Businesses who are interested in subcontracting on government bids.

 


 

Cost Estimating for Construction/Construction-Related Services

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Do you know how to estimate the costs for construction or construction-related services? Discover how to create accurate estimates to better understand the scope of projects and determine the costs of doing business. By the end of this workshop, contractors should be able to generate accurate cost estimates for contraction and construction-related services. Contractors will also learn how to effectively price to win contracts, determine overhead and profits, and much more.

Topics

  • Understanding the Scope of Work
  • Accurate Takeoff of Quantities
  • Responsible and Competitive Unit Pricing
  • Organized Bid Process
  • Evaluation of Risk
  • Determining the Cost of Doing Business (Brick & Mortar Trade Costs [Or Hard Costs]; Overhead, Such as Fees, Expenses, Rates, etc.)
  • Tips for Automating Estimating Templates
  • Pricing to Win
  • Key Elements of a Cost Proposal for Construction Services
  • Tips on How to Determine Overhead & Profit

Who Should Attend

  • Business Owners / Executives Bidding on Public Works Contracts
  • Small Business Owners
  • Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

 

Prevailing Wage and Certified Payroll

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Do you know about the different types of Prevailing Wage and Certified Payroll? Discover the differences between each type and how to provide proper documentation to government agencies. By the end of this workshop, contractors should understand how each of the different types of wages are established and enforced. Contractors will also learn how to fill out Certified Payroll documentation properly.

Topics:

  • What is a Prevailing Wage
  • Non-Union/Non-Prevailing Wages vs. Prevailing Wages vs. Union Wages
  • Base Wage Rates vs. Fringe Benefits
  • Federal Law – Davis Bacon Act
  • New York State
  • New York City – Labor Law 220
  • Completing Certified Payroll Forms

Who Should Attend:

  • Business Owners / Executives Bidding on Public Works Contracts
  • Small Business Owners
  • Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

 


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MassDOT Events

 

Guide to Business Resources Workshop

Thursday, September 24, 2020
10:00 AM–12:00 PM EDT

 


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JKA Events

 

Event info coming soon!