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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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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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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


SBS-PTAC: Responding to RFPs Webinar

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
10:00 AM – 12: PM EDT

Using an actual Request for Proposal (RFP), this workshop examines the tools and techniques for responding to RFP from government agencies.


  • Targeting Opportunities
  • Identifying Key Dates, Timelines, and Procedures
  • Meeting Requirements for Minimum Qualifications
  • Understanding Proposal Evaluation Criteria
  • Creating Proposal Content
  • Required Forms and Attachments
  • Post Proposal Submission Follow-up

Who Should Attend

This course is for all small business owners and/or writers interested in responding to requests for proposals from New York City government agencies.



SBS-PTAC: Understanding Insurance Requirements Webinar

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

Shopping for insurance and determining the right coverage for your business can be a daunting task. Many business owners are unsure of the types of business insurance requirements needed to compete for government contracts, and whether they need to have insurance at the time of bidding.


  • Overview of Business Continuity & Disaster Insurance Coverage
  • Best Practices for Meeting Insurance Coverage requirements on government contracts
  • Overview of the different types of insurance coverage available for businesses.
  • Understanding of how insurance policies are quoted.
  • Common Insurance Forms and Terms

Who Should Attend

  • Small Business Owners
  • Minority and Women-Owned Businesses who are interested in subcontracting on government bids.


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MassDOT Events


Bidding on DOT Projects & Preparing to Bid Workshop

Thursday, August 13, 2020
10:00 AM–12:00 PM EDT

Unsure of where to start when bidding on a new DOT project? This workshop will provide an overview of the process for bidding on projects and preparing to work.



Successfully Completing a DOT Project Workshop

Thursday, August 20, 2020
10:00 AM–12:00 PM EDT

In this final workshop, you will discover information and resources on how to successfully complete a MassDOT project by connecting DBEs to resources and support services.


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