Grow Your Business with Government Contracts

Did you know there are over $7 billion available to Utah manufacturers through government contracts?

Are You…

  • Struggling to grow your company’s revenue?
  • Losing out on government contracts?
  • Unsure how to bid on government contracts?
  • Overwhelmed how to get industry certifications?

Lasting Results

This workshop for manufacturing business owners, CEO’s, managers, or division leaders will explain how your manufacturing business becomes eligible to win government contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies through procurement, technical assistance, and innovative funding programs. Government contracts are typically longer term and have stronger profit margins than private businesses.

Specifically For

  • Manufacturing business owners
  • CEO’s
  • Managers
  • Division Leaders

Workshop Outcomes:

  • Why getting industry certifications in Aerospace (AS9100D) (if applicable) AND Cybersecurity (NIST 800-171) is KEY to winning government contracts
  • What to do to get industry-certified
  • The timeframe to get industry certified (it’s shorter than you think)
  • Ins and outs of navigating the world of government contracting and getting started
  • Contracting opportunities in manufacturing, machining, and other areas

Bryant Vásquez

Cybersecurity Specialist

Bryant Vásquez is a cyber security specialist for the University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center and is the official Cybersecurity representative of the NIST MEP National Network in Utah and is a CMMC-AB, Registered Practitioner. His focus is to help manufacturers respond to cyber threats, perform cybersecurity gap-analysis by understanding their business processes and teaching best practices. Bryant has over 10 years of experience in information security and holds a Master of Science in Information Systems, Cybersecurity from the University of Utah. Bryant loves traveling, outdoor activities, and hiking.

Chris Hayes

Chief Operating Officer, IMpact Utah

For the last 30 years, Chris has spent her career working in diverse industries, partnering with hundreds of organizations, helping them “improve the way they improve.” She has built her career around the practice that good leaders plan for the right culture. Chris has partnered with organizations from Fortune 100 to two-man shops and provides practical experience that ranges from the shop floor to the boardroom. She has facilitated 16 organizational transformations in the past 20 years, has spoken internationally in 8 countries, authored over 50 global publications and is one of only 34 Shingo Licensed Affiliates in the world. She has served on various boards, including ASQ’s, the world’s largest and most well-known professional quality association. As COO of iMpact Utah, Chris is dedicated to cultivating a culture that produces results—both within iMpact Utah and with every one of our clients. In addition to her extensive experience, Chris holds an MBA and a BSBA in Business and Project Management in addition to numerous certifications in areas of quality, project management, HR, supply chain and Lean Six Sigma.

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