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University System of Georgia Procurement Expo 2013

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USG Procurement Expo

Savannah State University – Friday, October 18, 2013

About the USG Procurement Expo

The USG Procurement Expo hosted by Savannah State University is a one-day event that features exhibits from University System institutions and provides information on business opportunities with the institutions of the University System of Georgia, federal, state, and local government agencies, and prime construction management firms. The event targets small, minority, and women-owned businesses; however, all businesses are welcome!

The event takes place at Savannah State University, 3219 College Street, Savannah, Georgia 31404, in the Student Union.

You will have the opportunity to meet representatives from procurement, facilities, and information technology departments from the public colleges and universities in the State of Georgia. In addition, you will network with representatives from the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, Georgia Department of Transportation, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Chatham County, City of Savannah and more! You will also have the opportunity to meet prime construction management firms currently working with the University System of Georgia.

This is your chance to learn how to do business with the University System of Georgia and to make the contacts you need to make that happen. Following the luncheon program, there will be break-out sessions on doing business with the procurement, facilities, and information technology departments of the USG institutions. We have added afternoon breakout sessions you may choose to attend!

Location:   Savannah State University, Student Union, 3219 College Street, Savannah, GA 31404

Date & Time:   October 18, 2013 (11:30 am - 4:00 pm)

More Information:   404-657-2514 or


Why You Should Attend the Expo

  • Understand the ins and outs of the University System’s procurement process
  • Gain information from nationally recognized business consultants on growing your business
  • Receive one-on-one assistance to register with Team Georgia Marketplace
  • Learn about valuable resources provided by the State of Georgia


11:00AM Registration Opens

11:30AM Luncheon Program
Keynote Speaker will be Mr. John Carter, President & CEO of Carter Brothers Security Services
Tough Times Don’t Last - Tough Companies Do! (The Value Proposition of Relationship Building)

1:00PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Presentations on navigating the University System of Georgia procurement process in the areas of construction and facilities Management, general procurement and information technology
1:00PM Exhibits Open

2:00PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Access to Capital
  • The Future Looks Cloudy, with Scattered Security
  • Subcontracting and USG’s Public Works Projects “What Do You Need to Know”

3:00PM Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Opportunities for Suppliers in Public Private Ventures Operations and Management
  • State Resources for Small Business Owners in Georgia

The registration fee of $40 will include a buffet luncheon. Again, please see the attachment for mail-in registration or click on link below for online registration. Hurry - space is limited! Registration deadline is October 4, 2013. On-site registration will be $45.00.

Online registration

Mail-in registration

For registration questions, please contact Christina Hobbs at 404-657-2514 or

We look forward to seeing you in October!