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Contracting: Preparing a Powerful Capabilities Statement

March 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Capabilities Statements are becoming a critical tool for competing in and remaining successful at the very competitive government contracting marketplace.

This tool allows vendors to provide company information that is most critical to a particular decision-maker; to state it in a clear, concise manner; and to reinforce company qualifications for a particular project.

Capabilities Statements are now required in many government registration processes as a means of providing proof of  “capacity and capability” as well as the ability to be a “responsible and responsive” bidder.  A strong Statement is also a way of opening the door for new opportunities!

This intermediate level contracting class will:

  • provide you with a template for use in creating your company’s Statement
  • walk you through how and what to include
  • provide examples of a strong statement.


Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email from centeric@clients.virginiasbdc.org, our automated system. This email will contain the ZOOM LINK to join the workshop.  If you cannot find the email, please check your spam folder.

Join Lisa Wood, Director of the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), for this informative presentation – a “must” for those who are considering the Federal Government contracting market.  

Prior becoming Virginia’s PTAC Director, Lisa served as the Statewide Director with the Connecticut and Ohio PTAC programs and was also Director for the Northwest Commission PTAC in Pennsylvania. Before joining the PTAC community, Lisa was a Procurement Specialist for Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. In this role, Wood performed contract administration and negotiation duties. She also recommended bidders, handled issue inquiries, negotiated bids, performed cost and price analysis, and prepared comprehensive letters to justify recommended contract actions.  Ms. Wood holds an MBA from the University of New Haven and a BSBA through Robert Morris University of Pittsburgh where she is also pursuing her PhD in Instructional Management and Leadership.



March 25, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Orange County Economic Development Office
109 West Main Street
Orange, 22960 United States


Central Virginia Small Business Development Center (CVSBDC)
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