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Wednesday, May 15 • 9:00am - 10:30am
SOLD OUT - How to Become a Certified Local and State Government Vendor

This workshop provides you with basic requirements and steps to help your business get started by contracting with the City and County of San Francisco and with the State of California.   Upon completion of this workshop you will understand the certification qualifications and application process and it will help you decide if the government marketplace is the right customer for your company.  You will learn how to understand the government customer, evaluate the government market and assess your capabilities, and how to make contacts with government.


Paul Pendergast

Paul Pendergast is a nationally recognized outreach, marketing, and communications expert with over 20 years of practical experience in the field of strategic communications, education, training, economic development and market research. He has lead diverse teams of highly successful professionals in developing and implementing business development programs for large, small and disadvantaged business enterprises. Specific projects Pendergast has... Read More →

Beverly Popek

Beverly Popek has been in the contract compliance/certification industry for over 10 years and currently manages the Contract Monitoring Division’s Local Business Enterprise (LBE) Certification Unit for the City and County of San Francisco. Previously, she was the Project Director for the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Supplier Clearinghouse as administrated by ASIAN, Inc. Beverly has a background of offering technical... Read More →

Wednesday May 15, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am
San Francisco State University Downtown Campus 835 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94103