The Umbrella Initiative mission is “to double the number of small businesses contracting with the government by the year 2020.”
The On-Demand Training Portal
This portal will allow service providers (i.e., SBDC, MBDC, WBDC etc.,) to maximize their own delivery of contracting-related trainings/classes so that more recipients can benefit from their efforts. Additionally, the training portal will allow both small businesses as well as the contracting community to access ‘on-demand trainings/classes’ designed by distance learning and contracting experts not previously available on-line. These trainings/classes will include continuing education credits (CEC) and a certificate.
The Training Portal will also incorporate an umbrella of links to all of the essential elements of procurements and thus permit its users to access, in one place, all of their requirements to be successful in government contracting.