Southern crescent small business chamber of commerce

SCSBC Programs and Activities (2018)


Our current programs offer excellent opportunity for startup and growth of small, women, minority, veteran and rural businesses.  However we are excited about our strategic plans to offer even MORE services to our subscribers/members in the future.

Contracts Exchange Network

The Contracts Exchange Network is an effective way for Chamber members to find properly vetted teaming partners to fulfill government contracts. This program is reserved for members who successfully complete PARS 1 and 2. Southern  Crescent Chamber requires the members of this program to do business with one another, or complete a Good Faith Effort form to document a failed attempt at finding teaming partners. 

Every company or organization included in the Contracts Exchange Network is vetted using PARS. That means not only can you be certain you are doing business with an organization that will be able to deliver, but businesses  and organization outside the Chamber are far more likely to look for teaming partners through our Contracts Exchange Network rather than blindly picking names off a list of suppliers provided by other chambers and trade associations.

 Contracts Exchange Network

Access to the Contracts Exchange Network provides users with: 

    • Subscription to our E-bid System
    • Growth Plan
    • Pipeline
    • Tracking
    • Monthly growth coaching (group sessions)

Why participate in the Contracts Exchange?

Corporations and Municipalities can:
    • Easily find and connect with small, minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses
    • Access performance ratings to make informed decisions
    • Request and accept bids from vetted sources
    • Fulfill mandates with quality, high performing companies that fit their criteria
Small business owners can:
    • Get rated based on a service audit—with a 90-corrective action plan should they fail to meet PARS standards
    • Gain exposure to large-scale projects and companies in need of their services
    • Connect, bid and win contracts they’d otherwise not have access to
    • Shorten their sales cycle and save on advertising costs

Performance Assessment Rating System (PARS)

 

Performance Assessment Rating System -PARS™ is a performance assessment rating system that uses a survey, AND mock environment (The Road to Government Contracts) to rate the performance of our membership based on a variety of performance metrics. 

These criteria, while not always based on past performance, WILL be carefully crafted performance indicators, including simulated events that can be used to predict the likelihood for successful performance of a contractor.

Further, for those small businesses that have challenges and or do not rate favorably, Southern Crescent Chamber will provide a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) to assist the supplier with increasing their rating by referring performance rated subject matter experts and or training where necessary.  We use this System to make referrals, and other business development related activity.

The Road to Government Contracts

The Road to Government Contracts is a training program that walks you and your team step-by-step through the process successful contractors use to win federal contracts. 

You have three education tracks for completing your training: 

A la Carte

Take individual courses on your own at your convenience.  

Six-Week REAL-WORLD SIMULATION OF THE FEDERAL BID PROCESS

An immersive, simulated experience for businesses that have some experience with government contracts but need to win more bids.  This course focuses on the two most common deficiencies.

12-Week Course REAL-WORLD SIMULATION OF THE FEDERAL BID PROCESS

This 90-day training program is an intensive real-world simulation of the actual process successful contractors use to win government contracts. This training will provide you with the strategies, skills, and process you need to sell to local, state, or federal agencies, including defense agencies. Additional Fee

Quarterly Town Hall Meetings

Town Hall Sessions are short, informative sessions wherein Chamber members get to sit under the tutelage of Subject Matter Experts, dignitaries, and corporations

E-Bid System

E-bid System – SCSBC will have its own E-bid system available to contract exchange network members only. Southern Crescent will offer free or reduced rate proposal reviews by proposal experts for businesses that pledge to use the Chamber to fulfill its subcontracting needs.

Capital Exchange Network

Coming January 2019

This is our very own capital fund for Chamber members who have been awarded contracts, and who would like access to interest-free loans that require no credit check. Only those members that contribute to the fund are eligible. 

ABOUT THE CHAMBER

The Southern Crescent Small Business Chamber is a performance-based trade organization serving created to help startups and small businesses get access to opportunities, build new relationships, and find and win government contracts and grants.

CONTACT US

info@southerncrescentchamber.org

Phone (678) 833-5759

Serving  Georgia, Alabama, New Orleans, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Carolinas

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