CCWA Offering Proposal Writing Workshop for Small Businesses

August 29, 2017 by Suzanne Brown

The Clayton County Water Authority’s (CCWA) Small Local Business Enterprise Program is offering small local businesses in the metro Atlanta area a free workshop to learn how to develop winning proposals.

Do you want know how to effectively respond to a request for proposal? From this workshop, you will acquire strategies to deliver purchasing agencies the winning proposal they are looking for. You will receive a step-by-step guide to organize the process and learn the most common errors that deem you “non-responsive. If you want that winning proposal, register for this workshop.

The two hour training will be provided by Heather Fatzinger, President and CEO of Full Circle Communications. With over 16 years of practice in the Communications field, Fatzinger has experience in such areas as political campaign management, grassroots organizing, small business coaching and development, environmental justice, small business and motivational workshops and community engagement.
The session takes place on Wednesday, September 13 from 10 – Noon in the Authority’s Marie Barber Community Room at 1600 Battle Creek Road in Morrow. Participants must register to attend. To register, email ccwa_slbe_program@ccwa.us, visit ccwa.us/Procurement or call 770.960.5880.

CCWA’s SLBE Program offers bi-monthly Certification Information Sessions at the same location. The remaining Information Session for 2017 will be held on October 12 at 9 a.m. These workshops are held to encourage businesses to learn about the Authority’s certification process, the program’s limits for qualifications and procurement opportunities. Small firms locally based inside Clayton County or locally based in Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Rockdale and Spalding are invited to attend the workshop.

CCWA’s SLBE Program provides an additional race and gender neutral tool for the Authority to use in its efforts to ensure that all segments of the local business community have a reasonable and significant opportunity to participate in CCWA contracting. The program is also designed to foster effective broad-based competition from all segments of the vendor community, including, but not limited to, minority business enterprises, women-owned business enterprises and small business enterprises.