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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2005

For more information please contact:
Zenagui Brahim
NH MEP
Tel: (603) 226-3200

NH MEP AND DRED HELP LOCAL MANUFACTURERS MAKE $ENSE OF THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY
Workshops Help Small Companies Connect to Lucrative Defense Contracts

Department of Defense (DoD) contracts can be some of the most lucrative and by far the most difficult contracts for manufacturers to win. For New Hampshire manufacturers, many of which are small, it can often seem nearly impossible to navigate the complex requirements and certifications necessary to wind DoD bids.

That's why the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NH MEP) is helping the state's manufacturers "Make $ense of Defense" by sponsoring a series of workshops around the state, to equip manufacturers with the tools to tap into lucrative DoD contracts.

The NH MEP is working with the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Center in association with the state Department of Resources and Economic Development to offer the free program. The workshops provide tips on how companies can identify and pursue a possible DoD opportunity even if they don't normally work in the defense industry. Companies will also learn how to navigate the contracting process, submit bids, ensure they meet certification requirements, and identify opportunities for women and minority-owned businesses.

For more information on the Making $ense of Defense workshop or to register to attend, contact Cathy Doty.


WHAT: Making $ense of Defense Workshops

WHEN: Tuesday, March 15, 2005
9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: New Hampshire Community Technical College
Pease International Trade Port, Portsmouth, NH

Additional Making $ense of Defense workshop locations/dates:

Southern NH University, Laconia Airport Campus, Gilford, NH.
February 16 & March 17
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


NH Community Technical College, Nashua, NH.
February 28 & March 21
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


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