Join us on JUNE 11th, 2024

You are invited to Idaho’s largest reverse vendor tradeshow designed exclusively for you! Connect with procurement hubs across the state to showcase your products or services and explore valuable resources for business growth. Join over 150 business owners at the Idaho Small Business Contracting Symposium, where you can attend insightful breakout sessions and network with seasoned contractors and subcontractors. Don’t miss out—register today to unlock opportunities!


Come Prepared

  • Bring your capability statement: Attend APEX Accelerator Online Capabilities Statement Training in May!
  • Practice your “elevator pitch”
  • Work with a Idaho APEX consultant to get your registration active
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Live Training with Experts

  • Gain insider knowledge and real-world experience from seasoned professionals
  • Participate in interactive workshops designed to enhance your skills
  • Understand solicitations | Set-aside Certs | Cybersecurity | Marketing Strategies | Subcontracting | SBIR/STTR | SBA MPP


  • Develop effective relationships with GovCon agencies and other Idaho businesses
  • Meet the “Bigs” Prime Contractors

General Agenda-

*Not final, changes can still occur 

7:15 – 8:00 am Check-in & Packet Pick-up / Breakfast Buffet

8:00 – 8:35 am Opening Ceremonies

8:35-9:25 am Exhibitor Hall Opens- Agency Networking

9:35-10:25 am Breakout Session #1 

1. Breaking into the Federal Marketplace: Meet the Buyers

Org. 1 – FEMA – Kevin Biesecker

Org. 2 – ID Nat Guard/AF – Jeffrey DeHaven

Org. 3 – Forest Service – Chad Bullock and Jason King

Org. 4 – Bureau of Reclamation- Kristal Jones

2. SBA Mentor/Protégé Program: Gain Experience and Success with Yuri Dyson

3. Marketing Your Company for Contract Success: Be Seen – Make Money with Beth Myers

4. Cashing in on Your Bright Ideas: America’s Seed Fund for Innovators (SBIR/STTR) with Teresa McKnight and David Noack   


10:25 – 11:30 am Exhibitor Hall – Agency Networking

11:30 am – 12:50 pm Lunch & General Session (Exhibitor Hall Closed from 11:30-12:50)

11:45 am -12:00 pm McAlvain Companies, INC: A Prime You Should Know About

12:00 -12:50 pm KEYNOTE:  Avoid Costly Mistakes: Critical Legal Updates FY24 with Schoonover & Moriarty Law 


1:00 -1:50 pm Breakout Session #2 

1. Shrink the Bidding Pool with Federal Certifications: Do You Qualify?- Tobin Dixon

2. Increase your Capabilities through Teaming and Joint Ventures-  John Mattox -Schoonover & Moriarty Law

3. Going Nuclear! Doing Business with Idaho National Lab- Brett Horsburgh              

4. How Manufacturing Fits Into the Federal Marketplace- Grey Beaudry/Alex Stutzman


2:00 – 2:50 pm Breakout Session #3

1.  Navigating Federal Solicitations for Contracting Success: Christina Lopez- MHAFB

2. Jumping on the SLED: Selling to the State, Local and Education Sectors

Org 1 – Idaho Department of Purchasing – Valerie Bollingert

Org 2 – Ada County Procurement – Alyssa Ellington

Org 3 – Boise State Procurement – Logan Brudenell

Org 4 – Idaho Department of Transportation – Ronnie Winks

3. Understanding the Importance of Surety Bonds: When and Why- Tobin Dixon

4. To The Rescue: Working with FEMA During Disasters- Kevin Biesecker


3:00 – 3:50 pm KEYNOTE: Fortifying Your Defenses: Essential Strategies for Cybersecurity- Forrest Nolan

3:50 – 4:00 pm Closing Ceremonies / Prize Drawing

The $99 fee per person includes:

  • Parking in the Lincoln Garage
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Full Day of Workshops
  • Agency Networking

The best lot to park in for this event is the Lincoln Garage directly across the street from the Student Union Building.


Parking will be included with your registration with code.

What is the cost to attend?

  • $99 per person, including breakfast, lunch, and a full day of training!

Does each agency person need to pay the $99?

  • No government, state, or city agencies, as well as small business serving Non-Profits, will receive two free registrations with their booth registration. If you want to bring more people, please message, and we will invoice you $49 per additional guest.

Do I have to attend all day?

  • No, you do not have to attend all day, but we strongly suggest that you do! This symposium will be full of amazing opportunities to grow your network and your knowledge!

The Springhill Suites By Marriot

424 E Parkcenter Blvd

Boise, ID 83706

Room Rate $189.00


Book your group rate for Idaho Small Business Contracting Symposium

Location for the Event:

Agency Registration

With over 250 business owners expected to attend this event, the ISBCS will provide your agency or company with experienced contractors and subcontractors alike.

Governmental/State/Municipality/Non-profit Agency Value:

No cost participation. Vendor reception evening before. Limit 2 attendees.

Booth Registration is closed for 2024.

Agencies in Attendance

  • Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
  • State of Idaho Division of Purchasing (DOP)
  • Idaho Transportation Department Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE)
  • Idaho SBDC Region III
  • TechHelp
  • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS)
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • City of Boise
  • FEMA – Industry Liaison Program
  • Schoonover & Moriarty Law Firm
  • Idaho SBDC- South Central Idaho
  • TotalCare IT
  • American Indian Chamber APEX Accelerator
  • Ada County Procurement
  • Idaho Veterans Chamber of Commerce
  • United States Airforce (USAF)
  • Boise State University – Procurement & Vendor Services
  • Idaho Department of Lands
  • Ada County Highway District
  • Northwest Trade Adjustment Assistance Center
  • Mountain Home AFB
  • Department of Energy- Idaho Environmental Coalition
  • Fairchild AFB, WA
  • Oregon APEX Accelerator
  • Buy Idaho
  • Idaho SBDC Environmental Solutions
  • U.S. Commercial Service
  • Idaho National Guard Federal Contracting
  • U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, Columbia-Pacific Northwest Region
  • General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Department of Veterans Affairs – NCO 20
  • Idaho Department of Water Resources
  • Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office
  • Idaho Power Company
  • McAlvain Companies Inc
  • Mountain Home Airforce Base
  • Idaho National Laboratory
  • US Forest Service
  • Idaho State Police
  • Exyte for Micron
  • Navy SBIR

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