Education and Training



Learning Sessions: 

These recorded sessions offer information and insight into different aspects of doing business with the Coast Guard. 

Buy Better Revolution

Recorded webinar provides overview of the Buy Better Revolution, a modernization initiative responsible for evaluating and improving the Coast Guard’s contracting and procurement capabilities while easing the administrative burden on front line units. It seeks to improve how the Coast Guard obtains goods and services and will address all aspects of the life cycle from initial request to final disposal.

The intent of the virtual meeting was to share information with industry partners regarding the purpose and value proposition of the Buy Better Revolution and provide the opportunity for feedback and recommendations.

Presented by the Coast Guard Office of Small Business, Innovation and Outreach and the Contracting and Procurement Modernization Task Force.

Program length: 0:43:30

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Doing Business with the U.S. Coast Guard

Recorded webinar provides an overview of how and what the Coast Guard buys. Coast Guard procurement centers, its top spend, and how to get information about current and future procurement opportunities is also covered.

This webinar is intended for small businesses who are unfamiliar with the Coast Guard organization and the federal government marketplace.

Presented by the USCG Small Business and Industry Engagement Team. 

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USCG 2022 Virtual Reverse Industry Day

USCG 2022 Virtual Reverse Industry Day focused on the value of industry engagement with Coast Guard program management offices and customers.

  • Session I:  Acquisition Planning – Early Industry Engagement/Program Management Office Access
  • Session II:  Developing Clear and Achievable Requirements
  • Session III:  Source Selection Debriefings

Presented by USCG Small Business and Industry Engagement Team in partnership with the Small and Emerging Contractors Forum.

Program length: 3:21:25

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