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Contracting Opportunities: Office of the Procurement Executive, U.S. Department of State
10/29/2010
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Providing management direction and Department-wide leadership and expertise in the areas of acquisition and federal assistance to ensure the timely delivery of quality goods and services that directly results in creating a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community. Creating and implementing strategies to maximize the effectiveness, efficiency, and responsiveness of the contracting and grant making processes through Department-wide leadership in the areas of policy development, training, and support. Integrating technology, highly-experienced acquisition staff, and best business practices to offer mission-oriented and cost-effective risk management in the Department’s business areas of acquisition and federal assistance. Promoting partnerships with contractors, federal assistance recipients, and the general public by ensuring the transparency of State Department’s procurement processes while maintaining the highest level of public trust, integrity, ethical standards, and compliance with Federal and State Department procurement regulations and policies. Fostering innovation in the administration of these functions by collaborating with Department staff and the general public to explore new directions in Federal Government and Department procurement and federal assistance policies and procedures.

Go To Source (www.statebuy.state.gov)
Enterprise Development Network (EDN) Originator, Provider, and Advisor Listing
10/29/2010
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The structure of EDN consists of three service providers.  Loan and Political Risk Insurance Originators (Originators) serve as local service providers to micro, small-medium enterprises (MSMEs) to help develop the OPIC application package, refine marketing strategies, and draft or enhance business plans.  Financial institutions serve as Designated Lenders to establish OPIC-backed lending facilities that are used to make loans to MSMEs or their affiliates for projects in OPIC-eligible countries.  EDN Advisers are specialists in particular business sectors and geographic areas throughout the world and assist OPIC in credit underwriting and due diligence on OPIC-funded loans.

Go To Source (www.opic.gov)
Forms (Investment, Insurance, Finance)
10/29/2010
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Application forms for Finance, Insurance, and Investment

Go To Source (www.opic.gov)
NIH Lab to Life Funding Guide
10/29/2010
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NIH Lab to Life Funding Guide

Go To Source (www.grants.nih.gov)
Trade Policy and Programs
10/29/2010
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In partnership with agencies across the federal government, the more than 50 TPP professionals and staff work to maximize the benefits of open markets for global economic development, address and resolve trade disputes, strengthen intellectual property enforcement, and improve access for U.S. goods and services abroad.

Go To Source (www.state.gov)
Veteran-Owned Small Business Program
10/29/2010
Summary:

We encourage and advocate the use of veteran-owned firms as sourcing resources for our internal and external customers.  We promote contracting opportunities for veteran-owned businesses and strongly encourage utilization of these resources to the maximum extend practicable.  We have implemented a mentor-protégé program, service disabled veteran-owned small business initiative, and support industry-wide as well as industry specific outreach and training.

Go To Source (www.state.gov)
Millennium Challenge Corporation
7/23/2010
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The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is a United States Government corporation designed to work with some of the poorest countries in the world.

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Financial Assistance
7/22/2010
Summary:

SBA provides a number of financial assistance programs for small businesses including 7(a), 504 and disaster assistance loans.

Go To Source (www.sba.gov)
All I Know About VC, I Learned from My Kids
11/8/2007
Summary:

Investors can have a high degree of influence on the operations of their portfolio companies because of their capital and their board roles. Such influence, at times, may push through ideas that are not in alignment with the leadership team's strategy. This article offers one VC's insights into the relationship between investor and the entrepreneur or CEO.

Go To Source (www.vcconfidential.com)
Are VCs Simply Valuation Luddites?
11/8/2007
Summary:

The mysteries of how VCs determine company value can be daunting to entrepreneurs. This uncertainty is due, in large part, to the uncertainty of the valuation process itself. From the VC Confidential blog, here is a glimpse of what that process looks like.

Go To Source (www.vcconfidential.com)

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