Workshop for doing business with the federal government is being offered by CREDA (Canyon Region Economic Development Alliance) on May 19 at 8:30 a.m. (AZ time) at the Kaibab Paiute Tribal Administrative Building in Pipe Spring, Arizona.

All interested individuals and companies are encouraged to attend this very informative session. The workshop is intended to assist those who have or may be interested in bidding on project work and supplying goods and services to the BLM, Forest Service and Park Service including fire and stewardship subcontracting.

The agenda and schedule:

8:30 - Registration ($5.00)

9:00 - Kaibab Indian Reservation, Tribal Community Building

9:00-9:15 - Welcome (Tim Rogers, Tribal Chairman)

9:15-9:30 - Workshop agenda (Jim Matson, CREDA Chair)

9:30-10:30 - Orientation to contracting with the federal government

10:30-11:00 - Contracting Fire Services (Michelle Petty, BLM)

11:10-11:40 - Organization specific information

11:10-11:20 - BLM

11:20-11:30 - National Park Service

11:30-11:40 - U.S. Forest Service

11:40-12:00 - Questions and answers regarding government contracting

12:00-1:00 - Lunch (Courtesy of Kaibab Band Elders)

1:00-2:30 - Web-based demonstration - FedBizOps/FedConnect

“Federal contracting may seem like an over-complicated process, but with a little information and attending this workshop could prove to be very valuable to your firm and employees” said Jim Matson, CREDA Chairman.

CREDA is joint effort by several organizations with interests on both sides of the Arizona/Utah state lines in helping and aiding the development of regional economies and benefiting the people living in our area.

Contact: Jim Matson, 435-644-8841,