COMMUNITY BRIEFS – September 3, 2020

Posted on Sep 03 2020

4.7-magnitude earthquake on Saipan

At 12:45pm on Sept. 2, 2020, a report of a 4.7-magnitude earthquake occurred 280 kilometers north of Saipan in the CNMI. Currently, no warnings or advisories were issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. For more information contact the CNMI EOC State Warning Point at 237-8000. (PR)

Power outage on Sept. 8

There will be a scheduled power interruption on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, from 9am to 1pm in the areas of Tanapag (areas north of the Tanapag Mobil Gas Station), Achugao, San Roque, As Matuis and Marpi.
This is intended to de-energize utility lines so that Commonwealth Utilities Corp. linemen can safely replace rusted power pole hardware, deteriorated cross arms and rotted primary poles in the affected areas.
For more information, contact the CUC hotline (236-4333) or monitor our Facebook page for the latest updates ( (PR)

Free webinars on federal contracting

The Guam Procurement Technical Assistance Center is offering free live webinars every Thursday in September. Webinars run from 10am to 11:30am and will be conducted via Zoom. Links to the live webinar and the webinar evaluation will be emailed to all registered attendees 15 minutes before the start of the webinar.
-Sept. 3 – How to Get HUBZone Certified – All of Guam and the CNMI are HUBZones. The Guam PTAC will take you through the certification process, the required supporting documents, and follow-up requirements from SBA.
Sept. 10 – How to Get 8(a) Certified – The SBA’s 8(a) Program was created to help small, disadvantaged businesses compete in the federal procurement market. The Guam PTAC will help you navigate the forms and requirements of the 8a program.
-Sept. 17 – Cybersecurity for Federal Contractors – Cybersecurity is a national security issue. We will discuss what Federal contractors can do to make sure they are complying with DOD requirements with respect to keeping data protected. DOD’s upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification will be discussed.
-Sept. 24 – Responding to Requests for Proposals – The Guam PTAC will walk participants through the common sections and clauses of an RFP as well as provide tips on developing a proposal in response to an RFP.
Register at (PR)

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