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Events Calendar 2016

Selecting Service Contractors

October 26, 2016

A successful exhibition or event is often produced by the efforts of multiple service providers. A substantial portion of the exhibition or event organizer’s responsibility is to evaluate, source, and contract for the services and products needed to produce a successful event.

After completing this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Explain the role and responsibilities of the official service contractor (OSC)
  • Identify the purpose and types of specialty contractors
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of an exhibitor-appointed contractor (EAC)
  • Determine criteria to be used for selecting service contractors through the Request for Proposal (RFP) process
  • Discuss the importance of identifying who handles what service and how this can impact services or costs

Articulate how local labor regulations impact events, including labor rights

This course will take place at the US Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. Due to the US Department of Commerce regulations, non-government employees will not be able to test afterward. You will have 90 days after the date of the course to take your proctored exam. For assistance with finding a proctor, please contact Jennifer Potter at


Department of Commerce
Washington, D.C.


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Nancy Milani, CEM-AP, CMP