PTAC Training Events

Ongoing Training

Most PTACs offer a range of training to help you with government contracting, such as:

Introduction to Government Contracting:  A general overview of how the government buys goods and services.

Small Business Certifications:  Guidance on how to become certified and registered and the benfits for small business participating in the 8a, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), HUBZones, Woman Owned Businesses and Veteran Owned Business.

Navigating SAM:  How to manage GSA;s System for Award Management (SAM), required for government contracting.

Doing Business with GSA:  An introduction to GSA Schedules and requirements and process for GSA Schedule contracts.

Contract Accounting:  Designed to acquaint businesses with the accounting system standards that are found acceptable by units of government.

Response to RFPs/Proposal Writing:  Learn the structure of an RFP, how to understand every section and its requirements, how to identify required sources, and how to plan, develop write, review and deliver a complete, compliant and compelling proposal.

Teaming Arrangements and Subcontracting:  Designed to  teach and help small businesses develop successful teaming and subcontract relationships with large businesses, other small businesses and individuals.

AND MORE!  

Contact your local PTAC (below) for their schedule of classes, seminars and workshops near you.


For specific information on training opportunities near you, Find Your PTAC:

State:
Major Events and Conferences
Date
City/State
Event Information
06-28-2017 to 06-28-2017
Reno / Nevada
Small Business Matchmaker 2017
Sponsored By: Nevada PTAC, Procurement Outreach Program
An opportunity to meet one-on-one with buyers from federal, state and local government agencies! Government agencies and large business government primes are looking for qualified, quality firms to buy the products and services they need to fulfill government procurements. Representatives will be available to meet with your business and discuss potential contract opportunities. Come prepared! Bring your one-page Capabilities Statement and business card. Brought to you by the Nevada PTAC, Procurement Outreach Program. Government Contracts Advisors (GCAs) are available to assist your business to prepare for this event. To speak with a GCA or for additional information, please call 775-687-9921 or 775-687-9922 or email program staff using: procurement@diversifynevada.com
More Info: http://www.ptassist.com/services/ptac_web_register.php?id=79AC949905

07-21-2017 to 07-21-2017
Silver Spring / MD
ChallengeHER Woman-owned Business event
Sponsored By: US Dept of Defense and the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
ChallengeHER is a national initiative to boost government contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses with a special focus on the Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. Its goal is to provide women business owners with procurement education, best practices for working with the government, and resources to learn how to apply and obtain a federal contract under WOSB/EDWOSB set aside. Matchmaking opportunities included. See the link below for a full agenda
More Info: https://challengeher.us/silver-spring-

07-27-2017 to 07-27-2017
Chicago / IL
ChallengeHER Woman-owned Business event
Sponsored By: US Dept of Defense
ChallengeHER is a national initiative to boost government contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses with a special focus on the Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. Its goal is to provide women business owners with procurement education, best practices for working with the government, and resources to learn how to apply and obtain a federal contract under WOSB/EDWOSB set aside. Matchmaking opportunities included. See the link below for a full agenda
More Info: https://challengeher.us/chicago-

08-15-2017 to 08-16-2017
Atlanta / GA
2nd Annual National Minority Business Enterprise Manufacturer’s Summit
Sponsored By: Georgia Institute of Technology
The national Minority Business Enterprise Manufacturer’s Summit is returning to Atlanta in August. Held at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center, this two-day event has grown into a hub for leading Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) manufacturers to convene. More than 200 attendees from the manufacturing community from 19 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C. attended last year’s summit and that number is expected to increase at this year’s event.
More Info: http://mbemanufacturersummit.com/index.html#home

10-18-2017 to 10-19-2017
Atlanta / Georgia
Symposium on Space Innovations
Sponsored By: Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Tech Center for Space Technology & Research and the Georgia Center of Innovation–Aerospace are hosting a two-day event at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia highlighting recent innovations in space science and technologies. The event opens with a poster session, welcome reception and open-telescope night at the Georgia Tech Observatory on October 18. Activities on October 19 will feature a combination of invited & contributed technical presentations, panel discussions, and a complimentary luncheon with prominent keynote speaker in the space industry. The organizing committee seeks original and innovative space-related technical talks & presentations, as well as panelist nominations pertaining to the following Technical Tracks and Panels: Technical Tracks: 1. Small Satellites, 2. Space Science & Deep Space Missions, 3. Space Launch & Spaceports, 4. Human Space Exploration & Development, 5. Emerging Technologies & Applications, and 6. Student Activities & Programs. Panels: 1. Space Policy & Law, 2. Space Commercialization & Finance, and 3. Space Media & Entertainment.
More Info: http://gtpac.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-Symposium-on-Space-Innovations-Call-for-Asbtracts.pdf