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.


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:

Major Events and Conferences
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08-24-2017 to 08-24-2017
Warren / Michigan
Macomb Meet the Buyer
Sponsored By: Macomb Regional PTAC
Macomb Regional PTAC along with Macomb County Department of Planning and Economic Development, the Small Business Development Center, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and St. Clair County EDA will be hosting the 2nd Annual Macomb County Meet the Buyers Event on August 24, 2017, at Macomb Community College, South Campus, K Building, Room 301, Warren, MI. This event will provide a venue for small businesses in the Macomb County region and across the State to connect with procurement professionals at a federal, state and local level from across Michigan. This event is at no cost to the buyers or sellers. This event is an opportunity for participants to have the chance to meet briefly one-on-one with government and corporate purchasers as well as network with each other. Seller’s benefits include opportunity to diversify your sales, pitch your product and services to decision makers, and help keep business local to the Michigan economy. The benefits to Buyers include an efficient and cost-effective way to meet and identify new suppliers and keep business local to the Michigan economy. click here for flyer
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08-30-2017 to 08-31-2017
Norman / OK
Sponsored By: OBAN and TGI, PTACs serving the Oklahoma area
In its 11th year, the ICBS Show offers presentations, panels, exhibits and matchmaking in a two-day event in Norman, Oklahoma. This event is organized each year by the Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network, Oklahoma's statewide PTAC, and the Tribal Government Institute, the Native PTAC serving BIA's Great Plains and Eastern Oklahoma regions. Joining the PTACs this year is Lockheed Martin, which as Premier Sponsor is providing resources for 3 breakout sessions and 5 tables in matchmaking.
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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.
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04-18-2018 to 04-19-2018
Pasco / Washington
14th Annual Bridging Partnerships Small Business Symposium
Sponsored By: U.S. Department of Energy, the Hanford Site Prime Contractors and the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce
Join the Hanford Small Business Council, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Bridging Partnerships’ sponsors for a development focused, information packed, and FUN-filled two days at the 14th Annual Bridging Partnerships Small Business Symposium. Bridging Partnerships is an opportunity for businesses of all sizes to gain valuable contracting tips and tricks, learn more about the mission and scope of work conducted at the Hanford Site, and to network! The event includes an optional Hanford site bus tour, evening welcome reception, breakout sessions, luncheon, tradeshow and more.
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