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
Event Information
01-14-2019 to 01-14-2019
Atlanta / GA
Creating the Next: Defense Innovation Conference
Sponsored By: Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC)
This is a day-long event designed to benefit innovative small businesses – with priority given to small technology companies that have the potential to directly enhance achievement of DoD’s mission. By attending, attendees will learn all about the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, the Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF), Other Transaction Authority (OTA) for prototype projects, and additional contracting vehicles aimed at attracting innovative companies to help the U.S. Department of Defense.
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03-07-2019 to 03-07-2019
Puyallup / WA
Alliance Northwest Small Business Training & Outreach Event
Sponsored By: Thurston Economic Development Council, home of Washington PTAC
The Pacific NW's largest government contracting training and outreach event for small businesses, prime contractors, and government agencies.
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05-14-2019 to 05-15-2019
Jackson / Mississippi
2019 Government Procurement Opportunities Conference
Sponsored By: Mississippi Development Authority, MS Procurement Technical Assistance Program (MSPTAC)
This Conference is designed to build relationships between Mississippi business and federal, state and local government and corporate buyers. The event will also promote partnerships and strategic alliances to aid MS Businesses in competing in the global marketplace.
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