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
05-31-2017 to 05-31-2017
RTP / North Carolina
Sponsored By: Hosted by Representative G.K. Butterfield, (NC 1st District) and Representative David Price ( NC 4th District) - In cooperation with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services/NIH/NIEHS and the North Carolina Small Business & Technology Development Center/PTAC
The U.S. Government alone spends more the $500 billion annually for various products and services. Marketplace 2017 is your chance to learn how you can tap into this lucrative market. Market your products and services directly to over 50 federal, state and local government agencies and large prime contractors in ONE day. Attend seminars designed to provide the latest information on selling products and services to the government, for both attendees new to government contracting and experienced contractors. Networking with other small businesses while at Marketplace could lead to contracting partnerships.
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06-01-2017 to 06-01-2017
Las Vegas / Nevada
How to Do Business with the Government & Business Matchmaker Opportunity Event
Sponsored By: Nevada PTAC, Procurement Outreach Program
Event Theme: “Fostering Nevada Small Business Innovation for Mission Success” This FREE event is being held from 7:30AM - 4:00PM (PDT) at the College of Southern Nevada-North Las Vegas Campus on 3200 E Cheyenne Ave, Building A, First Floor, North Las Vegas, Nevada. During this time there will be an innovation-related talk & panel discussion; a mission success-related panel discussion; NASA small business program update; a variety of business opportunities with NASA; networking; and one-on-one, 7-minute business matchmaking session with government, prime contractor and resource partner representatives.
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06-12-2017 to 06-12-2017
Kalamazoo / Michigan
Regional Meet the Buyer: Southwest Michigan
Sponsored By: Southwest Michigan PTAC
Our annual Meet the Buyer in Kalamazoo is scheduled for June 12th. This year’s speaker is Seleana Samuel on the topic of “The Art of Proposal Responses”. She has years of experience in purchasing and providing the public with valuable information to build the best proposal possible. After the presentation, you will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with local, state, and federal buyers and resources. Let us know if you would like to meet with Kim ( or Stephanie ( to prepare for the event with your capability statement and business cards.
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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:
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