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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11-01-2016 to 11-01-2016
Gulfport / Mississippi
Sponsored By: Supervisor of Shipbuilding and South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center
This event is open to any business that would like to learn about selling their goods and services to the various shipyards along the Gulf Coast. After a brief presentation, representatives will be available to meet and answer your questions. The event is FREE to attend but pre-registration is required. Bring your own lunch and join us for this informative event. Invited Shipyard Companies: * Austal * Huntington Ingalls Shipyard * Swiftwhips * Textron Marine * VT Halter Marine * and others Other Invited Exhibitors: * NAVSEA Supervisor of Shipbuilding * Procurement Technical Assistance Center (AL, FL, LA, MS) * U.S. Small Business Administration
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05-16-2017 to 05-18-2017
Kansas City / MO
16th DOE Annual Small Business Forum & Expo
Sponsored By: US Dept of Energy

If you are interested in doing business with the U.S. Department of Energy, the 16th DOE Annual Small Business Forum & Expo will take place May 16-18, 2017 in Kansas City, MO.  Please click here to visit the conference website! 

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