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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04-26-2017 to 04-26-2017
Dayton / Ohio
2017 Ohio Business Matchmaker
Sponsored By: State of Ohio PTAC Program, Ohio Development Services Agency
For a more than a decade, the Ohio Business Matchmaker has connected small businesses to government contracting opportunities. As one of the largest business to government matchmaking events in the state, this event offers a unique opportunity for businesses interested in doing business with the federal, state or local government to meet with representatives to market and sell their goods and services.
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05-05-2017 to 05-05-2017
Tampa / FL
Gameplan for Federal Contracting - 30th Annual Small Business Conference
Sponsored By: FSBDC at USF
The 30th Annual Government Small Business Conference: Game Plan for Federal Contracting is a unique conference for small business owners to learn how to optimize business opportunities through informative workshops, panel discussions, and a Business Opportunity Expo featuring federal agencies. In addition to workshops and panel discussions, the afternoon will feature a Small Business Awards luncheon, with a prominent keynote speaker, to be announced. The road to securing federal government contracts can be a tough one. This conference will assist small business owners in creating a game plan to increase their contracting opportunities via education and networking.
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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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05-24-2017 to 05-25-2017
Moline / IL
NDIA Midwest Government Contracting Symposium
Sponsored By: NDIA and Iowa PTAC
Annual conference to showcase the Army commands located at the Rock Island Arsenal. This year's conference will include the procurement forecasts for the major commands on the Island, as well as a reverse trade show including the Government agencies, non-DoD Government agencies, and numerous commercial entities looking to expand their small business supply base in a number of industries (Construction, IT, Manufacturing).
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