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
04-23-2019 to 04-24-2019
Ignacio / CO
4 Corners PTACs HUBZone and Small Business Conference
Sponsored By: Colorado PTAC, Arizona PTAC, Utah PTAC, New Mexico PTAC, Native American PTAC
Come learn the ins and outs of the HUBZone program, meet and learn from government agencies, subject matter experts, HUBZone businesses, and prime contractors seeking HUBZone companies to subcontract to.
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05-01-2019 to 05-01-2019
Petosky / MI
Tribal Economic and Government Contracting Forum
Sponsored By: PTACs of Michigan, MEDC, and the American Indian PTAC
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with PTACs of Michigan, present Tribal Economic and Government Contracting Forum This is an exciting opportunity to learn how to increase your revenue by selling goods and services to Federal, State, local, and Tribal Government Agencies. The conference will feature presentations and panel discussions from Federal government agencies, successful contracting firms, state government agencies, and many others.
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05-02-2019 to 05-02-2019
Orlando / Florida
2019 Government Contracting Reverse Trade Show
Sponsored By: Florida SBDC and Florida PTAC
Connect with Government Contractors! This is your opportunity to meet face to face with representatives from Federal, State, and Local agencies as well as prime contractors.
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05-08-2019 to 05-08-2019
Pensacola / Florida
SBA Mentor-Protege Connection Event
Sponsored By: Florida PTAC
Join potential mentors, small businesses, Federal Prime Contractors, Federal Agency representatives, Resource Partners, the SBA Procurement Center Representative and the North Florida SBA Staff for Education and Mentor-Connection opportunities. Through co-operative meetings with an array of firms, SBA North Florida is creating a local database of potential mentors who are interested in meeting with small businesses to discuss the possibilities of establishing Mentor-Protégé (MP) relationships. This database of potential mentors will only be made available to those that are in attendance at this event.
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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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05-22-2019 to 05-23-2019
Moline / Illinois
12th Annual Midwest Government Contracting Symposium
Sponsored By: Iowa PTAC
A two day event focused on doing business with federal agencies located on the Rock Island Arsenal. This two day event will feature a number of DoD speakers and agencies and an opportunity to meet with Rock Island Contracting personnel, as well as requirements personnel from other RI agencies. The event will include Advanced Planning Briefings to Industry (APBI) from agencies located on the RI Arsenal. Keynote speaker will be Joshua Frank, RSM Federal. The event is targeted at any small or large business interested in the federal marketplace.
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05-29-2019 to 05-29-2019
Groton / CT
General Dynamics Electric Boat - Leading the Way
Sponsored By: CT PTAC, seCTer, DECD
Potential suppliers will connect with procurement personnel from the seven divisions of General Dynamics at a full-day event at the Mystic Marriott in Groton, CT. The number of attendees will be limited to ensure that participants have a meaningful experience. Additionally, a number of trainings and business-to-business marketing opportunities will be available to registrants throughout the day. Hundreds of businesses are expected to participate, providing unparalleled networking opportunities for registered attendees.
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06-27-2019 to 06-27-2019
Kalamazoo / MI
Southwest Michigan Meet the Buyers
Sponsored By: Southwest Michigan PTAC
Government contracting is about building relationships with agencies, prime contractors, and business resources. Government contracting opportunities with a total value under $25,000 are not required to be posted publicly. For these opportunities, it is vital to have a relationship with the buyers and to be on an agency's vendor/bid list so that you are contacted for a quote. This is an opportunity to connect with multiple government buyers and prime contractors at one time, as well as business resources. There are two purposes for this event: • The first half will provide information about working with the City of Kalamazoo. They have numerous projects coming up in the coming year. • The second half of the afternoon is an opportunity for business vendors to meet one-on-one with representatives from government, resources, and local businesses.
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