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
11-27-2018 to 11-27-2018
Arlington / VA
3rd Annual Doing Business With DOD & The INTELLIGENCE Community
Sponsored By: Virginia PTAP and Jennifer Schaus & Associates
Meet with and hear from federal government agencies DIA, (Defense Intelligence Agency), WHS (Washington Headquarters Service) and industry (including GDIT) about the latest acquisition trends and opportunities for small businesses in defense and intel contracting. Event MC is Aaron Boyd from GovExec. Sponsorship and Networking opportunities available. Light breakfast (pastries, OJ and coffee) will be provided. This event typically draws 200 attendees.
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12-05-2018 to 12-05-2018
San Juan / PR
Fedreral Business Opportunities Conference
Sponsored By: Federal Contracting Center - Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company
The main objective of the conference is to foster business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small businesses. Participating firms will have the benefit of marketing their products/services to procurement representatives and small business specialists from government agencies. ​ The conference also includes educational conference sessions, the latest business forecasts, expert insight on how to market to federal agencies and prime vendors, and ample networking opportunities. Unlike other events, the Puerto Rico Federal Business Opportunities Conference brings federal agencies and prime vendors directly to the table alongside attendees to generate more candid dialogue and fewer generic presentations. In addition to agency procurement opportunities and overviews, the conference focuses on addressing specific issues facing the industry.
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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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