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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05-01-2018 to 05-02-2018
Dayton / Ohio
2018 Ohio Business Matchmaker
Sponsored By: Ohio Development Services Agency, SBA, Ohio SBDC, Ohio PTAC and Ohio Minority Business Assistance Centers
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. This event is open to all small and large businesses. The Ohio Business Matchmaker allows businesses to either pre-schedule appointments or create their own unscheduled matchmaking the day of the event. For more information, contact
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05-08-2018 to 05-08-2018
Chicago / Illinois
The Future is NOW
Sponsored By: Illinois PTAC, NASA
The Illinois PTAC, in partnership with NASA, presents The Midwest Aerospace Small Business Industry Day.
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05-09-2018 to 05-09-2018
Warren / Michigan
General Dynamics Corporation & PTACs of Michigan Leading the Way Industry Day
Sponsored By: PTACs of Michigan
Learn - Network - Identify Opportunities - Build Partnerships Please join us for this all day event bringing together Michigan businesses with General Dynamics Corp, Defense Agencies and Government resources. This will be an excellent networking event for businesses interested in selling to General Dynamics, a leading aerospace and defense company, and to Government Defense Agencies. This conference offers businesses an opportunity to learn more about General Dynamics and its 4 major industries: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Systems and Technology, and Marine Systems. In attendance will be representatives from each of General Dynamics' 10 divisions: Gulfstream Aerospace, Jet Aviation, European Land Systems, Land Systems, Ordnance and Tactical Systems, Information Technology, Mission Systems, Bath Iron Works, Electric Boat and NASSCO. You don't want you to miss out on the opportunity to apply to this event. You must apply on line for an opportunity to meet with General Dynamics Business Unit Buyers. Please note that submitting an application does NOT guarantee you a meeting. General Dynamics will be selecting who they want to meet with based on your capabilities and their needs. Additionally, during the application process you can also sign up for Tech Talks that provide a 5 minute presentation about your company's capabilities, or you can purchase a high top table to market your company (limited supply, first come first serve) To learn more about the event see the event flier link as well as the General Dynamics Key Needs by Business Unit link. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. Event highlights: Special Keynote Speaker Supplier Tech Talks Matchmaking with Supply Chain Decisionmakers Supplier to Supplier Networking Supplier Banner Ads Panel Discussions Special Guests US Navy, TACOM, DLA, SBA, Selfrige Air National Guard Base and more Applications are open until April 1, 2018. DRAFT AGENDA: General Dynamics Corporation Key Needs by Business Unit: More information contact
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08-21-2018 to 08-22-2018
Norman / OK
ICBS Show - Diversity in Government Contracting
Sponsored By: OBAN & TGI PTACs
ICBSSHOW 2018 will bring together business people with buyers and business trainers for two days of education and networking. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, meet new business clients and potential teaming partners. Join your colleagues and competitors at this fast-paced business summit.
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