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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05-25-2016 to 05-26-2016
Orlando / Florida
Sponsored By: Florida PTAC
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06-03-2016 to 06-03-2016
Kalamazoo / MI
Meet the Buyer: Kalamazoo County
Sponsored By: Southwest Michigan PTAC & Michigan SBDC
Meet one-on-one with buying entities from local, regional, state, and federal government agencies as well as business resource people from southwest Michigan. Bring your capability statement to share with buyers. Successful clients say face-to-face interaction is the best way to sell to buyers. Learn how you can protect your business against cyber attacks during the Small Business Development Center presentation: “Small Business, Big Threat”. Bring your questions for the cyber security presenter and panelists. Want help with your capabilities statement? Contact Kim Bourner at or 269-385-0472.
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06-09-2016 to 06-09-2016
Orlando / FL
8(a) Business Development Program Monthly Certification Workshop
Sponsored By: U.S. SBA
Don’t miss these informational workshops on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s flagship program: the 8(a) Business Development (BD) Program. The 8(a) Program is designed to help small businesses who are owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals compete in the federal marketplace. The 8(a) BD Program offers executive level business training that helps to keep your small business competitive!
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06-14-2016 to 06-14-2016
Ogden / Utah
Aerospace Outreach to Industry
Sponsored By: Ogden Air Logistics Complex
Various Air Force, Army and DLA organizations will openly share their general needs over the next 5-year outlook.  This event will deliver an unprecedented opportunity for businesses of all sizes to directly interface with federal decision-makers in the areas of
  • Aircraft Modifications
  • Software Development
  • Diminishing Manufacturing Sources
  • Supply Chain Requirements
  • Commodity Overhaul
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Facilities & Equipment Maintenance

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08-29-2016 to 09-01-2016
Columbus / Ohio
DLA Land & Maritime Supplier Conference & Exposition
Sponsored By: DLA Land & Maritime
This educational conference will provide an opportunity to build new and strengthen existing partnerships, at the strategic and tactical levels. A 2½ day event is planned, with mornings full of dynamic speakers from Industry, to include both a small business and large business panel discussion with industry leaders, and with Defense with backgrounds in Logistics and Acquisition, as well as General Officer speakers from the Army and Navy providing the voice of customers. Afternoons will feature breakout topics.  
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09-27-2016 to 09-27-2016
Johnstown / Pennsylvania
Sponsored By: JARI PTAC, SAP&DC PTAC, North Central PTAC, Northern Tier PTAC, and IUP PTAC
A Resources & Opportunities Event for Small Businesse
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