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
08-24-2016 to 08-25-2016
Denver / Colorado
VHA National Prosthetics Direct Access Event
Sponsored By: Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Dept. of Veterans Affairs
This will be an exceptional event to connect with potential buyers who are looking for suppliers to meet Veteran needs in the following areas:  Amputation, spinal cord injury, polytrauma, hearing and vision, podiatric care, cardiopulmonary disease, traumatic brain injury and many other medical conditions.  Key program managers and contracting officers representing VHA, National Acquisition Center, Strategic Acquisition Center, Denver Acquisition and Logistics Center, VISN Prosthetics Representatives and other agencies will spend to days meeting with VOSBs.This event is open to all businesses including large businesses, however, in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling, SDVOSB and VOSB vendors have a significant advantage for potential set asides with the VA.  All vendors should ensure they sell products and services listed. (See the registration website below).
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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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