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
09-26-2018 to 09-26-2018
Nampa / ID
PTAC Day Event - Idaho (2-4 p.m. MDT)
Sponsored By: Idaho PTAC
Celebrate PTAC Day with the Idaho PTAC.  Meet and network with business interested in pursuing government contracting. Refreshments will be served! Location:  5464 E. Terra Linda Way, Nampa
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09-26-2018 to 09-26-2018
San Diego / CA
PTAC Day Event - San Diego, CA (9-11 a.m. PDT)
Sponsored By: San Diego PTAC
National PTAC Day: Marketing Your Business Effectively to the Government - to be held at San Diego PTAC headquarters (880 National City Blvd, Rm 7130). Join the San Diego PTAC and a panel of representatives from government agencies, prime contractors, and successful small businesses to learn how to effectively market your business to government customers. Panelists will discuss successful marketing/presentation strategies and tactics. The panel discussion will be followed by networking time where attendees can meet the panel representatives to learn more about potential business opportunities and how best to market your company.  
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09-26-2018 to 09-26-2018
Nashville / TN
PTAC Day Event - Tennessee PTAC Cybersecurity Awareness (11 am - 12:30 pm)
Sponsored By: UT PTAC and Nashville Business Incubator
Help celebrate National PTAC Day with this webinar, which will teach government contractors:
  • How to minimize the risk of a company's inside threats about controlling unclassified information and determining what information to pass on to subcontractors
  • To have a better understanding of cybersecurity oversight responsibilities in becoming compliant with NIST 800-171 and DFARS 252.207.7012

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09-26-2018 to 09-26-2018
Austin / PTAC
PTAC Day Event - UTSA PTAC Business Matchmaker in Austin (7:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Sponsored By: UT at San Antonio PTAC
Austin Norris Convention Center - All day event:  This event provides 15-minute one-to-one meetings with buyers and sellers. Each agency will be provided a table and two chairs. We highly encourage agencies and organizations to bring spot bids and other potential opportunities. Vendors will be matched with buyers by commodity codes via this online portal. Appointments will be finalized by Sept 24th

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09-26-2018 to 09-26-2018
Colorado Springs / CO
PTAC Day Event - Colorado Springs Open House (3:30 - 6:00 pm)
Sponsored By: Colorado PTAC
559 Pikes Peak Avenue, Harvey House:  In celebration of the first annual National PTAC Day, the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) are celebrating the contracting success of our small business clients nationwide on September 26, 2018. As your local PTAC, we are hosting an open house and you are invited to come celebrate with
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09-26-2018 to 09-26-2018
Various cities / Maine
PTAC Day Event - Maine PTAC Open House(s)
Sponsored By: Maine PTAC
The Maine PTAC will be hosting open houses around the State to celebrate all that they and their clients have done and will do together.
  • Bangor: EMDC, 40 Harlow Street, 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Brunswick: TechPlace, 74 Orion Street, 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Caribou: NMDC, 11 W Presque Isle Road, 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Auburn: AVCOG, 125 Manley Road, 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Machias: SCEC, 7 Ames Way, 10:00am - 3:00pm

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09-26-2018 to 09-26-2018
Various cities / IN
PTAC Day Event(s) - Indiana PTAC
Sponsored By: Indiana PTAC
The Indiana PTAC is celebrating National PTAC Day with a series of training events across the state:
  • Bloomington Office:  Intro to Government Contracting and Doing Business with Crane (9 - 11 am); Live Webinar "Top Tips for Finding and Winning Gov't Contracts (2 - 3 pm)
  • Indianapolis Office:  Intro to Government Contracting and Marketing (10 - 11 am); Live Webinar "Top Tips for Finding and Winning Gov't Contracts (2 - 3 pm)
  • Evansville Office:  Government Contracting 101 (12 - 1 pm CDT); Live Webinar "Top Tips for Finding and Winning Gov't Contracts (1 - 2 pm CDT)
  • Fort Wayne Office: Government Contracting 101 (4 - 5:30 pm ET)

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09-26-2018 to 09-26-2018
Las Vegas and Carson City / NV
PTAC Day Event(s) - Nevada PTAC (1:00 - 3:30 pm)
Sponsored By: Nevada PTAC
The Nevada PTAC will be celebrating National PTAC Day with free networking mixer events in their Las Vegas and Carson City Offices.  Bring your business cards and capability statements to forge business relationships and meet potential teammates for pursing government contracts and subcontracts:
  • Las Vegas: 6655 W. Sahara Ave., Suite B-100  (1:00 - 3:30 pm)
  • Carson City:  808 W. Nye Lane  (1:00 - 3:30 pm)
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10-23-2018 to 10-23-2018
Monroeville / PA
GACO/GCAC's 31st Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair
Sponsored By: GACO - Government Agency Coordination Office, PTAC
California University of Pennsylvania and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania are sponsoring GACO’s 31st Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair to assist businesses interested in pursuing government contracts and subcontracts. The fair provides an excellent chance for businesses to network with government agencies and prime contractors seeking to identify potential vendors and suppliers. A number of government agencies, major corporations, business resource partners and local purchasing representatives will participate in the fair offering a tremendous marketing opportunity for businesses. Additionally two training seminars will be held during the day.
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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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