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
08-21-2018 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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08-23-2018 to 08-23-2018
Warren / MI
2018 Meet the Buyers
Sponsored By: Macomb Regional PTAC
Meet the Buyer is a program that connects businesses with government agencies and prime contractors. This event will give small businesses access to buyers from across the federal, state and local government sectors. These agencies will meet with the aspiring vendors. Major prime contractors will be in attendance as well, seeking capable subcontractors to help them meet their requirements. Seller’s benefits include opportunity to diversify your sales, pitch your product and services to decision makers, network with other small or large businesses and help keep business local to the Michigan economy. The benefits to buyers include an efficient and cost-effective way to meet and identify new suppliers, and keep business local to the Michigan economy. Committed Buyers: A-Line Staffing Solutions BAE Systems City of Sterling Heights Consumers Energy DLA Land & Maritime - Warren General Dynamics Land Systems Great Lakes Water Authority Macomb Community College Macomb County Macomb County Roads Michigan Department of Transportation Navistar Defense Selfridge ANGB SMART St. Clair County State of Michigan US Army - TACOM Wayne State University
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