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
03-08-2017 to 03-08-2017
Hannibal / MO
Tri-State (Missouri, Illinois, Iowa) Procurement and Economic Development Conference
Sponsored By: Missouri PTAC, Illinois PTAC, CIRAS (Iowa), US Bank, Northeast Power, Hannibal LaGrande College, University of Missouir Extension
The conference features Missouri SBA, Woman Owned Small Business, Veterans Administration, Introduction to Veteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business, National Park Service, State of Missouri, OA, MDOT, learn the new Missouri buys system, Trade Adjustment Firms, grants available, Exporting, International Trade and more......Time for networking!
More Info: www.tristateprocurement

03-22-2017 to 03-23-2017
Warwick / RI
2017 DoD Northeast Regional Council Training & Matchmaking
Sponsored By: Rhode Island PTAC, DOD NE Regional, Rhode Island Commerce Corp., Polaris MEP
Join over 300 plus small businesses, government agencies and prime contractors at the 2017 DoD Northeast Regional Council Training & Matchmaking Event to be held at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island on March 22 & 23, 2017. This event is being co-hosted by the Rhode Island Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the DoD Northeast Regional Council. The mission of this event is to connect small businesses with government agencies and prime contractors so that the agencies and primes can fulfill their procurement goals and the businesses can capitalize on immediate procurement opportunities.
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03-28-2017 to 03-28-2017
Watertown / NY
2017 North Country Matchmaker
Sponsored By: GWNC Chamber Of Commerce
The 2017 North Country Matchmaker is an opportunity to meet with prime contractors and representatives from local, state and federal government agencies in a series of one-on-one appointments. This annual event provides valuable networking opportunities with dozens of exhibitors and government contracting resources. Both government agencies and prime contractors are looking for qualified firms to buy products and services required to fulfill government procurement needs.
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05-16-2017 to 05-18-2017
Kansas City / MO
16th DOE Annual Small Business Forum & Expo
Sponsored By: US Dept of Energy

If you are interested in doing business with the U.S. Department of Energy, the 16th DOE Annual Small Business Forum & Expo will take place May 16-18, 2017 in Kansas City, MO.  Please click here to visit the conference website! 

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