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
10-15-2020 to 10-15-2020
Santa Rosa / California
2020 Norcal Gov2Biz Matchmaker
Sponsored By: Pending.
Connect one-on-one with government agencies and prime contractors! The Norcal Gov2Biz Matchmaker will feature one-on-one scheduled meetings between businesses and local, state, and federal agencies, and large prime contractors. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to meet with buyer representatives and small business advocates to market and sell their goods and services. In addition to personal appointments, attendees can meet and network with resource partners like Norcal PTAC, the Small Business Development Center, local Builders Exchanges and Chambers, as well as other businesses that could potentially be your bidding partners. Confirmed Agencies US Coast Guard, California Highway Patrol (CHP), City of Santa Rosa, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), US General Services Administration (GSA), US Bureau of Reclamation, NASA Ames Research Center, High Speed Rail, SamTrans/Caltrain, Caltrans D4, California Department of General Services and Golden Gate Bridge, and Highway & Transportation District, San Jose Evergreen Community College. More agencies to come. Light refreshments will be served throughout the event.
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10-21-2020 to 10-21-2020
Huntsville / AL
Redstone Arsenal Small Business Contracting Conference PTAC Matchmaking and Expo
Sponsored By: Alabama PTAC
Dozens of workshops, PTAC matchmaking, first class Expo plus 2 general sessions from Lockheed Martin and Army Materiel Command including meals!
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