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 benefits 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
10-17-2023 to 10-19-2023
Scottsbluff / Nebraska
Meet The Buyers Conference & Regional MilCon Event
Sponsored By: Nebraska APEX Accelerator
The Nebraska APEX Accelerator (formerly PTAC) Program is hosting a multi-day Meet The Buyers Conference in Scottsbluff on October 17-19. On October 17 - Regional MilCon Event featuring projects from F.E. Warren, Ellsworth, and Offutt Air Force Bases, including the Sentinel and B-21 Projects. This is an opportunity to hear from representatives at U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nebraska Defense Research Corporation (NDRC), and others related to regional Military Construction (MilCon) projects. October 18 - Individual Sessions that cover a series of government contracting related topics including CMMC (cybersecurity), Mentor-Protege Program, Joint Ventures, Subcontracting, and much more. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be offering an all-day session on Contractor Quality Management, with attendees receiving a certificate for CQM upon completion. October 19 - Fall 2023 Meet The Buyers Conference, which will include a wide range of government agencies and prime contractors. This event provides an opportunity for industry to hear from and network with procurement professionals from a number of government agencies and prime contractors. Meet the Buyers is Nebraska's premier government contracting conference where businesses can advance their contracting knowledge, connect with other businesses, and network directly with agency representatives and buyers.
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10-23-2023 to 10-25-2023
Oklahoma City / OK
ICBSShow - Diversity of Government Contracting
Sponsored By: Oklahoma APEX Accelerator
The ICBSSHOW, offers informational sessions featuring experts in government procurement, as well as one day of matchmaking to introduce you and your business to government decision makers. Grab your share of government markets by meeting potential government customers and hearing the news and tips you need. Access government agency buyers and policy leaders, prime contractors, and tribal procurement representatives looking to expand their vendor pools.
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