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
03-28-2023 to 03-28-2023
Grand Forks / ND
11th Annual North Dakota Government Procurement Fair, 2023
Sponsored By: ND PTAC
Are you ready to test the waters of government contracting? Have you considered diversifying your customer base to include the government as a customer? This annual government procurement fair will offer workshops where you can learn about local, state, and federal government market sectors. In addition, you will learn how to complete registrations, about available solicitations, how to do business with federal agencies, and more. Attendees will be provided an educational environment and the ability to network and share their capabilities with key stakeholders. Even in this global economy, business is still conducted between people. Taking the time to make personal connections and market your firm's capabilities still matters!
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