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
03-16-2020 to 03-16-2020
Asheville / North Carolina
Opportunities 2020
Sponsored By: NC SBTDC / NC PTAC
Opportunities 2020 is a regional biennial “reverse” trade show and conference that allows small businesses the opportunity to meet contracting officers from over 50 federal, state, and local government agencies and prime contractors. As a small business person at Opportunities 2020, you can: - Market your products and services directly to over 50 federal, state, and local government agencies and large prime contractors in ONE day with ONE sales call. -Attend series of seminars designed to provide the latest information on doing business with and selling products and services to the government.
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03-25-2020 to 03-25-2020
Bismarck / ND
North Dakota 8th Annual Government Procurement Fair
Sponsored By: ND PTAC
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04-02-2020 to 04-02-2020
Fort Drum / NY
2020 North Country Matchmaker
Sponsored By: Greater Watertown - North Country Chamber of Commerce
The North Country Matchmaker offers a unique opportunity for one-on-one networking with decision makers from federal, state and local government agencies, as well as prime contractors. This annual event will be held on Fort Drum, home of the Army's 10th Mountain Division, on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
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