TRAINING & EVENTS

Ongoing training is critical to keep businesses informed of the latest procurement practices and opportunities, as well as to providing businesses with the opportunity to ask questions and meet others with similar interests.

That's why the Government Contracting Assistance Center offers special events and training programs on various topics at locations around the state. Training sessions are tailored to the needs of our clients. If there are areas of training beneficial to your company, please contact Deb Avery at deborah.avery@dred.nh.gov.

To RSVP to events below, go to http://nhptap.ecenterdirect.com

Government Contracting Assistance Center Events


Winning Federal Contracts - A Great Business Opportunity, or a Nightmare?


This seminar will focus on how business-to-government (B2G) is different from business-to-business (B2B), and what the opportunities and risks are for a wide variety of New Hampshire businesses.

Each year, hundreds of New Hampshire companies receive between $1.5 - $2 billion dollars in federal contracts alone, and many hundreds of millions more in state and local contracts. New Hampshire small businesses are particularly successful with federal contracts – NH is #7 in the US and #1 in the northeast in per capita federal small business contracts.

You will come away from this session with a clearer understanding of:
• What kinds of opportunities exist, and can you make money?
• What are the requirements to be eligible?
• How you can establish competitive advantages;
• How to make a sound decision about whether government contracting is for you;
• What resources are available to help you win contracts and avoid pitfalls.

 There is no cost to attend, however registration is required.

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Manchester
Friday, September 29, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Manchester Community College
1066 Front Street, Manchester

Driving directions and additional contact information can be found at the registration link.


Making the Most of the Matchmaker & Preparing Your Capabilities Statement

There is no cost to attend, however registration is required.
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Friday, November 3, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Nashua Community College
505 Amherst St, Nashua

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs
172 Pembroke Rd, Concord

On December 1, 2017 there will be a major Matchmaker event at Manchester Community College co-sponsored by New Hampshire Government Contracting Assistance Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, and New Hampshire Small Business Development Center.
Attending the "Making the Most of the Matchmaker and Preparing Your Capabilities Statement” workshop is a great first step to get a jump on preparing!

You will learn how to:
· Plan your day to maximize the opportunities;
· Do effective market research to identify your best targets;
· Learn how to make a strong, positive impression that plays from your strengths;
· Prepare a first-rate capabilities statement, the “must have” marketing literature.

Capabilities Statement Coaching
Your Capabilities Statement is the most important piece of marketing literature for selling to government agencies and prime contractors. You have one chance to get it right! This workshop will review how to prepare a competent and engaging capabilities statement, and will conclude with one-on-one interactive review of your statement.


2017 NH Small Business Matchmaker

December 1, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Manchester Community College
1066 Front Street, Manchester NH
Visit our Small Business Matchmaker page for more information.


Government Contracting Assistance Center Supported Events!

“Manufacturing Matters!”
15th Annual Governor’s Advanced Manufacturing and High Technology Summit

Friday, October 27, 2017
The Grappone Conference Center
70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH
Click here for AGENDA and Registration
Registration Fee: $95.00

 govcontracting@dred.nh.gov


The NH Government Contracting Assistance Center (NH GovCon) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. We are also funded by the NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs (DBEA), and we operate as a program within the Division of Economic Development (DED).