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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 NH-PTAP 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

NH-PTAP Events

Selling to the State of New Hampshire
Attend this hands-on training to find and compete for state government contracts.

Topics will include:
• State of NH registrations:  Secretary of State and Administrative Services, Department of Transportation
• What are your NH State NIGP commodity codes? 
• Searching on the NH Bureau of Purchase and Property site for open bids and closed (awarded) bids ;
• Searching on the NH DOT site for open bids and closed (awarded) bids.  See bidders' lists for potential subcontracting leads;
• Finding other state agency procurement sites to become a vendor; 
• Researching procurement histories on TransparentNH

Presented on Thursday, Sept. 18/ 9 – 11 am
White Mountains Community College
2020 Riverside Drive – Berlin, NH
RSVP: http://nhptap.ecenterdirect.com

Women and Federal Government Contracting – the WOSB AND EDWOSB Programs
The Federal government has a goal of spending approximately $25 billion annually for goods and services provided by women-owned small businesses. This session will explain the system of goals and certification(s) that can provide a significant competitive advantage for women-owned small businesses.

Specific topics include:
• Self-certifications and documentation  uploads
• 3rd party certifications
• Finding bid opportunities
• Key market dynamics for women
• Subcontracting and teaming strategies
• Importance of “Limitations on subcontracting”

Presented on Tuesday, Sept. 23/ 9 – 11 am
Great Bay Community College - Rochester Advanced Technology & Academic Center
5 Milton Road, Unit 32 - Rochester, NH
RSVP: http://nhptap.ecenterdirect.com

Federal Contracting Programs for Veterans

The Federal Contractor Certification is a training program for veteran and non-veteran business owners to help them understand federal contracting, respond to solicitations and successfully perform upon winning the contract.
The FCC Program is sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, with course material provided by Defense Acquisition University (DAU).
At this session, you will learn what the FCC is and what it can (and can’t) do for your business.

Key elements of the program:

• Uses free, online coursework from DAU;
• Proceed at your own pace – totally flexible schedule;
• Four levels of certifications, with industry-specific certification at Level 4;
• A structured, organized way to learn material that all federal contractors & subcontractors should know;
• Administered by NH-PTAP;
• At the end of this session, you will understand the value of the program, and will be able to make a wise decision whether to seek the certification.

Presented on Wednesday, Sept. 24/ 9 – 11 am
Lakes Region Community College
379 Belmont Road – Laconia, NH
RSVP: http://nhptap.ecenterdirect.com


NH-PTAP Supported Events


SBIR/STTR Workshops
For More Information: www.nhsbdc.org/nh-inspires-innovation




NH-PTAP, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA. NH-PTAP is also funded by the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development (DRED), and operates as a program of the Business Resource Center within the Division of Economic Development (DED).

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