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

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Government Contracting Assistance Center Events

HUBZone Training
On October 3, the U.S. Small Business Administration implemented a significant change that represents a substantial new opportunity for New Hampshire businesses!

The rule change places the entirety of Sullivan and Grafton Counties in the “HUBZone” Program and joins the existing “HUBZONES” in Concord, Dover, Franklin, Manchester, Nashua, Rochester, and all of Coos County.

Hundreds of New Hampshire companies successfully sell their goods and services to Federal agencies, either directly or as subcontractors and suppliers. This workshop will help you evaluate whether Federal sales could be a good fit for your business.

Attendees will learn key facts about:

• how to prepare for and compete successfully for federal contracts and subcontracts;
• where to find bidding opportunities and how to submit bids;
• how to qualify for HUBZone Certification, and
• how to market your HUBZone Certified status effectively.

December 9, 2016 (Friday)
9:00 am - 11:30 am
River Valley Community College - Claremont
1 College Drive
Claremont, NH 03743


Matchmaker Follow-up - What to do Next?
This small business training session will maximize the procurement matchmaking experience by focusing on what to do with the connections you have made with potential clients. Make the most of your meetings by being proactive. Remember, the goal is to build upon the relationships you’ve created during the matchmaker event and in this workshop we will give you the valuable tools to do so!

Matchmakers open doors. Smart companies walk through them and get the business.

Here are some key steps after the matchmaker:

• Evaluate & reset your priorities
• Now you have a relationship:
• Maintain & nurture it
• Broaden it
• Deepen it
• Work it!

You know why you want them. But how can you add value? Figure this out – then figure out how to tell your prospects. Transition from marketing to selling.

December 8, 2016 (Thursday)
Dept. of Resources & Economic Development
Large Conference Room
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301


Government Contracting Assistance Center Supported Events

Registration is now open for the annual NH Small Business Matchmaker event!

December 2nd, 2016, at Manchester Community College

See our Small Business Matchmaker Events page for more information, or you can register here.

The NH Government Contracting Assistance Center, 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 Government Contracting Assistance Center does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA. The Government Contracting Assistance Center is also funded by the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development and operates as a program within the Division of Economic Development.