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


How to Prepare for the Matchmaker & Creating your Capability Statement
We’re offering a workshop to help you get a jump on preparing for the Regional Matchmaker event on April 13-14, 2016, in Portland, Maine.

Matchmakers offer the most intense and cost-effective opportunities imaginable for government contractors and subcontractors and we want you to participate!

There are two ways to ruin a perfectly good matchmaker – inadequate preparation and failed follow-up.

• Know how to prepare;
• Do’s and don'ts for attendees;
• Bring effective and appropriate sales literature;
• Follow up effectively.

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.

Friday, February 26, 2016
9 am -11:30 am
Grafton County Economic Development Center
Business Enterprise Center
Plymouth, NH

Government Contracting Assistance Center Supported Events

Portland, Maine Matchmaker April 2016

On Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday April 14, 2016 Portland, Maine will play host to agencies, prime contractors and small business throughout the New England region with the main objective to build long-lasting strategic procurement relationships through networking, training and one-on-one meetings.

This event will connect small businesses with government agencies and prime contractors, enabling them to fulfill their procurement goals and the businesses to capitalize on immediate procurement opportunities.

For more information or questions, contact the Eastern Maine Development Corp. (Maine PTAC) at 207-942-6389, New Hampshire Government Contracting Assistance Center at 603-271-7581 or

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.