Training and 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 Procurement Technical 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 NH PTAC at govcontracting@livefree.nh.gov.

To RSVP to events below, go to Ecenter Home or click the link provided for each event.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center Events

Registration is FREE for all Procurement Technical Assistance Center Workshops


Thursday, October 1
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Webinar

CMMC Cybersecurity - the basics
In 2013, the Defense Department enacted a rule, DFARS 252.204-7012, that required substantial cybersecurity controls be implemented by all contractors receiving us creating “Controlled Unclassified Information” (CUI). While not classified as “Secret” or “Top Secret”, CUI is very much sought after by our adversaries, and access to CUI needs to be brought under control. Progress to implement cybersecurity measures, particularly among small business subcontractors, has been slow, and a major deadline for compliance passed on 12/31/2017 without widespread implementation. As a result, a new measure is being implemented – a required, formal certification by a designated independent third party. This requirement is called Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, or CMMC, and will be mandatory in almost all DoD contracts late this year. It is also a mandatory flowdown to all lower tiers of subcontracting.
This webinar is designed for those who are new to the CMMC requirements, to provide a quick introduction to the concepts and terminology necessary to help you understand what you need to do.
Register here
 

Thursday, October 8
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Webinar

HUBZone Certification - Why? How?
Small businesses located in geographical areas designated as Historically Underutilized Business Zones can obtain a special status among small businesses that can be very beneficial, especially when competing in “full and open competition” against large businesses. This webinar will present the marketing opportunities offered by the HUBZone certification. You will learn how to evaluate whether you can qualify and how to apply. Successful marketing strategies for HUBZone companies will be examined.
Register here
 

Thursday, October 15
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Webinar

Matchmaker Prep (Virtual):  How to Maximize your Impact 
Attend this workshop to learn how to:
  • Plan your day to maximize opportunities
  • Perform effective market research to identify your best targets
  • Learn how to make a strong, postive impression that plays from your strengths
  • Prepare a first-rate capabilities statement, the "must have" marketing literature
Register here
 

Monday, October 19
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Webinar

Introduction to Government Contracting
Did you know that hundreds of NH companies sell over $2.5 billion per year to government agencies? Focusing on federal opportunities, this workshop will help you determine whether contracting or being a subcontractor are good strategies for your business. It's not like B2B, but it might be a great market for your products or services
Register here


Thursday, October 22
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Webinar

Capabilities Statement Workshop: Fit In and Stand Out!
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.
Register here


Thursday, October 29
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Webinar

Matchmaker Follow-Up - Don't let the opportunities escape!
Matchmakers open doors. Well-prepared companies usually have a great marketing experience. Sadly, many don't realize the potential gains because they fail to follow up in an organized and appropriate way.
In this webinar, we will provide specific ideas on timing and messaging for you to follow-up with all categories of prospects.
Register here
 

Thursday, November 5
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Webinar

Beta.SAM & USASpending.gov-Researching Contracts
USAspending is the official open data source of federal spending information. Learn more about government spending through interactive tools that explore elements of the federal budget, such as federal loan, grant, and contract data.
Register here


Thursday, November 12
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Webinar

BidMatch Profiles - New Resource? Time to Update?
NH PTAC offers a free “Bidmatch” service to automate your daily search for government bid opportunities and market intelligence. This webinar will provide an understanding of what the service searches, and how search “profiles” are designed to produce individualized results. Many years’ experience has taught us that the best way to build an effective search profile is to work in close collaboration with clients who have some understanding of the process. Here’s your chance to peek behind the curtain.

This webinar will be useful for companies that currently don’t receive Bidmatch as well as existing Bidmatch recipients.
Register here
 

Monday, November 16
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Webinar

Introduction to Government Contracting
Did you know that hundreds of NH companies sell over $2.5 billion per year to government agencies? Focusing on federal opportunities, this workshop will help you determine whether contracting or being a subcontractor are good strategies for your business. It's not like B2B, but it might be a great market for your products or services
Register here
 

Thursday, November 19
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Webinar

Labor Laws for Federal Contractors -SCA, Davis-Bacon,EEO, and Affirmative Action--What do you need to know 
Every time we complete a SAM registration, we have to answer questions about Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action compliance. We’ll explain the compliance thresholds for these labor laws so you can feel confident that you know whether you have work to do in this arena.
Most federal construction contracts & subcontracts, and many service contracts, are subject to fair wage and benefit laws that must be complied with. We’ll provide thumbnail sketches of the Davis-Bacon Act (construction) and the Service Contract Act (services), and can point you to excellent resources that will help you understand how to achieve full compliance.
Register here





Procurement Technical Assistance Center Supported Events


Program Executive Officer, Unmanned Aviation & Strike Weapons (PEO(U&W)) Virtual Industry Day
September 29 - 30, 2020

UNCLASSIFIED SESSIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

A live, virtual event is available on Sept. 29th to registered participants. Speakers will include Rear Admiral Brian Corey, PEO(U&W) and each of the nine program managers within the PEO's portfolio. Their remarks will be followed by a live Q&A session.

On Sept. 30, there will be opportunities for 10 minute, one-on-one conference calls with program representatives.
 

**PLEASE NOTE: Virtual Industry Day and the one-on-one conference calls will be entirely UNCLASSIFIED. There will be opportunity at a future date for pre-scheduled CLASSIFIED meetings.**
 

***Requirements to Participate in PEO(U&W) Virtual Industry Day 2020***

Registration in advance is required to participate in Virtual Industry Day.
 

***Requirements to Participate in One-On-One Conference Calls with Program Representatives***

If you would like to schedule a conference call with program representatives on Sept. 30, your request must be indicated at the time of registration.
 

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR VIRTUAL INDUSTRY DAY IS SEPTEMBER 25, 2020!

Click here for registration and requirements.   

 

 

 





This procurement technical assistance center 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, and we operate as a program within the Division of Economic Development.