Training and Events
Ongoing training is critical to keep businesses informed of the latest procurement practices and opportunities, as well as 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Procurement Technical Assistance Center Events
Registration is FREE for all Procurement Technical Assistance Center Workshops
Presentations and recordings, when available, will be posted to our Training Presentations page
Fall 2021 Workshop Schedule
All workshops will be held in webinar format, from 12pm to 1pm unless otherwise noted.
WOSB and beta.certify.sba.gov
Thursday, October 28
After more than a decade without a federal government certification program, the Small Business Administration finally launched one in July 2020. Understanding the advantages and intricacies of WOSB Certification will help you determine if this is for you or not. Before you rush off to apply, it is important to understand the process and where it stands today.
Introduction to Government Contracting
Monday, November 15
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.
Small Disadvantaged Businesses and 8(a)
Thursday November 18
This webinar will examine the Small Disadvantaged Business designation in the context of plans to increase the federal SDB contracting goal from 5% to 15% by 2025. Questions of eligibility, strategic teaming and certification will be covered.
The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program represents an extremely valuable opportunity for qualified SDB firms. Admission to this 9-year program is free, but requires an extensive application. Benefits include sole-source contracting opportunities and de facto SDB certification.
Procurement Technical Assistance Center Supported Events
SMALL BUSINESS MATCHMAKER
Annually (normally in December), the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides companies with opportunities to meet face-to-face with small business specialists from government agencies, as well as with small business liaison officers (SBLOs) from large prime contractors.
The event is co-sponsored by the NH Small Business Administration and the NH Small Business Development Center, and NH PTAC.
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.
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