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 Deb Avery at deborah.avery@livefree.nh.gov

To RSVP to events below, go to http://nhptap.ecenterdirect.com

Procurement Technical Assistance Center Events

Registration is FREE for all Procurement Technical Assistance Center Workshops
 
SBIR and STTR Grant Training Workshops
These sessions are sponsored through a cooperative effort of the University of New Hampshire Innovation Research Center (NHIRC), the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Center (NH PTAC) and the New Hampshire Small Business Development Center (NHSBDC).
To learn more about these workshops please visit: http://www.nhirc.unh.edu/SBIR-STTR_workshops.htm

SBIR and STTR Overview and Proposal Preparation
Friday, October 18  8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755
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here

If you struggle for resources to support your R&D and are (or could be) a small business with fewer than 500 employees one source of grant funding – non-dilutive capital – to support your research could be the federal government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
 
Winning awards in these highly competitive $2.7 billion federal programs requires strategic proposals and a thorough understanding of funding agency goals. Attend this SBIR/STTR workshop to learn:
  • What type of (company) research qualifies
  • To which federal agency should you apply
  • How the application process works
  • How to best position your application for award
The workshops will be conducted by BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting, LLC (BBCetc) which works with technology-based entrepreneurs and companies throughout the U.S. on strategies to advance their R&D efforts to commercialization. The BBCetc team is nationally recognized for its success in helping clients secure federal SBIR/STTR funding.


SBIR/STTR 101 – Introduction & Overview
October 21, 2019  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
University of New Hampshire, 21 Madbury Road, Durham
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here

This session covers SBIR/STTR eligibility, the difference between SBIR and STTR, participating agencies and key components of a competitive proposal. The class is designed to provide enough information for attendees to determine if they would like to seriously pursue a grant or contract proposal. 


SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation – Focus on NSF and DOD
October 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
University of New Hampshire, 21 Madbury Road, Durham

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This program will provide important information about SBIR/STTR funding and how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal for the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Department of Defense (DOD). It will include advice on how to approach each section of your proposal, planning your commercialization strategy, writing to meet the reviewer expectations, common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them, and more.


SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation – Focus on NIH
October 22, 2019 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
University of New Hampshire, 21 Madbury Road, Durham

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This program will provide important information about SBIR/STTR funding and how to craft a competitive SBIR/STTR proposal for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It will include advice on how approach each section of your proposal, planning your commercialization strategy, writing to meet the reviewer expectations, common problems and pitfalls and how to avoid them, and more.



Transactions with the Federal Purchase Card – What You Should Know 
Webinar, date and time TBD
This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to accept Federal government credit cards—also known as P-cards. P-Cards are the method of choice for all Federal purchases under $10,000. These cards are actively used by the National Guard, VA, Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife, Bureau of Prisons, Border Patrol and many other agencies.

 

Procurement Technical Assistance Center Supported Events

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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.