Training and Events

Once your business lands in New Hampshire, ongoing training is critical to stay up to date on the latest procurement practices and opportunities. Events and trainings give businesses the opportunity to ask questions and forge new connections in the world of government contracting.
New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) offers special events and training programs on contracting-related topics at locations across our state. Training sessions are tailored to meet the needs of clients. If specific areas of training are needed, contact NH PTAC.

NH PTAC, along with  NH Small Business Administration and the NH Small Business Development Center co-host the NH Small Business Matchmaker event annually, providing companies with opportunities to meet face-to-face with small business specialists from government agencies and with small business liaison officers (SBLOs) from prime contractors.

All NH PTAC Workshops are held from Noon to 1pm EST unless otherwise noted.  Selecting the title will bring you to the registration page.  

Introduction to Government Contracting
May 16
Doing business with the government can be a terrific opportunity, but many challenges come along with it. B2G is different in many ways from B2B. This webinar introduces the opportunities and the differences and starts with developing a government contracting strategy that makes sense.

May 26
We’re trying an experiment. You decide the topic(s) for this free-form webinar. The PTAC team will take questions on any government contracting topic, and we’ll do our best to answer in real time. Bids and proposals, cybersecurity, certifications, SAM – anything is fair game. Can you stump us?  Bring your questions to the session, or add them to the Questions and Comments section when you register.  

How to Get CVE Verified by the VA
June 2
If your small business is at least 51% owned by qualified veteran(s), you may be eligible for verification as an SDVOSB. The VA is required by law to give top priority to SDVOSB for its contracts, and firms that are verified by the VA are eligible for set-asides.

Beginning in January,  the verification process will change, moving from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Small Business Administration. The rules will be essentially the same, but the process will be different. In the following year, the SBA SDVOSB certification is expected to be required by all federal agencies, ending the self-certification that is accepted now (except by VA).

New certification processes never go off without a hitch; if you get VA-verified now, you’ll be grandfathered while SBA debugs its new system.

Let us guide you through the current process before the upcoming change.



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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