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
July 18, 12pm - 1pm

Did you know that hundreds of NH companies sell over $6.5 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.
Evaluating your IT Service Provider for your CMMC Program
July 21  1:00pm - 2:30pm

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program serves as a method of verifying that appropriate levels of cyber security controls and processes meet the specific standards that are in place to protect controlled, unclassified information that may be held on the DoD’s industry partners' networks.

This interactive session is for Organizations Seeking Certification (OSC), government contractors and subcontractors that have questions about CMMC. We will discuss what to consider when working with your internal IT teams, managed service providers and technology services. The goal of this session is to educate OSC’s on the key questions to ask technology services when building their CMMC practice.   

Tim Golden - is the Chief Technology Officer and Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for VITAL Tech Services ( in Portsmouth, NH where he and his team provides risk assessment and IT compliance solutions to help regulated businesses deploy effective controls for mitigation. VITAL Tech Services is a Registered Provider Organization (RPO) designation from The Cyber AB, the accreditation body for CMMC as well as The Cyber AB Registered Practitioner's on staff.
SDB and 8(a) Certification
August 4, 12pm-1pm

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.


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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