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

NH PTAC will
be presenting several workshops and webinars over the next two months:
 

July 30, 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Introduction to Government Contracting – Keene area
Did you know that hundreds of New Hampshire 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.
River Valley Community College
438 Washington Street, Keene, NH

Register here



July 31, 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.

Cybersecurity Compliance for DoD Contractors and steps involved with conducting an assessment to ensure DFARS compliance
Since December 31, 2017 DoD contractors have needed to be compliant with cybersecurity requirements or risk losing their contracts. Compliance with Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) section 252.204-7012 - Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting is required of all DoD contractors dealing in Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).  This DFARS Clause cites NIST Special Publication 800-171 containing minimum cybersecurity compliance standards.  It describes 14 areas of security requirements for protecting the confidentiality of (CUI).
                                               
The NH PTAC Office is hosting a free webinar on Cybersecurity Compliance for DoD Contractors oin association with RegDOX Solutions, Inc. of Nashua.  Mr. William L. O'Brien, President, COO of RegDOX Solutions, Inc. will discuss the DFARS’ requirements such as the gap analyses, and a plan of action and milestones so companies do not lose contracts or encounter penalties due to a lack of DFARS compliance.

WEBINAR
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August 8

Introduction to Government Contracting – White Mountains region
Did you know that hundreds of New Hampshire 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.
White Mountain Community College
2541 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, NH

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Responding to RFQs and RFPs – Manchester
Date and time TBD 
Government solicitations (requests for bids or proposals) are often complex in terms of what requires a response and what doesn’t. Your bid or proposal must be “responsive” – supply all required information and answer all of their questions, in the way that they expect them answered – or it risks being discarded as “non-responsive”. This workshop will provide insight on how to read and understand a solicitation, and how to make sure that your bid or proposal isn’t discarded before it’s read.


Selling to NH State Government - Concord
Date and time TBD 
Learn from our in-house expert on selling to the State of New Hampshire, Danielle Bishop. Before coming to work for NH PTAC, Danielle was a Purchasing Agent for the state for 4 years. Get the do’s and don’ts from an insider.


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.