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

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Procurement Technical Assistance Center Events

Registration is FREE for all Procurement Technical Assistance Center Workshops

Introduction to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
The legal framework for contracts with the Federal government is the extensive Federal Acquisition Regulations, or FAR. As if the thousands of pages of FAR rules aren’t enough, each major Federal agency adds its own twist in subordinate regulations, such as DFARS (Defense), VAAR (Veterans Affairs) and GSAR ((General Services Administration).

Although subcontracts are technically B2B transactions governed by state contract law and Uniform Commercial Code, clauses from the FAR, DFARS and others are routinely also incorporated into subcontracts at any tier.

This workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of the FAR and its subregulations. Topics will include:
  • Where does the FAR come from? What’s the process from legislation to regulation?
  • How can you best access the FAR?
  • How are the 54 Parts of the FAR organized? What is the “FAR Matrix”?
  • What’s the relationship between a FAR Part and FAR clauses?
  • How do the DFARS (and others) figure in?
  • What’s not in the FAR that you need to know about?
  • What is a “Class Deviation”, and why should you care?
  • What agencies and transactions are not subject to the FAR?

January 25, 2019  9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Great Bay Community College ROOM 418
320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Click here to register

Procurement Technical Assistance Center Supported Events

SAME Boston Post 16th Annual Contracting Opportunities and Small Business Showcase
Thursday, February 7, 2019  1:00 PM to 7:30 PM

This event will provide New England Regional contract opportunity updates from key agency representatives and a showcase of small and large companies interested in meeting with potential partners.

Westin-Waltham Hotel, 70 Third Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
For more information and to register click here.


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.