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

March 2019

Two HUBZone Workshops presented in conjunction with the Vermont PTAC

co-sponsored HUBZone certification gives businesses a competitive edge.  The program's set-aside contracts limit competition to only HUBZone certified businesses, and sole-source awards are allowable under the program.  It also gives preferential consideration to those businesses in full and open competition; HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10 percent price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.

This workshop will explain the HUBZone program, how it works, and what the eligibility requirements are. Currently, all of Coos, Grafton, and Sullivan Counties are HUBZones, so businesses located in these counties might qualify for the certification. 
Friday, March 22, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
River Valley Community College
1 College Place, Claremont, NH

Here to Register

Tuesday, April 16 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Passumpsic Savings Bank
1 Gardner Street, Newport, VT

Here to register with Vermont PTAC

April 2019

Making the Most of the Matchmaker and Developing a Capabilities Statement

On April 25-26, 2019 there will be a major Regional Matchmaker event in Portland, Maine co-sponsored by New Hampshire Government Contracting Assistance Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, Eastern Maine Economic Development Corporation and Maine PTAC. 

We are offering Matchmaker workshops, “Making the Most of the Matchmaker and Preparing Your Capabilities Statement”, to help you get a jump on preparing!

You will learn how to:

· Plan your day to maximize the opportunities;

· Do effective market research to identify your best targets;

· Learn how to make a strong, positive impression that plays from your strengths;

· Prepare a first-rate capabilities statement, the “must have” marketing literature.

Capabilities Statement Coaching

Your Capabilities Statement is the most important piece of marketing literature for selling to government agencies and prime contractors. You have one chance to get it right! This workshop will review how to prepare a competent and engaging capabilities statement, and will conclude with one-on-one interactive review of your statement.

Friday, April 5, 2019  9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Great Bay Community College

320 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH


Friday, April 12, 2019  9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Lakes Region Community College
379 Belmont Road, Laconia, NH

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May 2019

Matchmaker Follow-Up: Maximize the Benefits of Your Matchmaker Experience
Friday, May 3, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Nashua Community College

505 Amherst St, Nashua, NH

Maximize the procurement matchmaking experience by focusing on what to do with the connections you have made with potential clients. Make the most of your meetings by being proactive. Remember, the goal is to build upon the relationships you’ve created during the matchmaker event and in this workshop we will give you the valuable tools to do so!

Matchmakers open doors. Smart companies walk through them and get the business.

Here are some key steps after the matchmaker:

• Evaluate & reset your priorities
• Now you have a relationship:
• Maintain & nurture it
• Broaden it
• Deepen it
• Work it!

You know why you want them. But how can you add value? Figure this out – then figure out how to tell your prospects. Transition from marketing to selling.

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Beneficial Topics for Federal Government Contractors
Accounting and Audits workshop presented by Kline and Company

Thursday, May 9, 2019  8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs

1 Eagle Square, Suite 100, Concord, NH
(GPS: 100 North Main Street, Concord)

Topics at this workshop will include:

DCAA AUDITS: An introduction and review of some of the more popular DCAA Audits which arise when doing business with the Government.

ICE (INCURRED COSTS ELECTRONICALLY): What is an ICE submission?  Why is it important?  A brief discussion of ICE Audits.

FAR UNALLOWABLE COSTS: An overview of FAR Unallowable Costs. What are Unallowable Costs and what does ‘Unallowable Costs’ mean? 

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Procurement Technical Assistance Center Supported Events

New England Region Small Business Matchmaker is coming soon!
The New England Region Small Business Matchmaker will be held April 25-26, 2019 in Portland, ME at the DoubleTree by Hilton.  This event is sponsored by the Maine PTAC and co-hosted by the SBA and NH PTAC.  

Further details and registration are available at



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.