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 NH PTAC at govcontracting@livefree.nh.gov.

To RSVP to events below, go to Ecenter Home or click the link provided for each event.

Procurement Technical Assistance Center Events

Registration is FREE for all Procurement Technical Assistance Center Workshops

Presentations and recordings, when available, will be posted to our Training Presentations page

Winter/Spring 2021 Workshop Schedule
All workshops will be held in webinar format, from 12pm to 1pm unless otherwise noted

March 4
Capabilities Statement Workshop - Fit in & stand out!

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.
Register here

March 11
Matchmaker Prep (VIRTUAL): How to Maximize Your Impact

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.
Register here
 
March 15
Introduction to Government Contracting
Did you know that hundreds of NH 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.
Register here

March 18
Matchmaker Follow-up - Don't let the opportunities escape!
Matchmakers open doors. Well-prepared companies usually have a great marketing experience. Sadly, many don't realize the potential gains because they fail to follow up in an organized and appropriate way.
In this webinar, we will provide specific ideas on timing and messaging for you to follow-up with all categories of prospects.
Register here

March 25  11am to 12pm
CMMC Level I Certification
CMMC Level 1 Certification will be required for most Defense Department contractors and subcontractors, because it covers Federal Contract Information (FCI). Micropurchases and contracts for COTS items are specifically exempted, and at the present time, the requirement has not been imposed on SBIR/STTR awards.
This presentation will describe the 17 critical FAR Controls required since 2016 by FAR 52.204-21 – Basic Safeguarding of Covered Contractor Information Systems, which are the core of CMMC Level 1. This degree of cybersecurity might reasonably be viewed as the minimum standard for virtually any business. The pertinent differences between CMMC and NIST 800-171 will be explored.
Register here

April 1
CMMC Level III Certification
CMMC Level 3 Certification will be required for all Defense contractors and subcontractors that receive or produce Covered Unclassified Information (CUI), which will be a significant percentage, but not a majority of all firms that sell to DoD or its prime defense contractors. CMMC Level three encompasses the 110 security controls specified in NIST 800-171, plus an additional 20 practices established in CMMC. We will outline the (current) implementation schedule and resources available for assistance.
Register here

April 8
Contract Data Mining via beta.sam.gov and USASpending.gov
USASpending is the official open data source of federal spending information. Learn more about government spending through interactive tools that explore elements of the federal budget, such as federal loan, grant, and contract data
Register here

April 12
Introduction to Government Contracting
Did you know that hundreds of NH 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.
Register here

April 15
BidMatch Profiles - New Resource? Time to Update?
NH PTAC offers a free “Bidmatch” service to automate your daily search for government bid opportunities and market intelligence. This webinar will provide an understanding of what the service searches, and how search “profiles” are designed to produce individualized results. Many years’ experience has taught us that the best way to build an effective search profile is to work in close collaboration with clients who have some understanding of the process. Here’s your chance to peek behind the curtain.
This webinar will be useful for companies that currently don’t receive Bidmatch as well as existing Bidmatch recipients.
Register here

April 22
WOSB and beta.certify

After more than a decade without a federal government certification program, the Small Business Administration finally launched one in July, 2020.
Before you rush off to the online application site, it’s important to understand the process and where it stands today.
   • The application website is new and it’s exhibiting some challenges for attempted users (Read: Frustration levels are high).
   • SBA began issuing certifications October, 2020
   • NH PTAC recommendation: ATTEND THIS WEBINAR!
Register here

April 29
beta.SAM.gov - Contract Opportunities

After well over a decade of relying on FedBizOpps (fbo.gov) as the authoritative source for all substantial federal bid opportunities we now have a new system to contend with. We now use beta.SAM.gov - Contract Opportunities-to find federal solicitations and related documents.
Register here

 
Procurement Technical Assistance Center Supported Events

Annually (normally in December), the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Center provides companies with opportunities to meet face-to-face with small business specialists from government agencies, as well as with small business liaison officers (SBLOs) from large prime contractors. The event is co-sponsored by the NH Small Business Administration and the NH Small Business Development Center, and NH PTAC.  Check our Small Business Matchmaker Events Page for details as they become available.

 

 

 





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.