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

November 16
Introduction to Federal Market Research

Friday, November 16, 9:00-11:30
Great Bay Community College
5 Milton Rd, Rochester

This session explores market research techniques using the government transparency mandated by law. We’ll take a tour of several immensely valuable public Federal databases

Click Here to register for this Workshop.

November 27
Matchmaker Preparation & Capabilities Statement 

Attending this workshop will definitely help you to make the most of your Matchmaker participation!

Tuesday, November 27, 9:00-11:30
Nashua Community College, Room 232
505 Amherst St, Nashua


On November 30, 2018 there will be a major Matchmaker event at Manchester Community College, co-sponsored by New Hampshire Government Contracting Assistance Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, and New Hampshire Small Business Development Center

In the workshop on November 27 you will learn how to:

  •  Plan your day to maximize the opportunities;
  •  Conduct effective market research to identify your best targets;
  •  Make a strong, positive impression that plays from your strengths;
  •  Prepare a first-rate capabilities statement, the “must have” marketing literature.

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.

Click Here to register for this Workshop.


Visit our Small Business Matchmaker Event webpage for more information about the Matchmaker Event to be held on November 30th!

December 7
Now What? Tips for Effective Matchmaker Follow-Up

Friday, December 7, 9:00-11:30
Nashua Community College, Room 104
505 Amherst St, Nashua

Now What? Matchmakers open doors. Well-prepared companies usually have a great marketing experience. Sadly, many don’t realize the potential gains because the fail to follow up in an organized and appropriate way. We will provide specific ideas to timing and messaging for you follow-up with all categories of prospects. The workshop is scheduled as a follow up to give businesses the resources to maximize their gains made at Matchmaker.

Click Here to register for this Workshop.

December 14
Market Research for Federal, State, and Local Contracting Opportunities

Friday, December 14, 9:00-11:30
Lakes Region Community College

379 Belmont Rd, Laconia

Attend this hands-on training and prepare your company to successfully and efficiently find federal and state government bidding opportunities. Topics will include:

Using FedBizOpps and other Federal bid postings to find bidding opportunities
Session will include advanced searching techniques and Search Agents
Use of “Watch Lists” and “Interested Vendor Lists” explained
Searching on the NH Bureau of Purchase & Property site for open and closed (awarded) bids
Searching on the NH DOT site for open and closed (awarded) bids.
How to use Bidders Lists for potential subcontracting leads
Finding other State Agency Procurement Sites

Click Here to register for this Workshop.

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.