Massachusetts PTAC

 2014 Training Schedule
4 Win Contracts with MassDOT (Springfield) 3-day workshop series
16 How to Become a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Holder and
Government Contracting 101 (Boston)
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Seminar Descriptions

How to Become a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Holder and Government Contracting 101

This free one-day workshop is held monthly in Boston.

This workshop, designed to encourage and support small businesses interested in obtaining a GSA Federal Supply Schedule contract; learn more about contracting opportunities, the procurement process and resources available.

Not sure which solicitation applies to your product or service? Refer to GSA's Schedules e-Library website in order to view or download solicitations. You can also view and download solicitations by visiting the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website.

Before attending the workshop, please review the GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Program and the GSA Vendor Tool Box. Please direct any questions regarding the GSA MAS Program to the GSA MAS Helpdesk (National Customer Service Center) by phone at 1-800-488-3111 or by email at Space is limited to the first 25 participants, so register early!

Dates: Monthly on Wednesdays - for dates, see calendar at top of page
Time: Registration 9:45 a.m.; Program 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. Federal Building, 10 Causeway Street, 1st Floor, Room 177, Training Room A (Training Room C for September date), Boston (
Cost: Free
Contact: Questions about GSA Multiple Award Schedules Program, contact the GSA MAS Helpdesk at 800-488-3111 or by email at For difficulties with seminar registration, please contact Deborah Tarleton of GSA at or 617-565-8100, press 9.


Cosponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Government Contracting

Win Contracts with MassDOT

MassDOTJoin MassDOT, in partnership with Next Street, for a 3-day workshop series for local business owners who want to build capacity and grow their business to secure procurement opportunities with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

You will learn "what it takes" to scale and build a sustainable business through:

  • Strategy: Know how your business is positioned and create a strategic plan that will edge out the competition and grow your business.

  • Financial Management: Know how you compare to other businesses in the market. Get a personalized assessment of the financial health of your business and the financial tools you need to plan for growth.

  • Pursuing Contracts: Master the MassDOT contract application and bidding process and learn how to network with other firms to bid on the more than $3 billion dollars in upcoming MassDOT contracts.

  • Talent Management: Gain techniques to better understand your team’s strengths and leverage your leadership skills to drive performance.

  • Certification Benefits: Learn more about the benefits of becoming or maintaining a M/W/DBE certification.

Key benefits of the program include:

  • Prime Roundtable: Learn about upcoming bid and partnerships opportunities with large prime contractors.

  • Contract Steering Committee: Meet Senior Procurement O!cers from several state agencies responsible for awarding contracts (i.e. MassDOT, MassPort, MBTA, DCAMM, etc.).

  • Action Plan: Create an action plan to scale your business, pursue partnerships & target MassDOT bid opportunities.

  • Network & Teaming: Meet other M/W/D/SBEs interested in growing their business and joint venturing.  

Who should attend:

Participants in the program should meet the following criteria:

  • Business Location: Based in Massachusetts

  • Certification: Businesses that are or interested in becoming M/W/DBE certified

  • Track Record: Businesses that have or are interested in bidding on MassDOT contracts

  • Commitment: CEO must be available to participate in all 3 session dates

Dates: September 4, 18 & October 2, 2014
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA), 2808 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Springfield (parking reserved in PVTA’s bus garage)
Cost: Free
Contact: To register, contact Lynn Wahlquist at 617-312-1361 or via e-mail at

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