Massachusetts Procurement Technical Assistance Center


 Training Schedule


The Procurement Technical Assistance Center offers training on procurement. Seminars are offered at no charge and held in Massachusetts unless otherwise noted. For information on other business training offered by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, including international trade training, visit


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

PTAC         SBA

This free one-day workshop is typically 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

To register for an event, click on the specific date below and you will be transferred to a registration form. Space is limited to the first 25 participants, so register early!

Dates:  March 15, 2017 | May 24, 2017 | June 14, 2017
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, Boston - check exact room location on registration form
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 Len Green at or 781-820-4302.

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


Doing Business with DLA’s Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS)

This workshop is primarily for machine shop suppliers and will focus on how to potentially do business with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land & Maritime Supply Centers, utilizing DLA's Internet Bid Board System (DIBBS) website platform.

Learn how to search for and view Request For Quotations (RFQs), Request For Proposals (RFPs), Invitation for Bids (IFBs), Awards and other procurement information, how to submit a secure quote on DIBBS, become familiar with the procedures for viewing/downloading drawings (cFolders) and concluding with a brief Q&A session. Pre-registration required by clicking Sign Up button.Space is limited.

Parking: Please arrive at the visitor lot on Suffolk Street and notify the security guard you are on the list for a PTAC training workshop. Click here for map & directions.

Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: Registration 9:45 a.m.; Program 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Location: Wannalancit Mill Building, 600 Suffolk Street, Conference Room 403, Lowell
Cost: Free
Contact: Kristina Camerota at or 978-934-2725

register online

DoD Northeast Regional Council Small Business Matchmaker 2017

This event is primarily for small businesses (with two or more years experience in business) who may potentially benefit by meeting one-on-one with New England Area Federal Agencies and Prime Contractors.

Learn how to prepare for this event by contacting your Massachusetts PTAC advisor before the event occurs. The Massachusetts PTAC is a member of the DoD Northeast Regional Council and Massachusetts PTAC clients are encouraged to consider the benefits of attending. View Massachusetts PTAC staff directory covering your city or town, to schedule an appointment for Matchmaker preparation and to review your capability statement, etc.

At this year’s event, you will be able to:

  • Network with Government agencies, prime contractors, and small busineses
  • Meet with Government procurement representatives
  • Meet with MWBEs, SDVOBs, VOSBs, 8(a)s, Hub Zone, WOSBs, EDWOSBs, and DBEs
  • Locate potential subcontracting opportunities
  • Meet other small business manufacturers

Click here to view agenda, pricing and other valuable information. Pre-registration is required. The Crowne Plaza Hotel has free parking.

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick RI
Cost: Small business pricing - $100 per person
Contact: Click here to register online