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, visit www.msbdc.org/training.

 
  2018 Training Calendar
Nov. 14 How to Become a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Holder and Government Contracting 101 (Boston)
Nov. 29 Govology Live Webinar: Process To Evaluate If You Need A GSA Schedule–Fact, Myth, Process, And Risks (webinar)
Dec. 06 How to Become a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Holder and Government Contracting 101 (Boston)
Dec. 14 Introduction to Government Contracting (Springfield)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

PTAC         SBA

This free one-day workshop is typically held once a month 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 mashelpdesk@gsa.gov.

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

Dates:  Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | Thursday, December 6, 2018
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 mashelpdesk@gsa.gov. For difficulties with seminar registration, please contact Stephen Edmonds at sedmonds@umass.edu or 781-801-3036.

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


 

 
Introduction to Government Contracting

PTACThis workshop is primarily for small businesses located in the Springfield and Western Massachusetts area and will focus on how to potentially do business with the federal, state and local governments. Learn about free and confidential PTAC services — including electronic bidmatching service. It will also provide a brief overview of government procurement/contracting and basic steps on marketing products and/or services to the government. The session will conclude with a brief Q&A session.

Presented by Grace Otta of Massachusetts Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Western Massachusetts region.

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

Dates: Friday, December 14, 2018
Time: Registration 10:25 a.m.; Program 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Scibelli Enterprise Center, Training Room, One Federal Street, Building 101, 1st Floor, Springfield
Cost: Free
Contact: Grace Otta at gotta@umass.edu or 413-545-6303
 



Govology.com

Govology Live Webinar

Process To Evaluate If You Need A GSA Schedule–Fact, Myth, Process, And Risks

In this webinar, we dispel the myths surrounding GSA Schedule and arm you with the right questions to ask when deciding whether it’s the right contract vehicle for your company. Specifically, we walk you through the complete process for evaluating whether or not you need a GSA Schedule and discuss the most common reasons companies fail to use their schedule successfully and win contracts.

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. 
Location: Webinar                         
Cost: Free - to obtain registration code, visit https://massptac.ecenterdirect.com/events/4959
Contact: Massachusetts PTAC at 413-545-6303