September 2021 – Govology webinars: Govology does a great job at staying current. As things change, it hosts relevant and timely webinars to discuss changes in regulations and how they apply to your business. Through our partnership with Govology, you can access these webinars at no cost. Just ask your PTAC counselor for the coupon code and apply it when registering for Govology training.

Contact Your PTAC Counselor for the free or low-cost code.


Sept. 8 – GSA Schedule Rescue Camp: Steps You Need To Take NOW Judy Bradt, Summit Insight.


Sept. 9, 2021 – Federal Government Teaming Arrangements, A Law Perspective: Doing business with the federal government can be challenging for small businesses. One way for businesses to become more competitive in the federal government marketplace is to team with other companies. Barbara Duncombe, partner at Taft Law, will present, along with members of her team, the different types of government teaming arrangements, including Joint Venture Agreements and Contractor Teaming Arrangements. Learn best practices when forming teaming arrangements as well as recommendations for what not to do. 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 9. To register, click here.


Sept. 9, 2021 – The new SAM.gov. What are the changes and how to navigate it?: There have been significant changes in SAM.gov because of the recent merger with beta.SAM.gov. This has resulted in a new look, new login requirements, and new user features. This webinar will give you a live, hands-on demonstration to help you navigate the new SAM.gov. Participants will learn how to navigate some of the basic SAM.gov features, the different user domains, and new security features. If you want to begin federal government contracting or if you’re already registered in SAM, the information from this webinar will benefit your company. 2-4 p.m. Sept. 9. To register, click here.


Sept. 10, 2021 – Webinar – Introduction to Selling to the Federal Government: Each year, the government spends billions of dollars on goods and services from private firms. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) works to create an environment for maximum participation by small, disadvantaged, and woman-owned businesses in federal government contract awards and large prime subcontract awards. SBA administers several programs and services that assist small businesses in meeting the requirements to receive government contracts, either as prime contractors or subcontractors. These include the 8(a) Business Development Program, SAM, HUBZone Program, and SUB-Net. Find out how these programs can help your business. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 10. To register, click here.


Sept. 14, 2021 – Virtual Certification Workshop: Learn how to identify which certifications are available that can help you to compete for opportunities in the government procurement marketplace. Hear from experts as they discuss certification program benefits for small businesses. Local, state, and federal government agencies have set-asides and inclusion goals to allow small businesses to compete for and win contract awards. SBE, MBE/EDGE, WBE, VOSB/SDVOSB, WOSB, 8a, and HUBZone certifications will be discussed as well as the SBA Mentor Protégé Program. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 14. To register, click here.


Sept. 14 – Preparing for Growth of Your GovCon Business Robert Jones, Left Brain Professionals.


Sept. 16 – Teaming, Joint Ventures, and Mentor-Protégé Relationships on Set-Aside Federal Contracts (Update 2021) Maria Panichelli, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP.


Sept. 21 – Want to Access the Billions of Dollars within the Department of Energy? Here’s How! Lani MacRae, Department of Energy, and Rexann Dunn, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Sept. 22, 2021 – Becoming a Subcontractor with Lincoln Electric: Learn about Lincoln Electric’s Supplier Diversity Program and what it takes to become a subcontractor for this Fortune 1000 company. 1-2 p.m. Sept. 22. To register, click here.


Sept. 23 – How to Engage and Position During Government Prospect Meetings (2021 Update) Joshua Frank, RSM Federal.


Sept. 30 – The Ins and Outs of Federal Small Disadvantaged Business Self-Certification Steven Koprince and Nicole Pottroff, Koprince Law LLC.


Oct. 5, 2021 – Opportunities in Contracting: HUD Section 3 and Other Considerations Dayton: Join the Dayton PTAC and their regional partners for a two-hour event that will look at various agencies and aspects of procurement in the Dayton region. There will be sessions on how to do business with different entities, business development, and a resource panel including the Dayton PTAC and U.S. Small Business Administration. A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development representative will give an update on Section 3 for residents and businesses. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 5. To register, click here.


Oct. 6, 2021 – Webinar – Selling Your Products and Services to the State of Ohio: Hear the latest information on how your business can sell its products and services to the state of Ohio. Ohio Office of Procurement Services officials will give updates on OhioBuys and other information, including how to register your business in this program. 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 6. To register, click here.


Oct. 14, 2021 – Doing Business with ODOT: This workshop is designed to inform businesses about opportunities with Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), including highway infrastructure projects (construction, consultant services) and non-construction goods and services. 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 14. To register, click here.


Oct. 19, 2021 – Webinar – WOSB & HUBZone: The HUBZone program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The federal government has a goal of awarding at least 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified companies. How do I determine if my business qualifies as a “small” business by HUBZone standards? Is my business located in a HUBZone? How do I register my business in HUBZone? Are you a woman-owned business interested in learning more about the Woman-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program and the new Ascent Program? Join us to learn on how to apply to get certified as a woman-owned business. In addition, learn about the new Ascent Program, an online digital learning platform for woman-owned small businesses. This platform will give woman-owned small businesses the resources they need to start, grow, and expand their businesses. Also, learn about other woman-owned small business programs available at the state and local level. U.S. Small Business Administration representatives will answer these and other questions you may have. 10-11 a.m. Oct. 19. To register, click here.


December 7-8, 2021 – Save the Date: Tri-State Mega Matchmaker: The Tri-State Mega Matchmaker virtual event is back for the second year. Join the Ohio, New York, and Pennsylvania Procurement Technical Assistance Centers for this event giving small businesses the opportunity to meet with federal, state, and local government buyers and large prime contractors. Details will be coming soon.