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You are not required to be a current client of UTSA PTAC to participate or register for training.

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If you have questions or need additional assistance please email us at or contact a PTAC representative by calling 210.458.2458.  Registration fees are applicable to many but NOT ALL of our training workshops and prepayment is strongly recommended as seating is limited.  Classes are typically a few hours long – an easy time investment for any entrepreneur.

We are located at 215 S. San Saba in the Washington Place Building, just across the street from the UTSA Downtown Campus and the UTSA Institute for Economic Development. (If you click on the address above the map it will open a page in your browser:) Yes we are in the building labeled on the map as “San Antonio Fire Recruiting.” January 2017-All UTSA PTAC Training will be held at the UTSA Downtown Campus in the Frio Street Bldg. 2nd floor (this is within walking distance of the PTAC current office).



January – March 2017


*Effective 2 Jan 2017, All UTSA PTAC training will be held at the UTSA Downtown Campus Frio Street Bldg. * If you have difficulty locating the building please call (210) 458-2458.



Understanding Government Contracting 101
Fee $30 | FS 2.402
(UTSA Downtown Campus in the Frio Street Bldg. 2nd floor)
January 10, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Building a Proposal and Submitting an Offer
Fee $30 | FS 2.402

January 12, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Cost Proposal
Fee $30 | FS 2.402

January 19, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

FAR 101
Fee $30 | FS 2.402

January 25, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Lowest Price Technical Acceptable (LPTA) verses Trade-off Source Selections
Fee $30 | FS 2.402

February 7, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Local & State Certification for Small Business Owners
No Fee | FS 2.402

February 16, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Local certification for small business owners:
South Central Texas Regional Certification (SCTRC):
-The purpose and benefit in having the certification
-How to get registered
-To complete the packet PTAC can assist
– Required documents

Contract Opportunities (in various areas) will be shared by local agencies.
Bring Plenty of business cards to network (confirmed: COSA, Alamo Colleges, VIA, SCTRC, UHS, UTHSCA & more)

Marketing your GSA Schedule
Fee $30 | FS 2.402

February 21, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Understanding HUBZone Program
No Fee | FS 2.402

February 22, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Government Contracting 101 for Veterans
No Fee | FS 2.402

March 1, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

How to Win Contract with Past Performance
Fee $30 | FS 2.402

March 9, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

8a Business Development Program
No Fee | FS 2.402

March 15, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Benefits of having an 8a certification: Having exclusive access to sole source/non-competitive and competitive set-aside federal contracts; Limiting your potential competition; Making you attractive to a larger federal government prime contractor.

General Services Administration (GSA): Selling to the Federal Government
Fee $30 | FS 2.402

March 23, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

With a GSA Schedule:
• You can sell to any government agency when you have a GSA schedule.
• There is a short lead time in making a sale.
• There are streamlined, fast, effective procurements.

• Holders have a competitive advantage over non schedule holders.

• Easier access to teaming arrangements that you are in control of.

***You can also request a one-on-one meeting with the expert by calling (210) 458-2458 (limited appointments)***

Intro to General Services Administration (GSA)
Fee $30 | FS 2.402

March 28, 1:30PM – 3:30 PM

This training will start with an introduction the federal GSA program and services, contract opportunities, outline the process for identifying your business readiness, provide tools/ links to use to complete the GSA schedule requirements.


Security Requirements for Protecting Federal Information
Fee $30 | FS 2.402

January 17, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Cybersecurity Risk Management: Computer Systems
Fee $30 | FS 2.402

February 9, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Cybersecurity Risk Management: Human Systems

Postponed: If you are interested in this or any other Cybersecurity related topic, please contact the SBDC PTAC at 210/458-2458.


HR Red Flags
Fee $30 | FS 2.402

January 18, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Employee Handbook Refresher:
What You Need to Know to Update Your Employment Policies
Fee $30 | FS 2.402

March 2, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Veteran Boot Camp (Walk-ins welcomed -Registration link coming soon)
No Fee | FS 2.402

January 4, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Better Business Bureau Presents: Scams Targeting Small Business
No Fee | FS 2.402

February 1, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Veteran’s Financing and Business Seminars
No Fee | FS 2.402

January 9, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
February 6, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
March 7, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM


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