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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.

UTSA Downtown Campus
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78207
Durango Building: 3.202


Training Parking is available for free in LOT D-3 located on the corner of S. Pecos/La Trinidad and W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. or you can park in the Visitor Parking located in the UTSA garage on the roof level on Pecos/ La Trainida. The garage entrance will be immediately after Nueva Street. 
Parking cost is approximately $2 per hour.


May – June 2018

(The opportunity for Networking is planned at all PTAC trainings sessions so bring your business cards.)

SBDC PTAC Orientation 

There are Ninety-four Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace.

The UTSA SBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a specialty center of the South-West Texas Border SBDC Network. The SBDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center assists small business owners, veteran entrepreneurs, women-owned small businesses, employers, and technology entrepreneurs in a 79-county area. Government Procurement Technical Assistance services are available to the following 38 surrounding counties.

The South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA) represents several public entities in the South Texas area. These entities are committed to enhancing participation for Disadvantaged, Small, Minority and Woman owned businesses in public/government contracting and purchasing activities.

SCTRCA is partnering with UTSA SBDC PTAC for its monthly orientations. Get the answer to these questions:
•  Who’s eligibility?
• What are the benefits of having your small business owners certifications?
• What local and state agencies accepts the certifications? What are the certifications?
• What is the significance of having the certification (prior to bidding on contracts)?
• Where do you apply?

To learn more about your local PTAC services (& SCTRCA) plan to attend one of the monthly orientations (1st Friday monthly).
Upcoming Dates:
Jun 1  , July 6, Aug 3

9 AM – 12 PM | DB 3.202 | No Fee 




Lowest Price Technical Acceptable (LPTA) vs Trade-Off Source Selections  

May 10 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fee $30/$40 Door | DB 3.202

This training provides the clarification between LPTA and Trade Off, and the benefits of either.

10 Steps to Government Contracting

May 15 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fee $30/$40 Door | DB 3.202

Learn what it takes to do federal contracting and what the opportunities are.  This high level overview will streamline the federal contracting steps that are needed to begin the contracting journey.  Do you have what it takes?

GSA: Selling to the Federal Government

May 16 | 9 AM – 12 PM
Fee $30/$40 Door | DB 3.202

This training will provide small business owners on strategies to use to market their GSA schedule. Content: Part I: Training on Market Research and Information Gathering GSA Schedule Targeting & Special Item Numbers (SINs) Part II: Understanding the Solicitation Process of the GSA Schedule Part III: Preparing the Electronic Offer of GSA Schedule & Getting the Contract Part IV: Post Award Phase Processing & Administration

How to Prepare for a Business Matchmaking Event

May 22| 9 AM – 12 PM | REGISTER HERE
No Cost| DB 3.202

May 29| 9 AM – 12 PM | REGISTER HERE
No Cost| DB 3.202

Come learn to be prepared for our upcoming Matchmaking events. The UTSA SBDC PTAC will host three Business Matchmaking sessions in San Antonio, New Braunfels and Austin, which will provide small business owners from all industries the opportunity to connect with prime contractors in addition to local, state, and federal agencies.


May 23 | 10 AM – 12 PM
No Cost | DB 3.202

Qualifying businesses can become WOSB and or EDWOSB certified, making them eligible for contracting set asides of five percent of the federal budget. Come find out the application process, what NAICS Codes qualify, ask questions directly to the certifying federal agency, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and network with other small business owners. The PTAC Advisors are available to assist you with the entire application process at no charge.

Understanding Government Contracting 101

June 6 | 9 AM – 12 PM
Fee $30/$40 Door | DB 3.202

This is a basic level or introductory course to understanding Government Contracting. This course will provide some basic information on regulations, laws, terminology, classifications, certifications/ registrations needed to conduct business with the federal government.  Finally we briefly discuss basic marketing strategies and benefits to business owners. No pre-requisite required for this course and all levels of business owners are encouraged to attend.

Building a Proposal and Submitting an Offer

June 7 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fee $30/$40 Door | DB 3.202

Clients will learn step by step instructions on “how” to apply workable raw data into a completed technical offertory proposal template including scope of work, key personnel, and past performance. In addition, clients will learn “how” to present the offertory proposal to potential customers including how to make an offer, negotiate an offer, and close the offer as well as post-award execution requirements.

Introduction to Cost Accounting

June 21 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fee $30/$40 Door | DB 3.202

The presentation will provide an overview of the preaward accounting system design review process.  Participants will learn what occurs prior to the award of a cost-type contract, what is contained in the SF 1408, and what the applicable DFARS regulations say with regard to what comprises an acceptable accounting system.  Total contract costs, including direct costs and indirect costs will be discussed.  Examples of typically seen indirect rates will be provided as well as a discussion of selecting a proper allocation base will also be provided.  Participants will learn about the FAR Part 31 clauses that cover allowability, allocability, and reasonableness as well as concepts such as Contract Terms, Accounting for Contract Costs, Labor System, Timekeeping, Unallowable Costs, Cost by Contract Line Item, Billings, Cost Accounting Information, and Management Reviews/Internal Audits along with the applicable DFARS clauses.  Finally, some common deficiencies will be discussed.