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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 Trainidad. The garage entrance will be immediately after Nueva Street. 
Parking cost is approximately $2 per hour.


April – June 2018

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

SBDC PTAC Orientation 

Acquaint yourself with the UTSA SBDC PTAC staff, services, programs and resources offered by the center to assist small businesses with successfully entering into the local, state and federal government markets. Professional Business Development Specialist can assist you with government registrations such as SAM’s, Fedbiz Opps, and Vetbiz. Come and learn how you can obtain certifications, get assistance with proposal writing, find government contracts, get free business research and how you can tap into the Institute for Economic Development (IED) resources to help you build your small business.  Your welcome to bring your lunch.

April 6

May 4

Jun 1

9 AM – 12 PM | DB 3.202 | No Fee



HR Series Part 1: The Employment Lifecycle

Apr 17  | 9 AM – 12 PM
Fee $30 | DB 2.112

This seminar will review the current trends and requirements in recruiting, hiring, developing, disciplining and terminating employees. Attendees will: Learn the fair and legal procedures for recruiting and interviewing applicants; Discover best practices that lead to well-trained and productive employees; Develop clear and concise processes if employee termination becomes necessary.

HR Series Part 2: Job Descriptions and Performance Management 

Apr 24  | 9 AM – 12 PM
Fee $30 | DB 3.202

This workshop is designed to provide small business owners and managers with information and hands-on templates for developing competency based job descriptions and performance management processes.  Attendees review key elements of well-defined job descriptions and various compliance requirements as well as learn how to effectively employ performance appraisals and progressive discipline procedures. termination becomes necessary.

HR Series Part 3: Employee Handbook Clinic 

May 1 | 9 AM – 4 PM
Fee $30 | DB 3.202

This clinic is a hands-on event for the creation of an employee handbook.  Utilizing an electronic template, each attendee will be able to create or revise their policies with the direction and assistance of the SBDC PTAC’s certified HR professional. 


Cost Proposal 

April 5 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fee $30 | DB 3.202

Ensure that you get a profit from government work. Learn how to determine G&A and overhead costs, and how to follow government approved accounting procedures.

SBA – 8a Business Development Program 

April 18 | 10 AM – 12 PM
No Fee | DB 3.202

This small business development program enables minority owned businesses to obtain business support from the SBA. Under the 8a program, small businesses can be introduced by the SBA to contract directly with federal agencies that are in need of qualified 8a contractors in order to meet their congressional budgetary guidelines for spending. This is a no cost training offered by SBA.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Participants can receive sole-source contracts
  • You will have access to competitive set-aside contracts
  • You will severely limit your potential competition
  • It is easier for your federal prospects to buy from you
  • It is a much faster contract award process

How to Win Contracts with Past Performance 

April 26 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fee $30 | DB 3.202

This interactive workshop focuses on the importance of Past Performance as a proposal evaluation factor and how it contributes to a winning proposal. Throughout lecture, discussion, and exercises, workshop participants will learn what Federal evaluators expect and how those inputs are evaluated. First, what are the different types of past performance and how is it evaluated. Second, why past performance has increased in importance. Third, training on Single Acquisition Thresholds (SAT) for every product and service industry. Fourth, training on Contractor and Sub-Contractor grading criteria(s). Fifth, training on systems contractors and agencies used to evaluate your past performance, including Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS), Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), and Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information Systems (FAPIIS). Sixth, how to keep my past performance updated to remain competitive in today’s government contracting market. Finally, strategies to overcome past performance deficiencies.