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Training

 

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

To Register: Please visit utsa.ecenterdirect.com  Login before you click “Sign Up”.

If you have questions or need additional assistance please email us at ptac@utsa.edu 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.

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

PARKING INFORMATION
Visitor Parking is available 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.

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January – March 2018

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

 

EMPLOYER SERVICES 

 

HR Red Flag

Feb 15        1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fee $30 | DB 3.202
This session is an opportunity to present general information about key trends in HR and red flags for concerns in the area of employment. The format is designed to offer an opportunity to explore issues of particular concern to employers.

Service Contract Act

Feb 22         9 AM – 12 PM
Fee $30 | DB 3.202
This course provides an overview of the Service Contract Act and the necessity of insuring compliance when working on federally funded contracts. When providing services to the government, contractors have an obligation to ensure the correct wage determination is being used, workers are properly classified, pay is at least the minimum required by wage determination and fringe benefits are properly paid and identified. The Department of Labor has increased audits to ensure contractors are in compliance with the McNamara-O’Hara (SCA) law. Failure to comply with the components of the law can have serious consequences to include not only paying workers back wages that are due, but also fines, and possible debarment. Who should attend? CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Program/Project Managers, Business Developers, HR and payroll personnel

Davis-Bacon Act Contracting Compliance

Feb 22        1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fee $30 | DB 3.202
This course provides an overview of the Davis-Bacon Act and the necessity of insuring compliance when working on federally funded construction projects. Contractors have an obligation to ensure workers are properly classified, fringe benefits are properly paid, and payrolls are certified and workers paid on time. Failure to perform any of these tasks can lead to serious consequences. The Department of Labor has increased audits to ensure contractors are in compliance with the law. Failure to comply with the components of the law can have serious consequences to include not only paying workers back wages that are due, but also fines, possible criminal charges and debarment. Who should attend? CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Program/Project Managers, Business Developers, HR and payroll personnel. Learning Objectives 1. The importance of understanding and complying with the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act 2. How to use and understand Wage Determinations 3. Understanding the certified payroll process 4. Understanding the relationship between the contractor and sub-contractor and who the Department of Labor holds accountable for complying with the Davis-Bacon Act.

CONTRACTING 

 

Building a Proposal and Submitting an Offer

Jan 25        1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fee $30 | 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.

SBA – 8(a) Business Development Program

Jan 31         10 AM – 12 PM
No Fee | DB 3.202
This is a no cost training offered by the SBA.
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.
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

Building a Dynamic Marketing Capability Brief

Feb 8          1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fee $30 | DB 3.202
In today’s competitive bid market for government contracts it is important for you as a small business owner to spend time perfecting the presentation of your marketing capability briefing. This session will cover the dynamics of a complete Marketing Capability Briefing to include the purpose and type. You’ll learn how to prepare for presentations and key negotiation techniques to get your business in a winning position.

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

Feb 21        1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Fee $30 | DB 3.202
To provide clarification between LPTA and Trade Off, and the benefits of either. Content: Part I: Definitions of LPTA and Tradeoffs, Government Determination of “Best Value” & Determination Process Part II: Non-Price Factors & Price Factors including Source Selection Determination Methods Part III: Step by Step LPTA and Trade Off process including FAR Regulation Requirements, Competitive Ranges, Oral Presentations, Discussions during Contract Evaluation Process, Statement of Work (SOWs), Master Service Agreements (MSAs) Part IV: LPTA and Tradeoff industry scenarios, competitive business portfolios, government contracting strategies to leverage their company to “win” proposals! Walk-ins are welcome by will have to pay at the door

SBA Woman Owned Small Business Program (WOSB)

Feb 28         10 AM – 12 PM
No Fee | DB 3.202
All small businesses that are interested in submitting an offer on a solicitation that has been set aside for WOSBs under the WOSB Program must complete this certification prior to submitting the offer. This includes checking all of the boxes and having an authorized officer of the WOSB sign and date the certification.

Marketing your GSA Schedule

Mar 7          9 AM – 12 PM
Fee $30 | DB 3.202
Marketing GSA Schedules through GSA E-Library, GSA Advantage, GSA Pricing List & Marketing information on SBA’s DSBS & Capability Statement. Marketing by GSA E-Buy, Marketing Research, Assessing Competition, Marketing Action Plan, Strategic Marketing: Marketing GSA, Marketing Set-Asides & 8(a) Marketing Using Forecasts & Congressional.

Government Contracting 101 for Veterans

Mar 8          9 AM – 12 PM
No Fee | DB 3.202

This training will provide general information necessary for Veteran owned small business owners to do business with the federal government and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).

SBA Small Mentor Protégé

Mar 28        10 AM – 12 PM
No Fee | DB 3.202
The purpose of the new SBA All Small Mentor Protégé Program is to develop strong protégé firms through mentor-provided business development assistance, and to help protégés successfully compete for government contracts. Mentor-provided assistance can be sought for any, or all of the following activities: • Management and Technical Assistance • Financial Assistance • Contracting Assistance • Trade Education • Business Development Assistance • General and/or Administration Assistance