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Important Information and Guidelines About the Use of Department of Defense Seals, Logos, Insignia, and Service Medals

 

SAM Alert—Notarized Letter Process Changes!

Please note the following changes:
 Effective Immediately: Entities that ONLY apply for federal assistance (grants, loans, etc.) no longer need to have an approved
notarized letter on file before their registration is activated. They must still mail the original signed copy of the notarized letter
to the Federal Service Desk (FSD) within 30 days of activation. Failure to do so may result in the registration no longer being
active.
 Effective June 29, 2018: All non-federal entities creating or renewing their SAM registration will no longer need to have a
notarized letter on file before their registration is activated. They must still mail the original signed copy of the notarized letter
to the FSD within 30 days of activation or riske their registration no longer being active.
 Also effective June 29, 2018: A new, multi-factor authentication login will be implemented, as well as a process by which Entity
Administrators will be notified when a change is made to their entity’s bank account information. As a result, beginning June
29th, there will be a new login process for SAM:
 Users will be asked to create a Login.gov user account. Their current SAM.gov username and password will no longer
work.
 Before June 29th: All users should be sure to know the email address associated with their current SAM account.
Using the same email will allow SAM.gov to automatically migrate roles. If a different email is provided when the
new login account is created, roles will need to be reassigned, which could cause delays updating existing
registrations. If they don’t know their current email address, they can find it by going to www.SAM.gov → My SAM →
My Account Settings → Edit User Information.
 To create a Login.gov user account, your clients will need to know the email address associated with their SAM.gov
username and password, have access to that email to receive a confirmation email from Login.gov, and have a
working phone (cell or landline) to receive a security code from Login.gov.

Download the full training brochure here

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

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.  Click Here For Map

 

August 2018

 

 

 PTAC Orientation 

Aug 3 | 9 Am – 12 PM
No Cost| DB 3.202 | Register Here!

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 Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) staff provides advising, training, and networking opportunities through specialized classes, monthly networking meetings, matchmaking events, and one-on-on assistance.

SCTRCA is partnering with UTSA 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).

 

CONTRACTING 

 

SBA – All Small Mentor Protege Program

Aug 7 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Register Here!
No Cost| DB 3.202

This is a no cost training offered by the SBA.

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

GSA: Marketing your GSA Schedule 

Aug 4 | 9 AM – 12 PM |Register Here!
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.

 

Introduction to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)  

Aug 16 | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Register Here!
Fee: $30| DB 3.202

This training will help you gain a basic understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).  Learn about the different types of government contracts and agreements and gain an understanding of how the Federal Government conducts business.

EMPLOYER SERVICES 

 

Davis-Bacon Act Contracting Compliance 

Aug 23 |  9 AM – 12 PM | Register Here!
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.

Service Contract Act Compliance

Aug 23 |  1:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Register Here!
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.