Course to Offer Guidance on Businesses Working with the Federal Government

05 February 2020

Course to Offer Guidance on Businesses Working with the Federal Government

MONTPELIER, VT – Join the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) for a hands-on workshop on registering your business in the System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is an official U.S. government website encompassing several agencies where companies can register to do business with the federal government and renew their entity registration annually.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone already doing business or looking to do business with the federal government to get hands-on assistance to complete this complex database. With this specific workshop, attendees have the flexibility to come and go during the time frame while our experienced counselors are on hand to guide them through,” said Joanne Spaulding, director of VT PTAC.

Knowledge of the System for Award Management is essential to working with the federal government.

Understanding the System for Award Management

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
9:00am – 12:00pm
585 Pine Street
Burlington, Vermont


Mining for Opportunities in Government Contracting
Do you know the rules of the yard you are playing in?

MONTPELIER, VT – Marketing your business to any level of government is about building relationships and understanding the rules of the yard you are playing in. Who is buying? Who is selling? What is selling? What are the projections for future work? The answers to these questions will best prepare you for success in government contracting. This free workshop presented by the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) on February 12, 2020 in Springfield, Vermont will explore a variety of tools and strategies to find these answers and better compete before and after Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and Requests for Quotation (RFQs) hit the street.

Procurement counselor and presenter Ed Williams believes that small businesses will find value in this training and the diverse methods that will be explored. He added, “In addition to finding answers to the discovery questions, we will cover action items including connecting with government agencies, prime contractors, manufacturers and distributors to shape solicitations, develop partnerships and sales opportunities.”

Mining for Opportunities – Strategies for Finding and Securing Government Contracts

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
9:30am – 12:00pm
307 South Street
Springfield, VT 05156

For more information and to register for these events, please visit or call (802) 828-5237.  Space is limited.


About the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC): VT PTAC provides Vermont businesses with an understanding of the requirements of government contracting to obtain and successfully perform federal, state, and local contracts through free counseling services, training, and networking opportunities. The center’s mission is to increase the percentage of federal contracts awarded to Vermont businesses with emphasis on contracts awarded to small businesses. This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. It is also funded by the Vermont Department of Economic Development (DED), and it operates as a program within the DED.

About the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD): ACCD’s mission is to help Vermonters improve their quality of life and build strong communities. ACCD accomplishes this mission by providing grants, technical assistance, and advocacy through three divisions: The Department of Economic Development, the Department of Tourism and Marketing, and the Department of Housing and Community Development. For more information on ACCD please visit:

VT PTAC Program Headquarters

1 National Life Drive, 6th Floor, Montpelier, VT 05602

(802) 828-5237



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