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The first ever National PTAC Day is September 26. National PTAC Day

There will be a #PTACday webinar featuring PTAC experts Kate Hoy (Washington PTAC), Tom Larkin (GA Tech PTAC), and Patricia Simpson (Florida PTAC), who will share their top tips for: 

  • Getting Ready to Enter the Government Marketplace
  • Finding Government Contracts
  • Bidding on Government Contracts
Get registered today! 


Join us for Air Force Industry Day on October 23 at the North Dakota State Capitol!  This free event is focused on doing business with our regional Air Force bases:  Minot, Ellsworth and Grand Forks.  Air Force Industry Day is open to the public with a workshop track followed by one-on-one visits with exhibitors.

  • Bryhild-Haugland Room, Capitol Building, Bismarck, ND
  • Registration sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • Event starts at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
  • Exhibit area open from 11:30 to 3:00 p.m.
  • Pre-registration required:

Workshop agenda includes:  Briefings by the Bases, ND PTAC, Responding to Sources Sought Notices, Responding to a Solicitation
More information is available in the event flyer.


Monthly Webinar Log-in Instructions

The following series of webinars are hosted in partnership with MN PTAC, North Dakota and South Dakota PTACs.  Webinars typically take place the first Tuesday of every month from 9-10 a.m. Central Time.

1. Please join the ZOOM meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:


2. If you prefer to use phone for audio:

United States (Long distance): +1 (669) 900-6833 or +1 (646) 558-8656
Meeting ID: 115-541-475

October 2 – Capability Statements for the Government Marketplace
Pat Dotter, MN Department of Administration Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

This session will provide samples and evaluation checklists to assist you in making a statement in your marketing efforts with Capability Statements being the focus.  Learn the key components, review good and bad examples, and make your business attractive to the government.  You will receive all of the necessary tools and tips to create a great first impression!

November 6 – Doing Business with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Veteran Verification (Certification)
David Diercks, Department of Veterans Affairs and Mark Cooper, MN Department of Administration Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

This workshop is an introduction to doing business with the Veterans Health Administration NCO 23.  Learn how the VA buys, what they buy and how you can participate.  Learn how your business can support the mission of the VA.

The Veterans Health Administration has a Veterans First Contracting Program to qualify Service Disabled Veteran and Veteran Owned Small Businesses.  To qualify firms must be verified through the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE).  This session will give a brief overview of the application and review process.

December 4 – Knowing When to Prime, When to Sub and When to form a Joint Venture
Shirley Collier, Founder and President, Scale2Market, LLC

This advanced topic is for companies already doing business with the federal government but that wish to grow in the federal marketplace. This workshop will cover how to conduct market research to understand the acquisition ecosystems around specific upcoming opportunities, the pros and cons of different types of teaming arrangements and the new SBA rules that are encouraging more joint ventures.



The Minnesota Departments of Administration's PTAC and Office of Equity in Procurement (OEP) are hitting the road to talk about resources that are offered to businesses wishing to work with state and federal government entities. 

September 12 in Moorhead
September 13 in Bemidji

Additional course details, contact information and registration links can be found in this flyer.


Leveraging your small business in a big business world!


Read the story in the Dickinson Press about the Stay Small, Play Large event. The ND SBDC and ND PTAC advisors were there along with DLN Consulting, Stark Development Corporation, Vision West ND, SCORE, Dickinson State University and the Center for Technology and Business.