Florida Procurement
Technical Assistance Center
November 2019
Florida PTAC at UCF provides high-value, confidential consulting at no cost to help small and medium for-profit businesses, located in Central Florida, research and bid on government contracts from the Department of Defense, other federal, state, and local agencies, and prime contractors.

 Florida Cybersecurity Forum
The Foundation of Associated Industries of Florida will convene business leaders, issue experts, and senior government officials for an educational dialogue on cybersecurity, its escalating impact on governments, industry, and our communities, and how the public and private sectors can work together to better fortify Florida.

November 19 - 20, 2019 | Tuesday-reception 5:00PM, Wednesday-General Session 8:00AM
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort | Lake Buena Vista, FL
Upcoming Events

SBA Seminar Series
SBA Resources for
 November 13
Federal Certifications Managed by SBA
 December 11
Wednesdays | 1:00PM - 4:00PM
National Entrepreneur Center - located inside Orlando Fashion Square Mall
Regional Government Contracting Events
Port Canaveral 12th Annual Reverse Trade Show

The Canaveral Port Authority's Annual Reverse Trade Show offers area businesses a unique and no-cost opportunity to maximize connections with purchasing professionals who source a full range of goods and services. The show allows for typical trade show roles to be "reversed".
Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 9:00AM - 12:00PM
Cruise Terminal 1 | Cape Canaveral, FL

I/ITSEC - The World's Largest Modeling, Simulation, & Training Event!

 I/ITSEC , the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference consists of peer-reviewed paper presentations, tutorials, special events, professional workshops, a commercial exhibit hall, a serious games competition, and STEM events for teachers and secondary students.

D ecember 2 - 6, 2019 | Monday - registration begins 7:00AM
Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL

15th Annual How to Do Business
with GOAA

 The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority's Small Business Development Department ensures the active participation of small, minority, women, veteran, and locally-owned small businesses. Come learn how to do business with GOAA and network with other small businesses at this 15th Annual Small Business Networking Event.
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 7:30AM - 2:00PM
Hyatt Regency | Orlando, FL
Mark Your Calendars!

You Don't Want to Miss These
1st Half 2020 Events

Preparing for a Reverse Trade Show - March 26
Matchmaking and Reverse Trade Show events are a great way to meet and interact with agency and large prime contractor contacts. You do NOT want to take these events for granted. These events are a proven best practice for meeting contacts for the first time and to build on relationships that you have already started. 

Doing Business with the Department of the Army - April 2
Randy Edney, Director for Small Business Programs Army Material Command, will present this informative session and answer your questions about doing business with the Department of the Army. What is your strategy for doing business with the U.S. Army? Do you know the Army mission? Do you know what the Army buys, and how to identify these opportunities?

Government Contracting Compliance: Does Your Company
Comply? - April 9
Ed Kinberg of Widerman Malek, a leading government contracting law firm, will provide an in-depth review of many of the aspects of government contracting compliance – proposal compliance, accounting system compliance, procurement systems compliance, cybersecurity security, and other compliance issues.

RTS 2020: Government Contacting Reverse Trade Show - April 23
This is the premier event of our entire year. We invite a wide range of government agency representatives from Federal, State, and Local governments, as well as prime contractors from a variety of industries to meet with our small business community in a reverse trade show format.

Workshops located at the National Entrepreneur Center inside the Orlando Fashion Square Mall
Check Out the New PTAC Website!

Our new PTAC website is now live!

Our PTAC team has worked very hard to create a website that can be a meaningful tool for you to use in your government contracting efforts. You can easily access training classes, review PTAC success stories, and even complete your request for consulting form all from this one location. We encourage you to take some time to explore the site.
Do You Have A Procurement Specialist?
Government Contracting Services are offered by the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center at the University of Central Florida (Florida PTAC at UCF). Florida PTAC offers high-value, confidential, one-on-one consulting, at no cost, to help Florida businesses prepare, research, and bid on government contracts. Our Procurement Specialists are knowledgeable, experienced and eager to assist you in making selling to the government less complicated and more profitable. PTAC can also help with small business certification process analysis such as 8(a), HUBZone, and Women-Owned.
Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center
at the University of Central Florida
PTAC Program Coordinator
Florida PTAC at UCF | 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Suite A20, Orlando, FL 32803
This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

  The Florida SBDC at UCF is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America’s SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network’s lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Jean Hill at 407-420-4430 or email jean.hill@ucf.edu.