A statewide program helping small businesses succeed in the government marketplace.
December Workshops
How do you make the government your client?
Service Contract Act Workshop and How it Affects your Employees 
Service Contract Act benefit compliance is difficult to navigate with costly pitfalls. This seminar is designed to help government contractors win more contracts, increase bottom line and avoid the most common and costly SCA mistakes. These include:
  • Common situations where government contractors are being penalized for benefits non-compliance issues
  • Frequent labor mis-classification errors resulting in back payment of wages
  • Government contractor mistakes that incur huge fines or massive amounts of back pay to employees
  • Failure to manage PTO to comply with unique SCA vacation and holiday rules and the new regulations of Paid Sick Leave for contract employees

Join Arizona PTAC and CBIZ Government Contracting Practice for this discussion by clicking on the link below.

Speaker: Bicknell Robbins, President, CBIZ Government Contracting Practice

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Rio Salado Conference Center, 2323 West 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281

Cost: Free and b reakfast is provided. 

Laying the Groundwork: Intro to Government Contracting
To successfully compete in the government marketplace you first need to understand how and where you fit in. In this class you will discover the WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHERE AND WHEN of all levels of government to determine if you are ready for contracting.

Speaker: Danny Ayala, AZPTAC Program Manager

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
1:00 - 3:00 PM

GateWay Community College
108 N. 40th St., SBDC Office, SO Building, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Cost: Free

PTAC Office Closed

Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd

Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st

SBA WOSB Workshop:
Does the Federal Government Buy What I Sell?
The federal government spends approximately $500 billion in contracts every year of which 5% of those dollars are required to be awarded to Woman-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB).

The opportunity is great but how do you know if federal contracting is right for your business?

Bring your laptop and at least one NAICS code for an interactive session to research and determine if there is a need for your product or service in the federal marketplace. Then connect with resources to assist you in your next steps to start competing for federal opportunities.

Registration is not necessary.

Speaker: Lori Haozous, AZPTAC Assistant Program Manager

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Hera Hub Phoenix, 2111 E. Highland Ave., Ste 240, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Cost: Free
AzCI – 2018 NAVY SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit 
Arizona Center for Innovation will Live-Stream the New Mexico Innovation Summit

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear directly from program managers on SBIR/STTR topics, engage with decision makers in one-on-one sessions, and learn more about these non-dilutive funding opportunities for your innovation.

The Innovation Summit will feature:
  • Powerhouse speakers addressing the Navy SBIR/STTR program’s $350 million in non-dilutive funds available to small businesses
  • Panels on SBIR/STTR best practices, how to engage with industry, and follow-on funding opportunities
  • Review of SBIR/STTR topics from Navy program managers
  • Private one-on-one sessions with SBIR program managers and primes

COST: $25.00

One-on-One Agency Meeting Opportunities
Register for any or all of the one-on-one sessions with various representatives. Slots are limited and you may be asked to provide an abstract or quad-chart prior to being able to meet. Each session will be 15 minutes.
* Navy SBIR Program Manager
* AzCI Mentor
* PTAC Representative
* SBDC Representative
* Lawyer
* Accountant
* Grant writing & support expert
* Market Research expert
* Marketing expert

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Arizona Center For Innovation
9040 S. Rita Road, Ste. 1270, Tucson, AZ 85747

AZPTAC, Glendale Community College
6000 W. Olive Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85302
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This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.