Government Procurement Events & Webinars

NC PTAC provides a wide range of assistance to businesses not only through one-on-one counseling sessions, but webinars, classes, seminars and events as well. Take a look at the following list of upcoming government procurement / contracting events and webinars.

Upcoming Events

8(a) Certification Workshop – In-Person
08/11/2020 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
U.S. SBA North Carolina District Office
6302 Fairview Road, Suite 300, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28210
$0.00/attendee | Register »

Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, North Carolina District Office.

Learn about the SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program certification: its benefits, features and eligibility requirements.

Small Business Federal Certifications Workshop – Webinar
09/08/2020 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)


$0.00/attendee | Register »

Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration, North Carolina District Office.

Learn about the various federal certifications you may be eligible for to sell your goods and services. SBA will cover:

  • Woman-Owned Small Business
  • Small Disadvantaged Business
  • Service-Disabled Veteran Program
  • 8(a) Business Development Program
  • HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program

Doing Business with Government Entities
10/08/2020 (11:00 AM – 12:30 PM)


$0.00/attendee | Register »

Panelists: Julia Faircloth (CFPUA), Antoine Glasper (UNCW), James Chestnut (PTAC)

This event will be a virtual panel discussion with Procurement and Finance professionals from UNCW, New Hanover County Government, Cape Fear Public Utility, and PTAC.  Panelists will discuss topics such as registering as a vendor, purchase orders, government contracts, conflict resolution, and address some frequently asked questions.

2020 DEFENSE CONTRACTOR ACADEMY – Charlotte
11/17/2020 - 11/19/2020 (8:00 AM – 4:30 PM)
Central Piedmont Community College-Hall Building Room 215
1112 Charlottetowne Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28235-5009
$175.00/attendee | Register »


The Defense Contractor Academy hosted by the North Carolina Military Business Center, North Carolina State University Industrial Expansion Solutions, Cape Fear Community College and Central Piedmont  Community College, will offer an intermediate-level of instruction and a certificate of completion to existing, small business defense contractors to provide the tools needed to grow the federal portion of their business portfolio.

“The Defense Contractor Academy  provides the advanced skills businesses need in federal business development,  competitive processes and federal contracting procedures to grow in the federal  marketplace – and to grow jobs in North Carolina,” – Scott Dorney, Executive Director of the NCMBC.

A series of classes will be offered April 7-9, 2020 in Wilmington and November 17-19 in Charlotte, beginning at 0800 and ending at 1630 each day.  Each Academy day will include presentation of material and either a panel or guest business(es) to discuss their experiences regarding the topic of the session.

Cost. All three days of instructions, including materials, catering (sodas, water and light breakfast and lunches) are included in the $175 registration fee, per person.

Upcoming Webinars

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On-Demand

Our on demand training offerings are available 24/7 and are accessible for up to one year after you register.

Navigating Federal Contracts
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
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Please register for the “Navigating Federal Contracts“ On Demand video presentation.

Navigating State Contracts
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
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Please register for the “Navigating State Contracts“ On Demand video presentation.

Preparing an effective capability statement
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2020
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Please register for the “preparing an effective capability statement“ On Demand video presentation.