Upcoming PTAC Workshops & Events

Government Market Research

Market research is crucial to the development of a successful marketing plan for any business, particularly for a business that is interested in selling products or services to the federal government.

Join PTAC Program Manager, Ken Bloch, to learn about the on-line resources that will enable you to conduct the necessary market research to determine whether the federal government purchases the products and/or services that your business offers.

Friday, March 31, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Eastern Maine Development Corporation
Ellsworth, Maine

To register, click here or contact kbloch@emdc.org

Understanding Your Bid Match

Join Maine PTAC Counselor Ernie Gray, as he explains:
- How your bid match search profile was created
- The sources that are searched
- How to read your bid match synopses
- Strategies to use in finding and responding to solicitations

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
10:00am to 11:30am
Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG)
970 Baxter Blvd #201
Portland, Maine 04103

To register or for more information, click here or contact kbloch@emdc.org

Understanding Bids: How to Read and Respond

If you are currently selling to the government or interested in giving it a try but you are unsure
about the process, this is an event you won’t want to miss!
Learn how to read the details of federal government product and service solicitations and how to respond with a winning bid proposal. Dana Delano, Maine PTAC Counselor, will explain what it takes to sell to government entities and expand your business opportunities.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
8:30am to 10:00am
Madawaska Town Office
328 St. Thomas Street
Madawaska Maine 04756

To register or for more information, click here or contact kbloch@emdc.org


Selling to the State of Maine

Are you interested in selling products or services to the State of Maine? Do you want to learn how to become a successful vendor? Join Maine PTAC Program Manager Ken Bloch, for a workshop that will teach you the "ins" and "outs" of selling to the State of Maine.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
9:00am to 10:30am
Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)
25 Station Road, Room 600
Augusta, Maine

To register or for more information, click here or contact kbloch@emdc.org

Understanding Your Bid Match


Join Maine PTAC Program Manager, Ken Bloch as he explains:
- How your bid match search profile was created
- The Sources that are searched
- How to read your bid match synopses
- Strategies to use in finding and responding to solicitations


BidMatch is Maine PTAC's no-cost software program that searches for bid opportunities. While this workshop is geared to those companies that already have a BidMatch profile, it will also be of interest to those considering one.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
8:30am to 10:00am
Eastern Maine Development Corporation
40 Harlow Street
Bangor, Maine

To register or for more information, click here or contact kbloch@emdc.org


Government Subcontracting for Small Business

Join Ernie Gray, Maine PTAC Regional Manager, as he discusses:

  * Why Become a Subcontractor?

  * Understanding the Contractual Relationship

  * Identifying Prime Contractors

  * Marketing Your Company to a Prime Contractor

Thursday, May 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments (AVCOG)
125 Manley Road, Auburn, Maine 04210

For more information or to register click here or contact kbloch@emdc.org