Get into Gov Contracting! MEET THE PTACs on 8/6!

Massachusetts District Office - July 2020

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Updates & Events in Government Contracting

The federal government contracts with small businesses to buy products and services. 

The SBA works with federal agencies in order to award 23 percent of prime government contract dollars to eligible small businesses. It also offers counseling and help to small business contractors.  >learn more

New updates were announced recently for the Woman Owned Small Business and HUBZone certification programs - and we want you to know the Massachusetts District Office and resource partners are available to answer any of your questions and support you in seeking government contracts.  

We're inviting you to join us for a series of events to help you find out if government contracting is a viable business development activity for your small business. 

Thursday, August 6th at 4pm

Meet the PTACs


SBA MA Deputy District Director Peter Kontakos and Lead Business Opportunity Specialist Nadine Boone will be joined by representatives from the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers to help you get connected with FREE one-on-one government contracting counseling. 


Friday, August 7th at 10am

Opening Doors to Federal Government Contracting

Join Sandra Ledbetter, Government Sales Advisor at MA Small Business Development Center and Nadine Boone, Lead Business Opportunity Specialist for an overview on how to do business with the federal government.

SBA Certifications to be discussed:

  • Women–Owned Small Business
  • Service Disabled Veteran- Owned Small Business
  • 8(a) Business Development Program/Small Disadvantaged Business
  • HUB Zone Program


Wednesday, August 26th at 10am


Join us to explore the possibilities to pivot into government contracting. 
What are the top industries that government agencies are buying from? 
What do I need to do to get my foot in the door and prepare my business?



The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is modernizing the certification management experience. You may apply for and manage your Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business certifications in our easy-to-use single system. >learn more

WOSB Federal Contracting Program, visit to submit your application


In response to COVID19, the HUBZone program is currently offering flexibilities in recertification requirements, sick leave status, and more to HUBZone businesses. >learn more

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U.S. Small Business Administration offers the 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Program for eligible Small Businesses.

7(j) training, provided to eligible firms and their employees, includes very specialized training in the areas of federal contracting. The training will be provided in an online format with live instructors and the ability for students to participate and ask questions. Up to 40 participants per workshop will receive training on how to make "real world" business decisions that will facilitate their firm's success.

Training is provided by Stover & Associates, Inc. For more information and to register, please visit:

To view all current offerings, please visit: Stover & Associates

Any questions, please reach out to

7J Training

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