Calendar of Events


CMMC Update – Gov Contracting Webinar

Date:  August 6, 2020
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location:  Online webinar

This is a continuation of the CMMC training offered earlier this year. This session is free & offered to anyone interested, regardless of participation in the prior session.

Scott Dawson, President of Core Business Solutions, will cover the latest updates relating to the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard for Department of Defense contractors.

The CMMC will encompass multiple maturity levels that range from “Basic Cybersecurity Hygiene” to “Advanced/Progressive”. The intent is to incorporate CMMC into Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) and use it as a requirement for contract award.

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August 11, 2020 – Government Contracting Webinar

“COSTARS – We Connect Suppliers with Buyers” SUPPLIERS WEBINAR

Join PTAC and the COSTARS team for a deep dive into PA’s COSTARS cooperative purchasing program. Learn how COSTARS can be an effective business aid in business growth and allow you to play a part in savings to the Commonwealth’s taxpayers. In this session, we will discuss how to become a COSTARS authorized supplier, the make up of COSTARS members and why this program plays an important role in their procurement, and discover strategies in marketing to this valuable group of procurement units.

Hosted by PA DGS Bureau of Procurement–COSTARS with guest speaker Robyn Young, NW Commission PTAC Manager

Location: Webinar
Time: 10:00 – 11:30am


Hands On USMCA Certification and Implementation Workshop

Date:     August 18, 2020

Time:     9:00 – 11:00 am EST via WebEx*
*Login details will be provided upon registration; participation is at no cost

Join the Ohio Pennsylvania Stateline Export Initiative (OPEI) for this no cost, two hour workshop.  This will be a hands on training on all the things you need to know for implementation under USMCA.  We will cover how to fill out the Certification (previously known as the Certificate of Origin), the record keeping requirements, and how to deal with suppliers.  Make shipping to Canada and Mexico seamless under the new agreement!  Michael Easton, President, General Manager of Star USA, Inc. will be presenting.

Who should attend?

  • The shipping & logistics team
  • Export & compliance team
  • Company managers & decision makers

To register, please click here.

Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) / iRAPT – DoD’s Primary Portal for Invoicing” –  Gov Contracting Webinar

Date:  August 20, 2020
Time:  10:00a – 12:00p
Location:  Online webinar

Join the NW Commission PTAC as we share this pre-recorded training webinar featuring David Kern, Small Business Professional at Tobyhanna Army Depot.

Wide Area Workflow (WAWF) also known as iRAPT (Invoicing, Receipt, Acceptance, and Property Transfer) is the Department of Defense’s primary portal for invoicing and payment. This webinar provides step-by-step instructions on how to register for system access, create and submit a payment request, and track the status of the request. It is also the only application that will be used to capture the Unique Identification of Tangible Items information.

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