Calendar of Events

CMMC Training – Gov Contracting Webinar

Date:  May 28, 2020
Time:  2:00 – 3:00 pm
Location:  Online webinar

This free web session will cover the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standard that is rolling out this year for Dept. of Defense contractors and subcontractors. Guest speaker is Scott Dawson, President of Core Business Solutions. Offered courtesy of PA’s PTAC network.

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Preparing for USMCA Day

Date: June 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Location: GoTo Meeting

This webinar will examine the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that will come into force on July 1, 2020.

The webinar will provide:

  • An overview of the agreement
  • Key areas that companies need to assess in the lead up to implementation
  • And strategies to deploy to ensure compliance

About the presenter:
Dan Ujczo is an international trade and customs lawyer who specializes in Canada-United States matters.  Dan also provides public policy counsel to governmental officials and corporate leaders in areas of regulatory cooperation, border security, economic development, labor mobility, corporate social responsibility, and public-private-partnerships.

A US-licensed lawyer, Dan is one of the few individuals that has served in the US and Canadian governments, private practice, and academia.  Prior to joining Dickinson Wright, Dan served as an officer in Canada’s foreign ministry where he was responsible for coordinating a network of government departments and Canada-US industry associations toward improving North America’s borders and ports-of-entry.  Dan also served as a liaison between government officials in Canada and the US, as well as routinely assisted companies in dealings with Canada-US regulatory agencies.

To register for this webinar, please click here.


Date: June 16, 2020
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Laying the Foundation of Gov’t Contract Accounting – Gov Contracting Webinar

Date:  June 17, 2020
Time:  1:00 – 3:00 pm
Location:  Online webinar

Accounting in federal government contracting has its own unique and specialized rules, regulations, standards, problems, and hurdles. This training will cover the basic principles and regulations for government contract accounting, why it is important to segregate direct and indirect costs, cost pools, and setting up a basic gov’t contracting chart of accounts. Free session offered by NW Commission PTAC via Govology.

Information and registration

Doing Business with Defense Logistics Agency, Pt 1 – Gov Contracting Webinar

Date:  June 24, 2020
Time:  10:00 – 11:30 am
Location:  Online webinar

This free webinar will cover the basics of doing business with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the DoD agency that manages the global supply chain for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, 11 combatant commands, other federal agencies, and partner and allied nations. Topics to be discussed will include DLA’s various buying activities, DLA’s DIBBS site, and required registrations.

Information and registration

U.S. DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Program – Gov Contracting Webinar

Date:  June 25, 2020
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:  Online webinar

Free online training session covering the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for minority and woman owned businesses. We will discuss eligibility requirements and certification process for NY- and PA-based firms. Presented by Pennsylvania & NY PTACs.

Information and registration


Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm

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


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