Free 5-Part Series Kicks Off on January 9

PTACThe Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is offering a 5-Part Certification Series in Government Contracting.  The series will highlight ways to pursue federal, state and local contracts.  The first in the series of seminars, Federal Opportunities 1.0 takes place on Wednesday, January 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Mott Board Room in downtown Flint.

Dustin Frigy, Director of PTAC for the Regional Chamber says the new certification series provides all of the information needed to pursue local, state and federal government contracts, along with navigating the bid process and developing proposals.  He says the comprehensive series provides all of the key elements needed to help businesses take part in the more than $500 billion government marketplace.

“Working with the government can open new doors,” said Frigy. “There are many ways that businesses of all sizes can work with local, state and federal government departments.  That’s why this series is important for businesses looking to grow in 2013.  It provides the strategies needed to successfully navigate the government maze and reveals exactly what they are looking for from contractors.  Register for the series and you will learn what it takes to become a successful government contractor.”

Attendees also will learn about the services and support the Regional Chamber PTAC has available to help with the contracting process. The series will benefit management and employees who currently support or have an interest in facilitating government contracting within their companies.

The certification courses will be offered quarterly throughout the year and includes:

  • Federal Contract Opportunities 1.0
  • Navigating Bid Opportunities 2.0
  • State Contract Opportunities 3.0
  • Preparing Proposals 4.0
  • Flint & Genesee Contract Opportunities 5.0

There is no cost to participate in the series, but registration is required.  The Regional Chamber is located at 519 S. Saginaw in downtown Flint.

To register or for more information contact Chelsea Schutz at (810) 600-1437 or email