The Riverside PTAC is offering the Government Contracting classes for businesses interested in selling to the federal government. In order to complete the series of classes you shall attend the three consecutive classes. Activities, study cases and special projects are incorporated into the classes. At the end of the third class you will receive a certificate of completion.

The topics for these classes include, but are not limited to: government certifications and programs, marketing, regulations, solicitations, and the federal procurement process.

Class #1 - Selling to the Government

The objective of the class is to learn about the programs and certifications available to small businesses, and how to navigate the government websites.


  • Definitions
  • Basic requirements
  • Certifications
    • Federal
    • State
    • Market Research
  • Marketing to the Government
Class #2 - Federal Government Contracting – The Basics

The objective of the class is to understand the federal government regulations incorporated in the acquisition process.


  • Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • Other government regulations
  • Contract types
  • Procurement Methods
  • Bid Announcement
  • Solicitation
Class #3 - Understanding the Federal Government Procurement Process

The objective of the class is to learn how your proposal will be evaluated and the options available to improve in the proposal writing process.


  • Evaluation
  • Exchange
  • Debriefing
  • Award
  • Termination