SBDC-Los Alamos Holds Free Workshops on Government Contracting


The Small Business Development Center-Los Alamos, in association with the Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), will conduct two free workshops to help businesses get started with selling to the government. The workshops are Thursday, April 3­, on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

The first workshop Government Contracting Basics for Small Business will cover such topics as whether the government purchases a particular product or service, how to get started selling to the government, whether government certifications are necessary, available resources to business owners, and how to market to the government. This workshop is 8:30 a.m. to noon and is free.

The second workshop. Introduction to the System for Award Management (SAM), will discuss how to register for SAM, which replaced the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) system, and how to migrate to the new system. This workshop is 1:30-3:30 p.m. and is free.

For more information, contact Elaine Palin, PTAP advisor, To register, visit

The SBDC-Los Alamos is part of a network of 20 Small Business Development Centers throughout New Mexico.

For more information about starting or expanding a small business, contact Ted Lopez at the Small Business Development Center at UNM-Los Alamos at 505.662.0337,, or visit