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Important Information and Guidelines About the Use of Department of Defense Seals, Logos, Insignia, and Service Medals

SAM Alert—Notarized Letter Process Changes!

Please note the following changes:

Effective Immediately: Entities that ONLY apply for federal assistance (grants, loans, etc.) no longer need to have an approved notarized letter on file before their registration is activated. They must still mail the original signed copy of the notarized letter to the Federal Service Desk (FSD) within 30 days of activation. Failure to do so may result in the registration no longer being active.
Effective June 29, 2018: All non-federal entities creating or renewing their SAM registration will no longer need to have a notarized letter on file before their registration is activated. They must still mail the original signed copy of the notarized letter to the FSD within 30 days of activation or risk their registration no longer being active.
Also effective June 29, 2018: A new, multi-factor authentication login will be implemented, as well as a process by which Entity Administrators will be notified when a change is made to their entity’s bank account information. As a result, beginning June 29th, there will be a new login process for SAM:
Users will be asked to create a user account. Their current username and password will no longer
work.  Before June 29th: All users should be sure to know the email address associated with their current SAM account.
Using the same email will allow to automatically migrate roles. If a different email is provided when the
new login account is created, roles will need to be reassigned, which could cause delays updating existing
registrations. If they don’t know their current email address, they can find it by going to → My SAM →
My Account Settings → Edit User Information.
To create a user account, your clients will need to know the email address associated with their
username and password, have access to that email to receive a confirmation email from, and have a
working phone (cell or landline) to receive a security code from


Download the full training brochure here

You are not required to be a current client of UTSA PTAC to participate or register for training.

To Register: Please visit  Login before you click “Sign Up”.

If you have questions or need additional assistance please email us at or contact a PTAC representative by calling 210.458.2458.  Registration fees are applicable to many but NOT ALL of our training workshops and prepayment is strongly recommended as seating is limited.  Classes are typically a few hours long – an easy time investment for any entrepreneur.

UTSA Downtown Campus
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd. San Antonio, TX 78207
Durango Building: 3.202


Training Parking is available for free in LOT D-3 located on the corner of S. Pecos/La Trinidad and W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd. or you can park in the Visitor Parking located in the UTSA garage on the roof level on Pecos/ La Trainida. The garage entrance will be immediately after Nueva Street. 
Parking cost is approximately $2 per hour.  Click Here For Map


November and December 2018

 PTAC Orientation (No Cost)

Nov 2 | 9 Am – 12 PM |  DB 3.202 | Register Here!

Dec 7 | 9 Am – 12 PM |  DB 3.202 | Register Here!

(SCTRCA will not be attending for the Months of November and December)

This session is an opportunity for UTSA PTAC to share with small business owners all the services that’s offered. UTSA PTAC service areas cover 38 counties and many of the services are at no cost or low cost. The South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA) (the local small business owner certification office) is a part of this orientation. The SCTRCA staff will instruct clients on the local and state small businesses application requirements. Copies of the small business certifications application will be available at the orientation. UTSA PTAC will assist with the application process.

PTAC is a no cost resource for small business owners by providing one-on-one business advise and training/ events. The PTAC staff will prepare small business owners to conduct business with prime contractors, local, state, and federal buyers and supplier. To learn more about your local UTSA PTAC plan to attend one of our monthly training sessions, schedule a meeting with a business advisor, or plan to attend our quarterly UTSA PTAC Orientation session.

You are welcomed to check our website at

No Cost Training

SCTRCA is partnering with UTSA PTAC for its monthly orientations. Get the answer to these questions:
•  Who’s eligibility?
• What are the benefits of having your small business owner’s certifications?
• What local and state agencies accepts the certifications? What are the certifications?
• What is the significance of having the certification (prior to bidding on contracts)?
• Where do you apply?

To learn more about your local PTAC services (& SCTRCA) plan to attend one of the monthly orientations (1st Friday monthly).




Nov 1 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Register Here!
No Cost| DB 3.202

Qualifying businesses can become WOSB and or EDWOSB certified, making them eligible for contracting set asides of five percent of the federal budget. Come find out the application process, what NAICS Codes qualify, ask questions directly to the certifying federal agency, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and network with other small business owners.


Nov 6 | 1 PM – 4 PM |Register Here!
Fee: $30 | DB 3.202

Ensure that you get a profit from government work. Learn how to determine G&A and overhead costs, and how to follow government approved accounting procedures.


Nov 8 | 1 PM – 4 PM | Register Here!
Fee: $30 | DB 3.202

A GSA Schedule is a Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) Contract administered by the General Services Administration (GSA).  Attendees will become familiar with the unique features of a GSA Schedule, learn what every business should know about the qualifications to obtaining a GSA schedule.


Nov 29 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Register Here!
Fee: No Cost | DB 3.202

This training will provide general information necessary for Veteran owned small business owners to do business with the federal government and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).



Nov 27 |  9 AM – 12 PM | Register Here!
Fee: Advance $30 / Door $40 | DB 3.202

This seminar will review the current trends and requirements in recruiting, hiring, developing, disciplining and terminating employees. Attendees will: Learn the fair and legal procedures for recruiting and interviewing applicants; Discover best practices that lead to well-trained and productive employees; Develop clear and concise processes if employee termination becomes necessary.


Dec 4 |  9AM- 12 PM | Register Here!

Fee:  Advance $30 /Door $40 | DB 3.202

This workshop is designed to provide small business owners and managers with information and hands-on templates for developing competency based job descriptions and performance management processes.  Attendees review key elements of well-defined job descriptions and various compliance requirements as well as learn how to effectively employ performance appraisals and progressive discipline procedures. termination becomes necessary.