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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 the PTAC training coordinator by calling 210.458.2458.  All of our Contracting Trainings will be at NO COST starting January 2019. Registration fees are applicable to many of the Employer Services workshops.  Registration 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


January thru March 2019

 PTAC Orientation (No Cost)

Jan 4 | 9 Am – 12 PM |  DB 3.202 | Register Here!

 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 quarterly (1st Friday of the month).


GSA: Marketing your GSA Schedule

Jan 10 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Register Here!
No Cost| DB 3.202

Marketing GSA Schedules through GSA E-Library, GSA Advantage, GSA Pricing List & Marketing information on SBA’s DSBS & Capability Statement. Marketing by GSA E-Buy, Marketing Research, Assessing Competition, Marketing Action Plan, Strategic Marketing: Marketing GSA, Marketing Set-Asides & 8(a) Marketing Using Forecasts & Congressional. 


Jan 17 | 1 PM – 4 PM |Register Here!
No Cost | 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.


Jan 24 | 1 PM – 4 PM | Register Here!
No Cost| DB 3.202

This interactive workshop focuses on the importance of Past Performance as a proposal evaluation factor and how it contributes to a winning proposal. Throughout lecture, discussion, and exercises, workshop participants will learn what Federal evaluators expect and how those inputs are evaluated. First, what are the different types of past performance and how is it evaluated. Second, why past performance has increased in importance. Third, training on Single Acquisition Thresholds (SAT) for every product and service industry. Fourth, training on Contractor and Sub-Contractor grading criteria(s). Fifth, training on systems contractors and agencies used to evaluate your past performance, including Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS), Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), and Federal Awardee Performance and Integrity Information Systems (FAPIIS). Sixth, how to keep my past performance updated to remain competitive in today’s government contracting market. Finally, strategies to overcome past performance deficiencies.


Jan 31 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Register Here!

Mar 28 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Register Here!

Fee: No Cost | DB 3.202

These session will provide business owners some tips on preparing for any match making event. Some of the topics include: Quick review of “need to know”prior to doing business with the prime contractors, local, state, federal agencies, overview of small business owner local, state, and federal certifications, Elevator Pitch (practice time), high quality capability statement (purpose, format, content, structure, & value), free templates/ samples of capability statements, and homework necessary to prepare the small business owner for any business owner match making event.



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.