Sep 21, 2022 - 08:00 AM

MD: National PTAC Day: Setting Up and Maintaining Your Profile
Outreach event

Setting Up and Maintaining Your Profile

Date: 9/21/22
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT) 
Registration Deadline: 9/21/22 10:00 AM (EDT)
Fee: No Fee 

Point of Contact: MDPTAC Team (301) 405-6550

Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)
Training Topics: Government Contracting, Marketing/Sales, Selling to Government


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One of the first steps to earning a federal government contract doesn’t really relate to your business’s competitiveness; instead, it’s administrative. To be eligible for a federal government contract, your business must be registered in the System for Award Management (or

Though registration might sound simple, it’s sometimes not. Registration involves answering a myriad of questions—some fairly complicated. And even experienced users must navigate new features in 

In this presentation, government contracts attorney Matthew Schoonover will discuss the basics of registering in, including walking through a few of the required questions that might impact your business and some of the new issues affecting registered users. Matthew will also discuss the requirements to keep your profile updated, including answering a few common misconceptions about registration.



Matthew Schoonover is the founder and managing member of Schoonover & Moriarty LLC, a law firm dedicated to serving federal government contractors. Together with his colleagues, Matt counsels clients on all aspects of their work with the federal government—from understanding acquisition regulations and contract provisions; to ensuring compliance with regulations relating to small business and socioeconomic program eligibility; and to developing mentor/protégé agreements, joint venture agreements, and subcontracts. Schoonover & Moriarty also represents contractors in bid protests, size and socioeconomic eligibility protests, and performance disputes. Above all, Matt enjoys helping small businesses achieve success in the federal marketplace. Matt is an experienced speaker, having traveled the country (and, more recently, cyberspace) to present on topics critical to small businesses. He has been interviewed for a variety of publications and podcasts relating to small businesses. He’s also an experienced writer on small business federal contracting issues; you can follow Matt’s posts on small business federal contracting issues on

Make sure to connect with Matt on LinkedIn. You can also email Matt at or call him at 913.354.2630.

Registration Policies:

Registration and Fees: For fee-based classes - Payment of seminar fees may be made by credit card. Payment must be received to guarantee your space in an event.

Refund Policy: If you wish to request a refund, please contact the conference organizer listed above to discuss. You may also elect to send a substitute in your place. If the event is canceled, all fees will be returned.

Special Accommodations: In accordance with the American Disabilities Act and state law, you may request accommodations due to a disability by contacting the event organizer listed above. Advance notice may be necessary for some accommodations. Registration must be paid prior to accommodation requests.


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Maryland PTAC
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