GRAND FORKS -- The North Dakota Procurement Technical Assistance Center, University of North Dakota Center for Business Engagement & Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host the 9th Annual Government Procurement Fair virtually from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 31.

This free event will feature workshops covering the topics of growing your business by selling your products and services to local, state and federal governments, changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulations, as well as understanding cybersecurity requirements.

In a press release issued Monday, March 8, Dave Kleppe, the ND PTAC program manager, said the seminar would benefit new and existing businesses alike.

“Our annual Procurement Fair is a great opportunity for businesses to learn about government contracting, connect with resources and network with other businesses,” said Kleppe. “This event will assist businesses just starting in government contracting and be informative to those already selling goods or services to government. “

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The Procurement Technical Assistance Program was authorized by Congress in 1985 in an effort to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the government marketplace. Administered by the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency, the program provides matching funds through cooperative agreements with state and local governments and non-profit organizations to operate Procurement Technical Assistance Centers for the purpose of providing procurement assistance to all businesses – particularly small businesses – interested in participating in the government marketplace. Learn more at

This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. State match funds are provided by the ND Department of Commerce.