By: The hard-working team at the Washington PTAC
Your local PTAC team is laser focused on increasing the number of government contracts awarded to the companies they serve. Some businesses haven’t discovered all the talent, knowledge, and skills their PTAC Counselor has; they continue navigating the government marketplace inefficiently and propose on government contracts without the support of a government contracting expert by their side. In order to take full advantage of all your PTAC has to offer, see our overview of:
The Anatomy of a PTAC Counselor
Eagle Eyes – Always scanning for government contracts and subcontracts that are a good fit for their clients.
Large Brain – Filled to the top with the latest government contracting rules, regulations, and strategies for success. This brain is constantly being fed with new information that will help you be successful. PTACs are smart.
Wide Shoulders – To cry on those times that you don’t win.
Sensitive Nose – That can sniff out the latest government contracting scam!
Ears that Listen – Learning about your firm, your challenges, and your goals and then creating a customized pathway for your success.
Hands – That shake other people’s hands, forming partnerships with other service providers, government agencies, and prime contractors to expand the resources available to you. PTACs are collaborative.
Steady feet – Providing exceptional, no-cost technical assistance year-in and year-out, your PTAC looks forward to many more decades of service.
Connected Veins – Extending out to a network of 500 other PTAC Counselors across the nation whose experience can be called upon to solve complex situations and challenges. PTACs are also connected to an electronic bid matching systems that searches 1500+ government websites for solicitations that match what you do.
Tenacious Spirit – Your PTAC does not sit idle while government opportunities pass their clients by.
PTACs consider it a privilege to work with some of the most hard-working, innovative firms in the country. They take great satisfaction in helping local companies find, bid, and win government contracts and subcontracts. Now that you understand a bit more about who we are and what we can do, please contact your local PTAC Counselor and schedule an appointment today!
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The Washington State PTAC’s mission is to increase the number of government contracts awarded to Washington firms so that those firms can grow. They provide no cost, confidential, one-on-one technical assistance in all aspects of selling to federal, state, and local governments, advising businesses on bid reviews, marketing assistance, contract performance, small business designations, and more. PTAC hosts procurement training classes and seminars, and helps businesses register with the correct databases in order to compete for government contracts.
With the help of PTAC, Washington State companies have been awarded more than $440 million in government contracts since 2009.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs)
Ninety-eight PTACs – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of procurement professionals dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace. Funded under the Defense Logistics Agency’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program through cooperative agreements with state and local governments and non-profit organizations, PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, bringing to bear their knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government with better quality and at lower costs.
PTACs provide a wide range of government contracting help – most free of charge!
Assistance topics include (but are not limited to!):
- Determining Suitability for Contracting
- Securing Necessary Registrations (including SAM registration)
- SDB, 8(a), HUBzone and other certifications
- Researching Procurement Histories
- Identifying Bid Opportunities
- Proposal Preparation
- Contract Performance Issues
- Preparing for Audit