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Preparing for Matchmaking Events and other Government Expos

By Chuck Schadl, Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center Government Matchmaking Events and Expos – They are what you make them PTAC sponsored conferences and matchmaking events as well as federal, state and local government trade shows/expos offer opportunities for small … Continued

Is a GSA Federal Supply Schedule Contract Right for You?

Based upon a video tip by Carey White, University of Houston PTAC GSA Schedule contracts are not right for everyone Many small businesses come to Procurement Technical Assistance Centers interested in GSA Supply Schedule contracts. But the first question must … Continued

Capabilities Statements for Government Contracting

By Chuck Schadl, Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center Capabilities Statements are Essential Tools for Marketing to Government Agencies: PTAC clients often ask about how to best present themselves to government officials, particularly contracting officers, small business specialists, and prime contractors. … Continued

Sources Sought Notices – An Opportunity

By Chuck Schadl, Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center What is a “Sources Sought”?  Here’s the Answer: This is a question frequently-asked question by PTAC clients. The label “Sources Sought” may be seen on many contract opportunities posted on FedBizOpps (FBO), … Continued

Pricing Matters – Pricing for GSA Schedule Proposals

By Ronald Marta, University of Houston PTAC General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule Contracts are the most widely used government contract vehicles. Currently, there are some 18,000 GSA Schedule contracts. Over 11 million commercial products and services are available through GSA … Continued