Colorado PTAC Receives Project of the Year Award

December 30, 2015

Colorado PTAC is awarded the El Paso County 2015 Economic Development Project of the Year

Source: Colorado PTAC, Gary Henry, December 29, 2015

The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) received the El Paso County Economic Development Project of the Year during the Annual State of the Region address by Board of El Paso County Commissioners Chair, Amy Lathen., held at the Antlers Hilton in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“Our 2015 Economic Development Project of the Year really shines,” said Commissioner Amy Lathen. “The process of writing and submitting winning bids for government procurement can be a real challenge for local businesses.  And that’s where the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, commonly known as PTAC comes in. Under the leadership of Executive Director Gary Henry, PTAC, has helped over 3,000 local businesses secure nearly $1.5 billion in government contracts since its inception in 2009.”  PTAC assisted nearly 700 Colorado businesses in winning government work this year alone.

Colorado PTAC Executive Director, Gary Henry, provided further elaboration, saying “The staff of the Colorado PTAC is honored to receive this prestigious award.  This recognition is a key indicator of the impact of the Colorado PTAC in El Paso County and throughout the rest of the state. We appreciate all of the support we have received from El Paso County since our inception in 2009 and look forward to even greater collaboration and impact in the years to come.”

El Paso County is one of the 64 counties in Colorado. It is the second most populous county in Colorado. The county seat is Colorado Springs, the second most populous city in Colorado. El Paso County is home to five military installations to include Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, and the United States Air Force Academy as well as home to many large prime and subprime government contractors.

The Colorado PTAC is a no-cost, confidential resource for any Colorado business that is pursuing government contracts (federal, state or local government). The Colorado PTAC ‘s more than 2800 active clients received more than $314M in government contract awards in the 2015 fiscal year.  PTAC provides education and assistance throughout the government procurement process; assisting with registrations, finding opportunities, marketing to the government, replying to solicitations, matchmaking between prime and subcontractors and answering questions during contract execution in such areas as invoicing, compliance and performance management. The Colorado PTAC has offices in Colorado Springs, Aurora, Westminster, Longmont, and Golden.  Counseling also occurs throughout the state, using local Chamber, EDC’s, business centers, incubator facilities, etc. More information can be found at

Colorado PTAC Executive Director Gary Henry recently reviewed PTAC performance data during a presentation to the Board of El Paso County Commissioners.  That presentation can be viewed at:

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