Virginia PTAP’s Tom Miglas Re-elected APTAC Region 5 Director

Miglas continues long-time service to the association

June 23, 2017: The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) is pleased to announce that Thomas Miglas, Southern Region Director of the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program (Virginia PTAP), has been re-elected Region 5 Director of the association.  APTAC’s Region 5 encompasses the states of Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia.  He was sworn in at APTAC’s annual membership meeting on April 10, 2017 and will serve until April 2019.  APTAC’s Board and Committees are comprised entirely of volunteers employed by member PTACs.

Miglas worked for thirty-five years in the technology field holding various management positions.  He moved to Virginia in 2004 and began working for the Center for Innovative Technology PTAP, which was taken over by George Mason University in October of 2005. In 2011, he became the Southern Region Director for the GMU Program, with responsibility for two regional offices. Also in 2011, he was first elected to the APTAC Board as Region 5 Director.

APTAC is the professional organization of and for the 98 Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) awarded under the Department of Defense’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program.  These PTACs, located across the United States (including Alaska, Hawaii and the District of Columbia as well as the territories of Puerto Rico and Guam) help local businesses become capable government contractors, on the belief that a broad base of small business suppliers provides the highest quality and best value to our government agencies and at the same time creates a strong and vibrant economic base for our communities.  They assist small businesses by offering training events, bid-matching services, one-on-one sessions with a procurement counselor, notification of important contracting changes, help with understanding government contracting procedures and requirements, guidance in registering with the federal government, and much more.  They assist government agencies by locating and educating the contractors and potential contractors which can provide the products and services they need.

APTAC supports the PTACs by providing them critical updates on the ever changing procurement processes across all federal agencies;  comprehensive training opportunities and certification to ensure that PTAC staff can bring the highest level of capability to their work; networking forums so that PTAC professionals across the country can share best practices and draw upon their collective expertise; and a national presence to collaborate with federal agencies on small business contracting initiatives and otherwise provide a voice  in national government contracting assistance and policy arenas.  The work of APTAC is carried out by a cadre of dedicated volunteers, all of whom are procurement professionals employed by member PTACs, and supported by a small administrative staff.


 For help with Government Contracting: contact your nearest Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC). Funded through Cooperative Agreements between the U.S. Department of Defense and state and local governments/institutions, PTACs provide free and low-cost assistance in virtually all areas of government contracting.