New Local Service Untangles Government Bidding Process for Businesses
The Estes Park Trail Gazette, March 3, 2015
The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today learned more about Colorado’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) which provides government contract assistance. Colorado PTAC now has local Larimer County services and a ribbon cutting ceremony followed today’s presentation at the Workforce Center office in Fort Collins to officially mark the enhanced services available to local businesses.
With today’s event and Colorado PTAC’s new local presence it was announced that Kathryn Rowe, former Larimer County Purchasing Director, is the new PTAC Procurement Counselor for Larimer County. Rowe will assist Larimer County businesses in obtaining government contracts, “Doing business with the government can be a tremendous opportunity, however, bidding on government contracts can be a difficult process. PTAC services can provide that critical component for businesses to successfully compete for contracts.”
The Larimer County Workforce Center is providing in-kind services to PTAC through the use of office space and other support. Workforce center Director Joni Freidman says PTAC services align well with Larimer County, “These services enhance our economic development goals and the business services we provide at the Larimer County Workforce Center.” Rowe will have office hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Workforce Center in Fort Collins, 200 West Oak St. Rowe says an agreement has been made with the City of Loveland to use offices there as needed when prospective Loveland businesses desire her assistance. Rowe can be contacted at 719-644-8210.
PTAC is a confidential, no-cost resource for any Colorado business that is pursuing government contracts (federal, state or local). 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. PTAC services can provide an important bridge between local businesses, large and small, and government by helping them pursue contracts.
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.