Lowey Highlights Free Service Helping Local Businesses Compete in the Government Contracting Marketplace
NYACK, NY – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today highlighted the success of Rockland County Economic Development Corporation’s (REDC) Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a free resource to small businesses seeking to compete in the government contracting marketplace, during a roundtable discussion with PTAC representatives and three local companies which have benefitted from the program.
“Small business is the lifeblood of our community,” said Lowey. “I’m pleased that PTAC assistance is enabling economic growth in the Lower Hudson Valley. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, I will continue fighting to protect federal investments that allow entrepreneurs to access government contracts, expand their business, and create local jobs.”
REDC’s PTAC program assists Westchester, Rockland, and Orange businesses seeking to expand through government procurement at the federal, state, and local level by providing access to and technical assistance with government contracts – at no cost to the business. Services include individual counseling, webinars, and workshops; assistance with registrations and certifications for minority-, woman-, veteran-, or service-disabled veteran-owned businesses; help with SBA certifications; a daily email digest of bid opportunities specific to a particular business; and help creating targeted marketing plans, bid preparation and submission assistance, and post award compliance. Last year, PTAC helped their clients support more than 1340 jobs. MORE….
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.