PTAC’s work with Winspear Construction led to big contract wins
(For Immediate Release): The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) presented its 2018 Economic Impact Award to the Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) for their work with Winspear Construction. Winspear is a Service Disabled Veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) in Boise, Idaho that provides a wide range of construction-related services.
Jordan Winspear first approached the Idaho PTAC as he was founding his company in 2014. Winspear had extensive experience in the construction industry, but he wanted to understand the potential government market and what would be required to bid and be competitive.
Once the company was really up and running in 2015, the PTAC helped them navigate federal registrations and SDVOSB certification from the VA. PTAC counselor Lee Velten then shepherded them through careful crafting of their capability statement and company profile in SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search database. As Winspear identified and pursued specific contract opportunities, Velten assisted by reviewing bid proposals and answering contracting questions as they arose.
The results have been impressive – with Winspear winning contracts with four different agencies totaling $14 million – a tremendous impact for this young, small company. Vice President Karen Winspear wrote: “We continue to learn valuable things from you about this wise, old, ever changing giant, that federal contracting is. Thank you for all your patience over the last year and all the help you have given us.”
APTAC’s Economic Impact Award recognizes a member organization that has fostered significant economic impact through direct and acknowledged assistance to a client business in obtaining government contracts, thereby creating and/or retaining jobs. The intensive assistance provided to Winspear Construction resulting in their substantial success represents just such an accomplishment.
APTAC is the professional organization of and for the 94 Procurement Technical Assistance Centers awarded under the Department of Defense’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program. APTAC supports its members by providing them important information, professional networking, comprehensive training opportunities and a voice in national government contracting assistance and policy arenas.
The Idaho PTAC is a no-cost service available to Idaho businesses and is a great tool to expand sales and marketing opportunities. Their services include explaining government procurement procedures, assisting with registrations and development of a bid notification profile, custom bid matching, developing a targeted government marketing strategy and capability statements, providing training on government contracting topics and opportunities to network with government buyers, reviewing bid proposals, advising on federal cybersecurity requirements, answering questions on post-award issues, and 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.