Porch recognized for leadership and service
June 22, 2017: The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) is pleased to announce that Jason Porch, Program Director of the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), has been recognized with the association’s 2017 Betty McDonald Outstanding Member Achievement Award.
Porch has contributed his energy, expertise and talent to APTAC since his very first days with the association in 2004, stepping up whenever leadership was needed. He has spearheaded numerous initiatives, including development of APTAC’s first public website, a PTAC-led roll-out to small businesses of the Department of Defense’s Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) requirements, and coordination of PTAC stakeholder outreach and education efforts. He has also formally served as APTAC Communications Chair, Region 9 Director, Treasurer, and President. He is well known for his thoughtful, steady demeanor as well as his commitment to fostering inclusiveness, collaboration, and improved communication at all levels or the organization.
Betty McDonald was a founder and the first President of APTAC, (then known as the Association of Government Marketing Assistance Specialists). This award, named in her honor, recognizes a significant contribution and deep commitment not just to the procurement profession, but to the APTAC organization and its members.
APTAC is the professional organization of and for the 98 Procurement Technical Assistance Centers awarded under the Department of Defense’s Procurement Technical Assistance Program. APTAC supports the PTACs by providing them important information, professional networking, comprehensive training opportunities and a voice in national government contracting assistance and policy arenas.
The Missouri PTAC assists businesses — including small, disadvantaged and women owned firms — in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts by offering training, bid-matching services, and one-on-one counseling. It operates as part of the University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program (BDP), a statewide network devoted improving people’s lives and the competitiveness of Missouri businesses through research-based education and technical assistance to enhance Missouri’s economy.
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.