Waldo joins association’s leadership team
June 23, 2017: The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) is pleased to announce that Allen Waldo, of the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), has been elected Region 7 Director of the Association. APTAC’s Region 7 encompasses the states of Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and North Dakota. 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.
Prior to joining the Missouri PTAC, Waldo served in various executive roles at hospitals in Missouri including as Chief Executive Officer at Barton County Memorial and Cooper County Memorial Hospitals, Chief Operating Officer at Citizens Memorial Hospital, and Chief Financial Officer at Skaggs Community Hospital. His responsibilities have included budgets, IT systems, physician employment agreements, construction, and managed care contracts. Throughout his healthcare career, he was an active advocate on hospital-related issues at the state and federal level. He holds an MBA from Southwest Missouri State University (MO State University) and is a CPA.
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.