August 26, 2016
8 Fast Facts About PTACs
Source: OSBP, August 25, 2016
Ms. Jane Dowgwillo knows hundreds of small businesses and how they can support the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) worldwide mission. As the manager of 10 Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) scattered throughout Florida, she leads a team of 13 government contracting specialists who help small businesses understand the requirements of working with the federal government.
“We’ve got a lot of small manufacturing and spare-part businesses here that we provide specialized advice and training to. Any time we offer sessions on how to do business with DoD, it’s very well received,” Dowgwillo said.
The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was authorized by Congress in 1985 to expand the number of businesses capable of performing federal government contracts. The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) administers the PTAP in cooperation with states, local governments and nonprofit organizations. “PTACs provide a variety of services that help small businesses win and execute federal government contracts,” said Ms. Sherry Savage, the PTAP Program Manager.
Today, 97 PTACs operate nationwide. In 2015, PTACs assisted about 46,000 businesses. READ MORE….
Contact your nearest PTAC to learn more about government contracting.
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.