PTAC Day Countdown: Celebrating Stevens Historical Research Associates

September 21, 2018

Celebrating the contracting success of PTAC clients on September 26th

Gallatin, TN – Government contracts come in all shapes and sizes – and sometimes for services you might not expect.

Stevens Historical Research Associates is a full-service historical research consulting firm based in Boise, Idaho that specializes in documenting the past through research and writing, working in a myriad of archival facilities and producing expert reports, books, documentary scripts, cultural resource surveys, maps, and many other products. They approached the Idaho PTAC for help understanding the world of government contracting and finding contract opportunities for historical and cultural research activities across the government marketplace.

The PTAC was particularly supportive of their efforts to secure a contract with the US Forest Service to research the history of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) projects in the Custer and Gallitin National Forests – through multiple iterations of the solicitation and their proposal. “The Idaho PTAC helped us to understand the complicated language of the contract and reviewed our proposal. . . . Their help with this particular contract and their help in navigating through the changes to were invaluable and resulted in Stevens Historical Research Associates being awarded our first every federal contract this August,” writes Stevens Historian HannaLore Hein.

This first success is only the beginning of the story, and Stevens Historical Research Associates is in it for the long haul – with the help of the Idaho PTAC, of course. Hein goes on to say, “We will continue to rely on the expertise and experience of the Idaho PTAC for future contracting questions or concerns.  (They have) always been quick to return phone calls and emails, and the entire staff takes the time to make sure their clients understand the parameters and expectations of government contracting. Their service is invaluable to small businesses in Idaho.”

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, National PTAC Day activities across the country will celebrate successful PTAC clients like Stevens Historical Research Associates – as well as the dedicated PTAC professionals like those at the Idaho PTAC.

National PTAC Day LogoAmong these activities will be a national webinar:

Top Tips for Finding and Winning Government Contracts

to be held September 26th at 2:00 PM ET (click here to register).  A panel of PTAC experts from across the country who will share their top tips for:

  • Getting Ready to Enter the Government Marketplace
  • Finding Government Contracts
  • Bidding on Government Contracts

The webinar is free and open to all, providing a taste of the first-rate guidance that PTACs can offer, all at little or no charge to business owners. We hope you will join us for this exciting event.  Or find your own local PTAC to see what events they have on tap for National PTAC Day. Just join the celebration!


To learn about National PTAC Day activities near you – contact your nearest PTAC.




 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.