August 7, 2018
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) Around the Country Celebrate
the Success of their Small Business Clients
Gallatin, TN – For 33 years, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) have helped expand the number of small businesses that successfully compete for and win federal, state, and local government contracts. This September, PTACs from around the country are coming together for one special day to celebrate the success of the tens of thousands of small businesses who have benefitted from training and technical assistance delivered by their local PTACs.
Ninety-five Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of more than 600 dedicated procurement professionals who work to help local businesses successfully sell their products and services to government agencies. In 2017, the PTAC network served over 48,000 clients and helped them win over $20 billion in government contracts and subcontracts. The more successful our nation’s small businesses are in the government marketplace, the stronger our regional and national economies grow.
To celebrate the success of PTAC clients in communities across the country, the national PTAC network is hosting the first annual National PTAC Day on September 26th. It will be marked by events and community outreach at local, state and national levels to promote the effective work being done by PTACs across the country and the resulting success achieved by PTAC clients. Featured among these activities is a national webinar, Top Tips for Finding and Winning Government Contracts, to be held at 2:00 pm eastern time. Presented by a panel of PTAC procurement experts, the live webinar will provide valuable insights and information to both newcomers and veteran government contractors.
“We want to spotlight the impact that PTACs are having across the country,” says Tiffany Scroggs, President of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC). “By helping businesses, PTACs stimulate the creation of new jobs and economic growth in their communities. And, just as importantly, PTAC clients often are new suppliers that provide products and services critically needed by the armed services and all units of government. Whether its connecting disaster or wildfire responders with agencies in times of crisis or helping train small contractors on new government requirements, PTACs are always there to help. The success stories of PTAC clients are as diverse as our country itself, and we’re glad for this opportunity to tell them,” she adds.
More information about National PTAC Day, including registration links for the national webinar, can be found at https://www.aptac-us.org/PTACday. Join the celebration!
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About the PTAC Program: The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) was authorized by Congress in 1985 in an effort to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the government marketplace. Administered by the Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the program provides matching funds through cooperative agreements with state and local governments and non-profit organizations to operate Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) for the purpose of providing procurement assistance to all businesses – particularly small businesses – interested in participating in the government marketplace. Learn more at https://www.aptac-us.org.
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.