Scroggs assumes association’s top leadership post
(For Immediate Release): Tiffany Scroggs, Program Manager of the Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Washington PTAC), was sworn in as President of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) at their annual membership meeting on March 7, 2018. She has previously served as APTAC Region 10 Director and Vice President. APTAC’s Board and Committees are comprised entirely of volunteers who represent member PTACs.
Scroggs has worked passionately with the small business community since 2003. She joined the Washington PTAC in 2007 as a procurement counselor and in 2012 took the helm as Program Manager, overseeing fourteen counselors at eight locations across the state. She has BA in Communication from Western Washington University and a Masters degree in Public Administration from Evergreen State College. She is certified by APTAC as an Associate Contracting Assistance Specialist and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a Verification Assistance Counselor.
APTAC is the professional organization of and for the 94 Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) sponsored by the Defense Department’s Defense Logistics Agency and local host organizations. 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. PTACs support a broad base of small business suppliers providing the highest quality and best value to government agencies and creating 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 procurement counselors, 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 contractors and potential contractors who 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 from 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.