Scroggs brings Education and Leadership Experience
June 21, 2017: The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) is pleased to announce that Tiffany Scroggs, Program Manager of the Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Washington PTAC), was recently elected President-elect of the Association. She was sworn in at APTAC’s annual membership meeting on April 10, 2017 and will serve in this position until APTAC’s annual meeting in April 2018, at which time she will accede to the position of President. She has previously served as APTAC Region 10 Director and Vice President for Education. APTAC’s Board and Committees are comprised entirely of volunteers employed by 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 eleven 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 97 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.