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Government Contractor Meets with Potential Small Business Vendors

April 04 2013 - 4:30 pm

News Release
For Immediate Release
April 4, 2013

Michael Sullivan,
GOED Communications Director

Government Contractor Meets with Potential Small Business Vendors
Governor’s Office of Economic Development invites Utah small businesses to meet large government contractor, Battelle in a half-day outreach to discuss subcontracting

Salt Lake City, UTAH – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) held a half-day outreach with invited Utah small businesses who might qualify as sub-contracting vendors to Battelle, the world’s largest nonprofit research and development organization, with over 20,000 employees at more than 100 locations globally.

Battelle is working with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and PTAC’s consulting contractor Logistic Specialties Inc. to grow its vendor pool.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to meet with small business in Utah and explain who we are, what we do, and why we do it.” said Mike Hogan from Battelle. “Small businesses provide exceptional creativity and many other crucial ingredients needed to develop and deliver best value solutions for our government clients and the taxpayers they serve in meeting current and future threats to our national security.”

PTAC and LSI program officers regularly meet with Utah small businesses to discuss subcontracting in support of their ongoing missions and registered companies can be invited to teaming meetings such as the one held for Battelle.

This contractors day held for Battelle‘s Air Force Market Group, Life Cycle Management Director, Mike Hogan and Tactical Systems Business Unit, Avionics/Electronics Program Manager, Ted Riffle supported their efforts to locate Utah small businesses to support the following workload areas:

  • Legacy aircraft avionics/electronics LRU tech refresh & build
  • Depot/Industrial robotic applications development
  • Depot Maintenance stands/support equipment design & build
  • Munitions Testing
  • Energy & environmental services
  • DESP III Contract

The Governors’ Office of Economic Development and PTAC is committed to introducing large Government Prime Contractors to Utah small businesses in order to facilitate subcontracting opportunities. Utah has great small businesses capable of supporting large organizations as they execute their contracts with Hill AFB and the other government entities. Events such as the one just held with PTAC registered small businesses can help Utah businesses enter government contracting much easier.

“PTAC is excited that it was able to provide small and medium sized Utah businesses with the opportunity to participate in the Battelle Outreach meeting. Utah companies can become involved in government contracts by partnering with large prime contractors like Battelle,” said Fred Lange, PTAC director. “When a small company is teamed with a large contractor, the risk/reward ratio significantly improves for the small company.”

Utah businesses interested in participating in future outreach events can contact the PTAC offices in the Governors’ Office of Economic Development at 801-538-8655 or emailing


About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. Utah’s economic development vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business destination. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission. For more information please contact: Michael Sullivan, 801-538-8811

About Battelle
As the world’s largest independent research and development organization, Battelle provides innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing needs through its four global businesses: Laboratory Management; National Security; Health and Life Sciences; and Energy, Environment and Material Sciences. It advances scientific discovery and application by conducting $6.2 billion in global R&D annually through contract research, laboratory management and technology commercialization.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Battelle oversees 22,000 employees in more than 130 locations worldwide, including eight national laboratories for which Battelle has a significant management role on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the United Kingdom. Battelle also is one of the nation’s leading charitable trusts focusing on societal and economic impact and actively supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.