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Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

Utah’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program helps Utah small businesses to find, bid and win procurement opportunities with federal, state, and local government entities.  Through one-on-one and group counseling PTAC educates and assists Utah businesses to more effectively compete in the government marketplace. PTAC provides a bid-matching service to help businesses identify relevant contracting opportunities and then offers technical assistance on many aspects of the government contracting process including, but not limited to, B2G marketing, diversity program eligibility and solicitation response document review. PTAC can also assist Utah contractors/vendors/suppliers with other aspects of the procurement process including government contracting readiness assessment, GSA assistance and/or eligibility and registration for government contracting set-aside programs.

The world of government contracting can be daunting so get help.  To date, PTAC has successfully assisted hundreds of Utah small businesses who have been awarded close to one-half of a TRILLION dollars.  If your small business is looking for a way to expand its customer base, government contracting may be an option.  There is no cost to Utah businesses.  Contact a PTAC representative in your area to register to receive PTAC services.

Utah PTAC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Register for upcoming PTAC outreach events.

DECEMBER

December 7-8, 2016 – Army Corp. of Engineers CQM-C training and certification – Southern Utah   –  (Dixie PTAC – St. George, UT)
Your key personnel need Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C) certification to keep up with the Quality Control (QC)/Quality Assurance (QA) standards of construction industry.  This informative 1-1/2 day course features live and video instruction, workbook exercises with discussion and case study exercises.  Attendees will be eligible to sit for certification exam at the end of the course.  Upon successful completion, a five-year certificate will be issued to attendees.

JANUARY 2017

January 24, 2017 – Doing Business with Hill Air Force Base (PTAC Offices, Salt Lake City, UT)   Event flyer pdf icon
There is a world of business to be had at Hill Air Force Base.  Featuring Mary Ann Flinders, Small Business Specialist on HAFB, come learn how to qualify as a federal contractor, vendor or supplier.  Gain an understanding of the role of the Small Business Office and gain valuable insight and tips on the federal acquisition processes at Hill.

 

 


APPLY FOR PTAC SERVICES
Click here to register to receive PTAC services

General Inquiry/Contact Us
ptac@utah.gov (click or copy & paste this address into your email program’s new message/compose “To” field)
801 538-8775


PTAC is an important part of The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, with seven offices throughout the state to assist you.  PTAC can help your small business as follows:

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  • BID Match software to find bid opportunities.
  • One-on-one counseling
  • Workshops and Conferences
  • Registration Assistance (DUNS, SAM)
  • Networking and Industry outreach facilitation
  • Contracting Partnerships:
    Prime / Sub
    Mentor / Protégé
    Teaming agreements
  • U.S. Small Business Diversity/Set-Aside Program
    8(a)
    Hub Zone Opportunities
    Woman Owned Small Business
    Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
  • Bid Proposals (response to an RFP, RFQ, RFI)
  • Product Specifications / ASTM Standards / NSN drawings
  • Procurement Histories / Pricing Data
  • GSA Assistance

Individual Counseling

Utah PTAC provides individual counseling and contracting assistance training at your site, or at one of our seven locations state-wide.  PTAC can assist you in the development of pre-acquistion strategy and marketing tools that will help you to better compete in the government marketplace.

Utah PTAC can help you to become eligible to become a government contractor, vendor or supplier and can assist with registration in government databases.

Utah PTAC offers technical assistance related to diversity program registration, solicitation (RFP, RFQ) document review and can facilitate getting ASTM, NSN drawings and specification information.

Procurement counselors provide individual counseling on all aspects of government contracting, including assistance in the initial stage of how to find the right match, how to market to the government, and how to request and prepare solicitation documents. Counselors also provide information on other government programs with agencies like SBA, SBDC, MEP, SCORE, etc.

Bid Matching Email Notifications

PTAC offers a computerized Bid-Matching service which compares your company’s products and/or services, in combination with industrial NAICS codes and key words to multiple government solicitation portals.  Matching bid opportunities are then emailed directly to the client, saving valuable time otherwise spent searching multiple bid sources.

Government solicitations range in scope and type similar and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Federal Agency software and integrated telecommunications circuits
  • DoD procurement of environmental remediation solutions
  • Federal/State engineering services and all types of equipment
  • Construction projects, including home and/or warehouse design/build, to asphalt paving, or grounds maintenance

Help with Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and System for Award Management (SAM.gov) Registration – What you should know

There is no charge or fee to obtain a DUNS number or to register in SAM.gov for government contracting.  There are private companies who will solicit to help you register in SAM and charge you a fee.  THIS IS NOT NECESSARY.  Your local PTAC office will help you register in SAM at NO CHARGE!  Register Here by creating a user account.



Affiliations

Utah PTAC is a proud member of APTAC, the national association of PTACs.

 

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Helpful Links

PTAC Symposium

About PTAC

Contact PTAC

Individual Counseling

More helpful links

Bid Matching – Get Notified of Contracting Opportunities

Defense Logistics Agency Facebook Page

 


Archives

NOVEMBER

November 15, 2016 – Doing Business with Hill Air Force Base (PTAC Offices, Salt Lake City, UT)
This event was cancelled and will be rescheduled for Feb-Mar 2017.
There is a world of business to be had at Hill Air Force Base.  Featuring Mary Ann Flinders, Small Business Specialist on HAFB, come learn how to qualify as a federal contractor, vendor or supplier.  Gain an understanding of the role of the Small Business Office and gain valuable insight and tips on the federal acquisition processes at Hill.

November 3, 2016 – Doing Business with Dugway Proving Grounds  Join Utah PTAC and Ms. Angela Arwood of Mission & Installation Contracting Command (MICC) at Dugway for an Open House event where you can receive valuable instruction on how to do business with Dugway Proving Grounds.  Brent Owens, SBA Procurement Center Representative  and representatives from FedBid will round-out this valuable outreach.
More about doing business with Dugway

October 25-26, 2016 – Army Corp. of Engineers CQM-C training and certification – Northern Utah –  (Weber State University-Davis Campus, Layton, UT)
Your key personnel need Construction Quality Management for Contractors (CQM-C) certification to keep up with the Quality Control (QC)/Quality Assurance (QA) standards of construction industry.  This informative 1-1/2 day course features live and video instruction, workbook exercises with discussion and case study exercises.  Attendees will be eligible to sit for certification exam at the end of the course.  Upon successful completion, a five-year certificate will be issued to attendees.

October 20, 2016 – PTAC Vendor Fair – (Provo Marriott, Provo, UT)
Over 300 attendees met and networked with 47 federal, state and prime contractor organizations in PTAC’s annual Symposium event.  This year PTAC created a forum where small businesses could get direct access to procurement personnel and contracting officers in a Vendor Fair format.

September 19, 2016: GSA Marketing (UVU Business Resource Center, Orem, UT)
Learn how to market your GSA contact to government purchasers.  Gain insight and tips regarding acquisition requirements and find an insertion point into your customer’s contracting program.

August 31, 2016: Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) Outreach Event (Weber State University – Layton, UT)
Information on how to sell goods and services online and at more than 2,500 Post Exchange (PX), Base Exchange (BX) and military installations world-wide.
More info about AAFES

The PTAC Procurement Symposiums and/or Vendor Fairs provide training and networking opportunities for companies wanting to win government contracts (Federal / State / Local).

The PTAC Procurement Symposiums and/or Vendor Fairs provide training and networking opportunities for companies wanting to win government contracts (Federal / State / Local).