Two new commodity codes added to eMACS

The State of Montana recently added the following commodity codes to the Montana Acquisition & Contracting System (eMACS): 3956 – Professional Services – Concessionaire 5125 – Vehicles – Rental Car/Truck Services If either of these codes apply to your business and you wish to receive bidding opportunity notifications, you should log into your eMACS account … Read more

Montana releases state procurement forecast for first quarter of 2019

The federal government may be shut down, but state and local governments are still operating and continuing to buy all kinds of goods and services. Here in Montana, the State Procurement Bureau (SPB) just released its quarterly procurement forecast at http://vendorresources.mt.gov/ProcurementForecast. For general tips on how to use this forecast, please read our earlier post. Some … Read more

Quarterly Procurement Forecast Released

Four times a year, the State Procurement Bureau posts a forecast of anticipated purchases $5,000 and above for the current/upcoming quarter. The latest forecast, for October-December 2018, was just posted at http://vendorresources.mt.gov/ProcurementForecast. We encourage out clients to review these forecasts when they come out to see if the state is planning to procure any goods or services … Read more

New disclosure requirements take effect Monday, October 1 for entities doing business with the State of Montana

Photo of Governor Bullock signing executive order

On June 8 of this year, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed Executive Order No. 15-2018, Requiring Disclosure of Dark Money Spending for Entities Doing Business with the State, which states “It is the policy of the executive branch that entities seeking to do business with the State of Montana must disclose contributions or expenditures they … Read more

FAR rule change clarifies that companies need to be registered in SAM *prior* to submitting an offer

A final rule was published in the Federal Register today, amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to update the instructions for registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) and clarify the timing of registration in SAM. The new rule, which is effective October 26, 2018, requires all offerors (except as provided at FAR 4.1102) to … Read more

Today is National PTAC Day

  PTAC Day is a national campaign designed to celebrate the contracting success of thousands of small businesses who have benefited from training and technical assistance delivered by their local PTACs. The first annual PTAC Day is today, Wednesday, September 26, 2018. National PTAC Day unites the ninety-five Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) in all … Read more

Flathead County’s HUBZone Status Extended!

Flathead County’s HUBZone designation status was scheduled to sunset on July 31st, 2018, but the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 that was signed by President Trump on December 12, 2017, extended Flathead County’s HUBZone designation until December 31st, 2021. This is excellent news for area contractors that are currently HUBZone certified as … Read more

2018 NDAA Increases Civilian Micro-Purchase Threshold to $10,000

Posted on January 2, 2018 by Matthew Moriarty – Senior Associate Attorney – Koprince Law LLC The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed by President Donald Trump on December 12, 2017 increases the standard micro-purchase threshold applicable to civilian agencies from $3,000 to $10,000. Last year, the NDAA increased the Department of Defense (DoD) micro-purchase … Read more

Missoula Concrete Construction Wins Spot on the GSA Schedule

Missoula Concrete Construction is a PCI Certified plant, which fabricates precast and prestressed concrete for projects such as commercial buildings, bridges, parking structures, vault concrete outhouses, and EverLogs™ precast concrete log homes. Missoula Concrete first met with PTAC in early October 2016 to resubmit their GSA eOffer. Prior to this they had hired an outside … Read more