Keys to Success in Government Contracting

The Montana PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) assists businesses with navigating the government marketplace.  Our goal is to help make government contracting easier to understand and support local businesses in finding a focused path through the maze that is government contracting.  Government contracting requires businesses to learn how to do it and PTAC advisors are here to … Read more

Insights on New WOSB Certification Program

Click here to read a great blog article titled “SBA Issues Final Rule Implementing Certification For Women-Owned Small Businesses,” published on the Holland and Knight blog in May of 2020. This blog article summarizes the SBA’s final rule and provides some key takeaways every WOSB firm should understand. Another article published on the blog … Read more

The Process for WOSB Certification has Changed

  If you missed it, a big change happened in 2020 with WOSB and EDWOSB certifications. Self-certification (with documentation) became a thing of the past. The WOSB firms that previously self-certified were instructed to collect all relevant information previously submitted to and go through the SBA’s new certification process by applying and uploading the … Read more

Take Advantage of Virtual Procurement Conferences and Industry Days

One of the unexpected benefits of COVID for government contractors is the easy and affordable access to government buyers, small business specialists, and, sometimes, end-users through virtual procurement conferences and industry days.    Pre-COVID, procurement conferences provided an invaluable opportunity for face-to-face connection with key agency stakeholders. Nonetheless, many business owners could not attend these conferences … Read more

Stakeholder Forum Recap: New Design for

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, the U.S. General Services Administration’s Integrated Award Environment hosted an online Stakeholder Forum webinar. The program focused on an introduction to the new design of, which will launch on April 26, 2021. A recording of the presentation can be viewed here in two parts. (MORE INFORMATION BELOW) The 2 … Read more

Update: SBA Issues 8(a) Program Term Extension Rule

Posted on January 12, 2021 by Shane McCall Access Original Article HERE! SBA has issued its rule allowing for an extension of 8(a) program terms by one year, as directed by Congress. The rule will be effective immediately on January 13 (barring some publication delay). Read on for the key terms from the new rule. Here are the key highlights from the … Read more

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District for a virtual, one on one capability briefing

Don’t miss this opportunity to schedule an appointment with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District for a virtual, one on one capability briefing. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about upcoming opportunities, showcase your company’s expertise and establish relationships.  The Omaha District has dedicated 1 day a month for the next 3 … Read more

Quarterly Newsletter: December 2020

In case you missed our latest newsletter, you can view it here. Be sure to click the button at the top of the newsletter to subscribe.   Articles include: Micro-Purchases on Credit Card: A Business Opportunity? Indefinite Delivery Contracts New Video Tutorial: Learn How to Search for Federal Opportunities in! And training opportunities you don’t … Read more

Micro-Purchases on a Credit Card– A Business Opportunity?

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), about 70 percent of all federal procurement transactions are for routine, lower value products/services known as micro-purchases. On August 31st, 2020 the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) was officially updated to reflect the new, federal “micro-purchase threshold” of $10,000.  Micro-purchases can be made on a government purchase card (GPC) … Read more