Local governments, school districts and tribal governments can use state term contracts to purchase supplies and services

I was reviewing minutes from the September 10 meeting of the Board of Madison County Commissioners and saw that they had approved the Cooperative Purchasing Memorandum of Understanding with the Montana Department of Administration. It reminded me that in Montana, local governments, school districts, tribal governments other “local procurement units” are permitted by law to … Read more

Interview with Brent Owens, SBA Procurement Center Representative for Montana, Wyoming & Utah

Listen to “SBA Area 5 | Brent Owens | Episode 16” on Spreaker. Summary: Brent Owens discusses trends in purchasing on Air Force bases, regional training for small business and contracting officers, the role of DSBS in market research and the SBA’s All Small Business Mentor-Protégé program. Guest Bio: Based at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, Brent Owens … Read more

Register now for this free webinar about the upcoming decommissioning of FBO.gov

The following notice is from the GSA: Dear industry partners and stakeholders, FBO.gov is going to retire in November, 2019. Please register here for a virtual webinar about the upcoming decommissioning of FBO.gov.  The program will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 1:00 PM EDT.  You must pre-register to join the event. The Integrated … Read more

FedBizOps.gov (FBO.gov) is set to decommission on November 8, 2019

The following notice is from the GSA: As you might have heard by now, FedBizOps.gov (FBO.gov) is set to decommission on November 8, 2019.  The decommission of the system and the migration of federal opportunities into beta.SAM.gov will mark IAE’s third system decommission recently (joining CDFA.gov and WDOL.gov).  It’s all part of our ongoing effort … Read more

Today is National PTAC Day

National PTAC Day #PTACday

Today is National PTAC Day, a collective campaign to celebrate the contracting successes of small businesses that have benefited from training and technical assistance from their local Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs).

National PTAC Day unites the ninety-four PTACs and the 48,000 clients they serve by sharing, in real time, small business success stories and the significant economic impact that PTAC clients have created within their communities. This special day is being celebrated with social media campaigns, public relations initiatives, online trainings, in-person events and more. Go to https://www.aptac-us.org/ptacday/ to learn more.

If you’d be willing to share how the Montana PTAC has helped your business, please do so on your favorite social media platform(s), using the hashtag #PTACDay. Thanks for your support.

Does DLA buy what your company sells? Watch the video and find out.

Small business represents a critical component of the Defense Logistics Agency’s industrial base. Through its five divisions, DLA relies on purchases from industry to reduce risk in its supply chain and improve the ability to provide resilient and secure support to the Warfighter. DLA has about twelve thousand suppliers and eighty percent of them are … Read more

Quarterly News from the Montana PTAC – June 2019

If you missed our latest newsletter, you can view it here. Topics covered included: A recap of the small business industry day hosted by Northrop Grumman to inform Montana’s small businesses about potential subcontracting opportunities for its contract with the U.S. Air Force to upgrade/replace aging missile systems An article about the bid match service that … Read more

We have a quarterly newsletter!

The Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) started distributing a quarterly newsletter in December 2018. This newsletter has tips on government contracting and updates from the Montana PTAC. If you’d like to receive this newsletter, you can subscribe here (Clients are not automatically subscribed). If you’d like to catch up on what you’ve missed in … Read more