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

Top Tips for Small Business Subcontracting

Your company may perform many commercial contracts that involve collaborating or subcontracting with another company. However, for your government contracts, the rules may be different. Once you enter the government marketplace, getting the job done may take some new strategies. What is subcontracting? When we hear the term “subcontract” or “subcontractor,” most of us think … Read more

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

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

Teaming for Government Contracting Success

Government contracts are getting larger. Tasks that were once performed under multiple, smaller contracts might now be consolidated under one to make it more efficient and cost-effective for the government. Smaller companies may not be in a position to bid on contracts of this scale because of limited resources. Managers who would like to compete … Read more

Keep Learning for Success

True North Contracting LLC has been working with PTAC for about a year, and they have come a long way. PTAC started by assisting with their SAM registration and SBA profile. From that point we took both Jesse and Kaity Butler through various learning/training processes including a government contracting orientation, a three-part series on joint … Read more