FedBizOpps.Gov is changing in November-watch the GSA video and learn more!

Last Thursday, the Integrated Award Environment hosted its quarterly Stakeholder Forum for a record number of participants.  Nearly 600 attendees joined to learn about the upcoming retirement of FBO.gov and the transition of federal opportunity listings into beta.SAM.gov. As highlighted during the program, once complete the FBO.gov transition will mark the third IAE system 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

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

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

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