New Year Resolutions for Government Contractors

MT PTAC Missoula  During the winter in Montana, business owners often take time to develop a plan for the coming year. Consider these resolutions as you strategize and grow your government sales plan for the New Year. Create or enhance your company’s Capability Statement. This important tool for communicating your core competencies is a great … Read more

Obsolete System Used by Wildland Fire Suppression Contractors to Be Replaced in March

Companies that have agreements with government agencies to provide support for wildland fire suppression or all-hazard incidents will have a new system to learn before the 2020 fire season. The Resource Ordering and Status System (ROSS), which has been in use since 2003, is being replaced by the Interagency Resource Ordering Capability (IROC). While ROSS … Read more

Wildfire Contracting 2020 – Things to Know

Every year the US Forest Service leases equipment, with operators, from private vendors through what are called Incident Blanket Purchase Agreements (I-BPA).  These are primarily multiple year, multiple award agreements, where owners of equipment, such as excavators and fire engines (called “resources”), agree to lease out their equipment for a set price before the fire … Read more

Small Business Size Calculations Changing January 6, 2020

If you maintain your company’s entity registration in the System for Award Management (SAM), you’ve seen the “Size Metrics” page that asks for your company’s average annual receipts and number of employees. Entering accurate information on this page is critical, as it determines whether your company qualifies as a small business in the industries you … Read more

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

Quarterly News from the Montana PTAC – September 2019

  If you missed our latest newsletter, you can view it here. Articles in this issue include: Tips for small business subcontracting Primer on all those authentication methods in login.gov Proposal writing tips for federal RFPs If you aren’t receiving our quarterly newsletter, but you want to, you can subscribe here.

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