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

Flathead County’s HUBZone Status Extended!

Flathead County’s HUBZone designation status was scheduled to sunset on July 31st, 2018, but the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 that was signed by President Trump on December 12, 2017, extended Flathead County’s HUBZone designation until December 31st, 2021. This is excellent news for area contractors that are currently HUBZone certified as … 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

Companies in Montana are Continually Scammed by Fake SAM Registration Operations

Small businesses that sell products or services to the Federal government are routinely being taken advantage of by companies that charge them to register in System for Award Management (SAM). SAM is administered by the US General Services Administration (GSA). Launched in July of 2012, SAM combined the various federal government certifications and registrations, necessary … 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

PTAC Success Story-Rollins Field Service, Inc.

Rollins Field Service, Inc. 2460 Clarks Point Drive Laurel, MT 59044 https://billingsonsiterepair.com/   Jennifer and Dustin Cornell have always had entrepreneurial aspirations. They have owned and operated a tool and tire company for many years and in 2016, they were presented with the opportunity to purchase Rollins Field Service, Inc. The company was an established … Read more

Long-Time Contractor Witnesses Many Changes

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Settle Contracting, Inc., located in Kalispell, is a general contracting firm that performs: site-work; road, bridge and dam construction; water and sewer line construction and subdivision maintenance. In addition to owning and managing the contracting firm, President Steve Settle is a wild land firefighter. A PTAC client since 1998, Steve has worked frequently with Doug Bolender, the government contracting … Read more

“Start Small, Think Big”

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“Start small. Think big.” That’s the advice PTAC advisors often give companies interested in government contracting. Successfully performing on small government contracts can pave the way for winning larger contracts down the road. Canyon Electric, a Billings company, is off to a great start. The company recently secured a $25,000 project at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Read more