The GSA Schedules Program: What you Need to Know!

Eric Rettig, Small Business Specialist with GSA Region 8 Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will be presenting on the GSA schedules program. Topics covered include: – An overview of the OSDBU, what does and OSDBU do? – Importance of conducting market research prior to getting on the GSA schedule – Required prerequisites … Read more

How to Market and Build Relationships with Government Buyers

Understanding where your product fits in the government market will help you to develop a targeted marketing plan. Learn how market research, government buying thresholds, and traditional marketing strategies can help you to identify contract opportunities. Join us for a virtual training on selling to government.  Explore and pinpoint target markets Understand government buying thresholds … Read more

Regional Wildland Fire Contracting Meeting-February 25

The U.S. Forest Service and the Montana PTAC are collaborating to present important information on fire contracting for our region. The pre-proposal meeting for Region 1 Fire Season will be held virtually on two dates February 23 and February 25. These virtual engagement meetings are open to all current and potential vendors. If you have … Read more

Regional Wildland Fire Contracting Meeting-February 23

The U.S. Forest Service and the Montana PTAC are collaborating to present important information on fire contracting for our region. The pre-proposal meeting for Region 1 Fire Season will be held virtually on two dates February 23 and February 25. These virtual engagement meetings are open to all current and potential vendors. If you have … Read more

Women Owned Small Business Program Certification Webinar

Want learn more about the Women Owned Small Business program? Getting certified can be a great marketing tool for your business. The SBA’s WOSB program is designed to help provide a level playing field for women business owners. This small business program limits competition for certain contracts in the federal marketplace. This free webinar, will … 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