Doing Business with the State of Montana–Missoula

The State Procurement Bureau is touring the state again this summer, conducting outreach to vendors and potential vendors.The State Procurement Bureau is touring the state again this summer, conducting outreach to vendors and potential vendors. Representatives from the State Procurement Bureau will be presenting on a number of topics, including: Differences between construction contracts and procuring … Read more

Subcontracting and Human Resource Basics for Government Contract Compliance

Join us to learn best practices for hiring employees and independent contractors. Understand requirements for subcontracting and find out the best way to hire workers for your small business. Learn about government subcontracting rules. Understand key differences of employees and independent contractors. Identify correct employee classifications for your business. Determine the rate of pay for … 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

It’s a First for a Lewistown Consulting Company

Hole World Consulting provides heavy construction, site preparation and related services in Lewistown, Montana. Last August, owner Dave Ward noticed that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) was seeking a contractor to plug and repair a leak in the Marcott Coulee Well in Fergus County. He contacted BLM and was referred to the PTAC office … Read more

PTAC Helps Missoula Company Find the Way

Jessie Ellis Pinnacal

We’ve all heard the expression, “to do the job, you need the right tools.” But what if you have the right tools, but can’t find the job? In a sense, that was the problem facing Jessie Ellis, the owner of PinnaCal, a Missoula-based corporation. PinnaCal provides tool calibration and repair services to multiple industries, including … Read more

PTAC Is an Organization That Works

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So says Dave Russell, owner of Homestead Resource Management, Inc. in Nye, Montana. Experienced in heavy construction and site preparation, Russell founded the company in 2008. But even with his many years of experience in the commercial market, Russell needed help when an opportunity arose to pursue a federal contract. That’s when he called Montana … Read more

PTAC’s Hard Work Helps Client’s Dreams Come True

Clifford Creekmore

You are dedicated to your job, one that provides an invaluable service in a community that you enjoy. Then one day, your employer – a national corporation – announces plans to close the facility in your community. What do you do? If you are Clifford Creekmore you decide to open your own facility. Now the … Read more

All in a Day’s Work

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Montana PTAC’s government contracting advisors have diverse jobs. In addition, as our tag lines states, to providing “personal, timely assistance on contracting with the government,” we’re constantly on the lookoutfor opportunities for our clients. Government Contracting Advisor Jim Smitham in Butte spotted a solicitation that appeared to be an ideal match for his client, The … Read more

Hamilton PTAC Helps Local Vet – Veterinarian That Is …

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You probably know that Montana PTAC helps military veterans. But did you know that PTACs help other “vets” as well? Veterinary clinics are among the diverse array of businesses served by Montana PTAC. Many federal agencies, including the Forest Service, contract with local veterinarians to provide medical care for their animals. Such is the case … Read more

“Sorry…You Have the Wrong Number”

Barge Dalen Diesel

We’ve all heard that phrase before when we’ve misdialed a telephone number. In those instances, you simply hang up and dial again. But sometimes correcting a wrong number is not quite that simple. Take, for example, the Employer Identification Number (EIN), a tax identification number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Inadvertently entering the … Read more