Understanding Government Contracting Small Business Certifications

The SBA provides several programs to help small businesses win federal contracts. Learn how participating in these programs can help businesses: Win a fair share of federal contracts Qualify for exclusive set-aside and sole-source contracts Partner with established contractors to win contracts There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. Please register today … 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

Women in Government Contracting

This virtual presentation will discuss the options for special certifications that Woman Owned Small Businesses can obtain and what the advantages are of being certified. Topics include: – Overview of the PTAC program (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) – Brief overview of how to get started in government contracting – Review of the SBA’s WOSB/EDWOSB certification, … Read more

Quarterly News From the Montana PTAC – July 2020

In case you missed our latest newsletter, you can view it here. Be sure to click the button at the top of the newsletter to subscribe.   Articles include: 10 Mistakes Federal Contractors Make When Attempting to Register Their Entity in SAM “Your SAM registration is expiring”… or maybe not. Here’s how you can tell! Firm … Read more

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

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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