Presentation on theme: "Overview of Indiana’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center Program."— Presentation transcript:
Overview of Indiana’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center Program
2 In 1985, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) initiated The Procurement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program in order to increase competition for small businesses to sell products and services to the Department of Defense (DoD). PTAC’s are the bridge between the buyer and supplier. We assist companies compete for all levels of government contracts - Federal, State and Local, including Schools & Universities. There are PTAC’s in every state, comprising over 300 local offices, and forming a nationwide network of procurement professionals to help businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace.
The purpose of the Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is to generate employment and improve the general economic condition of the state by assisting Indiana companies including those eligible for preferential consideration in obtaining and performing under local, state and federal government contracts. PTAC exists to help Indiana businesses market their products and services to the federal and state governments.
Determining Suitability for Contracting One on one counseling Review registrations & discuss your government sales strategy Help identifying contracting opportunities – past & present Assistance with Certifications – 8(a), HUB Zone, SDVOSB, WOSB Assistance with SAM Registration Post-award Assistance Procurement history reports Help with understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulations Free Daily Bid Match Assistance with Capability Statement Answers to your questions! 4
Currently Managed by Partners In Contracting Corporation (PICC) a Not for Profit based in Hammond Indiana June the State of Indiana will begin managing the PTAC under the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) and PICC will dissolve Historically concentrated in Northern Indiana Upon transition the PTAC will expand and become a state-wide program Presented by PTAC5
Currently have 5 Employees ◦ Executive Director ◦ Compliance Officer ◦ Three Counselors (Hammond, Fort Wayne, Bedford) Active Client Base of 475 Companies ◦ 70% are in Distressed Counties Annual Budget of Approximately $400,000
Budget more than Doubles effective 1 June 2014 Will hire 5 Additional Counselors and Program Coordinator Offices will be located in: Fort Wayne, Crown Point, Indianapolis, Bloomington, Westgate (Crane NSA), Camp Atterbury, Evansville New Website which will improve our ability to communicate with our clients and provide them instant links to critical government websites and training
Expand Training Program ◦ Regional Training Events ◦ Webinars Provide Assistance with SBIR Grant Preparation Develop Internship Program with State Universities Improve our Bid Search Capability through acquiring new search engines Create a Business Readiness Checklist that links our clients to the necessary websites for registrations Link Indiana’s Large Prime Contractors to our Indiana Small Businesses ◦ Help with Screening Businesses that are ready to be a sub contractor ◦ Match Indiana PTAC clients with Primes on specific supply chain needs
11 P rocurement T echnical A ssistance C enter CONTACT INFORMATION Main Office State Director– Gerald Hadley One North Capitol, Suite 600 Indianapolis, Indiana Phone: Fort Wayne Office Counselor – Gil Perry Hobson Center 4312 Hobson Rd Ft. Wayne, Indiana Phone: Bedford Office Counselor – Kevin Easton 1504 I Street Bedford, Indiana Phone: Hammond Office Counselor – Bill Pishkur 5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond, Indiana Phone: ext Indiana’s