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NDIA & Colorado PTAC Panel Discussion on Contracting Issues

Posted by Mike Anderson on Tue, Aug 19, 2014 @ 04:11 PM

Last week I attended a Rocky Mountain Chapter NDIA meeting in Colorado Springs.  The meeting was a panel discussion about small business issues in government contracting and featured the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Ombudsman, Brian Castro.  Brian is tasked with assisting small businesses that experience excessive or unfair regulatory enforcement actions involving a Federal agency.  Essentially this means that the Ombudsman is a “go between” to help small businesses resolve issues with Federal agencies.  Other members of the panel, moderated by the Colorado PTAC Executive Director Gary Henry, were Willie Franklin (CH2MHill – large business representative), David Hollenbach (DSoft Technologies – small business representative), Paul Aldrich (Small Business Specialist – Schriever AFB), Kim Diercks (Contracting Officer – USAFA) & Russ Farmer (representing NDIA & ReliAscent).  The goal of the discussion was to create open dialog between small businesses, industry and government personnel.  I found the panel discussion enlightening as it raised some issues I hadn’t heard before.


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Topics: PTAC, SBA, NDIA, Office of National Ombudsman

PTAC offices offer help to Government Contractors

Posted by Mike Anderson on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 @ 01:04 PM

Recently we have been working with the Colorado PTAC office to help identify ways to help the government contractor community.  We have also heard recently through the grapevine that the DCAA will be working with the PTAC organizations nation-wide to try and educate more organizations about the DCAA, its purpose and function.  I thought it would also be worthwhile to write a blog about this organization to help people understand what they provide.  The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (or PTAC's) primarily to help all government contractors across the country.  I thought a brief overview of the organization might be helpful.

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Topics: PTAC, Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Colorado PTAC