GAO Limitations on Subcontracting Clause Decision: Small Business Subcontractors Count

3/21/2014   Steven Koprince, a partner at Petefish, Immel, Heeb & Hird LLP, has posted a worthwhile blog post that details a recent decision by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that has serious implications for federal government small business contracting. Koprince outlines the GAO’s January 6th decision that confirmed that…

Muskegon Area First PTAC Receives GEE Award

10/30/13 The Muskegon Area First PTAC was one of two recipients of the 2013 GEE Award from the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. The GEE Award honors local government officials who support business and entrepreneurs, and was presented the Chamber’s Business for Breakfast event, where members heard from local industrial…

Respect the Proposal

10/14/13 Respect the Proposal By Jill Gernaat, Southwest Michigan PTAC Are you ready to submit a proposal? Have dotted all of the i’s and crossed the t’s? Did you read the small print in the solicitation? Here is a checklist to help you submit the best proposal possible. 1) Respect…

What the Shutdown Could Mean to Contractors

10/01/13 In light of the current U.S. Government shutdown, there are many questions, and few answers it seems - especially for contractors. Click here for insight on the current shutdown, and what it could mean to government contractors.

Defense Logistics Agency Injects Revenue Into Small Businesses

6/27/13 Small business owners, prime contractors and government contracting officers benefit from PTAC's role in the procurement process but few realize the support provided by the Defense Logistics Agency in keeping this priceless resource available. Read how the DLA and PTACs work together in support of small business contracting success.…

2013 NDIA Michigan Defense Expo U.S. Military Industrial Base Outlook

6/12/13 During the 2013 NDIA Michigan Defense Expo, Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense John B. Johns gave a video presentation on the U.S Military Industrial Base Outlook, describing the current environment and what may possibly be down the road. To view the video, click here.

Southwest Michigan Event: Meet the Buyer

On Thursday, June 13, 2013, the Southwest Michigan PTAC office will host the annual Local and State Meet the Buyer Event. The first hour provides training on contracting with the state of Michigan. There is a brief overview of the PTAC program as well. The remainder of the event is…

GSA Agrees to Pay $3.11 Million Owed to Businesses

5/23/13 Between fiscal 2008 and 2012, the GSA canceled 3,300 MAS contracts, which give businesses the ability to sell goods and services to agencies in a more commercial manner, because the companies didn't meet a requirement to make at least $25,000 in sales under the contract per year. Of the…

PTACs: Bridging Business to Government Sales

5/16/13 In the most recent issue of Contract Management Magazine, Deana Vitale from the Wayne State University PTAC was featured in an article she wrote regarding the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, and how they help to bridge the gap between industry and government, entitled "Procurement Technical Assistance Centers: Bridging Business…

2013 Brings Changes to Women-Owned Small Business Contracting

2013 Brings Changes to Women-Owned Small Business Contracting The SBA has recently announced that the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, signed into law by President Obama, will allow for Women-owned small businesses to have access to contract opportunities, regardless of their potential dollar value. This act removes the price…

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