PTAC Day is a national campaign designed to celebrate the contracting success of thousands of small businesses who have benefited from training and technical assistance delivered by their local PTACs. The first annual PTAC Day will take place on Wednesday, September 26, 2018!   National PTAC Day will unite the ninety-five Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs)…

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Question: Now that I am registered in SAM, is my company going to be included in any marketing lists? Anaswer: Colorado PTAC Counselor Bob Brown says, “The information you enter into SAM is used for official government purposes only. Government contracting officials use SAM to conduct market research. SAM information, like phone numbers and email…

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Avoid these main causes of rejection: Failure to include a statement clarifying your account administration preference.  On the template you are directed to select one of two choices for who can administer your account.  You can select either self-administration confirmation or third-party agent designation. Your letter must indicate one or the other. Information not matching….

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Tell us a little about Acumen Environmental, how you got started, your growth and your team.  Be sure to mention any small business certifications you have secured. Acumen is a local certified woman owned/minority/owned DBE that provides environmental services throughout Colorado to include asbestos, mold, lead, soil remediation as well as demolition and Emergency HAZMAT…

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Important SAM Update

Greetings,   Below is an important change in the System for Award Management, or SAM, database.  The government’s language clearly indicates they are targeting the practices of those companies that prey on those new to the government world.  Although, this will mean an extra step and will add time to the process, I applaud GSA…

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Sherman & Howard L.L.C. is a super-regional firm with a national practice. Its approximately 180 lawyers serve a broad range of clients, including individuals, privately held businesses, multi-national corporations, and government entities. Its multidisciplinary attorney teams coordinate between practice groups and offices to provide the scope and depth of legal skill necessary to serve its clients…

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Welcome to Colorado PTAC! Colorado PTAC is pleased to introduce you to our newest recruit!  Donna Danford is joining us as a full time counselor in the Catalyst Campus office. Donna has a vast amount of experience working with government contracts from the industry side. She has performed as a subcontracts manager and Small Business Liaison Officer for several…

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Just like the professionals from our national pastime head out to training each spring so do your PTAC professionals. Staff response will be a little limited this week since I have sent nearly the entire counseling crew to Jacksonville, Florida for our bi-annual training conference. These training sessions are great opportunities for us to meet…

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As your business grows and starts engaging in various relationships you must always consider how affiliation will affect you.  The government looks at affiliation as follows “Business concerns are affiliates of each other if, directly or indirectly, either one controls or has the power to control the other, or another concern controls or has the…

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