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PTAC Client Highlight: MSP Manufacturing

MSP Manufacturing, a PTAC client, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of being in Bloomington and its 79th year in business. They have seen great success in government contracting from the Department of Defense and NASA. The manufacturing and designs of precision-machined products created by MSP are used in many different fields such as aerospace and military … more »

Hurricane & Disaster Response Contracting Resources

In the aftermath of a disaster, potential contractors swarm to the site hoping for a piece of the clean-up and recover effort.  For inexperienced players, it can be chaotic, confusing, and cut-throat, as informal subcontracting agreements are made on the ground which may not be enforceable and third-party firms falsely promise no-bid contracts to those … more »

National PTAC Day 2022 Events

Join us on September 21st  to celebrate 5th Annual National PTAC Day! Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) in all 50 states (plus Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) celebrate PTAC Day—a collective campaign to celebrate the contracting successes of the businesses who have benefited from training and technical assistance from their local PTACs. National PTAC … more »

Unique Entity Identifier Update

Government Transition from DUNS Number to New Unique Entity Identifier Will Occur on April 4, 2022 By April of 2022, the federal government will stop using the DUNS number to uniquely identify entities. At that point, entities doing business with the federal government will use a Unique Entity Identifier (SAM) created in SAM.gov. They will no … more »

Small Business Barriers with the Department of Defense

Sept. 8, 2021 Small businesses are the economic engine of our nation. They are our job creators, innovators and contribute daily to the mission of the Department of Defense (DoD). DoD is committed to increasing opportunities for small businesses, including those from underserved communities, to compete for defense contracts. As Deputy Secretary Hicks stressed in … more »