The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Procurement Technical Assistance Center represents seven counties, Huron, Tuscola, Sanilac, Genesee, St. Clair and Lapeer and offers personalized business counseling and competitive insights to small businesses in navigating the government contracting process successfully.
Whether are an experienced government contractor or are looking for assistance to secure your first contract, we are available to help.
At the FGCC PTAC, businesses get help with strategies to pursue state, local and federal government contracts at NO cost.
National PTAC Day Open House
Wednesday, September 18, 9 a.m. – Noon
The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is joining with PTACs nationwide to celebrate the contracting success of our small business clients.
• Meet PTAC staff and counselors
• Talk with small businesses who have succeeded
• Attend our workshop — Government Marketing: Make the most effective use of your marketing and sales resources to gain more federal government business while saving time and money
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 9-11 a.m.
DIBBS is a web-based contracting application of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) where procurements are conducted. DLA is the Department of Defense largest combat support agency providing worldwide logistics support to America’s Military Services, civilian agencies and foreign countries in peacetime and wartime. DLA is responsible for nearly every consumable item used worldwide by military forces worldwide. This workshop will focus on increasing your knowledge of DIBBS, how to quote and improve your chances of securing a contract.
Government Contracting 101
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 9-11 a.m.-St. Clair County | Register
Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 9-11 a.m. | Register
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9-11 a.m.- Shiawassee County | Register
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 9-11 a.m. | Register
Doing business with the government is a great way to diversify your customer base. Each year, the federal government purchases hundreds of billions of dollars in goods and services. PTAC can help position your company to pursue to these opportunities. This workshop aims to further develop the small business vendor that is already established and in business and also those new to the government marketplace. Learn how at one of these workshops.
Breaking Down Solicitations
Tuesday, October 8, 9-11 a.m.
By now you’re receiving your daily bid opportunities and wondering what now? In this workshop PTAC will equip you with tips on Bid vs. No-bid decision, Common Mistakes in Proposal Responses, Understanding IFB, RFQ and RFP, What do ‘Must; and ‘Shall’ mean for our company, as well as provide tips on the steps necessary to craft a winning proposal.
The Flint & Genesee PTAC program is excited to host a once a month web series on hot topics in government contracting. For this series FGCC PTAC has partnered with Cordia Partners, a full-service provider of outsourced accounting, business advisory, and technology and business process consulting, with nearly 20 years of experience serving the small-medium business market (SMB). With offices in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, Cordia houses a team of Government Contracting experts to provide support to their clients.
Thursday, October 10, 2019, Noon-1:30 p.m. | Managing Federal Sector Growth | Register
Thursday, November 14, 2019, Noon-1:30 p.m. | Explore Unallowable and Non-Billable Expense | Register
Thursday, December 12, 2019, Noon-1:30 p.m. | Indirect Rates for Government Contractors | Register
Thursday, January 9, 2020, Noon-1:30 p.m. | Government Contract Types | Register
Thursday, February 13, 2020, Noon-1:30 p.m. | Unbilled/Deferred Revenue Explained | Register
Thursday, March 12, 2020, Noon-1:30 p.m. | Passing a DCAA System Review | Register
Obtaining, Maintaining and Leveraging Certifications
Thursday, October 10, 9-11 a.m.
One way a company can gain an advantage when bidding on government contracts is through certifications that restrict competition to only certain types of businesses. There are several certifications this workshop will focus on certifications at the federal level through the Small Business Administration. This workshop will cover requirements, qualifications, and information on how to apply for these certifications. This workshop will also discuss what is needed to maintain certifications as well as leveraging them for success.
Understanding Mentor Protégé, Teaming, Joint Ventures
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 9-11 a.m.
For many small businesses, entry into government contracting will or should begin as a part of a team. This seminar will provide the small business owner with an understanding of the overall process, including the format for a Teaming agreement, how to protect your company during the relationship and the overall benefits. Join PTAC to learn more about how you can utilize Mentor Protégé programs, joint ventures and teaming arrangements to build your firm’s capacity.
Doing Business with TACOM
Thursday, November 7, 2-3:30 p.m.
The United States Army Tank-Automotive & Armaments Command (TACOM) manages the ground and support systems materiel enterprise and related organic industrial capabilities. TACOM develops and delivers readiness for ground and support systems globally from its headquarters at the U.S. Army Garrison Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan. Marie Gapinski, Associate Director of the Office of Small Business Programs at TACOM, will lead an engaging presentation on how area manufacturers can begin to do business with her organization, what TACOM purchases, what required registrations are needed and small business categories. Thomas Vargo, Lead Business Opportunities Specialist for the Michigan District Office of the Small Business Administration, will be on hand to discuss programs for small businesses. This event is in partnership with the St. Clair Economic Development Alliance.
Contracting with the State of Michigan
Thursday, November 21, 9-11 a.m.
Interested in learning more about contracting opportunities with the State of Michigan? The Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) Procurement Office serves as the state’s Central Purchasing Office and has a portfolio of approximately 950 multiple-year contracts worth billions of Dollars. Join the PTAC experts to learn how to do Business with the State of Michigan, where to find state purchasing opportunities, as well as how to do Business with MDOT.
Save the Date: Meet the Buyer
June 18, 2020
Meet the Buyer is an event that connects businesses with government agencies and prime contractors. Join the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce PTAC, in collaboration with the Saginaw Future PTAC, for Meet the Buyer – a fast-paced event that provides an innovative way to connect with buyers from across the state. This event gives small businesses access to buyers from across the federal, state and local government sector. This event provides immense benefits to both buyers and sellers.