Fort Wayne PTAC

In 1985, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) initiated The
Procurement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program
in order to increase competition for small businesses to sell
products and services to the Department of Defense (DoD).
PTAC’s are the bridge between the buyer and supplier. We assist
companies compete for all levels of government contracts - Federal,
State and Local, including Schools & Universities.
There are PTAC’s in every state, comprising over 300 local offices,
and forming a nationwide network of procurement professionals to
help businesses compete successfully in the government
The purpose of the Indiana Procurement Technical
Assistance Center (PTAC) is to generate
employment and improve the general economic
condition of the state by assisting Indiana
companies including those eligible for preferential
consideration in obtaining and performing under
local, state and federal government contracts.
PTAC exists to help Indiana businesses market
their products and services to the federal and state
Determining Suitability for Contracting
One on one counseling
Review registrations & discuss your government sales strategy
Help identifying contracting opportunities – past & present
Assistance with Certifications – 8(a), HUB Zone, SDVOSB, WOSB
Assistance with SAM Registration
Post-award Assistance
Procurement history reports
Help with understanding the Federal Acquisition Regulations
Free Daily Bid Match
Assistance with Capability Statement
Answers to your questions!
Currently Managed by Partners In Contracting
Corporation (PICC) a Not for Profit based in
Hammond Indiana
June 1 2014 the State of Indiana will begin
managing the PTAC under the Office of Small
Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) and PICC
will dissolve
Historically concentrated in Northern Indiana
Upon transition the PTAC will expand and become
a state-wide program
Presented by PTAC
Currently have 5 Employees
◦ Executive Director
◦ Compliance Officer
◦ Three Counselors (Hammond, Fort Wayne, Bedford)
Active Client Base of 475 Companies
◦ 70% are in Distressed Counties
Annual Budget of Approximately $400,000
◦ 30 Counselors
◦ $3,300,000 Budget
◦ 15 Counselors
◦ $1,600,000 Budget
◦ 11 Counselors
◦ $1,500,000 Budget
◦ 12 Counselors
◦ $1,500,000 Budget
Budget more than Doubles effective 1 June 2014
Will hire 5 Additional Counselors and Program
Offices will be located in: Fort Wayne, Crown Point,
Indianapolis, Bloomington, Westgate (Crane NSA),
Camp Atterbury, Evansville
New Website which will improve our ability to
communicate with our clients and provide them
instant links to critical government websites and
Expand Training Program
◦ Regional Training Events
◦ Webinars
Provide Assistance with SBIR Grant Preparation
Develop Internship Program with State Universities
Improve our Bid Search Capability through acquiring new
search engines
Create a Business Readiness Checklist that links our clients
to the necessary websites for registrations
Link Indiana’s Large Prime Contractors to our Indiana
Small Businesses
◦ Help with Screening Businesses that are ready to be a sub
◦ Match Indiana PTAC clients with Primes on specific supply chain
Main Office
State Director– Gerald Hadley
One North Capitol, Suite 600
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone: 317-232-8965
Email: [email protected]
Hammond Office
Counselor – Bill Pishkur
5209 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, Indiana 46320
Phone: 219-750-1200 ext 208
Email: [email protected]
Fort Wayne Office
Counselor – Gil Perry
Hobson Center
4312 Hobson Rd
Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46815
Phone: 260-481-0491
Email: [email protected]
Bedford Office
Counselor – Kevin Easton
1504 I Street
Bedford, Indiana 47421
Phone: 812-277-9789
Email: [email protected]
Procurement Technical Assistance Center

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