CT PTAC | Marketing & Procurement Assistance for CT Businesses

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CT PTAC

is Solving the Puzzle of

Government Contracting

CT PTAC has a mission to provide marketing and procurement assistance to Connecticut businesses interested in selling their goods or services to federal, state, or local governments. CT PTAC is a statewide program serving all cities and towns in Connecticut.

CT PTAC’s services are provided at no charge.

This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a PTAP cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

What is PTAC?

We help Connecticut businesses identify, compete for, and win federal, state and local government contracts. If you are not a CT business, please click here to find your state’s PTAC.

We can Help

Our assistance comes in the form of teaching, mentoring and coaching. We also provide our clients with a set of electronic tools to research and identify government contracting opportunities.

Cybersecurity

CT PTAC and CONNSTEP have partnered to assist businesses in Connecticut understand the DFARS 252.204-7012 and NIST 800-171 Cyber Security compliance requirements. This compliance impacts business working on DoD contracts, either as a prime or a subcontractor…

News & Events

Aug
11
Tue
Webinar: Proposal Writing 101 @ Zoom Webinar
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

During this session attendees will learn the different solicitation types, required response documents and receive best advice for proposal preparation. Additionally, students will participate in an hands-on exercise that requires the review of a Connecticut based solicitation document.

 

Presenter: Alexis Kirksey, Program Manager, The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bO7neeEvTPGhws8VsZc5jA
Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org

Alexis Kirksey, Program Manager, The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech

Alexis Kirksey is the Program Manager for The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech, operating within the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. Her expertise includes providing consultation to government and industry in all aspects of government contracting, including market research, solicitation and proposal preparation, contract accounting, contract administration, small business certifications, and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) compliance. In addition to teaching and designing instructional materials for operational units within Georgia Tech, she has worked with the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA), the National Center for American Indian Economic Development (NCAIED), and the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC). She has served as Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalency instructor for Georgia Tech since 2015.

 

Kirksey has a Master’s Degree and B.S. in Accounting from Kennesaw State University.

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Aug
13
Thu
Webinar: Doing Business with Sikorsky – Lockheed Martin @ Zoom Webinar
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This webinar is designed to help you understand the process when doing business with Sikorsky – Lockheed Martin:

  • Supplier Outreach and Registration Process

  • Supplier Diversity Program Requirements

  • Open and future Bid Contract Opportunities

  • Top Challenges that prevent your business from being a qualified supplier.

  • Tips to being a successful supplier with Sikorsky – Lockheed Martin

Presenter: Martha Crawford, Supplier Diversity Small Business Liaison Officer, Sikorsky – Lockheed Martin

Date: 8/13/2020
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00pm (EDT)
Location: ZoomWebinar

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xdy0A3LeSM-GEZoMWM48fw
Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org

This webinar is designed to help you understand the process when doing business with Sikorsky - Lockheed Martin: Supplier Outreach and Registration Process Supplier Diversity Program Requirements Open and future Bid Contract Opportunities Top Challenges that prevent your business from being a qualified supplier. Tips to being a successful supplier with Sikorsky - Lockheed Martin

Presenter: Martha Crawford, Supplier Diversity Small Business Liaison Officer, Sikorsky – Lockheed Martin

Martha Crawford has been the Sikorsky Small Business Liaison Officer (SBLO)/Supplier Diversity Manager since August 2014.  In this role she is responsible for managing and administering all aspects of the Comprehensive Small Business Subcontracting Plan, which is a DoD program established to assist in providing increased subcontracting opportunities for small businesses (SBs) which encompasses all types of SB categories, i.e. Small Disadvantaged SBs, Woman Owned SBs, etc.  She regularly provides and/or coordinates high level assistance to SBs regarding Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin subcontracting, quality requirements, payment terms and assistance with understanding and complying with contractual requirements. A critical component of her current role is regular participation in a variety of outreach events that provide SBs with opportunities to introduce their products and/or services as potential subcontractors to Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin.

 

Prior to returning to Sikorsky, Martha spent more than seven years at Pitney Bowes as a Strategic Sourcing Manager.  At Pitney Bowes, her ongoing responsibilities included supporting the Supplier Diversity manager with proposal responses and at various outreach events.  Prior to that, she spent over 15 years in various Procurement roles, in academe as well as private industry.  Martha graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

 

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Aug
18
Tue
Webinar: Teaming Agreements 101 @ Zoom Webinar
Aug 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

During this session, attendees will receive an overview of the different types of teaming agreements recognized by the federal governments. The instructor will discuss pros and cons of each agreement and provide tips on managing these agreements. This session will also cover the available mentor-protégé programs and their benefits.

 

Presenter: Alexis Kirksey, Program Manager, The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech

Registration Here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WZQvmzZZTDS3FtFzhcLiQw
Please submit questions prior to the webinar to: ptac@ctptac.org

Alexis Kirksey, Program Manager, The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech

Alexis Kirksey is the Program Manager for The Contracting Education Academy at Georgia Tech, operating within the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. Her expertise includes providing consultation to government and industry in all aspects of government contracting, including market research, solicitation and proposal preparation, contract accounting, contract administration, small business certifications, and Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) compliance. In addition to teaching and designing instructional materials for operational units within Georgia Tech, she has worked with the National Contracts Management Association (NCMA), the National Center for American Indian Economic Development (NCAIED), and the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC). She has served as Defense Acquisition University (DAU) equivalency instructor for Georgia Tech since 2015.

 

Kirksey has a Master’s Degree and B.S. in Accounting from Kennesaw State University.

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Message from Frank Dixon, State Director

Welcome to July!

CT PTAC has been fully operational and continues to provide client counseling and technical assistance services that contribute to businesses here in Connecticut. Here are some actionable strategies implemented during this pandemic:

☑️ Over 600 Client Counseling Hours

☑️ 30+ Virtual Federal and State Government Contracting Webinars

☑️ Virtual Prime Contractors and Government Matchmaking Events

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID19)
☑️Encourage sick employees to stay home.
☑️Instruct employees to wash their hands often with soap and water.
☑️Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.

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