Federal, state and local governments spend more than $800 billion annually on various products and services — much of which is with small business.
"Our sales have tripled as a result of MO PTAC services."
- Dale Hensley
Hensley Technologies, Inc.
Government buyers are looking for what you have — quality products at competitive prices from responsible suppliers willing to participate in contracts with the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency, Veteran's Administration, General Services Administration and a host of other federal, state and local agencies.
There are literally billions of dollars in opportunities in the government marketplace.
Federal purchasing offices are required by the Small Business Act to "set aside" contracts or portions of contracts for exclusive bidding by small and/or minority owned businesses. Often major prime contractors are also required to subcontract a portion of the their government contracts to small firms.
"Bill Stuby is the best at answering all of my questions and giving me anything I need to complete my bids for my company. I would not be as successful a business person without his expertise."
- Kit Robinson
We know dealing with regulations and red tape can be frustrating. In fact, those obstacles often keep highly qualified suppliers from selling to the government.
Our mission at the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC) is to assist businesses — including small, disadvantaged and women owned firms — in obtaining federal, state and local government contracts.
Our procurement specialists will assist you in identifying opportunities and understanding the government contracting process so you can take advantage of government sales dollars.
MO PTAC can help you compete for government contracts by accessing our computerized bid matching data bank.
You will be notified daily of bidding opportunities advertised in FedBizOpps, formerly the Commerce Business Daily (CBD), and some bidding opportunities under $25,000 from major defense buying centers which are not required to be advertised. Many state and local opportunities are also provided. MO PTAC can also provide you with contract award information as well as press releases on major defense contracts. This information can be emailed to you, allowing timely bid preparation.
"MO PTAC has been very beneficial in helping guide us in our business adventure. Without this assistance, we would not be where we are today. If I was to pick one single thing that contributed the most to our success, it would be MO PTAC's assistance. "
- West Plains client
MO PTAC staff are ready to help you
MO PTAC will help you understand the government's expectations concerning
"MO PTAC has been exceptional in providing support, a must for all businesses. Great service — gets through the red tape. "
- Kansas City client
Past procurement activity can help you determine if your price is competitive in relation to previous contacts. We will supply you with the federal purchase history of your product, including information on
"I would highly recommend MO PTAC to any small business. I was guided and coached on government buying and most importantly, I was encouraged and given positive feedback and direction on my own business. The people at the MO PTAC facility are wonderful, of high integrity and kind-hearted. I was treated with first-class service. Extremely helpful and very responsive . "
- St. Louis client
Our staff can assist with the various government vendor registrations that will get your company entered into numerous vendor databases and bidder's mailing lists, thus enabling your firm to receive government solicitations or bidding documents automatically. (Go to registration links.)
Counselors can help determine if your business is eligible for various federal, state and local government certifications. If your business is eligible, MO PTAC counselors can assist you preparing the certification applications. (Go to certification links.)
The MO PTAC procurement specialists are prepared to help you win government contracts. Through one-to-one counseling, you will learn how the system can work for you. You will find who in the government buys your product or service and who your competitors are.
Our counselors have extensive experience and training in manufacturing, sales, finance, marketing and government procurement. They will give you personalized service designed to meet your particular needs.
"MO PTAC has been an excellent organization to work with. It has gone above and beyond for our business."
- Rolla client
Plan now to take advantage of the opportunities government contracting provides. Someone is selling to the government; that someone might as well be you!
Several forms are available online to make it easier for us to assist you. These forms, along with descriptions for use, are available online.