PTAC Collaborates with UT Ag Extension to Provide COVID-19 Relief for Farmers

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (CIS) recently collaborated with the UT Extension Institute of Agriculture Center for Profitable Agriculture to provide training for farmers and the food production supply chain operations who may go after federal grant opportunities. The training was held on September 27th, 2021.

PTAC Client Highlight: Skilled Workforce

This article is a follow up to the 2019 UT CIS article.

In 2019, UT CIS interviewed Abe Mbow, co-founder of Skilled Workforce and a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) client in Nashville. Skilled Workforce is a labor leasing firm specialize in skilled labor augmentation and workforce development. The company matches skilled laborers with job opportunities in the construction, manufacturing, and warehousing industries.

Do Business with Tennessee State Parks

In order to promote and encourage contractors and vendors from across the state to register to do business with any state agency, Tennessee State Parks will be conducting business fairs to facilitate the registration of businesses, especially from distressed and at-risk counties. At each fair, State Park staff will be on-hand to help enter the information to help expedite the process.

The events are listed in the graphic below. For more information, please contact Tim Stewart.

PTAC SBIR/STTR Programs Summit

By Jutta Bangs, PTAC Counselor

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) recently offered a conference on expanding research capacities through university partnerships. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are the nation’s largest source of early stage, high-risk research and development funding for small businesses.

PTAC Quarterly Overview (March 2021)

Contract Awards by Federal Agencies Granted This Quarter: $15,432,156.00

Number of Awards Received by Active Clients That are Small Businesses: 99
 


Arsenal of Democracy

By Paul H. Jennings, UT CIS Executive Director

TN PTAC Helps ARCS Aviation Win SBIR/STTR Contract Award

UT PTAC Client Wins Fourth Department of Defense SBIR Award

When Barjes Alotaibi retired from his second career as a Chief Pilot, he knew his contribution to the world was far from over. Alotaibi’s first career had been that of a mechanical engineer, and his next one would be as the founder of ARCS Aviation, a company developing ground-breaking eLearning modules, which specializes in training for the aviation industry.

West TN Manufacturers Conference

Tuesday, April 20, 2021  |  8:00 AM – 11:00 AM CDT 

Join us on April 20th for the no-cost, virtual West TN Manufacturers Conference. Connecting manufacturers with government contracting opportunities. Attend this event to understand how to take advantage of these opportunities, and hear from subject matter experts! This event is appropriate for companies new to government contracting and experienced contractors.

Event highlights:

PTAC Quarterly Overview

During the quarter between October 1 – December 31, 2020, the University of Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Center (TN PTAC) exceeded its goals for the Quarter in the Number of New Clients (84) and Participated Events 115). TN PTAC was only 2% below its counseling hour’s goal even with the onboarding of a new counselor in September. Each TN PTAC staff member received over 40 hours of professional development in government contracting, including at least 2-hours each of Cyber Security training during the month.

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