Tennessee PTAC Client Secures DoD Contract

A client of the PTAC at the University of Tennessee has received notification of award of a contract from the Department of Defense (DOD). Front Line Furniture (FLF) is the manufacturer of a bullet-resistant table that can be used in classroom, office, and similar settings to protect innocent persons from active shooters terrorizing their facility. DOD, specifically through the Air Force’s AFWERX program, has contracted with FLF to determine if their product can be adapted to Air Force facilities that may be subject to active shooter incidents.

Intern Insight: My PTAC Experience

Written by: Melissa Valerio, PTAC Intern

My experience with the PTAC team has been a blessing in my life. From the start people have been so caring and kind to me, making me feel part of the team. Veronica Clark has been a mentor for me in this experience. She has been key throughout my whole time working here, because of her patience and ability to explain me everything which has been a virtue in this whole process.

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Information

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available following a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.

What businesses are eligible to apply?

Quick Thinking - Another PTAC Success Story

Debbie Barber has seen a lot of Request for Quotes (RFQ), but on March 16, she received one that was posted with less than 12 hours till close.

Barber is a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) counselor with UT CIS and helps businesses win contracting opportunities with the state and federal government.

SBA Kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week 2019

Originally posted at https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/sba-kicks-national-veterans-small-business-week-2019


Veteran-owned businesses contribute nearly $1 trillion each year to U.S.

Release Date: Monday, November 4, 2019

Release Number: 19-55

Contact: Carol.Chastang@sba.gov

PTAC Co-Hosts Construction Opportunities Conference

The Construction Opportunities Conference was a networking event like no other. The conference provided some 160 small businesses from Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia the opportunity to network with large prime engineering and construction firms. They also had the opportunity to receive technical assistance from experts in the fields of OSHA, certifying payroll, bonding and cost accounting. The UT Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Nashville Business Incubation Center and Baker Donelson presented the conference in Nashville.

MICC Fort Campbell Acquisition Forecast Open House

MICC Fort Campbell


Construction Opportunities Conference

The Nashville Business Incubation Center, University of Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and Baker Donelson present the Construction Opportunities Conference, enabling attendees to meet face to face with large prime contractors and government agencies interested in doing business with small construction and engineering firms.

Why you should attend...

ARCS Aviation Success Story

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 located in Cookeville, TN developing ground-breaking eLearning modules, which specializes in training for the aviation industry.

Celebrating National PTAC Day

National PTAC  Day


UT CIS’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center works with hundreds of small businesses in Tennessee each year to help them compete successfully for government contracts.

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