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*Cross Timbers Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Cross Timbers Procurement Technical Assistance Center (CTPTAC) helps companies find contracts for work with local, state and federal governments. Our mission is to increase the number of contracts awarded to companies in the 72 county service area resulting in increased revenue and jobs in the area. Based at the University of Texas at Arlington, we provide one-on-one counseling, events, and up-to-date research in everything that has to do with selling to government agencies.  CTPTAC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. 

CTPTAC offers many training webinars and networking events throughout the year. Visit our calendar page for registration information.

For more information about how PTAC's can help your business, click here.
For information about the The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP), click here.
For a nationwide directory of PTAC's, click here.
For a SAM. gov tutorial (one of the first steps in government contracting), click here.
Click below to become a client of Cross Timbers Procurement Technical Assistance Center:

 Request for Assistance form   


FEMA Information

The key to acquiring FEMA contracts is to understand how to do business with FEMA. Click here to learn more.

 


 *** IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR DLA/DIBBS USERS***


DLA will start removing DIBBS contractor access on August 16, 2021 to export controlled technical data if the business does not have a NIST 800-171 Assessment on file in the Supplier Risk Management System (The Interim Rule). 

https://www.dibbs.bsm.dla.mil/notices/msgdspl.aspx?msgid=1068

Topic: NOTICE TO SUPPLIERS NIST 800-171 ASSESSMENTS EXPORT-CONTROLLED TECH DATA

Notice to DLA Suppliers: Export-controlled technical information is Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)/Controlled Technical Information (CTI). DLA suppliers seeking export-controlled technical data for DLA procurement opportunities must have a current National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-171 cybersecurity assessment (i.e., not more than 3 years old unless a lesser time is specified in the solicitation) posted to the DoD Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS) to be considered for award. DLA Suppliers who currently have an approved Enhanced Joint Certification (JCP) but have not posted their NIST SP 800-171 assessment to SPRS will not be able to access export-controlled technical data in DLA’s technical data repository after 16 August 2021. Instructions for posting an assessment on SPRS can be found at https://www.sprs.csd.disa.mil/. For additional information on NIST SP 800-171 assessments and other DoD requirements for safeguarding covered defense information please see DFARS Clause 252.204-7020 NIST SP 800-171 DoD Assessment Requirements. If you have any questions, please e-mail DLAJ344DataCustodian@dla.mil.  

If you have questions about the Interim Rule, or if you need FREE compliance tools, contact Spelile Rivas- spelile.rivas@uta.edu.

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SMALL BUSINESS LINKS & RESOURCES

      FEMA Industry Liaison Program: 

  • If you are interested in supporting the response to COVID- 19 with your company’s goods and/or services, please submit your inquiry to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Procurement Action Innovative Response Team (PAIR) team at DHSIndustryLiaison@hq.dhs.gov. This will ensure your capabilities are received and reviewed by the appropriate acquisition office. 
    ***Click Here for more information***

  •  Visit https://business.defense.gov/ for Small Business COVID-19 Resources and Guidance to Protect American Small Businesses, Workers and Families.

  •  Future acquisition forecasts, prepared by a number of organizations within DoD, can be found here: https://business.defense.gov/Small-Business/Acquisition-Forecasts/.

  • PTAC Support to Defense Industrial Base Critical Infrastructure Workforce. Click Here for more information. (Return to Top)


Did you know80% of DLA suppliers are small businesses!!!! Click here to see DLA MAJOR SUBORDINATE COMMAND AND BUYING ACTIVITY FLYERS.

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*PTACs are non-profit, government, or tribal entities who received a DLA cooperative agreement award. Congress appropriates funding for this program to assist businesses in obtaining information and training related to contracting and subcontracting opportunities with DoD, other Federal agencies, and State and local governments. PTACs provide day-to-day assistance in the form of such services as helping prepare bids/proposals, marketing to potential buyers, setting up or improving quality assurance and accounting systems, complying with cybersecurity requirements, and resolving payment problems. PTACs are expected to teach businesses how to participate in government contracting but they are not allowed to do the work on behalf of the business, and they may not act as a representative of their business clients. In accordance with the law, PTACs are limited to helping with government-contracting-related issues and therefore they can’t help with general business issues such as business formulation and development, access to capital, or hiring and other human resources processes. PTACs are not government procurement officials and can not guarantee their clients will win contracts.
To provide feedback to the DLA about Cross Timbers Procurement Technical Assistance Center, please visit- https://www.dla.mil/SmallBusiness/PTAPFeedback/