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*Cross Timbers Procurement Technical Assistance Center

The 2021 Government Procurement Conference was a huge success! Re-watch your favorite webinars here (to access the recordings, enter your name and email address):

  1. Keynote: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/3741673670637639948
  2. Introduction to Government Contracting: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6153545884653270030
  3. Doing Business with the United States Space Force: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6711835921141264
  4. Federal Marketplace Growth Strategy: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/605063864734362893
  5. Objective Evidence: What to Prepare for Your CMMC Assessment: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1336398526392355855
  6. Federal Government Contracts Legal Update: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/7951418919885263627
  7. Help Build the Medal of Honor Museum: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/4323358202691080711

    We look forward to your attendance at the 2022 GPC!!!

*** IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR DLA/DIBBS USERS. Click here***

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 73 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 and is ISO 9001:2015 certified. 

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 the orange links to learn more.

How to Do Business with FEMA Outreach Presentation- provides four crucial steps to procure contracts with FEMA.

FEMA’s Small Business Program Presentation- discusses commodities, set-asides, and best practices to achieve small business goals with FEMA

Steps to Ensure Your Company is LA Procurement Ready.

Downloadable LOUISIANA FEMA Disaster Recovery Assistance Guide:
LOUISIANA DISASTER RECOVERY ASSISTANCE GUIDE

Downloadable TEXAS FEMA Disaster Recovery Assistance Guide:
TEXAS DISASTER RECOVERY ASSISTANCE GUIDE

Click for FEMA Contacts by State and Region.


 *** 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

  • The General Services Administration (GSA) is seeking information related to how interested contractors could provide COVID-19 PPE.

    • This is for information, it is NOT a solicitation.
    • For a list of supplies, and more information Click Here.
    • Direct questions to, ssacsmallsop@gsa.gov.
  • Visit Breaking News for SBA Disaster Assistance Program 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. 


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

(Watch the video to learn more).


*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/