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  • OTAs (Other Transactional Authority) Agreements Mar 1, 2019

    By Pamela Racer, PTAC Counselor at Western Carolina University

    The use of OTAs (other transaction authority) agreements were first used in the 1950s by NASA; however, industry blogs are predicting the contracting vehicle to grow significantly in 2019 and the future. ... Read more »

  • House Committee Proposes Ending SDVOSB Self-Certification Dec 14, 2018

    By Pamela Racer, PTAC Counselor at Western Carolina University

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) certifies small businesses for federal contracting set-aside/preference programs. This process helps to ensure that only qualified entities are able to take advantage from the $105 billion ... Read more »

  • PTAC Client Success Story – Survival Innovations, LLC Dec 14, 2018

    By Pamela Racer, North Carolina PTAC counselor at Western Carolina University

    Survival Innovations, LLC began working with the SBTDC in 2004. I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Mark Trexler at ... Read more »

  • What should my bid price be on a government contract requirement? Jul 19, 2018

    By Nick Economou, PTAC counselor at UNC-Charlotte

    You are pondering what price to bid on a government contract but wish you had additional information. You want to be competitive but you don’t want to lose money if you the contract. Although ... Read more »

  • Government Contracting: To be or not to be? Jun 5, 2018

    By Pam Racer, PTAC counselor at Western Carolina University

    The U.S. federal marketplace remains a great market opportunity for small businesses. The federal government typically spends approximately $500 billion in contracts every year; and, 23 percent of these dollars are mandated ... Read more »

  • Veteran-Owned Eligibility Requirements Jun 5, 2018

    By Pam Racer, PTAC counselor at Western Carolina University

    Veteran-Owned Business eligibility requirements are changing. Growing inconsistencies between the processes used by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Veteran Owned Small Business Programs, initiated a push to ... Read more »