Maine PTAC staff provide the following services:
One-on-One Counseling – Staff will work with you to identify appropriate federal, state and local agencies and opportunities, and develop marketing strategies. We will guide you through the complex process of government registrations and assist you in becoming a qualified government contractor.
Assistance with Registrations –Do you need assistance to get you through the complex maze of registrations that are essential to doing business with the government? We can also assist you in the certification process for small business programs.
Bid-matching Services – Staff can match your company's product or service with daily bid notices that show you exactly what the government is buying or planning to buy and can also provide subcontracting leads for your business. .
GSA Schedules - In FY 2013 nearly $54 Billion in goods and services were purchased from GSA Schedules. Is your business a good fit for a GSA Schedule? Working with you, staff can help you determine if a Schedule is a viable option for your company.
Product and Procurement Histories – Staff can provide you with a technical description and important information about the history of a particular product that has a national stock number (NSN).
Assistance with Federal Regulations and Military Specifications – Staff can provide you with copies of local, state, and federal government regulations, including Military Specifications (MIL-SPECs) and Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR).
Proposal Preparation - We'll help you get started with your proposal, we'll review it as it evolves, and we'll recommend ways to make it stronger and more accurate once it's drafted.
Post-Award Assistance – Staff can provide advice and assistance with respect to post-award functions. Understanding contract requirements such as service/product delivery requirements, invoicing, and reporting are key components to becoming a successful government contractor.
Subcontracting Assistance –Staff can help identify possible subcontracting opportunities with major prime contractors. Companies like General Dynamics, Raytheon and other large contractors often look for small business suppliers. We can help you make that connection.
Research & Development - Staff can help small businesses explore R&D funding opportunities including the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) and Department of Defense (DoD) R&D opportunities.