Officials from the Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, which helps businesses secure government contracts, say the organization helped create nearly 14,000 jobs during the last fiscal year.
The said PTAC clients received contract awards worth $694 million, creating and retaining 13,878 private sector jobs across Colorado.
“Without a doubt, the PTAC is providing an invaluable service to Colorado businesses, specifically those desiring to compete for federal, state and local contracts,” said Gary Henry, vice president for operations at McNew & Associates, and chairman of the PTAC board of directors. “I can personally say doing business with the government is extremely arduous. The PTAC fills the gap in helping Colorado businesses overcome the challenges, thereby increasing contract awards and growing jobs for the state.”
The Colorado PTAC has satellite office in Aurora, Westminster and Grand Junction. Its goal is to educate and assist any Colorado business wanting to do business with any level of the government. The PTAC is a nonprofit corporation paid for through federal, state and private contributions, and is one of 92 national programs that provides free service to local businesses. Since 2009, the PTAC has assisted 3,000 clients who received $1.75 billion in government contract awards.