Technical Assistance Center to relocate to El Paso County Citizens Service Center

Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center, currently located on 6 South Tejon Street in Colorado Springs, will be moving Aug. 15 alongside the Small Business Development Center and the Pikes Peak Workforce Center on the first floor of El Paso County’s Citizens Service Center at 1675 Garden of the Gods Road.

“This move increases the important services offered at the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, making it even more of a one-stop shop for our El Paso County based businesses and citizens,” said Chair of the Board of County Commissioners Dennis Hisey.

Colorado PTAC is a no-cost, confidential resource for any Colorado business that is pursuing government contracts — federal, state or local. PTAC provides education and assistance throughout the government procurement process; assisting with registrations, finding opportunities, marketing to the government, replying to solicitations, matchmaking between prime and subcontractors and answering questions during contract execution in such areas as invoicing, compliance and performance management. More information can be found at www.coloradoptac.org.

The national Procurement Technical Assistance Center program was created by the Department of Defense in 1984, with the Defense Logistics Agency providing 50 percent of the funding and the remainder matched by state and private contributions.  Established in 2009, the Colorado PTAC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation as a part of a Public Private Partnership under the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

Colorado PTAC consists of full- and part-time staff acquisition counselors and a volunteer board of directors that include representatives of state Economic Development Commission office, federal agencies, regional economic development representatives, industry representatives and other state and local community partners. PTAC has offices in Colorado Springs, Aurora, Westminster and Golden. Counseling also occurs throughout the state, using local chambers of commerce, EDC’s, business centers and incubator facilities.

“This move is a key milestone in the growth of the Colorado PTAC, creating increased efficiency to local area small businesses and leveraging our County support partners such as the Pikes Peak Workforce Center and SBDC,” Colorado PTAC Executive Director Gary Henry said.

PTAC Board Chairman Richard Pennington echoed Henry’s comments.

“This move will allow Colorado PTAC to be even more effective helping local businesses grow and prosper in their pursuit and award of government contracts.”