Vermont PTAC and the Office of Purchasing and Contracting to Host Statewide
Series of Workshops on How to Contract with the State of Vermont
MONTPELIER, VT – The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) invites Vermont businesses to join them and the State of Vermont, Office of Purchasing and Contracting (OPC) for an in-depth look at how to do business with the State of Vermont. This free, two-hour workshop will focus on working specifically with the Office of Purchasing and Contracting (OPC). OPC oversees the centralized purchasing and contracting for the State of Vermont.
Does the State of Vermont buy your products or services? Small businesses like yours will get a chance to speak directly to a representative from OPC and receive personal assistance from the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center team (VT PTAC). VT PTAC can help you find the State bids that are right for you, sort through the paperwork and enable you to bid on State contracts effectively and efficiently. VT PTAC services are free to Vermont businesses.
Workshops to be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at each of the following locations:
- December 4 – Williston, VT (Williston Fire Station, 645 Talcott Rd, Williston) Register here
- December 5 – Ludlow, VT (Du Jour VT, 57 Pond St, Ludlow) Register here
- December 7 – Montpelier, VT (CAPS, 32 College St, Montpelier) Register here
- December 12 – St. Johnsbury, VT (NVDA, 36 Eastern Ave, St. Johnsbury) Register here
Commodities on Statewide Contracts include, but are not limited to, industrial supplies, highway materials, equipment, vehicles, fuel, food and clothing. Services on Statewide Contracts include, but are not limited to, professional consulting, trades (Electrical, HVAC, etc.), technology and vertical construction.
For more information and to register for the event, please visit https://vtptac.ecenterdirect.
About the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center: VT PTAC provides Vermont businesses with an understanding of the requirements of government contracting to obtain and successfully perform federal, state, and local contracts through free counseling services, training, and networking opportunities. The center’s mission is to increase the percentage of federal contracts awarded to Vermont businesses with emphasis on contracts awarded to small businesses. VT PTAC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the VT Department of Economic Development (DED). U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, along with U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, have supported the PTAC program nationally, which brings Vermont more than $400,000 annually and matches a state investment.
VT PTAC is part of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD). ACCD’s mission is to help Vermonters improve their quality of life and build strong communities. ACCD accomplishes this mission by providing grants, technical assistance, and advocacy through three divisions: The Department of Economic Development, the Department of Tourism and Marketing, and the Department of Housing and Community Development. For more information on ACCD please visit: accd.vermont.gov.
VT PTAC Program Headquarters
1 National Life Drive, 6th Floor, Montpelier, VT 05602