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July Arkansas PTAC Newsletter

  • Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center Success Story: Platinum Roofing, LLC
  • Upcoming Arkansas PTAC Virtual Trainings
  • Tip of the Month:
    Remove the Blindfold and Behold
  • PTAC News You Can Use:
    What You Can Do to Expand Your Opportunity View
  • Upcoming Webinars
  • Recommended Readings & Resources

Message from Arkansas PTAC Program Director Melanie Berman:

Since April 2020, the Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has conducted weekly virtual trainings to help our clients remain connected to our counselors. Don’t forget, as a client of the Arkansas PTAC, you also have access to a library full of on-demand trainings from Govology. While we are not meeting with clients in person, all our Arkansas PTAC staff are working normal office hours. We look forward to continuing to support our Arkansas small business clients with government contracting technical assistance! Read Arkansas PTAC Program Director's full message.

Arkansas PTAC Success Story:

Platinum Roofing, LLC

Platinum Roofing graphic with picture of employees working on roof.Platinum Roofing has been an Arkansas PTAC client since June 2017. In early 2020, while in the process of renewing their System for Award Management (SAM) registration, they discovered they were showing up with an other than small business status.

In response, Platinum Roofing’s CPA, Chad Linn, contacted PTAC counselor Tim Hicks who in turn contacted northwest Arkansas PTAC counselor Max Franks. Franks made a phone call on their behalf and quickly had their small business status reinstated.

Once they were able to update their small business status, they were then able to apply for and win a multi-year IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity) contract with the U.S. Air Force.

“The small business status was a big deal. It might have been enough to make some businesses give up. Therefore, we value the quick assistance of Tim and Max from Arkansas PTAC,” Linn said.

 To learn more about Arkansas PTAC and experience the connections our counselors have, connect with us by calling 501-671-2390.


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