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About PTAC:  Have you considered government agencies as a potential customer, if not you might be missing out on tapping into a huge market.  The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce serves Southwest Washington as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) which provides free one-on-one counseling and training to help businesses in Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania Counties understand how to do business with local, state, and federal agencies.  

 

Meet the PTAC Southwest Washington Counselor:

Carroll Berdnard 

Carroll BernardIn January 2014 the GVCC has brought on a new Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Counselor: Carroll Bernard.

Bernard brings a unique 360 degree perspective to federal contracting, coaching, and training. For over a decade Carroll has worked as a buyer for the U.S. Navy, City of Vancouver Washington, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He has also provided mentorship, counseling, coaching, and training to hundreds of small businesses seeking government contracts during his tenure with Oregon's Government Contract Assistance Program, and the U.S. Small Business Administration where he served as a Business Development Specialist for the 8(a) program, Veterans Business Development Officer, Primary Hubzone Liaison. Carroll is also a VA Certified Counselor providing free assistance for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOSBs) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) seeking to gain certification and participate in the VA's Veterans First Contracting Program.

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PTAC COUNSELING SERVICES

Our Southwest Washington PTAC Counselor can help you in the world of Government Contracting in a number of areas. Whether you're a first timer with zero experience or you're already receiving government contracts - PTAC can help. 

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THE FIRST STEP - Government Contracting 101 

  • Introduction to Government Contracting Workshops
  • HubZone Certifications
  • One-on-one counseling 

THE NEXT STEP - Services for Business already gaining Government Contracts 

  • Government Contracting Threat & Opportunity Assessement
  • Connections and Leads to Build your Small Business Contracting Pool for Exisiting or New Government Contracts
  • "Next Step" Events, for businesses already landing larger contracts

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