National Procurement Technical Assistance Day set for state

Over $1.1 billion in government contracts were awarded to Mississippi companies in  2021 

The Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance Program will hold a free, in-person conference for National Procurement Technical Assistance Center Day on Sept. 21 in Jackson. The event, which will host federal and prime contractors, will be held from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at The Westin Jackson, located at 407 S. Congress Street.  

“Helping Mississippi’s small businesses connect and gain work with federal contractors is a win for everyone,” said Mississippi Development Authority Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp. “This event will highlight the great work being done through our Procurement Technical Assistance Program and the many small businesses and contractors that have benefited from its services,” 

The event will help small businesses learn how to effectively navigate the often-complex regulations associated with government contracting. PTAC’s expert advisers will discuss the  challenges many of their clients faced throughout the pandemic and the successful techniques they are using to move forward. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and  network with PTAC advisors and other attendees during the event. 

Featured speakers are Joan Branson, Manager/SBLO, Socio-Economic Business Program,  Ingalls Shipbuilding; Danny Scanlon, General Service Administration, Kevin Crown, Director,  Business Operations and Small Business Specialist at Columbus Air Force Base; and Angela  Busby-Blackburn, Construction Flight Chief at Columbus Air Force Base. 

“PTAC Day is a national campaign celebrating the contracting success of tens of thousands of small businesses who have benefited from training and technical assistance delivered by their local PTACs. In 2021, Mississippi businesses received over $1.1 billion in government contracts,” said MDA Director of Minority and Small Business Carol Harris. 

For more information, visit www.mscpc.com.  To register for the event, visit  https://bit.ly/3eAINwV.

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