Occupational Training & Supply, Inc
Occupational Training & Supply, Inc is the Midwest leader for environmental, health and safety training with over 20 years of experience. They provide quality training by using knowledgeable instructors, a fully equipped facility located in Willowbrook, IL with real-life demonstrations, state of-the-art equipment, and hands-on training. OTS also travels nationwide to provide custom training to fit industry needs. Occupational Training and Supply, Inc. (OTS) is a Women's Business Enterprise (FBE) in the State of Illinois, City of Chicago and State of Wisconsin.
Shortly after Occupational Training & Supply began working with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), they quickly utilized our resources. From learning the basics and understanding registrations, especially with municipalities, to receiving Proxity reports to help with quoting purposes, and finally to helping the government contract person make a case for DBE to her boss. As a result of those efforts and OTS's strategy, IL Tollway was soon in their cross-hairs. In February 2015, contracts began to flow in for OTS from multiple state sources. The IL Tollway has been the biggest buyer for OTS so far. In April 2015, Sheila Morris took over as the main contact for government assistance. As Sheila stated, "I have worked for OTS for 7 years now, only recently in the BID ROOM as we call it here. There has been a lot to learn to say the least and without your help and PTAC, it would not have been possible to achieve so much in such a short period of time." Bid match was changed and adjusted to better identify opportunities.
Since the change, an additional contract came in, with more expected to follow. In the short time that Sheila has been at OTS, she has engaged as much with the PTAC as the previous contact did in an entire year. Sheila also reached out to see the value of attending an SBA event called Expanding Markets: Doing Business With The Federal Government. She was advised that the event could be quite useful to make some local contacts to expand OTS into federal work in addition to their state work. The federal agency representatives attending were likely small business specialists there to help companies understand how to best do business within their particular agencies and therefore good contacts to make. We suggested OTS spruce up its Capabilities Narrative to use as part of the discussion and for the representatives to reference after the event. We look forward to seeing even more growth from OTS in the future, especially in the federal space! Sheila expressed, "First let me start by saying thank you. You [Amber] and PTAC have been a strong asset to OTS and I look forward to our working relationship and continued success."
Congrats to Village of Willowbrook on a successful business.
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