PTAC: Newsletter Articles

Capabilities and Why Should They Select You

How do you communicate information about your great company? The term Capability Statement started in the world of government contracting. This was the document needed to be able to tell the reader about your company. Brochures are gone. This method of marketing communication is intended to be one page and concise relative to your business competencies. When writing your Capability Statement you are trying to figure out the balance of enough information versus too much information. While it may have started out as a government contracting document; it can be a great tool for any and all businesses to use as your new marketing document. Yes, even those companies have no desire to be sell to government agencies! Read More

Good-by to DUNS, Hello to UEI

Acronyms are the death of us; especially in government contracting! DUNS (Data Universal Numbering System) has been around over 50 years and the federal government has utilized this number for over 30 years as a start in all federal contracting. Read More

Hello SAM UEI Part II

Back in February 2022, I wrote an article about government contracting and it involved the transition from DUNS to the new System for Award Management Unique Entity Identification (UEI).  Read More

Federal Contracting: Changes are coming to our Service Disabled Veteran-owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

In 2020, the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act required government-wide SDVOSB certification to to become a reality. The act transfers control of the verification process used by & reviewed by the US VA Center for Verification and Evaluation to the US SBA. Read More

Federal News Network

Finding credible and legitimate information on federal contracting can be difficult but the Federal News Network has been around for over 20 years sharing the information on what is happening from the White House to Capitol Hill and should be considered a go-to source.  Their podcasts are not long, some even as short as 15 minutes, but deliver great information in a short time frame.  Don’t have time to listen to podcast – no problem! You can sign up for breaking news alerts based on multiple category options. Learn More

Contact Information

Business Development Center
Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center
535 Duane Street, Office 233
Glen Ellyn IL 60137

Ileen Kelly, Program Manager
Phone: (630) 942-2184
Fax: (630) 942-2606

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Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.