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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Oakland County and Schoolcraft College help local businesses pursue government contracts

Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center will soon be offering free counseling services that can help businesses interested in obtaining government contracts at the local, state and federal levels.
Schoolcraft College’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) will open a satellite office in the One Stop Shop Business Center to counsel businesses interested in learning how to obtain government contracts for goods and services. The center is located on the first floor of the Executive Office Building, 2100 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford Township.
“Our One Stop Shop Business Center is a valuable asset for startup and second-stage businesses looking to improve their bottom line,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Adding PTAC’s expertise to the many services we already offer makes it that much more convenient for businesses who want to learn the ins and outs of obtaining government contracts.”
A PTAC counselor will be in the center every Wednesday, meeting with scheduled clients in the morning and with walk-in clients from 1-3 p.m., said center Supervisor Greg Doyle. Morning appointments can be scheduled by calling PTAC at 734-462-4438.
PTAC was created by Congress in 1985 to expand the number of businesses capable of participating in the government marketplace. Services include: Orientation to government contracting; One-on-one counseling; Training seminars and conferences (which may require a nominal fee to attend) and State of Michigan bid notices.
PTAC also has a satellite office at Automation Alley in Troy.

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