Securing Government ContactsMEDC provides services to help Michigan businesses grow by securing government contracts on the local, state and federal level. Through regional Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and the Michigan Defense Center, MEDC offers a variety of services including bid targeting, grant writing, contracting assistance and more.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACS)
Michigan’s Procurement Technical Assistance Centers are spread throughout the state to enhance national defense and economic development by providing a myriad of services to Michigan businesses looking to obtain government contracts at every level – federal, state, and local. Many of the services available through the PTACs of Michigan are free of charge. These services include:
One-on-one Business Counseling
Counseling services provide an opportunity to address specific issues or questions with applications and registrations, marketing strategies, bid preparation assistance, subcontracting opportunities, quality requirements, contract modifications, and more.
Bid matching services
Using this service can save your business valuable time as the bid match system electronically matches bid opportunities from the FedBizOpps database, DLA’s bulletin boards, various EDI systems, state and local agencies, and foreign entities with your specific product or service. Keywords, product service codes (PSC/FSC), national stock numbers (NSN), and more help to create customized results for your business.
Seminars, events, and workshops
PTAC offices frequently hold events to assist companies interested in learning more about specific government procurement topics and can connect you with fellow local businesses.
Government registration assistance
PTAC offices can help companies that are looking for assistance completing their System for Award Management (SAM) registration, State of Michigan vendor registration, or any other registration.
The Federal Government has a legislated policy that socio-economic goals need to be met for small business and specified classifications of small business: disadvantaged, 8(a) certified, women owned, disadvantaged women owned, HUBZone, veteran owned, and service disabled veteran owned concerns. PTAC offices can assist you in navigating through the subcontracting opportunities that are right for your business.
PTAC can help ensure your contract is successfully completed and help you make the most of your awarded contract. For more information on these services and to find your local PTAC office, visit: http://www.ptacsofmichigan.org/
Bid Targeting System and Grant Writing Services
The Michigan Defense Center is an operation of MEDC focused on the support, protection and growth of Michigan’s defense and homeland security missions and the Michigan businesses that support our nation’s security and our military’s safety. The MDC has two innovative tools that can help Michigan companies grow their business.
Bid Targeting System (BTS)
BTS is a online software resource that helps identify and prioritize federal contracts right for your business. The resource scores companies the way a federal contracting officer would — giving small and medium-sized contractors the same advantages that large primes derive from in-house experts.
With 8,000 to 10,000 federal contracts to bid on at any given time, BTS creates and uses your business profile to automatically identify and prioritize the best federal contract opportunities. For more information, visit: https://www.bidtarget.org
Proposal Writing Services and Grant Program
The Proposal Writing Services and Grant Program was established to financially and strategically assist Michigan companies writing a bid response to a Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or General Services Administration (GSA).
Grant funding from the Michigan Defense Center (MDC) is available and allows companies to choose one of three professional bid writing companies to assist with writing their proposal. For more information, visit: https://www.bidtarget.org