January 11th, 2021
A statewide program helping small businesses succeed in the government marketplace.
January 2021 Newsletter
Note from the Program Director:
Happy New Year! Wow, what a year 2020 was. This pandemic we are all facing together has really changed the way we all do business, we all had to make some adjustments on how we serve our clients. With unexpected business costs to ensure social distancing, providing PPE, and other related assurances to ensure safety to our families, staff/ employees and clients, are issues we all faced. 2021 our focus is you, our clients, our offices are open – virtually, we are here to help, so don’t hesitate to call or email. We can meet with you via Zoom teleconference, phone or other virtual channel.

There are many new updates to the federal set-aside programs such as WOSB/EDWOSB, VOSB/SDVOSB, 8(a) and HubZone. Is your capability statement up to date? How does your profile look in the SBA Small Business Dynamic Search? Are you having problems navigating beta.sam? Does your cybersecurity follow the new federal guidelines? Please let us know how we can be of assistance. We want to work with you and help you realize the opportunities in government contracting. We do this by providing confidential, no cost, one on one counseling. Make 2021 a year of growth and prosperity.

Danny Ayala
Program Manager
Upcoming Workshops
Casa Grande
AZ PTAC Presents:
Laying the Groundwork
Workshop details:
Date: January 20, 2021
Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM MST
AZ PTAC Presents:
Capability Statements
Workshop details:
Date: February 17th, 2021
Time: 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Client Highlight
American Patriot Construction LLC
AZ PTAC applauds American Patriot Construction LLC on winning their first Federal contract award with Luke Air Force Base in September 2020. Congratulations! Assistant Program Manager, Lori Haozous, serves as their counselor.
From the City of Yuma
The City of Yuma has a new procurement portal that will allow you to access business opportunities and submit bids and proposals to the city digitally.
Vendors are requested to visit the City of Yuma Procurement Portal at https://yumaaz.bonfirehub.com  (open in Google Chrome) then follow the link to the Bonfire vendor registration page to register your company.
Registration is easy and free. If you have any challenges with the registration process, please contact Bonfire Interactive Support at support@gobonfire.com.
Effective January 11, 2021 the City will be utilizing the new Procurement Portal, register today for the notices of new solicitations when they become available. We will no longer be providing solicitations through AZPurchasing.org.
The City of Yuma is excited about the innovative changes to improve the electronic bid process. We look forward to a strong collaborative relationship.
Should you have any questions, please contact Robin.Wilson@YumaAz.gov.

The Arizona Procurement Technical Assistant Center (AZPTAC) helps small business succeed in the government marketplace. We provide confidential, no cost, one-on-one counseling to small businesses throughout the State of Arizona.
This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. AZPTAC is hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges