April 2020
A statewide program helping small businesses succeed in the government marketplace.
Our offices are open - virtually 8:00am - 5:00pm. AZPTAC is here to help, so don't hesitate to call or email us. We can schedule to meet with you via phone call, video conference or other virtual channels.
2020 Success Award Winner
Manny Ortega, Owner of Pinal Construction

Counselor: Lori Haozous, Assistant Program Manage r
Pinal Construction, LLC
"Manny came to AZ PTAC for information on Government Contracting in 2014, after creating a past performance in a private and local sector. Throughout the years I’ve worked with Manny on creating a roadmap to government contracting; this included his SAM registration, capability statement, CVE certification, and HUBZone certification and marketing to the right agencies. Manny was able to secure subcontract with prime contractors in the federal government arena. Pinal Construction LLC received their first Federal Government prime contractors award in August 2019 with the Department of Interior. Manny's determination and commitment to provide the highest level of service to his customers have proven his true success. Manny has built Pinal Construction LLC with passion and quality in his workmanship, including caring about the success of his jobs and contracts and always providing value and outstanding service to his customers.I have enjoyed working with Manny, he is always ready and eager to move forward with the next steps of government contracting. I look forward to his continued success in the Federal Government Contracting arena." - Lori Haozous, Assistant Program Manager, Pinal Construction LLCs counselor. AZ PTAC congratulates Manny and Pinal Construction on their win!


AZ PTAC: Laying the Groundwork
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Online Webinar

Small Business Resource Regarding COVID-19 Assistance
For information regarding:
  • Applying for SBA Disaster Loans
  • Benefits of the CARES Act to Small Businesses
  • Finding Your Closest Approved Paycheck Protection Program Lendor

Please reach out to the Arizona Small Business Development Center (AZ SBDC) at www.azsbdc.net
SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic Launches
SAM update—Renewal Change
By Scott Knapp, CCAS, CPP, Deputy Director Kansas PTAC 

"As if PTACers haven’t had enough disruptions to our lives lately, we have new procedures coming March 28 to the SAM renewal. This is all part of the EUI process. Thanks to PTAC Counselor Jody O’Connor in Washington for passing this along. 

Going in to do a renewal after March 28 will require the company to enter the business DUNS, name and address as it appears in SAM just like when they did the initial registration. Here are the steps: 

1. You will continue with the  login.gov  to get to the Entity update area. 
2. There you will see the registration details for the business. The suggestion here is that you print out this information as it has what will be needed later in the process. 
3. You will continue with the update entity and on to the purpose of registration. There you choose all sections applicable. 
4. But the change comes in the next screen. Here the client will see the screen that is seen on the initial registration asking for the DUNS, business name and physical address. If you have printed the information from item 2 you will just enter it here. 
5. You will see a similar screen to the initial application screen comparing what was entered with the D&B information. 

From here on the updated registration should remain the same.   "

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