Florida Procurement
Technical Assistance Center
May 2020
Florida PTAC at UCF provides high-value, confidential consulting at no cost to help small and medium for-profit businesses, located in Central Florida, research and bid on government contracts from the Department of Defense, other federal, state, and local agencies, and prime contractors.
DUNS Number Transitioning to UEI

 Transition from DUNS to UEI should be complete by December 2020

Effective December 2020, GSA intends to have transitioned all government systems away from using D&B Data Universal Numbering System numbers (“DUNS”) and instead use the new Unique Entity Identifiers (“UEI”). The UEI is a new, nonproprietary identifier that will be assigned through GSA’s System for Award Management (“SAM”) registration process.
Online Trainings Available from PTAC

Florida PTAC at UCF Offers Online Training Options

A CMMC Model Derived Training for Level 1 | June 17

Marketing Your GSA Contract: What You Should Know! | June 24
General Webinars for the COVID-19 Environment

Small Business Webinars for Uncertain Times

The Florida SBDC at UCF has developed a newsletter focused on capturing webinars of potential interest to small businesses of all kind so you don’t want to miss that…
Govology Training Available
Training Available to PTAC Clients

During this season of reduced live training activity, please keep in mind that the Florida PTAC offers clients no cost access to Govology.com. Govology offers both live monthly webinars and on-demand webinars across multiple government contracting topics. If you want to learn more, please contact your PTAC Consultant.
Additional Online Learning Opportunities
SBA Learning Center
GSA Training Resources
Jennifer Schaus & Associates
GovCon Chamber
(Learn with Neil)
Upcoming Virtual Event
Training & Simulation Industry Symposium Goes Virtual

In its new virtual platform, TSIS 2020 will be an excellent opportunity to hear from procurement officials for Training and Simulation products and services from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force. The focus will be on providing insight into opportunities forthcoming in the near to mid future.

June 16 - 18, 2020
Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC)

 Assessor Training Coming Soon

The nonprofit accreditation board that will train and certify the third-party cybersecurity assessors said it is in the “final stages” of getting its training system worked out. It’s a complicated process that has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. But the chairman of the board, Ty Schieber, stressed the body is working to create a pipeline for third-party assessors to be trained and become certified within the next 30 days.
COVID-19 Contract Opportunities

COVID-19 Solicitations

Do you have a product or service that the Federal Government is procuring during this COVID-19 pandemic? Need help locating the solicitations available? A quick way to start your search is by putting 'COVID-19' into the Keywords search field on the Contract Opportunities page.
Be Aware of Fraudulent Websites

GSA Investigates Fraudulent Website

Be extra aware of fraudulent websites. The GSA was recently notified of a fraudulent website which is using the look and feel of the real SAM.gov and the look and feel of the real login.gov sign-in page. The website at  https://sam-gov.org    is  NOT  a legitimate web site. Do not enter any information on this website. GSA is investigating this as a security risk.
Do You Have A Procurement Specialist?
Government Contracting Services are offered by the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center at the University of Central Florida (Florida PTAC at UCF). Florida PTAC offers high-value, confidential, one-on-one consulting, at no cost, to help Florida businesses prepare, research, and bid on government contracts. Our Procurement Specialists are knowledgeable, experienced and eager to assist you in making selling to the government less complicated and more profitable. PTAC can also help with small business certification process analysis such as 8(a), HUBZone, and Women-Owned.
Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center
at the University of Central Florida
PTAC Program Coordinator
Florida PTAC at UCF | 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Suite A20, Orlando, FL 32803
This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

  The Florida SBDC at UCF is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America’s SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network’s lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Jean Hill at 407-420-4430 or email jean.hill@ucf.edu.