The Government Buys Everything!
In 2017, clients of procurement technical assistance centers were awarded 188,000 contracts worth $20 billion. Those contracts included everything from construction to pest control to commercial photography.
In the case of Offutt Air Force Base, the purchase was space. Facing a need for temporary storage during a major renovation project, the base contracted with Batten Trailer Leasing to fill its needs.
Ashley Batten, general manager, worked with NBDC consultant Mary Graff who provided the guidance to navigate the government contracting process from registration to invoicing. "It was our very first government contract, and Mary set us on the right path," Batten says. "Without her, I would have had no idea what was required."