November 2022

A Note from the Program Manager


As we begin our celebrations of National Native American Heritage month, Veteran’s Day, and the Thanksgiving holiday, we have much to be thankful for at Arizona PTAC. We are thankful for our clients, staff, hosts, and community resource partners. 

Thank you to all Veterans for their service.

With the holiday season upon us once again, we know this is a busy time full of professional and family responsibilities. AZPTAC is here to assist you with your government contracting goals. Stay in touch with us and let us know how we can help!

If you are not currently a client and would like to become one, visit our website at and click on New Client Info for more information and to submit a new client form. You must be a for-profit business and be located in the State of Arizona. 

As you might already know, the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) is no longer taking VOSB/SDVOSB as of October 24, 2022. The certification is moving to the SBA in January 2023. We will let you know as soon as we have more information on the process. Read more about the transition here

Our offices will be closed on Nov. 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. We will also be closed on Nov. 24 and 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

We wish you a wonderful month of celebrations.

Warm regards, 

Lori Haozous

Interim Program Manager

Veteran's Day Office Closure

Office Locations & Hours 

AZPTAC In-Person Client Meetings Locations and Times

(All in person meetings must be requested through their PTAC Specialist)

Glendale Community College

6000 W Olive Ave, I-2 Building,

Glendale AZ 85302

Monday & Wednesday Only from 9:00am – 4:00pm

(Inquiry on PTAC services and SAM assistance only)

Commuiversity at Queen Creek NEW!

21740 S Ellsworth Rd

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Monday & Thursday Only from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Gateway Community College

108 N 40th Street, SO Bldg.,

Phoenix AZ 858034

Tuesday Only from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Mesa Community College  NEW!

1833 W Southern Ave, Bldg./Room BP6A,

Mesa, AZ 85202

Thursday Only from 9:00am - 4:00pm

Cochise Community College

2600 E Wilcox Dr.

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

1st & 3rd Monday of the each month from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Client Highlights

AZ Build Right, LLC

Verified as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

The company is a client of Procurement Specialist Nichole Jackson

Small Business News

Administrator Guzman Announces Path Forward for Veteran Small Business Certification Program

WASHINGTON – Today, during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s 33 million small businesses, announced consequential updates to the planned launch of SBA’s new Veteran Small Business Certification Program—including her intention to grant a one-year extension to firms verified by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)’s Vets First Verification Program through the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) as of the January 1, 2023 transfer date.

Read More

2022 NAICS Codes Changes Coming to and

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes classify businesses to help federal agencies collect and publish statistical data related to business goods and services. The NAICS codes were recently updated. More details about the updated NAICS codes and descriptions are available at this link.

NAICS codes on used by entity registration and contract opportunities will be updated on October 27, 2022. NAICS codes on will be updated on October 29, 2022. Check the announcements on the sites for downtime information. 

If your entity registration is active, NAICS changes may affect your entity registration. If your registration is impacted, you will be notified by email to update your registration.  

Check your saved searches, search filters, and followed items to make any needed changes. If you use system interfaces, application programming interfaces (APIs), extracts, or data entry processes, check your systems and begin to use the updated NAICS codes. Federal government users of the Opportunity Management API can view API documentation at Users of the Get Opportunities API can view API documentation at



If you have an expiring registration, start your renewal at least 30-60 days prior to the expiration date. This will help prevent your registration from expiring should there be any issues with your renewal.

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