New centers to help S.C. businesses procure military contracts

October 8, 2021

source: Columbia Regional Business Report

S.C. businesses have a new resource to help procure military contacts and subcontracts with the U.S. Department of Defense as well as federal, state and local governments.

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center of South Carolina has opened three state offices, including one on Laurel Street in Columbia. The partnership between the University of South Carolina’s Office of Economic Engagement and the S.C. Department of Commerce will provide each of the state’s 46 counties assistance in identifying marketing opportunities, application submission, certification and registration processes, and bid and proposal submissions, among other services.

“Many businesses throughout the state have expressed their interest in learning how to do business with all levels of government,” Ron Conner, PTAC SC state manager Ron Conner said in a news release from the University of South Carolina. “I’m excited that PTAC SC will help provide the assistance they need to help them achieve their goals by providing procurement counseling, marketing and bid matching services.”

[click to continue reading]