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September 02, 2011

Agency of Commerce & Community Development Highlights VT PTAC’s Role in Aftermath of Hurricane Irene

Secretary Lawrence Miller today announced that the Agency of Commerce, through the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, is helping State and Federal Agencies with procurement of products and services from local businesses in response to the impacts of Hurricane Irene.

The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) works to connect Vermont businesses with government opportunities. During the aftermath of Irene, the VT PTAC is helping State and Federal Agencies identify local businesses that can provide needed products and services. VT PTAC is also able to help businesses make sure they have the proper registrations in place required to be a federal vendor. There is no cost to any Vermont business to use the services provided.

“PTAC has the ability to quickly match the needs of the federal government, state government and other institutions with products and services of Vermont companies”, Secretary Miller said. “The PTAC team helps companies position themselves to do business with the federal government and since Hurricane Irene, it has been working steadily to ensure that Vermont businesses have the opportunity to sell directly to FEMA and other agencies.”

“We are instituting a good network of assistance resources to help Vermonters following the hurricane”, Secretary Miller continued. “Individuals should contact 211 for assistance; transportation updates can be accessed by calling 511, and 802- 828-3211 is available for businesses and multi-family housing providers. And now, we want to make sure our existing programs, such as VT PTAC, are poised to assist as well.”

Interested businesses should contact Robin Miller, Director, at 828-5240 or, robin.miller@state.vt.us.

Source: Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Last Updated at: September 02, 2011 08:23:50