Beth Freeman Elected to Leadership Post in National Association

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Press Release:

San Diego, CA – April 5, 2023– The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) is pleased to announce that Beth Freeman of the Idaho APEX Accelerator (formerly PTAC) has been elected as the Region 9 Director of the Association.  APTAC’s Region 9 encompasses the states of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Arizona. APTAC’s Board and Committees are comprised entirely of volunteers who represent members of the Association.

Beth was sworn in at APTAC’s annual membership meeting on April 6, 2023, and will serve until April 2025.  Beth has been a Business Consultant with the Idaho APEX Accelerator team since 2020, assisting Idaho businesses with participation in federal, state and local contracting. The program provides no-charge business consulting services to our registered clients as we work together to grow the Government Industrial Base (GIB) and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB). The Idaho APEX Accelerator is hosted by Boise State University in conjunction with a cooperative agreement through the Department of Defense. To learn more about the Idaho APEX Accelerator, and to register as a client, follow this link:

APTAC is the professional organization of and for the 96 APEX Accelerators (formerly PTACs) sponsored by the Defense of Defense and local host organizations.  APEX Accelerators, located across the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia as well as the territories of Puerto Rico and Guam, help local businesses become capable government contractors.  APEX Accelerators support a broad base of small business suppliers providing the highest quality and best value to government agencies and creating a strong and vibrant economic base for our communities.  They assist small businesses by offering training events, bid-matching services, one-on-one sessions with procurement counselors, notification of important contracting changes, help with understanding government contracting procedures and requirements, guidance in registering with the federal government, and much more.  They assist government agencies by locating and educating contractors and potential contractors who can provide the products and services they need.

APTAC supports the programs by providing critical updates on the ever-changing procurement processes across all federal agencies, including:  comprehensive training opportunities and certification to ensure that APEX Accelerator staff can bring the highest level of capability to their work, networking forums so that program professionals across the country can share best practices and draw upon their collective expertise, and a national presence to collaborate with federal agencies on small business contracting initiatives and otherwise provide a voice  in national government contracting assistance and policy arenas.  The work of APTAC is carried out by a cadre of dedicated volunteers, all of whom are procurement professionals from member APEX Accelerators, and supported by a small administrative staff.

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