Assisting Small Businesses
Gallatin, TN April 6, 2018 – The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) is pleased to announce that Gary Moore, Program Manager of the Idaho Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), has been elected Secretary of the Association, with responsibility for documenting association governance activities and overseeing the Communications Committee. He will serve in this position until March of 2020. APTAC’s Board and Committees are comprised entirely of volunteers who represent member PTACs.
Moore served in the U.S. Navy for 23 years, earning the rank of Chief Petty Officer. His military service took him to many foreign countries, as he served aboard the USS Pintado (SSN 672), USS Cavalla (SSN 684), VF-111, VF-211, VF-51, DIA, and with SEAL Team 3 and Special Warfare Group ONE, earning numerous personal and campaign awards. He later worked again for the Navy as a range scheduler, continuing as the job was converted to a civilian position with greater responsibility.
Moore moved back to Idaho in 2005, working in various jobs before landing with the Idaho Department of Commerce. While there, he completed his BA in Management and Organizational Leadership. He took the helm as Program Manager of the Idaho PTAC in 2009.
APTAC is the professional organization of and for the 94 Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) sponsored by the Defense Department’s Defense Logistics Agency and local host organizations. PTACs, 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. PTACs 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 PTACs by providing them critical updates on the ever-changing procurement processes across all federal agencies; comprehensive training opportunities and certification to ensure that PTAC staff can bring the highest level of capability to their work; networking forums so that PTAC 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 PTACs, and supported by a small administrative staff.