The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) is pleased to announce that Frank Dixon, Program Manager of the Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), has been elected Region 1 Director, with responsibility for communicating regional concerns the Board, as well as sharing Board actions and priorities with the members. He will serve in this position until March of 2023. APTAC’s Board and Committees are comprised entirely of volunteers who represent member PTACs.
Frank leads the program efforts for over five (5) PTAC offices across the state of Connecticut. Frank is a United States Army Veteran with 20 plus years of providing strategic leadership, operations management, domestic and international business development in multiple industries including automotive (Danaher), aerospace (Sikorsky Aircraft – United Technologies) non-profit and higher education where he assisted in the negotiations which led to several multi-million dollar DoD and international contract awards. Frank has a B.S. in Business Administration and a M.S. in Engineering and Operations Management. He also has numerous professional development certificates: Business Acquisition Management (BAM) University, Negotiating Solutions Course -The Mattford Group, ISO 9001 & 9002 Procedures and Processes Course – DAU Certifications and 20 plus Community and Military & Veteran Awards for Achievement & Meritorious Service.
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 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.