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January 16, 2019 |

SeCTer is proud and excited to introduce our new Director of the statewide Connecticut Procurement Technical Assistance Center (CTPTAC), Santo Calvo.

Mr. Calvo holds a C.P.A. from Augusta Accounting in Italy, a BA in Modern Languages and Business from Edison State College in New Jersey, a degree from the College of the Air Force in Logistic Management and Business, a Level III Certification in Government Contracting from the Defense Acquisition University and Federal Acquisition Institute, and was Awarded Highest Government Contracting Warrant, “Unlimited.”

He was previously the Chief Contracting Officer for the Veterans Administration CT, Supervisor Contracting Officer for: Department of Defense, Defense Contract Management Agency at Greensboro NC (10 States); Defense Commissary Agency, Fort Lee VA (Worldwide); General Services Administration, NY, NY (15 States and Caribbean); Fish & Wildlife Services, Amherst, MA (13 States); ARMY, Key West, FL (Central and South America); Health & Human Services, Rockville, MD (All 50 states); and NAVY, Patuxent River, MD. Before joining the civil service force, he served in the US Air Force (22 years Active Duty/Veteran) with 14 years as Chief of Supply, Procurement, and Logistics, and as a Foreign languages linguist for the Mediterranean Theater. In these roles, Mr. Calvo performed full contract and logistical cradle-to-grave steps with full empowerment to award Unlimited Government Contracts. He also assisted contractors with how to apply and fully handle a Government contract, handled issue inquiries, negotiated bids, performed cost and price analysis, and prepared comprehensive letters to justify recommended contract actions such as Letter of Concern/Letter of Resolution/Letter of Termination. Santo is a firm believer in the growth potential of Connecticut and is committed to helping businesses take advantage of government contracts.

CT PTAC provides marketing and technical assistance to Connecticut businesses selling, or interested in selling, their products and/or services to federal, state and local government agencies. The agency has field offices in Milford, New Haven, Stamford and Rocky Hill, as well as its main office in Groton. Services include customized client bid matching, individual counseling, seminars, bid/proposal preparation, assistance with System of Award Management (SAM) and Capability Statements.

SeCTer also wishes to thank Lisa Woods, departing CT PTAC Director, as she assumes directorship of the state of Virginia’s PTAC. Ms. Woods provided five years of exemplary leadership to our program. We will miss her, but are thrilled to have a friend in Virginia! Best of luck, Lisa, and THANK YOU!