September 18, 2020

NYSTEC to Open New IgniteU NY Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) in Troy, NY

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Troy, NY, September 18, 2020 – NYSTEC is pleased to announce the grand opening of the IgniteU NY PTAC, which will provide procurement and technical consulting services to businesses in the Capital and Mohawk Valley Regions seeking to participate in government contracts. Effective October 1, 2020, the IgniteU NY PTAC will help businesses pursue and perform under contracts with the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, state and local governments, and government prime contractors.

IgniteU NY PTAC helps businesses understand the public-sector procurement processes so they can successfully win government contracts,” said NYSTEC President & CEO Mike Walsh. “We offer technical assistance and training workshops to meet the needs of businesses of any size. If you are a Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB), or if you are not yet certified, we can help you navigate the challenges of selling to federal, state, or local government.”

The IgniteU NY PTAC will offer a wide variety of no-cost services to existing businesses interested in selling their goods and services to local, state, and/or federal government agencies. Services will include one-on-one guidance and training in areas such as identifying contract opportunities, helping prepare bids/proposals, performing market research, targeting and marketing to potential buyers, advising on contract management, and managing payment.

The PTAC will be headquartered at the IgniteU NY Office located at 333 Broadway in Troy, NY, with a subcenter at NYSTEC corporate headquarters located at 99 Otis Street, Rome, NY. The PTAC will serve businesses in the following 17 counties in New York State: Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Fulton, Greene, Herkimer, Montgomery, Oneida, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster, Warren, and Washington.

“The alignment of the new PTAC under our IgniteU NY program will play a crucial role in aiding businesses as they look to enter the government marketplace,” NYSTEC Innovation & Entrepreneurship Manager Evan DeGennaro stated.

“We’re excited to be expanding the IgniteU NY suite of services offered in support of business growth in our local communities,” DeGennaro added.

NYSTEC has been active in economic development since its inception. In 2015, the company made an additional commitment to support the growth of small businesses and startups by creating IgniteU NY, an independent program focused on developing entrepreneurs throughout New York State. With the mission of empowering entrepreneurs to create new opportunities, solve new problems, and create value, the IgniteU NY program closely aligns with the mission of the PTAC and demonstrates NYSTEC’s longstanding commitment and successes in this area.

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