MISSISSIPPI PROCUREMENT TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SERVICES INCLUDE:

Electronic Bid Match/Notification
Daily the electronic profile of MPTAP clients is matched to bid opportunities advertised by federal, state and local government purchasing/contracting offices. Successful matches are forwarded to clients by web, electronic mail or fax.

Outreach Events
MPTAP regularly sponsors seminars, workshops and conferences. These events provide training opportunities, contracting/purchasing procedures, and serve networking events.

Targeted Contractor Assistance
MPTAP is contacted by federal, state and local government; and commercial buying officials requesting assistance for specific companies they wish to contract with, but which lack necessary certifications or other criteria for a contract award.

Locating Specialized Contractors
MPTAP helps federal, state and local government and commercial buying officials identify contractors that provide a specialized product or service or that will help to fulfill procurement goals for 8(a), HUBZone, Woman-owned or Veteran-owned businesses.

Problem Solving
MPTAP is called upon to help resolve problems with contractors. Such problems include interpreting specifications, payments, registrations and certifications, obtaining technical documents, etc.

Solicitation Development
MPTAP helps draft solicitations directed at small businesses or set-aside for specific categories of small business, such as 8(a) or HUBZone. The MPTAP also works with large prime contractors to develop appropriate subcontracting plans.

Referrals
Federal, state and local contracting staffs send vendors and potential vendors to the MPTAP for many types of assistance the businesses need to engage in the procurement process.