The REDC office in downtown Rutland is a great place to start when looking for resources to grow or develop our region’s small businesses. There are numerous organizations in our region that enthusiastically work each day to make Rutland County the most collaborative, innovative, and friendly place in Vermont to live, work, play, and grow a business. REDC co-locates with one of these organizations, the State of Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).
The Rutland and Bennington County VT PTAC office is here to help small businesses sell to the government. Elizabeth Adams, our region’s Procurement Counselor, provides an in-depth understanding of complex documentation and product specifications to sell to the government. Elizabeth, along with the other PTAC counselors, proactively searches for appropriate opportunities for each business’s needs. Elizabeth’s broad understanding of government contracting, as well as our region, is instrumental in assisting Rutland County businesses with selling their products and services to the government.
REDC’s relationship with the VT PTAC is a crucial aspect of our efforts to help small businesses develop and grow with new opportunities. Elizabeth has assisted businesses from various sectors including construction, manufacturing, creative services, and culinary. When entrepreneurs work with us at REDC, they also often connect with Elizabeth to expand into government contracting. The free services offered by VT PTAC include one-on-one business counseling, government bid opportunities, bid preparation, training, and networking events.
During VT PTAC’s 2018 fiscal year, the office assisted 115 Vermont companies for a total of $120 million in awards and held 50 workshops or outreach events around the state. The VT PTAC notes that the government buys virtually everything, with some limitations. Learn more about your business’s eligibility and how to become a client of the VT PTAC here. Connect with Elizabeth directly to begin selling to the government here.