Federal Facility Perspective:
PTAC and Working Together
Marjorie Auyong Gonzalez
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (L...
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LLNL Main Site
• Located ~ 50 miles east of San Francisco
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• Contribute to science and technology efforts
in the Pacific Region through collaborations
with businesses, government, a...
Strategic location of Hawaii is important relative to
National Security.
Proximity of countries
with:
- Nuclear capabiliti...
Hilo provides key elements for the growth of
sustainable science and technology
• University of Hawaii, Hilo and Hawaii Co...
NSFEI Approach
• Network with Pacific-based
science and technology
businesses,non-profits,
academia, and non-profits.
• Wo...
LLNL/NSFEI will be working with PTAC to help
bring opportunities to local businesses.
• Must register with Central Contrac...
• Federal projects can help boost local economies.
• Promotes sustainable growth.
• Growth provides career opportunities t...
Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Typical Areas of Assistance
• Determine suitability for contracting
• Secur...
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  1. 1. Federal Facility Perspective: PTAC and Working Together Marjorie Auyong Gonzalez Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Livermore, California
  2. 2. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. LLNL Main Site • Located ~ 50 miles east of San Francisco • 1.2 square miles • ~ 7000 career employees • FY 2008 budget - $1.5 Billion • $650M spent annually through procurements to large and small businesses for products and services
  3. 3. • Contribute to science and technology efforts in the Pacific Region through collaborations with businesses, government, academia, and non-profits. • Complement, not compete with or duplicate ongoing efforts in Hawaii and Alaska • Integrate community and cultural values - an important element of our collaborations In 1996, LLNL launched a program in Hawaii - National Security Field Experience Initiative (NSFEI)
  4. 4. Strategic location of Hawaii is important relative to National Security. Proximity of countries with: - Nuclear capabilities - Homeland security threat potential - Economic competitors
  5. 5. Hilo provides key elements for the growth of sustainable science and technology • University of Hawaii, Hilo and Hawaii Community College • Abundant natural resources • Established large-scale research programs • Large industrial association (Kanoelehua Industrial Area) • Local chamber of commerce and economic development groups • Leaders with vision, wisdom, enthusiasm and aloha in the local community
  6. 6. NSFEI Approach • Network with Pacific-based science and technology businesses,non-profits, academia, and non-profits. • Work together to build workforce and infrastructure • Target issues of common interests; I.e. renewable energy, veterans’ needs, precision machining, and other “green” science & technology areas
  7. 7. LLNL/NSFEI will be working with PTAC to help bring opportunities to local businesses. • Must register with Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and be part of the Federal Government primary vendor database: http://www.ccr.gov/ • Network at PTAC workshops - “matchmaking” • Help field questions or refer to procurement experts
  8. 8. • Federal projects can help boost local economies. • Promotes sustainable growth. • Growth provides career opportunities that may allow graduates to remain in the community. PTAC is an excellent resource for businesses.
  9. 9. Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Typical Areas of Assistance • Determine suitability for contracting • Secure necessary registrations • SDB, 8(a). HUBzone and other certifications • Researching procurement histories • Networking • Identifying bid opportunities • Proposal preparation • Contract Performance Issues (negotiating, cost accounting, ES&H plans) • Preparing for an audit Source: Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
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