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Iowa State University
Presentation to ICCE Conference
By Andy Alexander
Government Contract Specialist
October 2016
© 2016...
Since 1963, we have delivered proven services to enhance the performance of
industry. Our approach, Engage. Educate. Embed...
Improving the profitability of businesses through…
Proven Services
Our customizable services are rooted in applied researc...
Our network extends across ISU and the nation
ISU Partners
•ISU Faculty and Labs
•Center for Crops Utilization
Research
•C...
What is a PTAC?
• Procurement Technical Assistance Center
• Funded by the federal government and the State of Iowa through...
How much is available?
• Total Federal Spending in FY 2015*
– Over $437 Billion in contracts
• Received by Iowa Companies ...
Becoming a CIRAS Procurement Assistance Client
1. Must be an Iowa business or organization.
2. Client completes a one page...
Most Utilized Services
Market Research, Marketing &
Relationship Building Tools
Applications, Certifications and
Registrat...
What assistance can you expect?
• Determine suitability for government contracting.
• Conduct comprehensive assessment:
• ...
CIRAS Individual Assistance
• We are here to guide you along your path.
• We will help you discover how to market to the g...
CIRAS Outreach
Workshops:
Introductions, bid preparation, market research, bid preparation,
capability statements, registr...
How can I become a client?
• Fill out a Request for Counseling Form (RFC).
• Meet with me during this conference, or conta...
Andy Alexander
Government Contracting Specialist
402-547-0333
andyalex@iastate.edu
www.ciras.iastate.edu
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  1. 1. Iowa State University Presentation to ICCE Conference By Andy Alexander Government Contract Specialist October 2016 © 2016 Iowa State University, All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Since 1963, we have delivered proven services to enhance the performance of industry. Our approach, Engage. Educate. Embed., creates a specific solution that allows each business, along with its community, to prosper and grow. Coupled with a satisfaction guarantee, our typical client has achieved a 200% return on investment. A vast network of university and industry experts brings years of professional experience to CIRAS, making us a leading integrator of solutions in Iowa. Clients have reported an economic impact of more than $2 billion over the past five years. Since 1963, we have delivered proven services to enhance the performance of industry. Our approach, Engage. Educate. Embed., creates a specific solution that allows each business, along with its community, to prosper and grow. Coupled with a satisfaction guarantee, our typical client has achieved a 200% return on investment. A vast network of university and industry experts brings years of professional experience to CIRAS, making us a leading integrator of solutions in Iowa. Clients have reported an economic impact of more than $2 billion over the past five years. Center for Industrial Research and Service
  3. 3. Improving the profitability of businesses through… Proven Services Our customizable services are rooted in applied research and established best practices. They fall into four main categories:
  4. 4. Our network extends across ISU and the nation ISU Partners •ISU Faculty and Labs •Center for Crops Utilization Research •Center for Nondestructive Evaluation •College of Engineering •Community and Economic Development. •Environmental Health and Safety •Extension and Outreach •Meat Science Extension •Structural Engineering Laboratory External Partners •Federal Programs - DOC/MEP - DOD/PTAP - EDA/UCP •Iowa Area Development Group •Iowa Association of Business and Industry •Iowa Business Council •Iowa Farm Bureau •Iowa Innovation Corporation •Iowa Lean Consortium •Iowa Sustainable Business Forum •Quad Cities Manufacturing Innovation Hub •NICC and NIACC Affiliates •Iowa Economic Development Authority •Iowa DOT •UNI •Chambers of Commerce •Councils of Governments •Local Economic Developers •Community Colleges •Public and Private Service Providers •Others
  5. 5. What is a PTAC? • Procurement Technical Assistance Center • Funded by the federal government and the State of Iowa through Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS). • We provide technical assistance, workshops, and counseling sessions at no cost to our Iowa clients! • Program Headquarters located in West Des Moines with the entire state of Iowa as our service area. – Satellite offices in Ames, Cedar Rapids, Bettendorf, and Council Bluffs.
  6. 6. How much is available? • Total Federal Spending in FY 2015* – Over $437 Billion in contracts • Received by Iowa Companies in FY 2015* – Approximately $1.8 Billion *Source – www.usaspending.gov • Note: During my watch in western Iowa, businesses have won 2,140 government contracts valued at $63M
  7. 7. Becoming a CIRAS Procurement Assistance Client 1. Must be an Iowa business or organization. 2. Client completes a one page Request for Counseling form. 3. Counseling services are provided at no cost with no pre- determined limit. 4. As a condition of receiving counseling services, the client agrees to complete a quarterly survey within 7 days from request.
  8. 8. Most Utilized Services Market Research, Marketing & Relationship Building Tools Applications, Certifications and Registrations Bid Preparation Assistance including Pricing/Procurement History Post Award Assistance
  9. 9. What assistance can you expect? • Determine suitability for government contracting. • Conduct comprehensive assessment: • Company capabilities • Industry • Target market • Create customized service plan to achieve government contracting success.
  10. 10. CIRAS Individual Assistance • We are here to guide you along your path. • We will help you discover how to market to the government. • We help you find the opportunities. • We will keep you advised of new developments. • We will provide access to relevant training, workshops and events.
  11. 11. CIRAS Outreach Workshops: Introductions, bid preparation, market research, bid preparation, capability statements, registrations/certifications, subcontracting, partnership and networking, and more. LinkedIn Group: Join the discussion, “CIRAS: Procurement Technical Assistance Program (Iowa PTAC)”
  12. 12. How can I become a client? • Fill out a Request for Counseling Form (RFC). • Meet with me during this conference, or contact me at (402) 547- 0333 or email me at andyalex@iastate.edu to schedule an appointment to review what your interests or goals are with government contracting.
  13. 13. Andy Alexander Government Contracting Specialist 402-547-0333 andyalex@iastate.edu www.ciras.iastate.edu

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