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12.002 Procurement Technical Assistance For Business Firms

FEDERAL AGENCY:

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

AUTHORIZATION:

The Procurement Technical Assistance Program was established by section 1241 of the Department of Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1985., Public Law 98-525, 10 U.S.C 2411-2420.
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To expand the number of businesses capable of participating in government contracts.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Project Grants.
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USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) awards cooperative agreements to eligible program participants who establish and maintain Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs). The PTACs serve as a resource for businesses to obtain information and training related to contracting opportunities with DoD, other federal agencies, state and local governments and with government prime contractors.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:  
Eligible applicants. Only those entities listed in this section are eligible to apply.

a. States. State means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, a territory or possession of the United States, an agency or instrumentality of a State, and a multi-State, regional, or interstate entity having governmental duties and powers (refer to 10 U.S.C. 2411(1)(A)).

b. Local governments. Local government, means a unit of government in a State, a local public authority, a special district, an intrastate district, a council of governments, a sponsor group representative organization, an interstate entity, or another instrumentality of a local government (refer to 10 U.S.C. 2411(1)(B)).

c. Private nonprofit organizations. Private nonprofit organization means an entity which is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, and no part of its earnings inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual, and no substantial part of its activities is carrying on propaganda or otherwise attempting to influence legislation or participating in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office (refer to 10 U.S.C. 2411(1)(C)).

d. Economic enterprises. Economic enterprise means any Indian-owned (as defined by the Secretary of the Interior) commercial, industrial, or business activity established or organized for profit purposes or for nonprofit purposes. Provided, that such Indian ownership constitutes not less than 51 percent of the enterprise (refer to 10 U.S.C. 2411(1)(D)).

e. Tribal organizations. Tribal organization means the recognized governing body of any Indian tribe; any legally established organization of Indians which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body, or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of Indians in all phases of its activities. Provided, that in any case where a cooperative agreement is made to an organization to perform services benefiting more than one Indian tribe, the approval of each such Indian tribe shall be a prerequisite to the making of such cooperative agreement (refer to 10 U.S.C. 2411(1)(D)).

Beneficiary Eligibility:  
refer to http://www.dla.mil/HQ/SmallBusiness/PTAP.aspx.

Credentials/Documentation:  
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.

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APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Pre-application Coordination:  
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedure:  
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Funding opportunities, including application instructions, are posted at www.grants.gov.

Award Procedure:  
Merit-based, competitive procedures are used to evaluate applications and make awards. Funding Opportunity Announcements include the criteria that will be used to evaluate applications submitted in response to the announcement.

Deadlines:  
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:  
From 60 to 90 days.

Appeals:  
From 60 to 90 days.

Renewals:  
Not Applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:

Formula and Matching Requirements:  
Statutory Formula: Title 10, Chapter 142. Matching Requirements: Non-Federal cost sharing requirements generally range between 25 and 50%. Refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement for more. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:  
Generally, announcement are three-year funding opportunities, which will usually consist of a one-year base period and two subsequent, one-year option periods. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Reports:  
No program reports are required. No cash reports are required. No progress reports are required. The Federal Financial Report (SF 425). The Procurement Technical Assistance Center Cooperative Agreement Performance Report (DLA Form 1806).

Audits:  
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.

Records:  
No Data Available.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:   97-0100-0-1-051.

Obligations:  
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 15 $34,301,000; FY 16 est $34,000,000; and FY 17 est $34,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:  
$30,000 to $300,000. Average: $160,185.

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PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
For fiscal year 2001, 113 applications were received and 108 cooperative agreements totaling $17,300,000 were awarded. For fiscal year 2002, it is anticipated that approximately 115 applications will be received and 66 agreements will be awarded.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature: Title 10, U.S.C., Chapter 142, as amended, "Procurement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program;" DLA Regulation 9040.2, "Cooperative Agreement Program;" and Cooperative Agreement Revised Procedures published in the Federal Register March 5, 1996.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:   Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:  
DLA Office of Small Business Programs 8725 John J. Kingman Road, Suite 1127, Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060 Email: PTAP@dla.mil Phone: 7037670192

Web Site Address:  
http://www.dla.mil/HQ/SmallBusiness/PTAP.aspx

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:


Not Applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:


Merit-based, competitive procedures are used to evaluate applications and make awards. Funding Opportunity Announcements include the criteria that will be used to evaluate applications submitted in response to the announcement.

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