Today is National PTAC Day!

Rhode Island District Office  - September 16, 2020

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Meet Your Rhode Island PTAC Staff

Happy National PTAC Day, September 16, 2020

The Rhode Island Procurement Technical Assistance Center (RI PTAC) provides a variety of services to Rhode Island businesses of all sizes to help them navigate the complex world of federal contracting, state purchasing departments, and local government.

Housed at RI Commerce Corporation, the RI PTAC can assist you with government registrations, bid match profiles, market research, capture management, and contract requirements. Their incredible staff will help guide you through all facets of contracting including acquisition planning, subcontracting, solicitation analysis, proposal development, dispute mitigation, cost/price analysis, and post ­award administration.

The RI PTAC also offers a multitude of events including seminars and workshops on: Marketing to Government Agencies, Cost/Price Analysis, GSA Schedules, Export Compliance, Intellectual Property, Construction Contracting, and more. We organize annual matchmaker events for veteran-owned companies, and construction related industries.

Meet the Staff

Melody Weeks

RI PTAC Program Manager

Melody is responsible for helping Rhode Island businesses navigate the government contracting process at the local, state, and federal levels. Counseling may include assistance with required registrations, identifying contracting opportunities, assisting with solicitation preparation and submission, award debriefings, market research, and identifying subcontractors. Training sessions are also provided throughout the year on a variety of government contracting topics.

RI PTAC Government Contracts Counselor

As a PTAC Government Contracts Counselor, Louis provides diverse contract consulting services to an active group of Rhode Island vendors engaged in pursuing a business development strategy that involves participating in government contracting. 

On a side note, Louis Francis has helped innumerable Rhode Island businesses enter into and flourish in the world of contracting. He has dedicated himself to ensuring that every business he counseled ended up better than when they began working with him. Louis will be retiring at the end of this week and he will be missed by his colleagues and the Rhode Island business community. All of us here at the SBA would like to extend Lou our warmest appreciation for all his hard work and wish him a joyous and fruitful retirement. 

Lou Francis
Kaileigh Carroll

RI PTAC Government Contracts Counselor

Kaileigh Carroll works with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the Commerce Corporation managing the client database and PTAC website, assisting with event planning and management, and preparing reports, client surveys, and workshops.

PTAC Program Coodinator/Business Advisory Group Coordinator

Charlene is the PTAC Program and Business Advisory Group Coordinator.

Charlene Bouthilette

To become a client of the RI PTAC or learn more about the resources they offer, click the link below.