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SAP&DC Government Contracting Expert Appointed as President-elect of National Organization

Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Government Contracting Expert Appointed as President-elect of Government Contracting Organization

James F. Gerraughty sworn in March 2018 in Jacksonville, FL

 

March 12, 2018

Contact: Benjamin Mazur, Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission, Marketing and Communications Specialist, 814-949-6552 – bmazur@sapdc.org 

Altoona, PA – James F. Gerraughty, MBA, CPP­­, Government Procurement Program Manager at the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) was sworn in as President-elect at the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) 2018 Spring Conference  in Jacksonville, FL from March 5-8, 2018.

The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) is the professional organization for Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) across the country, providing training and legislative knowledge on contracting-related issues. The PTACs are divided into 11 regions across the country. SAP&DC’s PTAC is in Region 3, which is comprised of PTACs in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. 

James Gerraughty, SAP&DC’s PTAC Program Manager, was appointed President-elect effective March 8, 2018.  His term as President-elect will run until Spring of 2019, when he will become President from 2019 to 2020.  He will finish this 3-year commitment as Immediate Past President at the Spring 2021 conference

The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at SAP&DC provides one-on-one counseling to businesses guiding them through vendor qualifying criteria and to the appropriate market entry points, while instructing them on the protocols and procedures for each government market. They serve businesses in Bedford, Blair, Fulton, and Huntingdon counties.

“This appointment will allow me to better serve our clients here in the Southern Alleghenies,”, said Mr. Gerraughty. “I will have advance knowledge of services, programs, legislative changes as well as better cooperation with other PTACs around the nation.”

Gerraughty joined the SAPDC PTAC (Altoona, PA) in December 2012 and took the helm as Program Manager in January 2014. Prior to being elected President-Elect, he served as the APTAC Region 3 Director since April 2016.  He also serves on APTAC’s Body of Knowledge subcommittee – responsible for articulating, capturing and organizing the wide-ranging information necessary for procurement assistance – and he assists with media production in the group.

Prior to his work with the PTAC, he performed research in telemedicine, media, and distance education for peer review publications and worked in public television. He has a BA in Telecommunications and an MBA, as well as APTAC's Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) and the Department of Veterans Affairs CVE's Verification Counselor certifications. He volunteers at a children’s grief counseling center, is on the planning board for a youth leadership program, and sits on several charity planning committees’ boards.

 

About Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC)

Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) [www.aptac-us.org] is the professional organization of and for DLA-funded Procurement Technical Assistance Programs. APTAC supports the PTACs by providing them important information, professional networking, comprehensive training opportunities and a voice in national government contracting assistance and policy arenas.

Ninety-five Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices in all 50 states and U.S. Territories– form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace. PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, bringing to bear their knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government with better quality and at lower costs.

 

About Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) and The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) [www.sapdc.org] is a non-profit regional economic and community development organization serving Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset Counties.

SAP&DC’s mission is to address human resource development, encourage the creation and retention of jobs, and to improve the quality of life for residents of the Alleghenies.

SAP&DC’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps regional businesses create and retain jobs by increasing sales of goods and services to all government agencies. The PTAC provides businesses with the individual guidance and resources necessary to develop strategies for securing a share of lucrative local, state and federal government markets. Funded through Cooperative Agreements between the U.S. Department of Defense and state and local governments/institutions, PTAC provides free and low-cost assistance in virtually all areas of government contracting.

For more information on how your business can utilize the services at PTAC, please contact Mr. James Gerraughty, PTAC Program Manager, jgerraughty@sapdc.org, (814) 949-6528