Dave and Cathy are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They have provided great assistance for our business
Venone Public Relations
"I first learned about the North Dakota PTAC office while attending a government contracting workshop in Minot. I had already secured a federally-funded State contract at the time, but that was after three years of blindly responding to RFP’s. The assistance and guidance that I received from Dave Kleppe and Cathy Lindquist has been instrumental in helping us navigate all aspects of government contracting as well as assist us in managing the contracts after they were awarded. Dave and Cathy have an incredible wealth of knowledge in both the federal sphere and the local agencies in North Dakota, providing us with insight that we would not be successful without. As a team, they have helped us to find answers and solutions from billing and invoicing, to the development of our capabilities statement, and more. Without the support of the PTAC office, Venone wouldn’t be as successful as we are today."
Kelly Richardson, Founder
Razor Consulting Solutions
Razor Consulting Solutions was founded by Carla Schwarzenberg and Eric Mauch in 2010 focusing on professional services. From project management to process automation and much more, Razor Consulting Solutions provides a wide range of innovative planning and operational solutions.
Darin Perius, from Razor first contacted Cathy from the ND PTAC office in May of 2018 to assist with CAGE code and SAM registration issues. Razor Consulting was forming a new Joint Venture and needed to ensure all registrations were correctly identified in SAM. Since then, ND PTAC team has been able to help navigate some of the inevitable questions that arise when working on specific certifications and contracting.
“The assistance the ND PTAC has provided us has been instrumental in our ability to successfully win government contracts,” says Darin Perius, Government Contracts Manager.
Razor is certified as an SBA 8(a) business as well as Native American Owned Business and a Women Owned Business by the WBENC. These designations in federal contracting assist in leveling the playing field with other similar companies, and allows them to grow.
Most recently, they have been awarded the contracts to provide food services for The North Dakota National Guard Camp Grafton Training Center, and to provide Non-Clinical Case Management for the North Dakota National guard in Bismarck.
“On several different occasions, we’ve needed help answering complex government contracting questions and the ND PTAC has been extremely helpful in finding the answers to those questions,” said Perius,
The company has grown considerably over the years, being recognized by Inc. Magazine as North Dakota’s fastest growing company in 2016.
“We are very appreciative of the hard work and support we’ve received from so many professionals along the way,” Perius noted. “It is exciting to look ahead to many more opportunities to work with the ND PTAC as we continue to grow as a business.”
"We had contacted Keith Olson from Williston SBDC about certifying as a 100% woman owned company last fall. He referred us to Dave Kleppe from Bismarck PTAC to help us. At that time we were also interested in getting into Federal Contracting. Keith told us that Dave Kleppe could help us with that also. We scheduled an appointment with Dave to meet. We also received an invitation from Sherri Komrosky to a Proposal Writing & Cost Strategies Workshop in Fargo that was put on by SBA. We decided to go to the workshop the same week as meeting with Dave Kleppe. We had registered with SAM online but didn't know were to go from there. The workshop was very informative and started leading us in the right direction.
Dave Kleppe helped us self-certify with SBA as a Small Business and 100% Woman Owned. He gave us many suggestions to improve our data on SAM and SBA. Dave set our BidMatch program up for us. Dave helped us navigate through fbo.gov online, understanding the terminology. We have called Dave to help us place a bid and show us what is required. He did online training over the phone with us. We placed 3 bids for 150 Handi Capped Portable Toilets for 3 Air Force Bases. There were one in North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming. We lost the bids in North Dakota and Montana, but won the bid in Wyoming. The bid is for two years for 150 Toilets. I called Dave while processing my first invoice through Wide Area Work Flow. He was very helpful.
We are thankful for all the help we have received. We are proceeding to look for more opportunities every day through BidMatch. We are going to the North Dakota Government Procurement Fair on April 3rd in Grand Forks. We are hoping to secure more contracts in the North Dakota and Minnesota area."