Maryland PTAC Success Stories

Digital Forensic Services, LLC


“Thanks for assisting us with our first 8(a) contract and special thanks to PTAC for supporting veterans. Yesterday, Syracuse University's Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans recognized me as the 2016 Richard L. Haydon Outstanding Veteran Entrepreneur of the Year. This accomplishment could not have been possible without you and PTAC. Please share this email with leadership, you and PTAC deserves the recognition. Once again, thanks for your support!”

- Jerome Taylor, President & CEO

Immersive Concepts


Immersive Concepts, LLC is a rapid growth Information Technology firm in business for 3.5 years and already beginning to experience exponential growth with record earnings in 2013 at 1 million dollars.  To further inspire growth, Immersive Concepts, decided to pursue the GSA IT 70 Schedule. Immersive Concepts completed the application process required by GSA to be evaluated for award but wanted clarification on whether they had provided a comprehensive response. They were further warned that if their application was declined by GSA they would have to wait a 12 month period to re-apply. Thus they sought the Maryland PTAC to review their application for accuracy and completeness. Our PTAC Counselor reviewed same and has been instrumental in helping the client to achieve important milestones and accomplishments by providing concentrated support in the following areas: Review of client GSA Schedule application pricing model, financial document suitability, labor rate selections, and review of requisite educational requirements for selected labor categories. Following Maryland PTAC counselor review and comments, the client incorporated the said changes and submitted their application for GSA review. Client has recently received notice of award and attributes their success to the services rendered by the Maryland PTAC counselor.

Liberty Technical Services, LLC

"I attended the CVE Workshop as a new business owner, interested in leveraging my veteran status to open doors in Federal Government opportunities.  Not only did I receive extremely useful insights on how to apply for CVE Verification, but I also gained useful perspectives and tips on how to do business with the Federal Government.  The CVE and PTAC counselors shared a wealth of experience that would've otherwise taken me months, years to obtain; they were extremely helpful.  The collaborative environment of the workshop helped me to network with other business owners and share experiences and lessons learned.  I came expecting to learn a little, and left with a lot of clarity and confidence on how to move my business forward."

– Joe Schultz, CEO Liberty Technical Services, LLC

Technologies Engineering Associates, LLC


Technologies Engineering Associates LLC, received their SBA HUB Zone Certification. TEI is an information technology contractor whose clients include the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Spectrum Organization (DSO) and Aberdeen Proving Ground’s Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC). A year ago while discussing marketing strategies to expand the company’s presence in the Federal Government, PTAP suggest that TEI consider obtaining an SBA HUBZone Certification as the program has a unique sole-source feature that can be used by any federal agency. In addition the government consistently under achieves their HUBZone Program’s annual goal so they will be receptive to contracting with a HUBZone contractor that has a great performance history and possesses significant accomplishment. In addition to familiarizing TEI with the HUB Zone’s unique feature and benefits, their counselor supported them throughout the application process and helped them follow-up on their progress as their application proceeded and was delighted when TEI finally received their HUBZone certification.

Sym Inc.

SYM Inc. is another Maryland PTAC client that has experienced success due to the counseling support provided by Maryland PTAC. SYM INC is a veteran, HUB Zone small business located in Baltimore, Maryland. SYM INC provides temporary and permanent staffing for nursing services and they have been a Maryland PTAC client since March of 2008. Subsequently, SYM INC has had several one on one counseling sessions and attended our Federal Contracting 101 workshop.  They directly attribute the assistance provided to them by PTAC with  helping them to be awarded their Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) for Professional & Allied Healthcare Staffing Services. Furthermore SYM INC has been able to use PTAC to help them get on the Social Security’s Employment Network Contracts Team this team allows them to  participate in the Ticket to Work Employment Network.

TransPacific Communications


Transpacific Communications, continues to expand the federal client base. The company provides cross cultural communications training and counseling, branding and brand strategy to increase awareness of programs and government events and keynote motivational speaking.

Dotti is a highly motivated, diligent PTAP client who benefits from our knowledge of the organization federal government; we routinely strategize marketing approaches to obtain new business.

Transpacific recently obtained new contracts from several agencies: the Department of Homeland Security, All Hand on Deck Team building training; Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Program, Motivational Speaker; Food and Drug Administration Office of Generic Drugs, Trans Pac will be providing Comprehensive Communication Improvement Training that consist of several tracks ; the USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Kansas City, MO to provide Team Building Training Classes; National Institute of Science and Technology, NIST Training, How to Improve Communications in a Diverse Workplace. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Motivational Speaker, and a second training order from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to provide Power Networking to Advance your Career and, a new client the U.S. Navy, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Dottie served as their Motivational Speaker.