Our Mission

The primary mission of the Northwest Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center is to positively impact and grow the local economy by increasing the number of federal, state and local government contract award dollars being awarded to businesses located in our region of the state, thereby creating and retaining jobs.

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We work one-on-one with businesses to help them identify targets for their goods and services, assist them with registrations and certifications, locate current opportunities for them through the Bid Match Program and review and assist clients with their proposal packages. We also hold trainings and seminars for the community to help them learn how to sell to the government.

Meet the Team

The NWLA PTAC team has more than 35 combined years of experience helping Northwest Louisiana businesses find and compete for large contracting jobs.

Kelly Ford
Program Director and Vice President of NWLA PTAC
Associate Contracting Assistance Specialist

Administers the contract for the Northwest Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center with the Defense Logistics Agency. Plans and coordinates all outreach and training events. Works with economic development agencies within a 10-parish region to promote PTAC services and educate local businesses.
Phone: (318) 677-2532
Email: kelly@shreveportchamber.org

Jennifer Whittington, CAS, CPP, CVE
Contracting Assistance Specialist
Certified Procurement Professional
Certified Verification Counselor (VA)

Assists clients with certification and registration processes and proposal reviews. Assists small businesses in identifying Department of Defense, international, federal, state, and local bid opportunities. Primary contact for military and Department of Defense specifications, standards, and government procurement histories for manufacturers. Conducts training seminars on government contracting topics.
Phone: (318) 677-2530
Email: jennifer@shreveportchamber.org


Jeff Ulrich, CPP, CVE
Certified Procurement Professional
Certified Verification Assistance Counselor (VA)

Assists small businesses in identifying and bidding on Department of Defense, international, federal, state, and local bid opportunities. Assists clients with certifications processes and proposal reviews. Conducts training seminars dealing with government contracting.
Phone: (318) 677-2519
Email: jeff@shreveportchamber.org

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