Posts By Heidi Sheppard


“Responsibility” was the operative word at the Association for Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) Spring Membership and Training Conference. The 300 PTAC counselors, staff and managers gathered to attend the conference attended numerous presentations emphasizing responsibility– responsibility to their clients, to the federal procurement process, and to the public’s dollar. Although a variety of topicsRead… Read more »

INEAP: Bringing Agencies Together for Small Business

We have all heard the phrase, “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” In the case of the Interagency Network of Enterprise Assistance Providers (INEAP), “winning” is defined as creating successful partnerships working for the benefit of small businesses in the United States. INEAP was created to foster collaboration among the sometimes-viewed-as-disparate federal agencies andRead… Read more »