Bid Match

Kentucky PTAC- Bid Matching

Kentucky PTAC is happy to announce that we are partnering with Outreach Systems to host our bid matching service for Kentucky Businesses. This is a new system so check with you counselor for more details.

Kentucky PTAC can automatically match your company’s product or service with daily bid notices that show you exactly what the government is buying or planning to buy, as well as award histories identifying what has been purchased and for how much. Information on the new system is available at the link above.

If you are interested, please reach out to your counselor to have them provide you walkthrough instructions and educate you on all the available features.

 


Breaking News!

What is adequate Cybersecurity?  If you do business with the Department of Defense, you must comply with the following Cybersecurity standards by 31 December 2017.  It’s not as bad as it seems though.  Contact your counselor for more information and stay tuned for an upcoming webinar on the subject.

Minimum cybersecurity standards are described in NIST Special Publication 800-171 and break down into the following 14 areas:

  1. Access Control
  2. Awareness & Training
  3. Audit & Accountability
  4. Configuration Management
  5. Identification & Authentication
  6. Incident Response
  7. Maintenance
  8. Media Protection
  9. Personnel Security
  10. Physical Protection
  11. Risk Assessment
  12. Security Protection
  13. System & Communication Protection
  14. System & Info Integrity

Contractors must notify the DoD CIO within 30 days of contract award of any security requirements not implemented at the time of contract award. Contractors can propose alternate, equally effective measures to DoD’s CIO through their Contracting Officer.