SBDC - Speaker / Sponsor
Employed as a buyer for 11 years with three government agencies in Florida, Patricia has acquired extensive knowledge of state, local, and federal procurement contracting matters. As a government contracting specialist with Florida SBDC, Government Contracting Services, through its Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF), she provides no-cost, confidential, one-on-one consulting to help businesses prepare, research, and bid on government contracts. To date, she has assisted small business owners to secure over $40M [reported] in government contracts.
Patricia is a certified U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) counselor who specializes in assisting veterans to obtain verification of their businesses through the VA’s Vets First program. Patricia’s goal is to provide “…client-centered guidance so that one-by-one, each client will understand the government procurement process that will assist them in generating new revenue, increasing job growth, and improving Florida’s economic climate.”