The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s in-house Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Business Counselor, Ashley Coronado, was awarded certification as a Certified Procurement Professional (CPP) by the Professional Review Committee of the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) on Sept. 19, 2017. Coronado was recognized and awarded the certification at the APTAC Fall Conference in Washington D.C. on Monday, November 6.
Washington PTAC helps businesses at no cost to find, bid, win and perform on federal, state and local government contracts.
In order to attain her CPP, Coronado completed approved training in 13 specific areas, plus an additional 10 elective areas, demonstrated capability by undergoing verification in 19 specific areas, applying technical expertise and experience to client counseling, and had a minimum of two years’ experience counseling businesses in government contracting.
With this certification, Coronado now joins the ranks of APTAC’s subject matter experts, embodying a commitment to professional excellence in the field of government procurement assistance. Approximately 10 percent of APTAC members hold this certification.
Coronado has been with Washington PTAC since 2010 and serves clients in six southeastern Washington counties, covering the Tri-Cities, Walla Walla and Yakima areas. Tri-Cities PTAC has an active client base of 220 businesses, and clients won nearly $65 million in government contracts and subcontracts in 2016.
For more information on Washington PTAC, visit washingtonptac.org.