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The primary mission of the Northwest Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center is to increase 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.


Kelly Ford, Director and VP
Program Director and Vice President of NW LA PTAC
Associate Contracting Assistance Specialist
Administers the contract for the Northwest Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center with the Defense Logistics Agency. Provides assistance with all aspects of government contracting while acting as a liaison between clients and government purchasing agencies.
Phone: (318) 677-2532
Email: kelly@shreveportchamber.org


Jennifer Whittington, CAS, CPP 
Contracting Assistance Specialist
Certified Procurement Professional

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, APP, CVE

Associate 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


FeFe Daniels, IOM
Technical Assistant

Social Media and Events Coordinator

Provides administrative support, social media and website support, outreach, seminar, and conference organizer, and assists with events coordination for the NW LA PTAC.

Phone: (318) 677-2529
Email: fefe@shreveportchamber.org




 The Northwest Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a joint initiative of the Defense Logistics Agency and the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.
It is not a requirement to be a Chamber member to receive PTAC services. 
All counseling services are FREE OF CHARGE.