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The BidTarget® System - (exclusively in Michigan)

The MDC is your best ally when it comes to determining the contracts that best fit your company’s capabilities and to help you bid on them. The Bid Targeting System, developed by MDC exclusively for Michigan companies, provides business intelligence support to help companies better assess which contracting opportunities to pursue, as well as keep track of the status of current and past bids. The Michigan Defense Center is an operation of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Our BTS system aids your company by:

  • More clearly identifying contracts suitable for your company, improving your success rate
  • Providing you with a report detailing what federal and state contracting officers consider your company’s strengths and weaknesses and suggesting actions to strengthen your score

Register by clicking here.

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Proposal Writing Services - Grant Program

Michigan’s defense economy is a multi-billion dollar industry, supporting over 100,000 jobs. In 2019, thousands of federal contracts were awarded to hundreds of Michigan businesses. Michigan contracts matter—70 percent of everything a soldier shoots, drives, flies, wears, eats or communicates with, is contracted in Michigan.

The Michigan Defense Center (MDC) an operation of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is now offering the Michigan Defense Center Proposal Writing Assistance Grant to assist Michigan companies in writing a bid response to a Department of Defense (DoD) or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) contract opportunity.

Winning grant awards will subsidize services contracted through one of the MDC pre-qualified proposal-writing service firms. Based on the information provided by the applicant, MDC will determine the amount of funding offered, not to exceed 50 percent or $10,000.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must be a Michigan-based business or a Michigan-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered in the federal vendor System for Award Management (SAM) database.
  • Solicitation must be in reponse to a published DoD or DHS contract opportunity including RFPs, IDIQs, and GSA schedules.
  • Must provide information detailing how the grant award and subsequent contract award will induce job creation, retention or expansion within Michigan.

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CyberSmart

The Michigan Defense Center is offering Michigan’s small and medium sized defense contractors a comprehensive one-stop shop to federal cybersecurity compliance to save this nation’s federal supply chain and your business. This program is one of the first in the nation to provide a business solution to this federal mandate and strives to drive standardization, accountability and cost-effectiveness to the process. We know you don’t have time or money to waste!  This multi-phased approach will help you navigate proven resources to meet your needs no matter what phase you are in and provides guidance to assist you in protecting and growing your business.


PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Michigan Defense Center (MDC/MEDC) has pre-qualified Michigan contractors to provide cybersecurity technical services to assist with the implementation of the requirements in National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication (NIST SP) 800-171 required for meeting DFARS 252.204-7012 requirements, and direction on CMMC compliancy for all United States Departments of Defense (DoD) and Homeland Security (DHS) contracts and work in the federal supply chain.

CyberSmart Phase 1: Michigan small and medium-sized businesses can contract with the pre-approved vendor list to develop gap analysis report at a pre-negotiated discounted cost of $1,500 as the first step toward compliance and Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). The gap analysis allows companies to submit to SPRS and other requirements.

CyberSmart Phase 2: After completing Phase 1 by completing a Gap Analysis with a pre-approved vendor, up to $15,000 in grant funding is available to address any deficiencies in their IT infrastructure, and become fully compliant with DoD cybersecurity requirements for all contractors.

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If you do not yet have an account on the Bid Target System (BTS), you
can get one for FREE here: Register for a FREE BidTarget® account.
Then, login at http://www.bidtarget.org and apply from the CyberSmart menu.

If you prefer, you can directly Apply for CyberSmart now below.

MDC Resource Guide

The Michigan The Resource Guide will help you and your company explore ways to expand your portfolio, protect your business from cyclical downturns and grow your bottom line.

Defense/Defense Aerospace/Homeland Security contracting isn’t easy, but it is lucrative. Michigan’s defense eco-system and the state and federal resources available to you cane position your Michigan company to take advantage of this market.

The Resource Guide was created for Michigan companies and innovators interested in doing business with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The contents and tips provided can help put you on the path to federal contracting success!

To view the Online Resource Guide CLICK HERE

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

The mission of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is to enhance the national defense and economic development of the State of Michigan by helping area businesses secure local, state, and federal contracts. PTACS provide information on how to register for federal work, matching services for state and federal contracts as well as other information on federal compliance issues and educational resources.
 
Michigan is the only state in the nation to utilize state dollars to fully fund the federal match to the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) in Michigan. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation provides state dollars at a 40% match to federal funding received from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in order to provide Michigan companies in every part of the state with resources to become government contractors. 

To view the Michigan PTAC map  CLICK HERE

MEDC - The Michigan Economic Development Corporation

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as the place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies, and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state.

MEDC is evolving its mission, vision, guiding principles, and Strategic Focus Areas, as well as its focus and regional impact industries to create long-term economic opportunities in all corners of Michigan. These changes will position MEDC at the forefront of best practices for high-impact economic development organizations. Presented below is our updated strategic plan, which aims to position Michigan at the leading edge of economic development in the nation.

 

The mission of the MEDC is to achieve long-term economic prosperity for Michiganders by investing in communities, enabling the growth of good jobs and promoting Michigan’s strong image worldwide. MEDC’s strategic focus aims to position Michigan at the leading edge of economic development in the nation. Read more in our Strategic Plan

MDC - The Michigan Defense Center

The Michigan Defense Center is an operation of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation focused on the support, protection and growth of Michigan ’s defense and homeland security missions and the Michigan businesses that support our nation’s security and our military ’s safety.

 

The Michigan Defense Center is the State of Michigan’s lead voice on the defense and homeland security economy and guides the state’s policies and programs to protect and grow this important sector of the economy. The MDC acts as a liaison between the state and defense interests in the federal government, defense agencies, the defense industry, academia and the defense community and supporting organizations.

 

Nearly 4,000 Michigan businesses are currently serving the defense industry and there’s room for more. The Michigan Defense Center has tools to help your Michigan business.

Our vision is to increase market share of Michigan’s defense and homeland security missions and the supporting Michigan businesses.

 

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