Arthenia LeFlore: Procurement Specialist & VA Certified Counselor
Arthenia LeFlore is our longest serving Maryland PTAC Procurement Specialist. Ms. LeFlore has been a part of our program since 2005, and her primary area of assistance lies in Anne Arundel, Baltimore Counties. Arthenia has 19 years of experience in the field of procurement and government contracting, starting in 1999 as a senior contract administrator for SRI International Inc. Her experience and affiliations with the Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Center (APTAC) and National Contract Management Association (NCMA) make her one of the most respected voices in her field. Since joining the PTAC Arthenia has serviced 1,088 clients, done over 12,000 counseling hours, and assisted her clients in winning 210 contracts totaling over $188 million. Mrs. LeFlore also has a wide array of experience in:
GSA Schedule Expertise:
Mrs. LeFlore has provided expert GSA preparation assistance to small businesses in GSA Schedule 70, 621, and others. Arthenia has conducted workshops on marketing GSA Schedules to government agencies as well as the private industry.
Creating Bid Proposals and Marketing Plans:
Arthenia’s 19 years in government contracting includes assistance in:
Development of marketing strategies;
Identification of sub-contracting opportunities;
Assist with pre/post award contract compliance;
Negotiations & proposal presentations;
Preparation of teaming and non-disclosure agreements;
Development of small business subcontract plans and a host of other procurement-related services.
Regulations and Procedures:
Mrs. Leflore is conversant in procurement rules and regulations regarding federal, state, and local procurement. She has worked closely with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), Defense Acquisition Regulation System (DFARS). Her extensive knowledge in these regulations allows her to assist small businesses in responding to government solicitations appropriately.