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Market Research

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515-294-3420
ciras.info@iastate.edu

What is market research?

Market research within PTAC entails two phases. The first phase is to identify potential markets based on client/firm capabilities (i.e. CNC machining, welding, painting, etc.). This analysis is important as it allows us to identify new product development opportunities.

The second phase focuses on research into federal government opportunities which offer the best potential for profitable success. This phase is done in collaboration with the client/firm to insure capabilities develop by the client/firm to conduct self directed market research over time.

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What are the benefits of market research?

  • Researches the potential of your company's products in the federal government marketplace.
  • Matches your firm's capabilities with actual upcoming federal government bidding opportunities.
  • Expand and diversifies company's markets.

What can CIRAS do for my company?

The CIRAS procurement team will work with your firm to research markets within the military and other federal agencies as well as state and local municipalities. The team will also put emphasis on identifying opportunities within large businesses (prime contractors) who have small, women, and disadvantage owned business requirements.

What is my next step?

Contact the following staff members to see what CIRAS can do for you:
Western Iowa: Gordon Bonnes 712-308-2229   gbonnes@iastate.edu
Central Iowa: Pam Russenberger 515-509-7814   plrussen@iastate.edu
Northeast Iowa: Julie Fagle 319-310-8612   jafagle@iastate.edu
Southwest Iowa: Beth White 563-370-2166   white@iastate.edu