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Sep 11, 2021

PTACS: Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

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What is a PTAC:

The government knows that they are tough to work with and they want a steady stream of new companies selling their goods and services so the government funds the PTAC program (PTAP) which provides training and coaching to new businesses that are considering selling to the federal government. 

What PTACs can do for you:

PTACs are there to coach and assist, point you in the right direction as you are getting going:

  • Show you how to register and answer questions about the registration process
  • Help you understand how to read an RFP and interpret proposal requirements 
  • Review your proposals to make sure they are compliant
  • Introduce you to partners, government offices, and service providers

What PTACs won't do for you:

The PTACs aren't going to do your work for you, and they aren't experts in your technical space:

  • Do the SAM registration for you
  • Help you with the sections of the RFP related to the products and services to be delivered (If you are starting a federal IT services firm, or going to sell furniture to the government you need to know about IT services or furniture)
  • Write your proposal

What to do next:

PTAC tend to be staffed by dedicated employees who genuinely want to help new businesses. So do your research, read the posts here at FedScout and use our free Market Research tools, then go find your local PTAC, and if you are going to bid on work from a federal customer that is outside your state talk to that customer's local PTAC.

List of State based PTACS:

Alabama 621 Greensboro Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
205-348-1687
PTAC@UA.EDU
http://www.al-ptac.org
Alaska 1901 Bragaw St., Room 199, Anchorage, Alaska, 99508
907-786-7258
info@ptacalaska.org
http://www.ptacalaska.org/
Arizona Glendale Community College, Bldg. I-2, Room 105, 6000 W. Olive Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85302 
623-845-4700 
info@azptac.com 
http://www.azptac.com 
Arkansas 2301 South University Avenue, Room 110, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72204
501-671-2390
ptac@uada.edu
http://www.uaex.uada.edu/PTAC  
California Monterey Bay PTAC
123 Capitol Street, Suite B, Salinas, California, 93901
831-216-3000
ptac@mcbc.biz
http://www.montereybayptac.com
  Los Angeles County Office of Small Business/PTAC
1100 N. Eastern Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90063
323-881-3964
osb@isd.lacounty.gov
http://dcba.lacounty.gov/ptac/
  Procurement Assistance Center Riverside Community College District
3801 Market Street, Riverside, California 92501-3225
951-222-8887
ptac@rccd.edu
www.rccdptac.com
  San Diego Contracting Opportunities Center – PTAC
880 National City Blvd, Suite 7100, National City, California 91950
619-216-6671
rfischer@ptac-sandiego.org
http://www.ptac-sandiego.org
  Norcal PTAC Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street, Arcata, California, 95521
707-826-3916
info@norcalsbdc.org
www.norcalptac.org/
  California Capital Procurement Technical Assistance Center
1792 Tribute Road, Suite 270, Sacramento, California 95815
916-442-1729
ptac@cacapital.org
http://cacapital.org/ptac/
  Kern County Builders Exchange Inc.
4130 Ardmore Avenue Suite 100, Bakersfield, California 93309
ptac@goldenstateptac.com
https://goldenstateptac.com
Colorado 559 E. Pikes Peak Ave, Suite 101, Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
719-667-3845
info@ColoradoPTAC.org
http://www.ColoradoPTAC.org
Connecticut 19 B Thames Street, Groton, Connecticut 06340
860-437-4659, Ext. 208
ptac@ctptac.org
https://ctptac.org
Delaware One Innovation Way, Suite 301, Newark, Delaware, 19711
302-831-0780
info@delawareptac.org
http://www.delawareptac.org
District of Columbia 441 4th St NW, Suite 850N, Washington, District of Columbia, 20001  
202-727-3900
dslbd@dc.gov
http://dslbd.dc.gov/service/dc-procurement-technical-assistance-center-dc-ptac
Florida 220 West Garden Street, Suite 301, Pensacola, Florida 32502-5617
850-898-3485
info@floridaptac.org
https://fptac.org
Georgia 75 - 5th Street, NW, Suite 300, Atlanta, Georgia 30308-1019
678-890-2342
gtpacatl@innovate.gatech.edu
http://www.gtpac.org
Guam 303 University Dr, School of Business & Public Administration, Rooms 116 & 117, UOG Station, Mangilao, Guam 96913-1800
671-735-2552
admin@guamptac.com
http://www.guamptac.com
Hawaii 200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720 
808-784-3711
info@hiptac.org
https://www.hiptac.org
Idaho 1910 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83725-1655
208-426-1741
ptac@boisestate.edu
https://idahoptac.org
Illinois 500 E. Monroe, Springfield, Illinois 62701
217-524-4146
ceo.ilptac@illinois.gov
http://www.illinois.gov/dceo/SmallBizAssistance/BeginHere/Pages/PTAC.aspx
Indiana One North Capitol, Suite 700, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
317-431-1560
indianaptac@iedc.in.gov
http://www.indianaptac.com
Iowa 1805 Collaboration Place, Ste. 2300 Ames, Iowa 50010
515-509-0769
ciras.info@iastate.edu
http://www.ciras.iastate.edu/government-contracting/
Kansas 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, Kansas 67260-0215
316-978-6788
kansasptac@wichita.edu
https://www.wichita.edu/research/kansasptac/
Kentucky 380 South Mill St., Suite 300, Lexington, Kentucky 40508
859-257-7668
KYPTACinfo@kstc.com
http://www.kyptac.com/
Louisiana 635 Cajundome Boulevard, Room 127, Lafayette, Louisiana 70506-4291
337-482-6422
la-ptac@louisiana.edu
http://www.la-ptac.org
  Northwest Louisiana Government Procurement Center PTAC
400 Edwards Street, Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
318-677-2530
ptac@shreveportchamber.org
https://nwlapatac.org
Maine 40 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401
207-942-6389
maineptac@emdc.org
http://www.maineptac.org
Maryland 5825 University Research Court, Suite 1300, College Park, Maryland 20740
301-405-6550
ptapadmn@umd.edu
http://www.mdptac.org
Massachusetts 23 Tillson Farm Road, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003-9346
413-545-6303
ptachelp@umass.edu
http://www.massptac.org/rfc.html
Michigan Macomb Regional PTAC
7900 Tank Avenue, Warren, Michigan 48092-3936
586-498-4122
ptac@macomb.edu
www.macomb.edu/ptac
  Muskegon Area First PTAC
380 W. Western Avenue, Suite 202, Muskegon, Michigan 49440
231-722-7700
info@muskegonareafirst.org
http://www.muskegonareafirst.org/ptac
  Northeast Michigan Consortium PTAC
20709 State Street, Onaway, Michigan 49765
989-733-8540
PTAC@nemcworks.org
http://www.discovernortheastmichigan.org/procurement.asp
  PTAC of Northwest Michigan
1209 S. Garfield Street, Traverse City, Michigan 49686
231-929-5036
ptac@networksnorthwest.org
www.networksnorthwest.org/ptac
  Schoolcraft College PTAC
18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152
734-462-4438
ptac@schoolcraft.edu
http://www.schoolcraft.edu/ptac
  The PTAC of South Central Michigan
One Jackson Square, Suite 1100, Jackson, Michigan 49201
517-788-4680
info@enterprisegroup.org
http://www.enterprisegroup.org/partners/ptac/
  Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
519 S. Saginaw Street, Suite 200, Flint, Michigan 48502
810-600-1432
ptac@flintandgenesee.org
www.flintandgenesee.org/economic-development/government-contracting/
Minnesota 50 Sherburne Ave. Suite 309, St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
651-201-2629
PTAC.ADM@state.mn.us
http://www.mn.gov/admin/ptac
Mississippi 501 North West Street, Jackson Mississippi 39201
601-359-3448
procurement@mscpc.com
www.mscpc.com
Missouri 416 S. Sixth Street, E2437 Lafferre Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211
573-882-8058
ummoptacaccount@umsystem.edu
https://extension.missouri.edu/programs/missouri-procurement-technical-assistance-centers
Montana 222 North 32nd Street, Suite 200, Billings, Montana 59101-1948
406-256-6871, ext 115
ptac@bigskyeda.org
http://www.montanaptac.org
Nebraska 6708 Pine Street, Mammel Hall, Suite 200, Omaha, Nebraska 68182
402-554-6253
NebraskaPTAC@unomaha.edu
http://nbdc.unomaha.edu/government-contracting/
Nevada 808 W. Nye Lane, Carson City, Nevada 89703
775-687-9900
procurement@diversifynevada.com
http://www.diversifynevada.com/programs-resources/procurement-outreach
New Hampshire 1 Eagle Square, Suite 100, Concord, New Hampshire 03301
603-271-7581
govcontracting@livefree.nh.gov
http://www.nheconomy.com/sell-to-the-government  
New Jersey 323 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Fenster 490, Newark, New Jersey 07102
973-596-3105
ptac@njit.edu
http://www.njit.edu/ptac
  UCEDC Procurement Technical Assistance Center
75 Chestnut Street, Cranford, New Jersey 07016
908-527-1166
ptac@ucedc.com
http://www.ucedc.com
New Mexico 6401 Richards Avenue
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
505-224-5965
ptac@sfcc.edu
https://www.nmptac.org/
New York Cattaraugus County PTAC
303 Court Street, Little Valley, New York 14755
716-938-2331
ptac@cattco.org
http://www.ccptac.org
  LaGuardia Community College Procurement Technical Assistance Center
30-20 Thomson Avenue, Room B309, Long Island City, New York 11101
718-482-5289
PTAC@lagcc.cuny.edu
http://www.laguardia.edu/ptac/
  New York City PTAC
1 Liberty Plaza, 11th Floor, New York, New York 10006
212-513-6444
bizhelp@sbs.nyc.gov or PTAC@sbs.nyc.gov
http://www.nyc.gov/sbs
  North Country PTAC
1241 Coffeen St, Watertown, New York 13601
315-788-4400
ptac@watertownny.com
http://www.northcountryptac.com
  Monroe County Finger Lakes PTAC
50 West Main Street, Suite 8100, Rochester, New York 14614
585-753-2015 / 2017
ptac@MonroeCountyFingerLakesPTAC.org
http://www.MonroeCountyFingerLakesPTAC.org
  SoBRO PTAC
555 Bergen Avenue, 3rd Floor, Bronx, New York 10455
718-732-7540
PTAC@sobro.org
http://new.sobroptac.org/
  New York State Technology Enterprise PTAC
99 Otis Street #2, Rome, New York 13441-4713
315-334-7855
ptac@nystec.com
https://igniteuny.com/ptac
North Carolina 5 West Hargett Street, Suite 600, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
828-345-1115
ptac@sbtdc.org
http://www.nc-ptac.org
North Dakota 1200 Memorial Highway, Bismarck, ND 58504
701-328-5857
ndptac@und.edu
https://ndptac.org/
Northern Mariana Islands Calle Box 10007, Saipan, MP 96950
670-488-0550
director@cnmiptac.com
https://cnmiptac.com
  Procurement Technical Assistance Centers Ohio - Ohio Development Services Agency
77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43216-1001
614-644-1637 or 800-848-1300
ohioptac@development.ohio.gov
http://www.development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_ptac.htm
  Southern Ohio Procurement Outreach Center
216 Collins Avenue, South Point, Ohio 45680
740-377-4550
info@sopoc.org
http://www.sopoc.org
Oklahoma 1500 West Seventh Avenue, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074
405-612-7386 or 405-743-5571
okptac@careertech.ok.gov
http://www.okbid.org
Oregon 1144 Gateway Loop Suite 203, Springfield, Oregon 97477
541-736-1088 or 800-497-7551
info@gcap.org
http://www.gcap.org
  Government Agency Coordination Office: California - University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue, Box 20, California, Pennsylvania, 15419
724-938-5881
gaco_calu@calu.edu
http://www.calu.edu/business-community
  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
15220 Kutztown Road, Kutztown, Pennsylvania 19530
484-646-5811
kovitch@kutztown.edu
https://www.ptac_southeastpa.org/
  Johnstown Area Regional Industries (JARI) PTAC
245 Market Street, Suite 200, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15901
814-254-4022
jariptac@jari.com
http://www.jari.com/government-contracting-ptac/
  NEPA Alliance PTAC
1151 Oak Street, Pittston, Pennsylvania 18640
570-655-5581, Ext. 244
ptac@nepa-alliance.org
http://ptac.nepa-alliance.org
  Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission
395 Seneca Street, Oil City, Pennsylvania 16301
814-677-4800, Ext. 130
nwpaptac@northwestpa.org
www.northwestpa.org/government-contracting
  SEDA Council of Governments
201 Furnace Road, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837
570-524-4491
sedapta@seda-cog.org
http://www.seda-cog.org/ptac
  Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission PTAC
3 Sheraton Drive, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601-9343
814-949-6710
ptac@sapdc.org
http://sapdc.org/government-contracting/
Puerto Rico 355 Roosevelt Avenue, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918
787-758-4747, Ext. 3181
fecc@pridco.pr.gov
http://www.federalcontractingpr.com
Rhode Island 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, Rhode Island 02908
401-278-9100
ptac@riptac.org
https://riptac.org/
South Carolina 1225 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC 29201
803-521-5045
connect@ptacsc.org
www.ptacsc.org
South Dakota 414 East Clark Street, Vermillion, South Dakota, 57069-2390
605-367-5252
SDPTAC@usd.edu
www.sdbusinesshelp.com/procurement-technical-assistance-center/
Tennessee 193 Polk Avenue, Suite C, Nashville, Tennessee 37210
615-532-8885
ptac@tennessee.edu
http://www.ptac.tennessee.edu
Texas Contract Opportunities Center
9050 Viscount, Bldg. B, Rm. 545, El Paso, Texas 79925
915-831-7747
coc@epcc.edu
http://www.elpasococ.org
  Del Mar College PTAC
3209 S. Staples Street, CED 146, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411-2524
361-698-1025
ptac@delmar.edu
https://www.delmar.edu/ptac/index.html
  Texas Tech University PTAC
2579 S Loop 289, Lubbock, Texas 79423
806-745-3973
nwtptac@ttu.edu
http://www.nwtpac.org
  University of Houston Procurement Technical Assistance Center
1455 West Loop South, Suite 890, Houston, Texas 77027-3590
713-752-8477
uhptac@central.uh.edu
http://www.ptac.uh.edu
  University of Texas at Arlington Cross Timbers Procurement Center
202 E. Border St. Ste 323, Fort Worth, Texas 76010
817-272-5978
ctpc@uta.edu
http://www.uta.edu/crosstimbers/
  University of Texas at San Antonio
215 S. San Saba, San Antonio, Texas 78207
210-458-2458
PTAC@utsa.edu
www.ptac.txsbdc.org
Utah 60 East South Temple, Third Floor, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
801-538-8655
ptac@utah.gov
http://business.utah.gov/PTAC
Vermont 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, Vermont 05620
802-828-5237
ACCD.VTPTAC@vermont.gov
http://ptac.vermont.gov
Virginia Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program: George Mason University - Mason Enterprise Center
4031 University Drive, Suite 100, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
703-277-7750
ptap@gmu.edu
https://virginiaptap.org/
  Crater Procurement Assistance Center
1964 Wakefield Street, Petersburg, Virginia 23805
804-861-1667
info@craterptac.org
http://www.craterptac.org
  Southwest Virginia Community College PTAC
724 Community College Road, Cedar Bluff, Virginia 24609
276-964-7334
pac.info@sw.edu
http://sw.edu/ptap
Washington 4220 6th Ave SE, Lacey, Washington 98503
360-754-6320
info@washingtonptac.org
http://www.washingtonptac.org
West Virginia 1116 Smith Street Suite 202, Charleston, West Virginia 25301-1314
304-344-2546, Ext. 4
rcac@rcacwv.com
http://www.rcacwv.com
Wisconsin 10437 Innovation Drive, Suite 320, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226
414-270-3600
info@wispro.org
http://www.wispro.org
Wyoming 300 S. Wolcott, Ste. 300, Casper, Wyoming 82601
307-234-3203
ptac@uwyo.edu
http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/ptac/

 

List of Tribally based PTACS:

Nebraska 1111 Highway 75, Macy, Nebraska 68039
402-706-1646
mchannell@thenicc.edu
http://www.thenicc.edu
Eastern Region 86 South Cobb Drive, MZ 0510, Marietta, Georgia 30063-0510
480-999-2234
ptac@ncaied.org
www.ptac.ncaied.org
Great Plains Region 17 North 26th Street, Billings, Montana 59101
406 294-7994
ptac@wtp.net
http://www.nadc-nabn.org/
Midwest Region 2756 O Street, Lincoln, NE 08510-1341
carmitage@osniponca.com
Northwest Region 555 West Fifth Street, 31st Floor, Suite 3169   Los Angeles   California   90013   213-448-2333 or 480-699-9529
ptacinfo@aicccal.org
http://www.aicccal.org/PTACWEBSITEs/PTACHome3.htm
Pacific Region 555 West Fifth Street, 31st Floor, Los Angeles, California 90013
213-448-2333
2722 3rd Avenue N., Ste 250, Billings, Montana 59101
Rocky Mountain Region 2722 3rd Avenue N., Ste 250, Billings, Montana 59101
Southern Plains Region 111 North Peters Avenue, Suite 450, Norman, Oklahoma 73069
405-329-5542
tgi@coxinet.net
http://www.tgiok.com/