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    Sep 11, 2021

    PTACS: Procurement Technical Assistance Centers

    Time to read: 16 min

    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
    859-246-3247
    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/