Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)

If you're trying to break into or expand in the federal (or state) contracting space. PTAC will become your best friend.  They are the most underutilized resource for small businesses that are looking at the federal marketplace.  IMHO, they are so underutilized because nobody knows about them.  Their websites are horrid and the marketing of their services leaves a lot to be desired.  That being said, they have their benefits.

Benefits of the PTAC

  • Funded by the federal government but operate independently
  • Know the procurement process better than you ever will
  • Know what business opportunities are coming down the pipeline
  • Will hold your hand through the entire process
  • Almost every service they provide is FREE
  • Can connect you with more experienced companies to form JVs