Providing Assistance to Small Businesses
who want to sell their goods or services to the government, educational institutions, or tribal entities.
An Experienced Government Contracting Staff
The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a government-funded program providing assistance to small businesses who want to sell their goods or services to the government, educational institutions, or tribal entities. Our staff of advisors are experienced in government contracting and provide a wide range of services, including individual counseling and training to enable businesses to successfully compete for government contracts.
What We Do
Our Advisors offer free confidential one to one counseling, and training in areas including:
- How to register your business in government databases
- Research strategies for accessing federal, state, & local government markets
- How to market yourself to the government
- How to respond effectively to a request for proposal (RFP) and a request for quotation (RFQ)
- How to obtain federal Set-Aside certifications for which you qualify
- Federal accounting and invoicing practices
- Post-award guidance
- Understanding government regulations
- How to be "Contract Ready"
- Advantages of teaming with other companies
The NMPTAC, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance CENTER (PTAC), is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DoD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views of or imply endorsement by DoD or DLA.
The National Procurement Technical Assistance Program began with the 1985 federal fiscal year. Since then it has grown to more than 90 programs, which includes both Procurement Technical Assistance Centers or PTACs and statewide programs referred to as Procurement Technical Assistance Programs or PTAPs. All of the PTACs and PTAPs throughout the United States assist businesses in learning how to do business with federal, state, and local governments. The PTACs and PTAPs are expected to make a concerted effort to seek out and assist small business concerns, small disadvantaged business concerns, women-owned small business concerns, HUBZone small business concerns, and service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns as defined in Part 2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
The Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) is the national association for PTACs and PTAPs and serves as the main certifying entity.
PTACs andPTAPs are a local resource available at no or nominal cost that can provide assistance to business firms in marketing their products and services. They offer training to businesses on how to research and bid on contracts, assist with registration requirements, provide bid-matching services, and assist with pre- and post-contracting issues.