Selling to the Government

The North Carolina Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) educates business associates on how to obtain contracts by providing comprehensive assistance in selling products and services to local, state and federal government agencies. The PTAC is one of many services offered by the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC). The PTAC has been assisting North Carolina businesses for over 27 years.

Our purpose is to generate employment and improve the general economic condition of the state by assisting  North Carolina companies including those eligible for business development programs for local, state and federal government contracts. We provide procurement technical assistance by offering no-fee and confidential counseling on selling your products and/or services to the appropriate local, state or federal government agency.

Government Contracting News & Updates

  • DLA Land and Maritime’s “Intent to Award to Newly Approved Sources” Jan 21 2015

    APTAC staff article, www.aptac-us.org

    DLA Land and Maritime (L&M) in Columbus, Ohio is the largest Inventory Control Point (ICP) in the Defense Logistics Agency, managing over 1.6 million S9C (Construction) and S9E (Electronics) spare parts. Securing those parts in a timely and cost effective manner is an enormous and ...

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  • Protests to the General Accountability Office (GAO) Jan 21 2015

    By Nick Economou, SBTDC/PTAC Counselor at UNC-Charlotte

    The U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its 2014 bid protest report to Congress for fiscal year (FY) 2014. During FY 2014, GAO received 2,351 protests and sustained 72 of them or a sustain rate of 13%. In FY 2013, Congress added a new requirement for GAO’s annual ...

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  • Make the Most of Contract Debriefings Jan 21 2015

    By Nick Economou, SBTDC/PTAC Counselor at UNC-Charlotte

    As a bidder to a government contract proposal or bid, you are entitled to find out why you didn’t receive the award or, if you won, find out how well you did in comparison to other bidders. I had a client who visited my office and was upset about ...

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