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
- PTAC Counseling Success Story: Ambrose Strategy Oct 14 2014
By Rebecca Barbour, SBTDC/PTAC Counselor at North Carolina State University
VA Verification can be daunting for Veteran-owned small businesses and Ambrose Strategy was no exception. Founded in 2011, Ambrose Strategy offers consulting services in Public Sector Strategy, working with public and private sector clients to bring innovation to the public sector. President Zach Ambrose’s ...Read more »
- McNamara-O-Hare Service Contract Act Oct 14 2014
By Rebecca Barbour, SBTDC PTAC Counselor at North Carolina State University
You have seen it in nearly every service contract, and it is referenced in your SAM Reports and Certifications, but do you really know what the Service Contract Act (SCA) entails?
Initially enacted in 1965, the SCA requires federal contractors and subcontractors performing ...Read more »
- What is a “Tradeoff Process”? Oct 14 2014
By Mark G. Mills, SBTDC/PTAC Program Director, North Carolina State University
So, how many times have you heard a contracting officer use the term “Best Value”?
What exactly is a Tradeoff Process (FAR 15.101-1) when it comes to “Best Value”?
(a) A tradeoff process is appropriate when it may be in the ...Read more »