Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) provide a wide range of assistance – most at no charge – to businesses through one-on-one counseling sessions, classes, seminars and events.
Determining Suitability for Contracting
A PTAC counselor can help you determine if your company is ready for the unique challenges associated with federal, state and local contracts. Then we can best position you to succeed. Learn more about:
Securing Necessary Registrations
Your PTAC can help make sure you are registered with the various contracting databases such as the System for Award Management (SAM), the SBA Dynamic Small Business Search, and other federal, state and local government vendor databases.
Researching Procurement Histories
What agencies have bought products like yours in the past? Which companies have been awarded these contracts? How much have they been paid? Your PTAC can help you ask the right questions and get the information you need to succeed.
Networking and Training
Connect with agency buying officers, prime contractors and other businesses during PTAC events and trainings.
Identifying Bid Opportunities
We can make sure that you are notified – on a daily basis – of all government contract opportunities that your company is eligible to bid on.
SDB, 8(a), HUBZone, WOSB and other certifications
Certain small businesses are eligible for unique opportunities in some government solicitations. A PTAC counselor can help you determine if your company is eligible for these certifications and guide you through certification process.
A procurement specialist can help you navigate even the most difficult solicitation package, including securing necessary specifications, drawings and pricing considerations.
Contract Performance Issues
After you’ve received your award, we can help with certain contract performance issues, such as:
- Negotiating and interfacing with the agency
- Developing a cost-accounting system
- Bonding and interim financing
- Developing environmental, quality control and accident prevention plans
Preparing for Audit
When it’s time for your contract audit, we can make sure you know what to expect and what you will need to have your documentation in order.