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The Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP)

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) serve as A U.S. Army soldier delivers humanitarian relief supplies.
a resource for businesses pursuing and performing under
government contracts, including contracts with the Department
of Defense, other federal agencies, state  and local
governments and with government prime contractors.

PTACs are hosted by organizations such as universities and
local chambers of commerce.  The training and assistance
provided by the PTACs is usually free of charge.

                                          Army National Guard soldiers level concrete.                       
       PTAC support to businesses includes registration in 
       systems such as the System for Award Management (SAM),
       identification of contract opportunities, help in understanding
equirements and in preparing and submitting bids. 
Read reviews from businesses about the support they
       received from the PTACs.

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     The PTACs have a local presence in all 50 states,
     Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam.  Other
     PTACs specialize in assistance to businesses
     located on reservations throughout the country.

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    Click on the map to find your 
         local PTAC.

The PTACs are funded through cost sharing cooperative agreements between DLA and eligible program participants, including
states, local governments, nonprofit organizations, economic enterprises and tribal organizations.  Click here for more information.