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Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP)

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The Procurement Technical Assistance Program was established to expand the number of business capable of participating in government contracts.  The program is administered by DLA's Office of Small Business in cooperation with states, local governments and nonprofit organizations. 

Under the program, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) help businesses pursue and perform under contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local governments and with government prime contractors. Most of the assistance the PTACs provide is free.

PTAC support to businesses includes registration in systems such as the System for Award Management (SAM), identification of contract opportunities, help in understanding requirements and in preparing and submitting bids.

The PTACs have a local presence in 49 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and Northern Mariana Islands. Other PTACs specialize in assistance to federally recognized Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities, their members and reservations throughout the country.

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The PTACs are funded through cost sharing cooperative agreements between DLA and eligible program participants, including states, local governments and nonprofit organizations. Details on the terms and conditions, funding opportunities and forms needed for PTACs can be found with DLA's PTAC resources.