free assistance from ptac

The Washington State PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) program offers FREE assistance to companies to help find & successfully achieve contracts for work with the local, state & federal governments. The PTACs' mission is to maximize the number of capable U.S. companies participating in the government marketplace by:

  1. Providing businesses with an understanding of the requirements of government contracting and the marketing know-how they need to obtain and successfully perform federal, state, and local government contracts, and
  2. Supporting government agencies in reaching and working with the suppliers they need.

There are several centers across Washington State assisting small businesses with marketing to the government, solicitations, drawings, and other areas relating to selling to the government. A listing of the outreach centers can be found on the Center's page and their services are detailed on the Services page.

Nationally, there are ninety-two PTACs with over 250 local offices. This nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals work to support and extend the Defense Logistic Agency’s mission; providing the best value goods and services to America’s Armed Forces and other government agencies. PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier. In Washington State, there are two PTAC offices to meet your needs [PTAC is re-organizing to relocate to Thurston County information will be coming.] 

native american owned firms

If you are a Native American owned firm, there is a PTAC specifically dedicated working with Native firms. This center has knowledge of tribal law, Native 8a certifications, and other specialty knowledge.      

To be eligible for services from the Native PTAC, companies must be:

  • A for-profit concern
  • 51% Native-owned, individual or tribal enterprise
  • Located on or near a federally recognized reservation

Bureau of Indian Affairs