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Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)

Contact Information

Sharon Smith
Ohio PTAC Manager
Office of Business Assistance, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers
Phone: (614) 644-1637
Fax: (614) 466-4172

Mailing Address

Ohio Development Services Agency
Office of Business Assistance
Procurement Technical Assistance Program
77 South High Street, P.O. Box 1001
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1001


The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) help Ohio's businesses seeking to compete for federal, state, and local government contracts. The program is part of a nationwide network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers created by the U.S. Department of Defense. In Ohio, the Ohio Development Services Agency hosts the program which is supported by a number of community-based organizations serving local businesses.

For Whom

PTACs match local businesses with contract opportunities, research past contracts, help clients prepare bids and navigate requirements and assist clients after winning contracts. Eight PTACs, covering their own regions within the state, offer free consulting on the contracting process.


The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers provide a variety of services that include bid preparation assistance, bid-matching services, military specifications, one-on-one training, product and procurement histories, help with information resources, and trade events where Ohio firms can meet government buyers. These services are provided at no cost to Ohio businesses.

How to Apply

Businesses interested in utilizing a PTAC should contact the PTAC assigned to their county.

Toledo PTAC (Northeast Ohio PTAC temporarily serving Toledo area)

Jane Stewart, Director
Northeast Ohio (NEO) PTAC-Kirtland
(440) 525-7739
Karen Wivell, Procurement Counselor
Northeast Ohio (NEO) PTAC-Kirtland

Ohio University PTAC at Columbus

401 North Front Street, Suite 200
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 220-9030

Ohio University PTAC at Dayton

2642 Indian Ripple Road
Dayton, Ohio 45407
(937) 306-1469

Ohio University PTAC at Cincinnati

1776 Mentor Ave, Ste 240
Cincinnati, Ohio 45212
(513) 351-0851

Ohio PTAC State Director Ohio Development Services Agency

77 S High St, 28th floor
PO Box 1001
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1001
(614) 644-1637

Northeast Ohio (NEO) PTAC
Lakeland Community College

7700 Clock Tower Drive
Engineering Building Rm 222
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
(440) 525-7739

Ohio University PTAC at Akron

526 South Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44311
(330) 252-0571

Mahoning Valley PTAC Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation

4319 Belmont
Youngstown, Ohio 44505
(330) 759-3668 x24

Athens, Ohio 45701
(740) 597-1868

Ohio University PTAC at Lancaster

1570 Granville Pike, Suite 314
Lancaster, Ohio 43130-1097
(740) 654-6711 x290

Ohio University PTAC at Athens Ohio University Voinovich Center for Leadership and Public Affairs

The Ridges, Building 20
Athens, Ohio 45701
(740) 597-1868