The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) help Ohio 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 Department of Development hosts the program, which is supported by community-based organizations serving local businesses.
PTACs match local businesses with contract opportunities, research past contracts, help clients prepare bids and navigate requirements, and assist clients after winning contracts. Eleven 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. To find the PTAC office in your region, click here.