What is a PTAC?A Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) advises businesses on how to win government contracts and subcontracts. The one-on-one technical assistance includes bid reviews, marketing assistance, contract performance, small business certifications, and more. PTAC also hosts procurement training classes and seminars, and helps businesses register with the correct databases in order to compete for government contracts.The Washington State PTAC assists businesses through the government-contracting marketplace. Washington PTAC’s mission is to increase the number of government contracts awarded to Washington firms so that those firms can grow. We provide no cost, confidential, one-on-one technical assistance in all aspects of selling to federal, state, and local governments.With the help of PTAC, Washington State companies are awarded $300 million in government contracts each year. When you become a client of Washington PTAC you gain access to experienced counselors who can help you navigate the maze of government contracting. Our services are free as are most of our events and workshops. To learn more about the benefits of becoming a client go here.FundingThe Thurston Economic Development Council, which serves as a Procurement Technical Assistance Center, is funded in part through a cooperative agreement from the Department of Defense (DOD) through a program that is administered by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The content of any written materials or verbal communications of the PTAC does not necessarily reflect the official views or imply endorsement by DOD or DLA.Additional funding comes from the Thurston Economic Development Council and non-profit organizations that house PTAC locations. PTAC counseling services are offered at no cost to Washington businesses.Not In Washington State?Contact the PTAC serving your state by going to www.aptac-us.org